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Ten Things to do Before Graduation

April 30, 2019

The countdown to graduation is on at FinnU. For seniors looking to make some final memories before they receive their degree, check out the list that has been compiled below:

Visit Brockway Mountain

Pre graduation list: Brockway Mt.

Located between Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor, Brockway is a prime photo destination with views of the Keweenaw and Lake Superior. For those willing to make the drive, plug “Brockway Mountain Drive” into your GPS and grab your camera.

pre graduation list: softballHit up a Lion’s softball game

Conference champs two years running, support your Lady Lions by cheering them on at one of their home games. For softball’s full schedule, head to fulions.com


Grab some breakfast at Late Night BreakfastPre graduation list: Late Night Breakfast

Take a break from studying and grab some breakfast made by Finlandia staff members. Taking place April 28, food will be served from 10 p.m. to 11.


Pre graduation list: Douglas SaloonEat a Pickled Egg at the Douglas Saloon

A Copper Country staple, pickled eggs can be purchased at the Douglas Saloon located in downtown Houghton. For those who like a little kick, ask for a jalapeno with your egg.


Visit Copper HarborPre Graduation List: Copper Harbor

On your way to Brockway, go the extra couple miles to visit Copper Harbor. Stop by the harbor to see if the Isle Royale Queen IV is in docked or out on a voyage.


Pre Graduation List: FAHC EventAttend an Event at the Finnish American Heritage Center

Hosting a variety of FinnU and community events, there is always something going on at the Finnish American Heritage Center. May 1, from 6 p.m. to 8, there will be a celebration in honor of Vappu May Day. Busy studying for that last final on Wednesday night? Drop by Saturday, May 4 to see the Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Show with the opening reception starting at 7 p.m.


Learn Something New at the Capstone PresentationsPre Graduation List: Capstone

The graduates of the Suomi College of Arts and Science will be presenting their senior capstones on May 2. Presentations will begin at 9 a.m., with the final presentation starting at 3:30 p.m.


Pre Grad List: PodcastsTune into Your Favorite FinnU Podcast

Started the summer of 2018, FinnU created the Finlandia Podcast Network (FPN). FPN produces four podcasts including; weekly web series Finlandia Fridays, student-run podcast Lion Around, alumni success stories can be found on Leading the Pride, while This Week in Finlandia Athletics keeps tabs on everything happening in Lions athletics. To check out all of the podcasts, head to finlandia.edu/podcasts.


Have a Pasty

If pickled eggs don’t sound good, grab a pasty! Pasties can be found throughout restaurants in the Upper Peninsula. Will you like yours plain, with ketchup or covered in gravy?


Pre Grad List: RikuTake a Picture with Riku

Finally, to remember all the good times you had at FinnU , take a pic with your favorite cat, Riku!

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