The Academic Year

The Academic year 2017-2018

Period 1: 1.8-22.10.2017 (the tuition starts on the 28th of August 2017)
Period 2: 23.10-31.12.2017
Period 3: 1.1-18.3.2018
Period 4: 19.3-31.7.2018 (the tuition ends usually in the end of May 2018)

During the time 22.12.2017-7.1.2018 there are no courses held at Arcada.

Introduction days for new students 2017

Introductions days are held for first year students 23-25.8.2016.

Wednesday 23.8.2017 is for incoming exchange students and students starting their open path studies only. On 24-25.8.2017 all new students take part.

During the introduction days students get acquainted with the Arcada building as learning environment, their new degree programme and department, and get to meet their teachers, amanuensis and tutors who will help them get started with their studies at Arcada.

The regular lectures start 28.8.2017.

Opening of the Academic year

The opening of the Academic year is the most ceremonial celebration during the year. Invited guests are all first year students, staff and special guest as well as the student tutors. The opening of the Academic year is held August 31st at 3 p.m in the big auditorium. After the opening ceremony all guests are welcomed to a celebration with entertainment and fingerfood on the big square in the Arcada building. All first year students recieve an invitation to the opening ceremony (with an r.s.v.p. link) to their Arcada email. Dresscode: Jacket.

Thesis Forum

Thesis Forum is part of your Degree Thesis and means that you after your Thesis has been approved, present it to your supervisor, inspector and opponent as well as other interested students and members of the staff.

Timetable for Thesis forum.

My Future Work

My Future Work is Arcadas annual networking event designed to help students, our UAS experts and employers get together and form valuable contacts. During the day Arcadas Big Square forms a platform for interesting companies to meet their future employees. My Future Work gives you as a student a chance to find practical placement, a business partner for your degree thesis or maybe your first job after graduation. Next My Future Work is in January 2018.

The application deadline for exchange studies during spring 2017 is September 23rd 2016. Please read more about studies abroad here.

Re-exam days

The departments now have their own systems. More information is given on your department's own pages on start. More information about re-exams and general guidelines for examinations are found here.

Graduation ceremony

Graduation ceremonys are held twice during every academic year. The following ceremonies are held January 19th 2018 and June 15th 2018 at 1 p.m. in the Arcada building. Please read more about the graduation cerenomy and the deadlines for the degree certificate  applications in the graduation chapter.

Last updated

10.10.2017