Orientation and Student Tutors

Orientation Dates for the Academic Year 2021-2022

The next orientation will be held on 4 - 5 & 7 January 2022 on campus. The format and the programme for the Spring 2022 orientation will be updated later on this page. You can find the programme for the Autumn 2021 orientation below. 

NB! Thursday 6 January 2022 is a national public holiday. Most grocery stores are open on national public holidays in Finland, some with reduced opening times.

You will be appointed a student tutor who will assist you with practicalities after your arrival in Turku. The contact information of your peer tutor will be emailed to you.

Please see also a list of things to do during your first days in Turku.

    More information

    Programme of the orientation, Autumn 2021

    During the orientation, you will be given an introduction to studying at the University of Turku. You will also learn about the services we provide for our students.

    Please find the autumn semester 2021 programme for exchange students here.

    The programme for the autumn 2021 orientation for degree students can be found here. The Zoom links are available on the linked programme PDF. 

    Participation in the orientation on campus is highly recommend. NB! You can only come to campus if you have followed the Covid-19 instructions when entering Finland, please visit FINENTRY web service or Finnish Border Guard: guidelines for border traffic during pandemic.

    All the sessions will be still streamed online and can be followed remotely at home if needed.

    Presentations of the Orientation Autumn 2021

    NB! The orientation presentations will be uploaded here after the orientation. Please watch the videos as part of the orientation on 25-27 August.

    Orientation sessions for all

    Rector's greeting (video)

    Get inspired science (video)

    University of Turku in Brief (video)

    TYY

    ESN UTU

    IT services (update coming soon)

    University Library

    Campus Sport (video) (NB! Please see their webpage for updated Covid19 related information: https://www.campussport.fi/en/)

    Academic writing at Finnish Universities

    Finnish language courses 1

    Finnish language courses 2

    The Finnish Language and Society presentations:

    Finnish Language

    Finnish Society

     

    For health care matters and COVID-19 instructions, please visit: https://www.utu.fi/en/study-at-utu/accepted-students/residence-permit and https://www.utu.fi/en/information-on-coronavirus

     

    For exchange students

    Exchange studies at UTU

    Faculty Session Information Sessions for exchange students

    Faculty Information Session - Faculty of Humanities

    Faculty Information Sessions - Faculties of Science and Engineering

    Faculty Information Session - Faculty of Social Sciences (coming soon)

    Faculty Information Session - Turku School of Economics

    Faculty Information Session - Faculty of Law

    Faculty Information Session - Faculty of Education

     

    For degree students

    Studying at the University of Turku (general information, by the Admission Services)

    Information for Scholarship Holders

    FSHS for a new student 2021 (video)

    Well-being Services

    Programme-specific info sessions for degree students, 2021

    If the programme-specific info session information discloses a lecture room location, it means that you can also attend physically at the mentioned lecture room. A Zoom-link will also be provided here or sent directly to your e-mail inbox. More information from your degree programme coordinator. 

     

    Biomedical Sciences

    Tuesday 24.8., 9-16

    Please register here: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/A173E8FB67E7CBC8

    Location: Medisiina D (lecture room)

    Zoom-link available later. 

     

    Biosciences

    Thursday 26.8., 14-16

    Zoom-link: https://utu.zoom.us/j/62035111328

     

    East Asian Studies

    Thursday 2.9., 10-12

    Location: Pub 126 (lecture room)

    Zoom-link will be sent to your e-mail inbox.

     

    Education and Learning

    1. Monday 30.8., 14-16

    Location: Edu 2 (lecture room)

    Zoom-link in the Study Guide.

    2. Tuesday 31.8., 14-16

    Only on Zoom. Zoom-link in the Study Guide.

     

    Food Development

    Monday 30.8., 10:15-

    Location: PharmaCity, PHA2 (lecture room)

    Zoom-link will be sent directly to your e-mail inbox. 

     

    Future Health and Technology

    Monday 23.8., 9-12

    Zoom-link and location will be shared later.

     

    Futures Studies

    1. Tuesday 24.8., 13:15-15:30 

    Zoom-link will be sent to your e-mail inbox.

    2. Friday 27.8., 9:15-11:30

    Location: Turku School of Economics, LS07 (lecture room)

    Zoom-link will be sent to your e-mail inbox. 

     

    Gender Studies

    1. Monday 30.8., 10:15-16:15

    Zoom-link will be sent to your e-mail inbox.

