Orientation Days 12. - 16.8., Sport Coaching and Management, Vierumäki

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Orientation Days

Dear Student,

You have decided to start your studies towards a bachelor's degree at Vierumäki campus of Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. I hope that it turns out to be a rewarding journey during which you will have a change to learn many new things both in theory and in practise. While you are preparing for the first week, there are couple of things to take into consideration.

For the first-year students, academic year begins on Monday 12 August 2024 at 9.30 am at the Vierumäki Ice ring (number 5. on the Vierumäki area map). Notice! You need to present your official ID, original diploma and criminal history record on Monday 19 August 2024. Enrolment for all courses takes place in this meeting as well. Finnish students can order a criminal history record here

During the first week of the studies, you will have a biking and hiking trip from Tuesday to Friday for which we recommend to prepare with a backpack big enough for four-day excursion along with the items listed below. 

Equipment needed during the studies

You need to have your own laptop. Campus area is equipped with free-access wireless network which enables you to use the internet. Some public computers for students with network connections are also available at campus area and in library. 

For the practical part of the studies in Vierumäki you will need to bring appropriate equipment for outdoor and indoor sports. For coaching studies, you will also need the equipment for your own sport. If you have a hockey background, bring your full hockey equipment with you for the hockey clinics. It is also possible to rent some of the less frequently needed equipment from the sports shop located in the area.

Arriving to Vierumäki

Vierumäki is located approximately 130 kilometers up north from Helsinki. If you are travelling by air, it is recommended to take either a bus or train from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Lahti. From Lahti to Vierumäki you can take a bus. 

When connecting at Lahti Travel Centre, remember to choose a connection which stops at the Sports Institute. The bus stop is located next to the Travel Centre by the highway heading in North-South direction towards the Lahti City Centre. 

In Vierumäki, the reception is located at the hotel Fennada (Vierumäki area map nro. 35). There you can get your apartment key. Reception (Vastaanotto) is open 24/7.

Additional information

Schedules for your studies will be in Google calendar. You will get access to the calendar beginning of your studies.

If you wish to live at Vierumäki campus, please remember to fill out the application form. Accommodation is available only for Haaga-Helia University of applied sciences students. 

For further information on student accommodation, please call Petri Turtia +358 4578850429 [email protected]  Other times, please send e-mail to [email protected]

For any questions concerning the start of the studies, please contact [email protected]

Welcome to Vierumäki!