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Football Check-in 2022
August 23, 2022

Everything you need to know about First Year Experience 2022

Finlandia is excited to welcome its new incoming students to the Finlandia First Year Experience!

The Finlandia First Year Experience is designed to introduce incoming students to Finlandia and provide the academic and social tools they need to succeed in their undergraduate education.

The First Year Experience program is delivered in three sections:

Pre-Arrival Orientation is provided remotely prior to student arrival on campus. This session introduces students to Finlandia’s academic, registration, communications, and career support systems. Students will also complete their CliftonStrengths [...]

Student Senate 2021-2022
March 8, 2022

Student Senate accepting applications for 2022-23, due March 21

Interested in joining Student Senate? Your 2021-22 Student Senate Officers invite you to apply by March 21 for roles starting in Fall 2022!

Student Senate Application

Be a part of Student Senate and make the most out of your college experience. Positions include:

President Vice President Secretary/Treasurer Activities Officer Campus and Community Representative (CCR) Graphic Design Artist (GDA) About Student Senate:

The Finlandia University Student Senate plays a vital role in the development of the campus community. Each academic year the officers of the Student Senate are [...]

FinnU Orientation
March 7, 2022

Student applications due March 18 for Sisu Leader and Resident Assistant positions

Want to be a part of Student Leadership on campus? Applications are now open for Sisu Leader and Resident Assistant positions at Finlandia University! Students who are interested in applying must do so by Friday, March 18. Learn more about each position and how to apply below!

New to Fall 2022, the Sisu Leader serves as a representative of Finlandia University, the Sisu Leader (SL), formerly known as the Orientation Leader, serves as a role model and is responsible for [...]

August 18, 2021

Everything you need to know about First Year Experience at Finlandia

Finlandia is excited to welcome its new incoming students to the Finlandia First Year Experience!

“The Finlandia First Year Experience aims to foster preparedness, confidence, and a sense of belonging among our first-year students and other newcomers,” Director of Career Services, Emma Dorst, said. The program is designed to promote community cohesion by combining moments of playfulness, acts of service, and opportunities for reflection. We hope students come away from the First Year Experience with a solid appreciation for the unique [...]

August 24, 2020

New Student Orientation Goes Virtual

Finlandia is excited to deliver our New Student Orientation (NSO) content in a self-paced, online platform this year. Students will complete four modules in Canvas that will feature videos and quizzes. Each module will highlight different resources on campus and go over important information for the transition to and success at Finlandia University. All new students must complete the orientation by August 31. Module 1: Welcome to FinnU – Where you are and who you are with. Module 2: Staying Healthy [...]

August 28, 2017

Finlandia University begins its 120th year

Finlandia University is alive with the buzz of students once again as classes for the Fall 2017 semester begin this morning. Last night students, faculty, staff and local alumni came together for the opening convocation.

“The convocation ceremony was a great start to the new year,” Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt said. “Between that and the fun that was had at our New Student Orientation, you can feel incredible energy around the university.”

See photos from Orientation and Opening Convocation

This [...]

August 8, 2016

Orientation 2016 is August 25-27

Incoming students will begin their Finlandia University careers on Thursday, August 25 during New Student Orientation 2016.

“This is going to be an amazing first couple of days on campus,” Director of Academic Success and Student Life Erin Barnett said. “Students will gain instrumental information during the days, and be introduced to much of the natural beauty Lake Superior and Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula have to offer during the evenings.”

The annual welcoming event features day-time introductory events to Finlandia University and [...]

August 5, 2016

Parent sessions scheduled for August 12 and 25

Parents of incoming Finlandia University students are invited to join staff and faculty on Friday, August 12 or Thursday August 25 for an open meeting to introduce parents to our student support staff and address parent concerns and questions.

“At Finlandia, we recognize that families play a significant and continuing role in the lives of their children,” said Erin Barnett, Director of Academic Success and Student Life. “When a student steps on Finlandia’s campus, we are making a commitment to [...]

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