The schedules for the autumn semester 2020 will be published in mid-August. You can find
your own schedule using the class ID. You'll get your class ID no later than the first day
when students are divided into their own groups.
The first day of school starts immediately by getting to know your own homeroom teacher and
your own group of tutors. Tutors will hold several tutor classes during the fall, which are marked
on the schedules. The lessons will cover important information about the school, educational tools,
courses and information about Vaasa, student life and activities. Tutors are also an important
link for class grouping.
Good to know about your first day:
- Remember to have an open mind and good spirit!
- You will not need a laptop* with you on your first day, but taking notes on a paper might be handy.
- It'd be recommended to arrive at school by bus or bicycle. There are very few parking spaces near the campus and an incorrectly arked car is easily fined.
- Have you remembered to enroll for the academic year? You may do it trough the OILI (Digital Enrollment Service for Higher Education Institutions) after confirming study place. If not, tutors will help on the first day. Tutors will also guide you through registration for the courses.
- You can also read about the student card and student union benefits in advance. Tutors will tell you more about them during the first few days.
- The school is completely non-smoking area, so don't smoke even outside in front of the school. Tutors will guide you to the right smoking areas.
It is worth to reserve the entire day off, as the day will continue well into the evening with the tutors giving a tour around the campus and the city. While you're getting to know your classmates your day will culminate in the first night's party.
*Every student should have a laptop or tablet computer to use in their studies.
There isn't computer in every classroom and you might need one in classes. There isn't any
special requirements for a computer. Anyhow, if you are starting your studies in Information
Technology program, you should have a more powerful computer (min. 8GB ram, plenty of hard
disk space and windows operating system for professional programs)
At the Palosaari Campus we have a system, where you can borrow a laptop (for a day).
There are not so many school laptops available, so a personal laptop is the preferred choice.
IT arrangements will be explained more detailed in beginning of your studies.
Your username for VAMK IT systems will be given in beginning of your studies. More information can be found here.