Orientation for incoming exchange students - 3rd September 2018

Your studies at Savonia will start with an orientation day which hopefully help you get acquainted with the most important academic and practical issues related to your stay, as well as with fellow exchange students.

Place: Microkatu 1, Microkatu campus, wing B, 5th floor, rooms B5014 + B5015


9.00-9.30 Coffee & Carelian pastries. Meet & greet! 

Welcome to Kuopio and Savonia

  • Manager of International Relations
  • International Coordinators
  • Student Services / Mobility Affairs

Practical info & academic affairs

  • student restaurants, electronic keys, residence permits etc.
  • academic calendar, LA, studying, grades, exams etc. 
11.30-12.45 Lunch  
12.45-13.00 How to survive in Kuopio - a student's perspective
13.00-13.30 Wellbeing & Health care
  • Study psychologist
  • Student Health Care
13.30-13.45 Housing (Kuopas)
13.45-14.00 Sports programme "Sykettä"
14.00-14.30 Student life (Savotta and ESN-KISA) 
14.45-15.45 Computer workshops at computer classrooms
  • Business, Tourism & Hospitality: B2002  
  • Engineering, Design, Health, Music & Dance: B3006 

Themes: changing of passwords, accessing Wilma / Outlook / Moodle / Wifi etc. 

15.45-16.15     Campus tour at Microkatu campus (run by tutors) 



















4th September 2018

Engineering students only:

12.00 Opistotie lobby Opistotie campus tour run by tutors
12.30 Opi-A2024 Welcome to Opistotie session

5th September 2018

Opistotie students (Engineering, Design) only

12.00 Opi-A3082 Photographying for student cards




Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.