|Active Student Cases (includes on- and off-campus)||3|
|Active Employee Cases||1|
|Total Recovered Cases||26|
|Students in Quarantine||20|
|On-Campus Isolation Suite Occupancy||0%|
Sign the Community Promise: Such a year calls us to be at our best, to center our lives on a shared purpose, and to hold ourselves and each other accountable for behaviors and practices that may be unfamiliar, uncomfortable, and inconvenient. By signing this document, you agree to be more than just an individual, but part of the Finlandia Family & Community.
Complete the Daily Symptom-19 Tracker Survey: The Daily COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Survey enables us to track the health of our campus community and make referrals for symptomatic testing as needed. The survey will be emailed to you daily at midnight and should be completed daily prior to coming to campus.
Wear a Mask and/or Face Shield: Masks will be required on campus at all times, unless eating or outdoors where social distancing is feasible. Disposable masks will be available to you throughout campus. Face shields will be available for those who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons.
Follow Social Distancing Guidelines: Please give 6 feet of distance when in close proximity to others. In addition, please follow the social distancing directional signage throughout campus, and stay on the right side of the corridor when walking.
Stay Home If Feeling Unwell: If you feel unwell, please stay home or in your dorm room instead of “toughing it out” and coming to class.
Have further questions? Consult the COVID-19 Student Conduct Policy Addendum.
PPE Kit: You’ll be given a personal protective equipment (PPE) kit upon arriving on campus that will include a mask, hand sanitizer, gloves, alcohol wipes and thermometer.
Testing: Through our partnership with the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, we offered free baseline testing for all students and employees. We’ll also offer symptomatic testing throughout the year for those who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
Health Center: Through our partnership with the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, we’ll have a new health clinic on campus that you can make appointments at any time to receive care. Complete your Healow account so you can access your records and account.
Cleaning & Investment in Protective Equipment: We’ve increased our cleaning practices substantially to ensure you are in a safe environment. We have also invested in numerous pieces of equipment that will help prevent the spread of germs including touchless faucets, plexiglass dividers, touchless water fountains.
Training: All employees must go through a COVID-19 training prior to returning to campus for work. In addition, all employees are completing the COVID-19 Daily Symptom Tracker Survey to screen for symptoms.
Please complete the Daily COVID-19 Symptom Tracker, found in your Finlandia email. Your results will be sent to Finlandia’s Nurse Practitioner, Cindy Blake, who will determine if you need to be tested. Testing occurs through our partnership with the Upper Great Lakes Family Health System and Michigan Technological University. The test will consist of an oral pharyngeal swab (throat swab). After the test is completed, you’ll be asked to quarantine in your home or campus residence until the results have been processed, which should take no more than 72 hours.
In order to receive your results, all students are asked to create a Healow Account with Upper Great Lakes. This account will also be used should you take advantage of the Finlandia Health Clinic services.
If you are contacted by a Contact Tracer through the Western UP Health Department and they recommend you be tested and quarantine, please reach out to Cindy Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should quarantine?
Individuals who have been exposed to someone who is ill (awaiting COVID-19 test results) or individuals who have been exposed to someone with a known case of COVID-19.
Who should isolate?
Individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19 and are awaiting test results.
What is the difference between quarantine and isolation?
How long does a quarantine or isolation period last?
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.
Maki Library: Maki Library will be open and available to students. Protocols and practices will continue to be in place for safe use of the resources at Maki Library including modified check-out procedures.
Student Support Services: Offices and individuals that personally interface with students, such as Campus Safety & Security, the TLC, academic advising, Student Accounts, and The Chapel will remain open and continue to employ various safety measures to maintain physical distance and reduce contact. These include plexiglass shields between staff and students, making appointments in advance online instead of waiting in groups, and virtual meetings.
Textbooks: You can order textbooks using this form from North Wind Books. Staff will pull the necessary books, send a total to you and then schedule a time for you to pick up the books.
