We will return to campuses as soon as it is safe

Published: 27 April 2021 at 09:20 :: News from Oamk

The coronavirus situation in Oulu is in the acceleration phase and in Northern Ostrobothnia in the basic level. It’s still important to follow restrictions and recommendations. (Coronavirus situation updated on 28.4.)

Oamk will remain mainly in distance teaching until 31 July. Our campuses are open for independent studying and visiting the libraries and the restaurants. The entrance exams for the second joint application in the spring are held on Linnanmaa campus between 31 May and 7 June. The safety instructions are being followed during the entrance exams.

Distance teaching and working have taught us good ways to take advantage of digitalization. It still can’t completely replace being face-to-face with others. We are looking forward to able to return safely to the campuses together with our students and employees. We are planning for a joint opening ceremony of the academic year on 10 September. If the coronavirus situation allows, we will meet then together with our students and staff.

At this point, pep talks may irritate more than give strength. Our strength has been tested for quite long time. If you need help with your worries, don’t hesitate to ask for it. We have gathered the support services for our students on the Stand together page. You can also send us a message if you're not sure who to be in contact with your issue. In addition, we are currently working with our occupational health services to provide flexible corona vaccinations for our staff.

In the middle of this all, there are also good things. Corona vaccinations are progressing, which casts faith in better autumn. Soon we also get to enjoy summer. Before that, let's try to cope as good as we can in this situation.