The Academic Year

The Academic year 2018-2019

Period 1: 1.8-21.10.2018 (the tuition starts on the 27th of August 2018)
Period 2: 22.10-31.12.2018
Period 3: 1.1-17.3.2019
Period 4: 18.3-31.7.2018 (the tuition ends usually in the end of May 2019)

During the time 21.12.2018-6.1.2019 there are no courses held at Arcada.

National Public Holidays celebrated in Finland 2018

Day Date Holiday
Monday January 1st New Year's Day
Saturday January 6st Epiphany
Friday March 30th Good Friday
Monday April 2nd Second Easter Day
Tuesday May 1st May Day
Thursday May 10th Ascension Day
Saturday June 23rd Midsummer Day
Thusrday December 6th Independence Day
Monday December 24th Christmas Eve
Tuesday December 25th Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26th Second Day of Christmas
Introduction days for new students 2018

Introductions days are held for first year students 23-24.8.2018.

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.

Thursday 23.8.2018 is for degree students admitted to our bachelor programmes in English, incoming exchange students and students starting their open path studies only. On 24.8.2018 all new students take part.

The regular lectures start 27.8.2018.

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 September 5th 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 2019.

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 18th 2019 and June 14th 2019 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.

The Academic year 2019-2020

Period 1: 1.8-20.10.2019 (the tuition starts on the 28th of August 2019)
Period 2: 21.10-31.12.2019
Period 3: 1.1-22.3.2020
Period 4: 23.3-31.7.2020 (the tuition ends usually in the end of May/beginning of June 2020)

The regular lectures start 28.8.2019.

During the time 21.12.2019-6.1.2020 there are no courses held at Arcada.

Introductions days are held for first year students 26-27.8.2019

Graduation ceremonys are arranged on January 24th 2020 and June 17th 2020.

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