How to Get Started

Faculty Office:
Unioninkatu 37 (P.O. Box 54)
00014 University of Helsinki
Phone +358 294 1911 (University)
Fax +358-2941 24835
E-mail soc-sci[at]

Flamma intranet

Orientation Course for Exchange and Visiting Students




9:15 – 10:30    Faculty Presentation
Venue: Snellmaninkatu 12, Swedish School of Social Science, ceremony hall

  • Welcome words
  • Presentation of the Faculty of Social Sciences,
    International Coordinator Marianne Järveläinen
  • Aleksanteri Institute, Coordinator Minna Oroza
  • Swedish School of Social Science, International Planning Officer Anne-Sophie Hokkanen
  • FSHS - Finnish Student Health Service,
    Public Health Nurse Eija Rautiainen
  • Green Team, Mikko Kurelahti
  • CISSI (student organisation of the faculty), Keshia D'Silva

10:00 – 10:30 Split into tutor groups

First tutor meeting

13:00 - 16:00 Welcome Fair
Venue: Language Centre, Fabianinkatu 26

At the Welcome Fair students can receive attendance certificates, user IDs and passwords, travel card forms etc.



10:00 – 14:00   ICT orientation
Venue: Aleksandria, K130 and K133, Fabianinkatu 28
The ICT orientation lasts two hours and it gives the student a short introduction to computer and e-mail use at the university as well as to the use of the WebOodi-system. The students attend the course with their tutor groups. More information about the exact time and place is available from the tutors at the beginning of the Orientation course. Please check the classroom of your session here.

The tutor groups are divided in groups for the