Here you will find all dates and other important information related to the current academic year (2021-2022).

The academic year 2021-2022

The academic year starts officially on August 1st 2021 and ends on July 31st 2022.

Regular lectures start 30.8.2021.

During the time 22.12.2021-6.1.2022 there are no courses held at Arcada.

Introductions days are held for first-year students 23-24.8.2021. During 25-27.8.2021 introductory sessions will be held alongside regular lectures.

Period 1: 1.8-24.10.2021 (tuition starts on 30.8.2021)
Period 2: 25.10-31.12.2021
Period 3: 1.1-13.3.2022
Period 4: 14.3-31.7.2022 (tuition ends usually at the end 27.5.2022 excluding summer courses)

National Public Holidays celebrated in Finland 2021

Date Holiday
January 1 New Year's Day
January 6 Epiphany
April 2 Good Friday
April 4 Easter Sunday
April 5 Easter Monday
May 1 May Day
May 13 Ascension Day
May 23 Whit Sunday
June 25 Midsummer's Eve
November 6 All Saint´s Day
December 6 Independence Day
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Second Day of Christmas

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.

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. After the opening ceremony all guests are welcomed to a celebration with entertainment and finger food 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.

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 ceremonies are held twice during every academic year. Please read more about the graduation cerenomy and the deadlines for the degree certificate applications in the graduation chapter.

The Academic year 2022-2023

The academic year starts officially on August 1st 2022 and ends on July 31st 2023.

Period 1: 1.8-23.10.2022 (the tuition starts on August 29, 2022.)
Period 2: 24.10-31.12.2022
Period 3: 1.1-19.3.2023
Period 4: 20.3-31.7.2023 (the tuition ends 26.5.2023)

Regular lectures start 29.8.2022.

During the time 22.12.2022 - 8.1.2023 there are no courses held at Arcada.

Introductions days are held for first-year students 24.8.2022. During 25-26.8.2022 introductory sessions will be held alongside regular lectures.