Luciacelebration December 13th 2018

Arcada's annual Lucia-parade gathers students, staff and pensioners to a traditional Lucia celebration with mulled wine and gingerbreads. This years lucia event, which is a celebration of light, will be held Tuesday 13 December at 8.30 in the Arcada building (Big Square). The parade and music during the event is performed by Arcadas own choir Arkören.





Christmas opening hours

Arcada is closed 22.12.2018-6.1.2019

You can enter Arcada with your electronic key on weekdays (use the door next to the rotating doors).

Please observe that alarm is set to go at 22:00 o’clock on weekdays.

The information desk is closed 24.12-28.12.2018 and 1.1.2019.

31.12.2018 and 2.1-4.1.2019 the information desk is open 10-14. 

The restaurant is closed 20.12.2018-6.1.2019.

Get international experience and networks through a short-term summer exchange program!

Fulbright Finland offers a few new summer programs for Finns and we have been asked to share information about the programs with you:


Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders from Europe are intensive 5-week programs with integrated study tour for Finnish undergraduate students with the aim to provide students a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. Programs take place between June-August 2019. Application deadline: January 9, 2019.



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Christmas Countdown

Count the number of days until Christmas with Arcada library. We want to create a Christmas atmosphere through a Padlet wall with Christmas greetings. You can write a Christmas greeting, a wish or share pictures of your Christmas decorations etc. Help us spread joy!

Visit and post your Christmas greeting!