    2. Tuesday 31.8., 10:15-16

    Zoom-link will be sent to your e-mail inbox.

     

    Global Innovation Management

    1. Tuesday 24.8., 13:15-15:30

    Zoom-link will be sent to your e-mail inbox.

    2. Thursday 26.8., 13:15-15:30

    Location: Turku School of Economics, LS33 (lecture room)

    Zoom-link will be sent to your e-mail inbox.

     

    Human Neuroscience

    Monday 30.8., 14:15-16:00

    Location: Dentalia, LS 218 (lecture room)

    Zoom: https://utu.zoom.us/j/62052153031?from=addon

     

    Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State

    1. Wednesday 1.9., 14-16

    Zoom-link will be sent to your e-mail inbox. 

    2. Thursday 2.9., 14-16 

    Campus-tour, start in front of Publicum-building.

     

    Information and Communication Technology

    Monday 30.8., 12-14

    Location: Natura, X (lecture room)

    If you take part in the Orientation online:

    At 12:00: the first, more general part for all the tracks can be accessed with this link:

    https://utu.zoom.us/j/67991549339

    Meeting ID: 679 9154 9339

    Passcode: 646330

    (if you encounter problems, contact seppo.virtanen(at)utu.fi via email)

    The first part of the Orientation will take part via the link above. After this, all tracks have their own sessions as follows:

    Cyber Security students and Cryptography students continue in the same Zoom meeting that started the Orientation

    Smart Systems (incl. Embedded Systems) students continue to another Zoom meeting in this link:

    https://utu.zoom.us/j/62445253726?pwd=dHA0MTVub081MVI2WUI0eVQ1YWJQdz09

    Meeting ID: 624 4525 3726

    Passcode: 495577

    (if you encounter problems, contact tovewe(at)utu.fi)

    Digital Health students continue to another Zoom meeting in this link:

    https://utu.zoom.us/j/65335455957

    Meeting ID: 653 3545 5957

    no passcode

    (if you encounter problems, contact ajairo(at)utu.fi )

     

    Physical and Chemical Sciences

    You will be contacted personally to schedule a meeting (on campus or Zoom) with the academic tutor of your track. Please, remember to check your e-mail!

     

     

     

    Student tutors

    As an exchange or a degree student you will have a student tutor to help you with the practicalities and guide you through the student life in Turku. Tutors are Finnish or foreign students who are interested in foreign cultures and languages. They have volunteered to help you to get a smooth start in your studies and stay in Finland! Each tutor has about 3-5 exchange or degree students.

    Once accepted to the university, you will receive the contact information of your tutor by email.

    • Exchange students receive the email usually in June or November - early December and will always have a Finnish tutor.
    • Degree students receive the email during the summer and their tutors can be Finnish or of another nationality.

    Inform your tutor about your arrival day, time and place as soon as possible so that s/he can make arrangements to meet you upon your arrival.

    If you do not need or want a tutor, please inform your faculty (degree students) or the International Office (exchange students) as soon as possible.

    Questions about tutoring? Please contact:
    • Exchange students: International Office: incoming(at)utu.fi
    • Degree students: Your faculty or programme at UTU 
    For new doctoral students

    Welcome to UTUGS -orientation day is organised 1-2 times a year. You will receive more information from your doctoral programme after you have been accepted.

    Presentations of the Orientation, Spring 2022

    NB! The orientation presentations will be uploaded here after the orientation.

     

    Rector's greeting

    Get inspired science

    University of Turku in Brief

     

    TYY Student Union

    ESN Erasmus Student Network

     

    IT services

    University Library

    Campus Sport

     

    Academic writing at Finnish Universities

    Finnish language courses

    The Finnish Language and Society

     

    For health care matters and COVID-19 instructions, please visit: https://www.utu.fi/en/study-at-utu/accepted-students/residence-permit and https://www.utu.fi/en/information-on-coronavirus

     

    For exchange students

    Exchange studies at UTU

    Faculty Session Information Sessions for exchange students

    Faculty Information Session - Faculty of Humanities

    Faculty Information Sessions - Faculties of Science and Engineering

    Faculty Information Session - Faculty of Social Sciences

    Faculty Information Session - Turku School of Economics

    Faculty Information Session - Faculty of Law

    Faculty Information Session - Faculty of Education

    Faculty Information Session - Faculty of Medicine