Orientation period



See the academy specific schedules here:

Academy of Fine Arts

Sibelius Academy

Theatre Academy


Joint events

Freshman day 23.8.2019

Hi there, new artist! During the orientation day, you will learn more about Uniarts Helsinki’s facilities and community through shared experiences and activities. The day will begin at 11:00 at the Exhibition Laboratory of the Academy of Fine Arts (the address is Merimiehenkatu 36). We will first have some coffee and light snacks, so be there in time!
During the day, you will get to reflect on questions about art that are very familiar also to Uniarts Helsinki’s Rector and Deans, who will join the group later during the day. You will also get to know the academies’ facilities and other fellow first-year students. All you need to bring along is yourself, your thoughts and maybe a water bottle, and it’s a good idea to pick shoes that you are comfortable walking in. You can also bring a change of clothes for the evening’s afterparty, if you want.
The day is an excellent chance to start thinking about art in the context of our university, and it will challenge you to share your own thoughts and listen to those of others.
During the day, you’ll get to enjoy a morning coffee and a lunch together with others, and the programme is scheduled to end at about 17:30. Welcome!
Note: The University of the Arts Student Union is hosting an afterparty after the orientation. Make sure not to double book yourself if you want to spend the evening with your classmates in a relaxed setting.

11.00-12.00 Exhibition Laboratory of the Academy of Fine Arts (Merimiehenkatu 36)

  • Coffee
  • Wellcome!
  • Grouping and instructions

Transition from Exihibition Laboratory to Musiikkitalo

12.30-13.30 Musiikkitalo (Töölönlahdenkatu 16 C)

  • Workshops

Transition from Musiikkitalo to the Theatre Academy

14.00 Theatre Academy (Haapaniemenkatu 6)

  • Vegan soup lunch
  • Student Union present themselves
  • Study psychologists present themselves
  • Workshops

Wrap-up at about 17.30


Student Union's Orientation Day after party 23.8.2019

(the time and place will be confirmed later)


Uniarts Helsinki's opening of the academic year 2.9.2019

13.30 Opening service at Temppeliaukio church organized by the Department of Church Music.

15.00 Opening ceremony at the Amos Rex (Mannerheimintie 22-24)