First Year Experience

First Year Experience

Welcome to campus!

The Finlandia First Year Experience is designed to introduce incoming students to Finlandia and provide the academic and social tools they need to succeed in their undergraduate education.

The First Year Experience program is delivered in three sections:

Pre-Arrival Orientation is provided remotely prior to student arrival on campus. This session introduces students to Finlandia’s academic, registration, communications, and career support systems. Students will also complete their CliftonStrengths assessment, in preparation for the Strengths coaching provided as part of Sisu Seminar. Click here to access the Pre-Arrival Orientation sessions.

New Student Orientation (NSO) takes place over the first weekend on campus. NSO introduces students to the physical campus, available academic and social support systems, and co-curricular opportunities. Students will also learn about social responsibility, including expected conduct and consent. NSO is designed for both commuter and residential students.

Sisu Seminar is a one-credit, full semester course required for all incoming Finlandia students. Sisu Seminar is designed to foster a sense of belonging at Finlandia, prepare students to succeed academically, and serve the common good. Sisu Seminar is administered through Canvas. Incoming students should login to Canvas and click on the Sisu Seminar course to learn more.

New Student Orientation

Updated 5/5/22

thursday, august 25

8am-4pm Finlandia Hall Move-in

5pm New Student Orientation Begins

6pm Parents/Guardian Reception

Friday, august 26

8am – 5:30pm New Student Orientation

Saturday, august 27

8am – 4:30pm New Student Orientation

Sunday, august 28

7pm Convocation

Full NSO schedule will be published in August

On-Going Events

Explore the campus & community

The Finlandia campus and the Hancock community have much to offer. Choose your own adventure and explore your new community!

Explore the Keweenaw

Year-round exploration!

More to come…

We’re working on many more exciting opportunities for students to connect with each other, the campus, and the community.