Orientation programme / spring 2017

The Orientation Programme, organized jointly by the International Office and the Student Union, is designed to help new international students settle in and get to know each other, the University and the City of Jyväskylä. It is our way to say “Welcome”.
Checklist for new students

Tuesday 3 January

Check-in desk

09.00 - 10.00 Agora Building, lobby

A chance to pick up a certificate of registration and a user license to the university computer network. Also a possibility to have your certificate of arrival signed. Coffee and tea served at 9.00-10.00.

Welcome!

10.00 Agora Building, Auditorium 2

Welcoming words by Tuija Koponen, Head of International Office. Come and meet the staff of the International Office and see where the other international students come from.

Academic Practices at the University of Jyväskylä

10.45 Agora Building, Auditorium 2

Examinations, grading, registering to courses, credit system, etc. Sanna Väisänen, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences.

Services of the Student Union

11.30 Agora Building, Auditorium 2

The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä (JYY) attends to students’ interests and offers a wide range of social and recreational services. Ágnes Stojcsics, Specialist in International Affairs of the Student Union.

Lunch break

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch menus: Sonaatti & Ilokivi

Encountering a new culture

13.00 Agora Building, Auditorium 2

An understanding of values, aims and preoccupations can make your stay abroad a quality experience. Cheng Zeng, doctoral student of Intercultural Communication.

Traffic Safety for Cyclists

13.40 - 14.00 Agora Building, Auditorium 2

Cycling for the first time or not very experienced when it comes to traffic regulations? The Cycling Association of Jyväskylä will give you the best tips and advise on how to get started with cycling. Timi Wahalahti, Cycling Association of Jyväskylä.

Wednesday 4 January

Lease signing for Kortepohja tenants

08.00-09.30 Kortepohja accommodation office, Vehkakuja 2 B

If you live in Kortepohja, please stop by at the accommodation office on Wednesday morning at 8.00-9.30 to sign your tenancy agreement.

Lease signing for KOAS tenants

08.00-09.30 KOAS accommodation office, Kauppakatu 11 A

If you live at KOAS, please stop by at the accommodation office on Wednesday morning at 8.00-9.30 to sign your tenancy agreement.

Check-in desk

9.30 - 10.00 Agora Building, Ag Auditorium 2

A chance to pick up a certificate of registration and a user license to the university computer network. Also a possibility to have your certificate of arrival signed.

University Language Centre

10.00 Agora Building, Auditorium 2

Information on Finnish and English language courses and self-access learning facilities offered by the University Language Centre.

IT Services

10.30 Agora Building, Auditorium 2

Introduction to the IT services available at the university. Leila Hämäläinen, IT Services.

Student housing in Jyväskylä

10.50 Agora Building, Auditorium 2

Meet the representatives of  the Kortepohja and KOAS Accommodation Offices and hear what you can expect from living in a student apartment and, in turn, what is expected of you. Tiia Matilainen, KOAS and Mari Lähteenmäki, Kortepohja.

University Sports Programme

11.40 Agora Building, Auditorium 2

The University of Jyväskylä provides excellent sports facilities and services for all students. Anneli Mörä-Leino, University Sports.

Lunch break

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch menus: Sonaatti & Ilokivi

Tour around the campuses

13.00

Visits to the International Office, faculty offices, main building, Student Union Office, cafeterias etc. Tour guided by tutors.

Survival Kit payments

14.00 - 16.00 Building T, lobby

If you have a Survival Kit, please come and pay for it on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. Please bring the original Survival Kit form with you. The Kit costs 70 €. Cash and credit card payments accepted. Further information on Survival Kits

Thursday 5 January

Departmental/faculty information sessions

10.00 – (or as scheduled with the department)

Find out more about your host department/faculty.

  • Department of Social Sciences Thu 5 Jan at 9.15-10 in H105
  • Department of History and Ethnology Thu 5 Jan at 10.15-12 in H105
  • Department of Psychology Thu 5 Jan at 11.15-12 in RUU C 101 Lucina
  • Department of Language and Communication Studies, Exchange students in Communication and Intercultural Communication, Thu 5 Jan at 10.15 - 11.45 in L 208
  • Department of Language and Communication Studies, Finnish Language: please contact Hannele Kuusela-Häkkinen by e-mail (hannele.kuusela-hakkinen@jyu.fi) in order to make an appointment (starting from week 2)
  • Department of Language and Communication Studies, English Language: please contact Anna-Maria Strengell by e-mail (anna-maria.strengell@jyu.fi) in order to make an appointment.
  • Department of Language and Communication Studies, German Language and Culture: please contact Bertold Fuchs by e-mail (bertold.fuchs@jyu.fi) in order to make an appointment (starting from week 2)
  • Department of Language and Communication Studies, Romance and Classical Languages and Russian: Thu 5 Jan at 10.15-11.45 in F 105
  • Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies Thu 5 Jan at 10 in M309
  • Faculty of Education Thu 5 Jan at 10-12 in RUU C 101 Lucina
  • Faculty of Information Technology Thu 5 Jan at 10:15-12 in Ag C431.1
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Science Thu 5 Jan at 10:15-12 in YN121
  • Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences Thu 5 Jan at 10.00-12 in L206A
  • School of Business and Economics Thu 5 Jan at 10.00 in Ag C234

Lunch break

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch menus: Sonaatti & Ilokivi

University Library services

13.00 L 302, Seminaarinmäki campus

Jyväskylä University Library provides access to extensive collections and information services, as well as modern loan services, library and information skills training and reference and consultation services. Tiia Puputti, Jyväskylä University Library.

Erasmus Student Network info

13.20 L 302, Seminaarinmäki campus

Representatives of the Erasmus Student Network introduce the association, and the events and trips it organizes. More information: www.esnjyvaskyla.org

Student health care services

13.40 L 302, Seminaarinmäki campus

Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) provides health and medical care for university students. Eija Säkkinen, FSHS.

Visit to the University Library

14.00 University Library, Building B, Seminaarinmäki campus

Info desk, home loan and various computer based services of Jyväskylä University Library available for students. Visit guided by tutors.

Survival Kit payments

15.00 - 16.00 Building T, lobby, Seminaarinmäki campus

If you have a Survival Kit, please come and pay for it on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. Please bring the original Survival Kit form with you. The Kit costs 70 €. Cash and credit card payments accepted. Further information on Survival Kits

 

The University of Jyväskylä reserves the right to make changes to the programme.