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Arrival and Departure

We want to welcome all the students to study in Oamk. To make it really easy, we organise arrival and departure services and have meetings with the exchange students regularly.

  • Arrival Services

    Last updated: 16 June at 10 am. Further updates are possible.

    Our peer tutors and staff members are welcoming you to Oamk during the arrival days:

    2021-22:

    • Autumn 2021: 17 & 18 August between 10 am and 8 pm
    • Spring 2022: 3 January (full term) or 24 February (short term) between 10 am and 8 pm

    Please come and meet our welcome committee at the Routa dormitory (Tutkijantie 2, 90570 Oulu). We will distribute then also your info folder with important documents (enrolment certificate, IT credentials, meal subsidy card), so come then also if you arrived earlier or are staying elsewhere than at the dormitory. If you arrive later, ask a fellow student to get the info folder on your behalf and inform us accordingly. See more below, in case you are arriving at other times.

    You can enter the Routa dormitory only from within the yard at the E-building entrance, see the maps (yard and floor plan, entrance and reception area). The key to your room will be available at the location, in the entrance area of the E-building, coming from the yard. You can get your key during the arrival services from our welcome committee in the E-building. Our peer tutors will be helping you in finding your room, and in any other questions too. The kitchen is also located in the entrance area of the E-building, and a stage in the yard to gather safely, if you have to wait for your turn to pick up the key.

    You should plan your travel and arrive yourself, preferably by taxi, considering possible restrictions and safety measures in place at that time. Check the "Local transportation in Oulu", including also the bus connections, Oulu Airport > Linnanmaa campus > Routa dormitory (via Oulu city centre).

    The Covid-19 situation is our common concern - our safety and health depends on every one of us:

    1. Study and follow the guidelines of the country and the university, see the links below.
      The Covid-19 situation is changing continually in Finland and other countries. Restrictions and instructions from authorities in charge of monitoring the situation are being continually updated! Incoming exchange students are required to follow THL's instructions (see below) when entering Finland and staying at Oamk. Check our arrival website and further links for possible updates (see below).

    2. Wear a face mask throughout your journey (on planes, trains, buses etc.)
    3. Come directly from the airport, train or bus station to the Routa dormitory
    4. Pick up your key and info folder wearing your face mask
    5. Avoid crowds and keep a safe distance to others at all times
    6. Maintain good hand, coughing and sneezing hygiene
    7. If you need to voluntarily distance yourself from other people or maintain quarantine, follow the guidelines by officials, see also below.

    Please note that the arrival services apply only to your arrival to Oulu, and that you have to cover your own travelling expenses in all cases. We recommend to prepare yourselves in advance, and bring along the basic food for the first three days already with you - just to be on the safe side in case you need to voluntarily distance yourself from other people or maintain quarantine.

    Guidelines for all students as of 16 June 2021, Oulu region:

    • Keep a safe distance (indoors min. 2 m) from other people
    • Maintain a good hand, coughing and sneezing hygiene
    • Use a face mask on campus, in shops, in public transportation,
      and when several people share the same space
    • Public and private events and gatherings are currently not limited in terms of the amount of people. Safety measures apply.
    • Public spaces open. Safety measures apply. 
    • Campuses and student restaurants open. Safety measures apply.
    • Teaching and work mostly online. Safety measures apply.
    • Avoid any unnecessary travelling at the moment. Safety measures apply.
    • Monitor your health and, if need be, turn to the health care services
    • Keep checking information and guidelines.  The Covid-19 situation and guidelines may differ in other parts of Finland and other countries
    Guidelines for students voluntarily distancing themselves from other people or maintaining quarantine, if need be:

    You can:

    • Go out for a walk alone
    • Visit a doctor, if need be

    You can’t:

    • Stay in the common areas of the dormitory (arrange suitable cooking/dining and laundry time slots via whatsapp with other residents!)
    • Visit the campus or public places
    • Go out for grocery shopping or hobbies

    You should:

    • Wear a face mask and keep a safe distance (indoors min. 2 m) from others
    • Maintain good hand, coughing and sneezing hygiene
    • Ask your fellow students and peer tutors for assistance (shopping etc.) and use the tutorial for online grocery shopping (u.oamk.fi/shopping)
    • Arrange suitable cooking/dining and laundry time slots via whatsapp with other residents!
    • Monitor your health (u.oamk.fi/healthcare)
    Arriving at other times:

    Autumn 2021:

    Note that you can move in for autumn 2021 tenancies approx. as of 2 August 2021, as 1 August is a Sunday. You should get the keys by your own and directy from PSOAS when coming earlier than Oamk's arrival days. See more below.

    If you are coming for the blended mobility in Dance Anthropology in November 2021, please arrange accommodation elsewhere than with PSOAS (e.g. Airbnb) - consider making tentative housing bookings only, and purchasing refundable travel tickets.

