The Keweenaw is our home and we are committed to keeping our home safe this year. In an effort to do that, we have implemented a number of new protocols including requiring all students and employees to:
We ask that if you do come to campus to please abide by the following best practices.
North Wind Books is open for business.
The Paavo Nurmi Center will be closed to the public this fall.
The Jutila Center is open to the public from 10am-2pm daily.
The Finnish American Heritage Center remains closed at this time.
The Chapel of St. Matthew will be closed to outside groups as a meeting space.
Competition for the University’s fall teams (football, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball) has been canceled for the fall 2020 season.
Effective on June 10, 2020, Region 8 of the state of Michigan, which consists of the Upper Peninsula, moved to Phase 5 of the state’s Safe Start plan. This Safe Return to Campus plan restates the Health and Safety Levels which Finlandia introduced at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The chart below illustrates how the Campus community will respond in real time to any changes such as a positive COVID-19 case in the campus community; the presence of the virus and health care capacity in the local community; and relevant local, state, and federal guidance and orders.
This Safe Return to Campus plan is put in place in order to comply with applicable state and federal guidance and continue the state and nationwide effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, while allowing a phased and scientifically informed return to campus. Carefully returning employees and students to campus aligns with Finlandia’s educational mission and is essential for the economic health of the University, our employees, and the region.