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New Student Orientation is August 24 - 28, 2016

All newly admitted Finlandia students are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO). Depending upon the number of credit hours earned at previous institutions, some students may only be required to attend one day of orientation.

  • New and transfer students with 24 or fewer college credits (post-high school graduation) are required to attend the entire three-day NSO. These students are also enrolled in the one-credit course, Sisu Seminar - UNS 115, which is partially fulfilled through participation in the three days of New Student Orientation.

The orientation program provides opportunities for students to learn more about Finlandia University, connect with faculty, staff and University services, and to engage with other new students.

Orientation 2016 details are still being finalized, the event list below will be constantly updated. Check back often!

Orientation Schedule

Wednesdsay, August 24

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. CL Lindsay’s “Sex and the Law” (Finnish American Heritage Center).
Required for student leaders and fall athletes who are on campus.

Thursday, August 25

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Student Check-In (Finnish American Heritage Center).

Friday, August 26

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. New Student Orientation Sessions
Evening Parent Reception with Finlandia Staff
Evening Orientation Leader Events

Saturday, August 27

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. New Student Orientation Sessions
4 - 9 p.m. FinnU Welcome Cook-Out (McClain State Park)

Sunday, August 28

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Worship (Chapel of St. Matthew)
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Brunch (Finlandia Hall)
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Class Picture

Documents, Links, and Reminders


Erin Barnett
Director of Academic Success and Student Life