Orientation for incoming exchange students - 29th August 2019

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 B5014-5015


9.30-10.00   Coffee & Carelian pastries. Meet & greet! 

Welcome to Kuopio and Savonia

  • International Coordinators
  • Student Services / Mobility Affairs

Practical info & academic affairs

student restaurants, electronic keys, residence permits etc.
academic calendar, LA, studying, grades, exams etc.

11.15-11.30   Student Health Care
11.30-12.30       Lunch  
12.30-12.45   Sports programme "Sykettä"
12.45-13.00   How to survive in Kuopio - a student's perspective
13.00-13.15   Housing (Kuopas)
13.15-13.30   Student Union Savotta
13.30-13.45   Student organisation ESN-KISA
13.45-14.30   Campus tour run by tutors
14.30-14.00   Photographying for student cards

Computer workshop at computer classrooms

  • Mic-B2002 Engineering, Health, Design, Music & Dance
  • Mic-B3006 Business & Tourism

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


















Savonia Start for all new Savonia students - 30th August 2019

Microkatu campus, city center and old harbour

12.00-13.00      Microkatu campus heart (wing B, 1st floor) and front yard.   Savonia Start market place – get to know Savonia and its services.

Tickets available for the evening cruise & buffet at the market place



Microkatu seminar hall H-222




•    Welcoming words, Vice president Mikko Vuoristo
•    Welcoming words, Student Union SAVOTTA, Niilo Niemi
•    Student as a part of community, Jade Jimenez
•    Experiences in moving to Finland and being part of Finnish society. Ricardo Patino, Creative Director. Ricardo works as a Creative Director in an advertising agency in Kuopio, and he has lots of experience in being a foreigner in Finland.
•    Welcoming words of Savonia Alumni, Gerly Matihaldi

14.40        Moving to city center with tutors
15.15   Kuopio market place, main stage     City of Kuopio, welcoming words
16.00   Restaurant Old Harbour (Wanha Satama)   Buffet
17.30   Harbour   SavoniaStart cruise starting from the passanger harbour. Lenght 1,5 h.  





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.