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.”
It was the year 1897 when Suomi College and Theological Seminary welcomed its inaugural class of students. This coming Monday, August 28, therefore, marks the start of Finlandia’s 120th academic year. On Sunday we will celebrate our 120th with a gathering, a Finlandia-esque convocation.
Sunday, August 27th, at 4 p.m. students, faculty, staff and local alumni will gather in front of Finlandia Hall. The group will come together as a learning community to celebrate the Finlandia experience and look ahead to a [...]
All employees and students are invited to the opening convocation at Finlandia University Sunday, August 27 at 4 p.m. The event will begin with a grand march from Finlandia Hall to the Paavo Nurmi Center. Immediately following the convocation, all in attendance are invited to Finlandia Hall for a spaghetti feed. The event will feature live music, introductions to student groups and student leaders, and more as the 120th school year commences.