Keyboards/Mice: For students who do not have a personal laptop, personal keyboards and computer mice that can plug into university computers are available at no cost. These will fit into the PPE kit bags students will be given upon arriving at campus, and limit the spread of germs. Contact Maki Library if you need a keyboard and mouse.
Reconfigured Classes: When in-person classes are available, classroom capacity will be limited to 40 percent and classrooms will be reconfigured to accommodate social distancing guidelines. When the weather is nice, some professors may also opt to host class outside. See below for how classes may be structured this year.
Safety is our number one priority for our students, faculty and staff. When available, Finlandia is offering a number of different learning delivery models your professors will choose from. Selecting how to deliver courses during this unprecedented time will be based on a number of factors, including but not limited to, size of the class, desired outcomes, pedagogical goals, regulatory guidance, the learning needs of the students, and mitigating health concerns for the faculty and students. The safety of our campus community is of the utmost importance. Please note that instruction that allows students to engage with professors in real-time is our preferred method when feasible
|Delivery Style||Is there face-to-face instruction?||Is there a virtual component?||Can students interact with the professor in real-time?||Other considerations|
|In-person Instruction + Livestream Learning (Blended-Synchronous)||Yes, up to half of students are participating face-to-face in the classroom||Yes, remaining students simultaneously participate through livestream learning||Yes||Students would be divided into groups that would rotate between attending class in-person and livestream learning.|
|In-person + Remote Learning (Blended-Asynchronous)||Yes, up to half of students are participating face-to-face in the classroom||Yes, remaining students would work remotely outside of scheduled class time through recorded sessions via Canvas or Zoom||Students doing face-to-face could interact with professors in real time. Students doing remote learning cannot.|
|Remote Learning Prior to In-person Instruction|
|Yes||Yes, all students would complete pre-recorded videos and readings prior to class||Students doing face-to-face could interact with professors in real time. While doing remote learning, students cannot.|
|Blended-Special Circumstance||Dependent upon professor||Dependent upon professor||Dependent upon professor||Students and faculty arrange meetings through Zoom or Canvas groups|
|Fully Online (Livestream or Remote Learning)||Dependent upon professor, but livestream learning is preferred||Yes||Dependent upon professor|
|Fully In-Person Instruction||Yes||Yes, Canvas content used as appropriate with a minimum of syllabus, calendar, and handouts available online||Yes|
Finlandia Hall Cafe will be open this semester.
FinnU is committed to providing a full, safe college experience this semester. Check our calendar of events regularly for socially distanced events on campus such as the weekly All Means All Community Meal and events hosted by Student Senate and other groups on campus.
Effective Aug. 26-Sept. 30
Monday-Friday: 6:30am-9am, 11:30am-1pm, 4pm-9pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9am-11am, 4pm-9pm
Extra cleaning will take place between sessions.
You must follow these guidelines:
Competition for the University’s fall teams (football, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball) has been canceled for the fall 2020 season. While Finlandia fall teams will not compete in any games or competition for the fall season, the Athletic department will have opportunities for our student-athletes to remain engaged in meaningful athletic activity. When available, they include small group practices, skill development, strength & conditioning, and student-athlete wellbeing opportunities within the limitations stipulated by the NCAA throughout the 2020-21 academic year.
According to NCAA rules, student-athletes will not use a season of eligibility if their team does not compete during the fall season. The NCAA has approved a waiver to grant a season of eligibility and two semesters back to any student-athlete whose team competes in less than 50 percent of their season.
Finlandia University will continue to explore all options for a safe return to intercollegiate athletics. Winter sports schedules currently remain unchanged but will be evaluated as we approach their respective start dates.
All students are required to have a Finlandia University Student ID and Parking Pass. If you already have an ID or Parking Pass on your vehicle, a new one is not required.
The cost of the initial student ID and parking pass for each school year is included in the tuition and fees.
Finlandia University is pleased to offer this free text message service to all campus community members. This service will be used to quickly notify the campus community in the event of a campus emergency or a weather-related closure. To sign up for this service, please use the button below.