    If you choose to come at a time other than the official arrival day times, you are advised to transfer and check in to PSOAS' Routa dormitory or your place of accommodation on your own. In case you will be staying at the Routa dormitory, get your key from PSOAS' Lounge at the Linnanmaa campus during PSOAS' opening hours, Mon-Fri, 9 am - 4 pm. (N.B.! Check opening hours from PSOAS, as there may be different hours during summer!). If you are arriving in the night, you may need to stay at a hotel or hostel - the Oulu Airport is closed between 2 and 4 am so you cannot stay at the airport.

    Your peer tutor or any other person you trust may help you in case of an early or late arrival, if possible and mutually agreed. If a peer tutor or someone else wishes to obtain your key to PSOAS' dormitory, you must email PSOAS' Housing Office and authorise the trusted person in charge beforehand!

    Spring 2022:
    For spring 2022 tenancies, you can move in only on 3 January 2022 between 10 am and 8 pm, as PSOAS cannot guarantee that your apartment is empty, cleaned and keys are available before that. The previous tenants have the right to stay in the apartments until 3 January, as it is the first work day of the month. We reason nevertheless that autumn tenants have left and cleaned the rooms by 31 December.

    According to PSOAS, keys to the apartments may be available 29 – 31 December providing that the apartment in question is free by then. In this case, you should pick up the key by yourself from PSOAS’ Lounge office at Linnanmaa and during PSOAS’ opening hours, see contact information and procedure below. Note that PSOAS has closed 1 - 2 January 2022! 

    If you choose to come at a time other than the official arrival day times, you are advised to transfer and check in to PSOAS' Routa dormitory or your place of accommodation on your own. In case you will be staying at the Routa dormitory, get your key from PSOAS' Lounge at the Linnanmaa campus during PSOAS' opening hours, Mon-Fri, 9 am - 4 pm. (N.B.! On 31 December PSOAS has open only 9 am - 2 pm!). If you are arriving in the night, you may need to stay at a hotel or hostel - the Oulu Airport is closed between 2 and 4 am so you cannot stay at the airport.

    Your peer tutor or any other person you trust may help you in case of an early or late arrival, if possible and mutually agreed. If a peer tutor or someone else wishes to obtain your key to PSOAS' dormitory, you must email PSOAS' Housing Office and authorise the trusted person in charge beforehand!

  • Orientation Days & Study Info Sessions

    Last updated: 18 May 2021. Further updates are possible. Information on 2021-22 will be published as of May 2021.

    Welcome Webinars

    2021-22:

    2020-21:

    Orientation Days

    Participation in orientation days is mandatory, as they are an excellent way to start your exchange and get to know each other. You will take part both in a joint orientation day of Oamk, and in a field-specific orientation day.

    2021-22:

    • 19 & 20 August 2021
    • 4 & 5 January 2022
    • 25 February 2022

    2020-21:

    Our joint orientation day offers you plenty of practical information on living in Oulu and making your way at Oamk. It consists of presentations in the morning,  and our peer tutors will offer student-led activities in the afternoon.

    Our field-specific orientation day provides you with detailed information on your studies. Our field-specific international academic coordinators will have a study information session in order to share information on studies, schedules and ethical guidelines. If possible, you may take part in campus tours led by peer tutors.

    Archive

    2020-2021, 2019-2020

  • Check In Meeting

    The online check in meeting is mandatory for all exchange students. We will schedule the online meeting normally in the first two weeks after the orientation days or your arrival. Please follow the steps below and attend the online meeting:

    1) Get your Finnish personal identity code (PIC) if you are staying at least or longer than 3 months

    For detailed instructions, please consult: "Registration and personal identity code".

    2) Submit your arrival form via MoveON

    Log in to the arrival form with your MoveON credentials (username = email and password) from your MoveON application.  Do *not* use your Oamk email. Include your Finnish personal identity code (PIC) and update your emergency contact information and your insurance documentation. If it takes longer to obtain the PIC, please start filling in your arrival form and provide required information, but submit it only later with your PIC!

    3) Attend the online check in meeting

    You will have the opportunity to address questions at the beginning of your exchange, whatever may be circling in your mind. If you need to have any documents signed for your home university, please email these to us at incoming.students#oamk.fi (korvaa # -> @).

    • Tuesday, 12 January at 16.00 Finnish local time, via Zoom. Feel free to consult the slides for results and info.

    If you have questions or ideas, feel free to contact your administrative and academic coordinators.

     

  • Check Up Meeting

    You are welcome to join our online check up meeting, if you have questions about your exchange at Oamk. We will normally invite you for an online meeting for the week after the autumn and winter vacation. Feel free to meet us also in person during service hours during the term, of course.

  • Check Out Meeting

    The online check out meeting is mandatory for all exchange students approximately two weeks before the end of the term or your stay. Please follow the steps below and attend the online meeting:

    1) Check from your mobility documentation what kind of documents you need for your home university at the end or after your exchange

    Email possibly required documents from your home university to incoming.students#oamk.fi (korvaa # -> @). before the online meeting. 

    You will get the following digital documents from our university on Oamk's templates:

    N.B.! See more in "Studying at Oamk" > "Transcripts and Certificates".

    2) Attend the online check out meeting

International Services

incoming.students#oamk.fi (korvaa # -> @)

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