Although the campus is closed, support and services for Arcada's students are offered remotely. Please feel free to contact them, either if you need any support with your studies or classes, if you have any practical problems or if you are experiencing e.g. anxiety or stress. Below is a summary of all the services offered by Arcada remotely. Don't know who to contact? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will guide you to the right service.
Viveka Eriksson has worked as a psychiatric nurse at Arcada but has now reached retirement. For the moment we do not know who will continue her important work with and for our students but we hope to have an answer this fall.
We would like to thank Viveka and wish her all the best for the future!
In accordance with the government’s decision, the campus will remain closed and your classes will continue online at least until 13.5. Students and staff do not have access to the building while campus is closed.
Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori will cover the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and responses in Helsinki on 31 March at 5:30 pm in a live-streamed Mayor’s Info in English.
The live stream by the Mayor of Helsinki can be viewed via the Helsinki channel video service and the City of Helsinki Facebook page.
Helsinki channel video service: helsinkikanava.fi
School nurses and psychiatric nurse
In accordance with the government’s decision, Arcada will close its campus from 18.3 and move all courses and activities online until 13.4. This means that
staff and student will not have access to the Arcada building during that time.
All courses will be held remotely (online), with the exception of a few where we willseek other solutions. You will receive more information regarding your courses fromyour lecturers. Information is provided through Itslearning and email.
The University Chaplain is there for you also during the coronavirus pandemic.
When you as a member of the Arcada community:
- desire confidential conversation, pastoral counselling or prayer
- feel the need to reflect upon life’s big questions (e.g. the meaning of life, hope and hopelessness, loneliness, insecurity)
- are isolated and need help (e.g. shopping)
Please contact the University Chaplain. I am there for all members of the university community regardless of their faith and convictions. I can also connect with you remotely over a video call.
As of today, Arcada has called home all students who are on exchange within the framework of our exchange programme. Each student is contacted individually.
Students who are independently on exchange (so called free-movers) are strongly encouraged to return to Finland.
We also remind all students that if you have been abroad during the last 14 days you are to study from home and not visit campus.
In order to best ensure the opportunities for you as a student to complete your courses, the education at Arcada continue normally until further notice. Until further notice, Arcada's campus will remain open in accordance with the instructions of the authorities and in line with the joint decision of the UAS's. Some of Arcada's courses will be conducted remotely (online) when possible. If it becomes necessary for your courses, you will receive information through emails from the course examiner.
For the time being, the education at Arcada will continue as usual, but we have cancelled all visits from abroad (e.g. guest lecturers) and staff that have been travelling abroad are required to work from home for 14 days when returning home. The UAS is ready to handle all education remotely (online) if the need arises. You will be informed by mail if this concerns your courses. Please make sure to check your e-mail and the corona-page on Start on a daily basis for any updates.