Orientation Days Programme in Vaasa

Here you find the programme for the Orientation Days in Vaasa.


  • If you were admitted to a programme/major in Vaasa, you should attend the Orientation Days programme below.
  • If you were admitted to study in Helsinki, check out the Orientation Days programme in Helsinki.
  • Please note that changes in the programme might still occur.

What to bring:

  • Required only of students who delivered PHYSICAL officially certified copies of their educational documents upon admission:
    • Degree certificate in ORIGINAL
    • Transcript of records in ORIGINAL
    • Possible official translations of the documents listed above
    • The documents will be collected for verification purposes and returned on Wednesday
    • The students this applies to will receive an e-mail during August requesting them to bring their educational documents.
    • Note! Students whose educational documents already have been verified through a Electronic Transcript verification Service are extempted from bringing their documents.
  • Official ID, if you still have not collected your Hanken User ID.
  • Your own water bottle



LOCATION: Aulan, 1st Floor, Hanken Building, Vaasa

9:00-9:25 Registration & Name bage pick-up
- Educational documents in original will be collected from students who have been requested to bring their documents.
- Note! Arrive early so that you have sufficient time to complete the registration
  Coffee & Tea 

LOCATION: Auditorium 142, 1st Floor, Hanken Building, Vaasa

9:30 Opening of the Orientation Days & Practicalities
Marika Finne, Study Secretary
10:00 Welcome to Hanken
Sören Kock,  Dean of international relations and Rector's representative in Vaasa
10:30  BREAK
10:40 Your studies in a Nutshell
Britt-Mari Siironen, Study Affairs Coordinator & Marika Finne, Study Secretary
11:30 LUNCH 
& Collect Hanken User ID from the Student Service desk (if still undone)
12:30 IT Services
Dennis Ståhl, IT Support
13:00 Hanken building ABC
Kristina Wallin, Manager of Administration in Vasa 
13:15 Studying at Hanken - A Teacher's Perspective
Peter Björk, Professor in Marketing
13:45 Studying at Hanken - A Student's Perspective
Jennifer Taschler, student in Marketing & Management
14:00 BREAK
14:15 SSHV - The Student Association in Vasa, Student Union of Hanken School of Economics
Frans Grönholm, President of SSHV
14:40 Meet your tutor group
15:30 Tour of Hanken (with tutors)

What to bring:

  • Official ID, if you handed in your original educational documents on Wednesday in order to be able to collect the documents.
  • If you are attending the session "Info on the requirement of language proficiency in Swedish and Finnish of Personnel in Public bodies within your degree", please bring
    • your educational documents in digital form e.g. pdf  (NOT only as OmaOpintopolku link!)
    • your laptop & Hanken user ID
  • Your own water bottle



LOCATION: Auditorium 142, 1st Floor, Hanken Building, Vaasa or Online participation (link added later)

09:15-10:15 Workshop: Study Efficiency and Motivation ONLINE
Alexandra Ohls, Study Coach


  • I.e. comprehensive school and/or upper secondary education in Finnish or Swedish in Finland.

  • If you have already completed the "Virkamiesruotsi/Tjänstemannafinska" requirement in your previous degree for sure, you do not need to attend neither this session nor the language level test. If you are unsure, please attend these sessions.


LOCATION: Auditorium 142, 1st Floor, Hanken Building, Vaasa

10:15  Info on the requirement of language proficiency in Swedish and Finnish of Personnel in Public bodies within your degree (Virkamiesruotsi/Tjänstemannafinska)
Language Teachers at Hanken & Study Councellors
11:15 Swedish language level test in the study tool Moodle



11:45  LUNCH
(only for those who handed in their documents on Tuesday) 


LOCATION: Auditorium 142, 1st Floor, Hanken Building, Vaasa

12:40 Career Services
Ann-Christine Hemming, Career Services
13:00 Study Tools, Academic integrity and AI ONLINE
Mikaela Krohn, Digital Education Officer
Johanna Lepola, Senior Coordinator for Study Affairs
Lukas Söderqvist, Study Affairs Coordinator
13:45 Suomen Ekonomit/Finlands Ekonomer: The central organization for graduates and students in economics and business administration in Finland
Camilla Lehtinen, 
14:00 International Opportunities ONLINE
Maria Holmström, International Coordinator
14:20 BREAK & Return of educational documents
14:45 IT Security ONLINE
Magnus Sippel, Head of IT
15:45-16:00 Study Support Services at Hanken
Marika Finne, Study Secretary
Hanna Jern, University Chaplain
Jennifer Söderlund, Study Psychologist     

What to bring:

  • Hanken User ID
  • Your own laptop & Hanken user ID
  • Your own water bottle




LOCATION: Auditorium 142, 1st Floor, Hanken Building

10:15 Library Service
Susanne Holmlund, Information Specialist
10:45 Code of Conduct & Discrimination free zone
Henna Konsti, Equality Representative
Henna Konsti, Equality Representative
Hanna Udd & Thomas Kaski, Equality and Harassment Agents (SSHV)
11:00 LUNCH
12:00 Programme/Major specific sessions
Academic staff from the programmes/majors & tutors
13:30 BREAK
13:45     Study plans and course registration
15:15-16:15 NOT MANDATORY: Walking tour in Vaasa with guide
Only for students who still need support with their study plan and course registration.


LOCATION: Office of Study Affairs, 1st Floor, Hanken Building

13:00-15:00 Drop in sessions with the study councellors for help with study plans and course registration

In addition to the actual Orientation Days 29-31.8, there is an additional session on Monday 4.9 aimed for international master's degree students. Whether you are totally new in Finland or have lived here for some years already, you are more than welcome to join the session. Please note that also teaching starts on Monday 4.9, so you may also have classes this day.


LOCATION: Room 316 (Chesterfield), 3rd Floor, Hanken building

9:30 Welcome to Finland & Introductions
Henna Konsti, Manager, Hanken International Talent
10:00 Hanken International Talent
Henna Konsti, Manager, Hanken International Talent
10:30 How to feel home and flourish in Finland + Vaasa International Talents
Aina Rodríguez Angelet, a soon graduating Hanken student
11:00 Practicalities for International students
Marika Finne, Study Secretary
11:30 ESN - Erasmus Student Network Vaasa (with the Exchange students)
11:45 LUNCH
12:45 Vaasa the most energetic student city in Finland (with the Exchange students)
Susanna Slotte-Kock, External Relations Officer, The City of Vaasa
13:30 Why Swedish in Finland? (with the Exchange students)
Caroline Enberg, Lecturer of English and Swedish


LOCATION: Room 316 (Chesterfield), 3rd Floor, Hanken building

14:30-15:30 Rector's Welcome Reception for New Master's degree Students & Exchange Students
Social Events

The tutors will organise social programme several evenings during the orientation days. More information will be updated in August.