Orientation programme for international students

Each semester begins with an orientation programme.

The orientation programme is designed to help new international students settle in and get to know each other, the University and the City of Jyväskylä. It is recommended that all new international students take part in the programme as it gives valuable information on studying and living in Jyväskylä. The orientation is organized jointly by the University of Jyväskylä and the Student Union. Please see the campus map for the locations.

Dates

During the academic year 2017-2018, the orientation programme takes place as follows:

  • Autumn semester: 29 August - 1 September 2017
  • Spring semester: 3-5 January 2018

Orientation Programme / Spring 2018

Wednesday 3 January

Check-in desk

9.00 - 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

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. Niina Ormshaw, Faculty of Information Technology.

 

Encountering a new culture

11.30 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.

 

Lunch break

12.15

Check the student restaurant menus on the websites of Sonaatti

Tour around the campuses

13.15

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. 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 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 to sign your tenancy agreement.

Check-in desk

9.30 - 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.

University Language Centre

10.00 Agora Building, Auditorium 3

Information on Finnish and English language courses and self-access learning facilities available for students.

 

IT Services

10.30 Agora Building, Auditorium 3

Introduction to the IT services available at the university.


Student housing in Jyväskylä

10.50 Agora Building, Auditorium 3

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 Library services

11.40 Agora Building, Auditorium 3

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.  


Lunch break

12.00

Check the student restaurant menus on the websites of Sonaatti.

Departmental/faculty information sessions

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Department of Language and Communication Studies, Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies 13.00 - OPK141
  • Department of History and Ethnology, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy 13.15 - 15.00 Lyhty


Faculty of Information Technology 13.00 - 15.00  AgD121

Faculty of Education and Psychology 13.00 - 15.45 RUU D 101 Juho

Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics 13.00 - 15.00 Agora Delta

Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences 13.15 - 15.00 L206A

Faculty of Mathematics and Science 13.15 - YN341 (Nanoscience Center)

Friday 5 January

University sports programme

10.00 Agora Building, Auditorium 2

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


Student health care services

10.20 Agora Building, Auditorium 2

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

Services of the Student Union

10.40 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.


Traffic safety for cyclists

11.00 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. Kaisa Peltonen, Cycling Association of Jyväskylä.

 

Personal safety

11.20 Agora Building, Auditorium 2

What should you do in case of an emergency? How to stay safe? Topics related to personal safety will be discussed in this session.

 

Erasmus Student Network info

11.40 Agora Building, Auditorium 2

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

 

Lunch break

12.00

Check the student restaurant menus on the websites of Sonaatti and Ilokivi. 

Visit to the University Library

13.00 University Library, Building B

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

 

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