The latest campus-wide updates.
Federal Student Loan Borrower’s Can Suspend Payments for 60 Days
Read more here.
Comcast and Spectrum are offering free wifi for students who do not have internet access. Students may contact Spectrum at 1-844-488-8395 to enroll. Students may enroll for Comcast’s services at internetessentials.com.
Tutoring & Student Support Services
Students may sign up for a Zoom Online Tutoring Session here.
Students may sign up for Tutoring and Learning Lab here.
TRIO SSS staff would like it to be known that they are ready to serve students. They can support through email, Zoom meetings, and over the phone.
Canvas & Zoom Help
For help with Canvas or Zoom, check out Finlandia’s Canvas Tutorial Video, the Canvas & Zoom tutorial sheet, or contact Dr. Michelle Rauch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Need help submitting an assignment? Check out this guide on how to submit assignments in Canvas.
RedShelf in collaboration with the academic publishing community is providing students with free, convenient access to their learning materials. Please access the link below, digital textbooks will be available until May 25th.
The following University buildings are closed to all personnel:
• Paavo Nurmi Athletics Building
• Finnish American Heritage Center
• Finlandia Hall
• Mannerheim West
• Wargelin including Library
The following buildings are closed to the public with limited access to University personnel:
• Old Main
• Servant Leadership House
• Jutila Center
• Mannerheim East and Central
• North Wind Books (online order fulfillment only)
Supervisors will be contacting those impacted by these most recent response updates.
Please contact security at 487-7307 if you need access to any of the buildings.
Human Resources has created a guide for working remotely that can be accessed here.
VPN Access for Remote Work
Please review the VPN for Remote Work email sent by REMC regarding VPN access for remote work. REMC can also be reached at (906)487-7624 with any questions.
Anyone who is ill is asked to stay home.
Any employee who has been exposed to a known case of COVID-19 or may be exhibiting symptoms of fever, coughing, or difficulty breathing, or out of an abundance of caution for any reason believes that he or she poses a risk to others, is asked to report to their supervisor and make arrangements for medical attention and self-quarantine for 14 days.
For faculty/staff with MESSA health insurance, MESSA will fully cover testing and medically necessary treatment for COVID-19 for all MESSA members and their covered dependents. Members will not have to pay a deductible, copayment or coinsurance. If you have any questions, please contact MESSA’s Member Service Center at 800.336.0013.
All meetings will be held virtually until further notice.
All University-related air travel by any employee of the University is suspended through April 13, 2020. Employees are asked to report personal air travel to supervisors prior to returning to campus.
All University-related travel must be reported to supervisors for prior authorization. Employees are asked to report personal travel to their supervisor prior to returning to campus to determine risk and if self quarantine is needed.
It is not uncommon at this time to experience anxiety. As with any significant change or health
concern, there may be an increase in existing mental health condition symptoms or a triggering
of new ones. Finlandia students and employees are eligible for free counseling via Northstar
and can use this link to request an appointment. Northstar has counselors across the Upper
Additional Mental Health Resources:
For emotional, spiritual, or social support during this time of physical isolation, look for these resources coming from Finlandia and the office of Campus Pastor:
|Name||Original Date||Current Status||Rescheduled Date|
|Tanzania Soup & Silent Auction||3/14/20||Canceled|
|Rooted Prayers for Grace||3/15/20||Canceled|
|All Means All Community Meal||3/16/19||Canceled|
|SCAS Lecture Series: Laughing All the Way to the Bank||3/19/20||Postponed||TBD|
|Healing for the Healers||3/21/20||Canceled|
|SCAS Lecture Series: What Does Dopamine Really Do?||3/26/20||TBD|
|Student Juried Exhibit/Fashion Show||4/2/20||Canceled|
|SCAS Lectures: Representation and Appropriation in Open-World Video Games||4/2/20||TBD|
|RAINN Day Vigil||4/4/20||Canceled|
|Health & Wellness Fair||4/4/20||Canceled|
|All Means All Community Meals||4/6/20||Canceled|
|Honor's & Awards Banquet||4/17/20||Canceled|
|All Means All Community Meals||4/20/20||Canceled|
|Diploma Works Presentations||4/27/20-4/30/20||TBD|
|Nursing Pinning Ceremony||5/2/20||TBD|
|Tanzania Service Learning Study Abroad Trip||Canceled|
|Criminal Justice Study Abroad Trip||Canceled|
|Paloheimo Fellows Undergraduate Research Study Abroad||Canceled|
EO 2020-04 – Declaration of State of Emergency
EO 2020-06 – Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities [No longer effective]
EO 2020-07 – Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities Rescission of Executive Order 2020-6
Frequently Asked Questions
EO 2020-08 – Enhanced restrictions on price gouging [No longer effective]
EO 2020-12 – Enhanced support for deliveries
EO 2020-13 – Temporary enhancements to operational capacity and efficiency of health care facilities
EO 2020-14 – Temporary extension of deadline to redeem property for nonpayment of delinquent property taxes
EO 2020-15 – Temporary authorization of remote participation in public meetings and hearings and temporary relief from monthly meeting requirements for school boards
EO 2020-16 – Expanding child care access during the COVID-19 emergency
EO 2020-17 – Temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedure
EO 2020-18 – Enhanced restrictions on price gouging
EO 2020-19 – Temporary prohibition against entry to premises for the purpose of removing or excluding a tenant or mobile home owner from their home
EO 2020-21 – Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life
If you are exhibiting these symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider to discuss next steps and testing options.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following for every day prevention:
Local Resources: https://www.wupdhd.org/
Michigan Resources: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus
National Resources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html