The latest campus-wide updates.
Finlandia University plans to open for face-to-face instruction for the Fall 2020 semester. Learn more at finlandia.edu/safeopen.
|Active Student Cases (includes on- and off-campus)||3|
|Active Employee Cases||0|
|Total Recovered Cases||74|
|Students in Quarantine||3|
|Employees in Quarantine||2|
|On-Campus Isolation Suite Occupancy||0%|
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.
The Table Student Needs Pantry
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.
Finlandia is currently in Phase 2 of the Back to Work Safely Plan. All employees must complete the Covid-19 and MIOSHA training before returning to work. In addition, all employees must complete the Daily Covid-19 Symptom Tracker Survey before reporting to work. Those who can work from home, may continue to do so.
The Jutila Center will be open to the public from 10am-2pm daily. North Wind Books is also open to customers. Please be respectful of social distancing guidelines and wear a mask when in these spaces.
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.
All employees must complete the Daily Covid-19 Symptom Tracker before reporting to work. Anyone who is ill is asked to stay home.
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.
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:
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:
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