Orientation materials


You can find all of the orientation materials and videos from this page. More detailed information about the start of your studies can be found from your own campus pages.

Welcome to the land of LAB - Bachelor's degree & Exchange students

LAB Student Services - Bachelor's degree & Exchange students

  • Video of the event

Study tools (Peppi, Moodle and Time-Edit)

Introduction of Student Union KOE and general info on cities

  • Video of the event Lappeenranta
  • Video of the event Lahti

Welcome to study languages

  • Video of the event
  • Language studies info

Introduction to Finnish Culture

  • Video of the event

Campuses and safety

City Sightseeing

International Services info for Exchange students

  • Video of the event

DVV info (Digital and population data service)

Live stream guides

Events organized during the Orientation Days

During the orientation there will be various events that support the beginning of your studies at LAB University of Applied Sciences and provide valuable information. Attendance is voluntary but highly recommended.

Lappeenranta Sightseeing, Thursday 1 September at 13.00 - 15.00

Lappeenranta sightseeing by bus. Time: 14–16. Tours start at 14 and 15. The tour takes approximately one hour and the bus will return to the university. Place: buses leave in front of the LUT main entrance.

Students' Welcome Fair, Friday 2 September at 10.00 - 14.00

The Student’s Welcome Fair will take place on Friday 2.9. from 10.00 to 14.00 at the Mukkula (Lahti) and Skinnarila (Lappeenranta) campuses. Students will be able to attend the fair on their own from 10.00-14.00.  The event is a fair-style event for our new starting bachelor's, master’s and exchange students in Finnish and international programmes (LAB & LUT).

Presenters at the fair will include in-house staff, staff from our support services, service providers from the City of Lahti & Lappeenranta and a few external companies from Lahti & Lappeenranta to present and offer their services to our students.

Lappeenranta City Hall Reception, Jet Lag OFF – Lappeenranta ON, Friday 2 September at 13.00 - 15.00 pm

Welcome ceremony to all LAB and LUT new students. Place: Lappeenranta City Hall (Villimiehenkatu1, 53100 Lappeenranta). Busses leave in front of the LUT main entrance at between 13.00 and 13.30 pm. The event will be organized from 14.00 pm to 15 pm in Lappeenranta City Hall.  There is no arranged transportation back to the university. The City of Lappeenranta and a bunch of partners invite you as a new student to a fantastic student event in Lappeenranta City Hall. We will serve you with surprise programme, student offers and tips on things to do in Lappeenranta. Event is held in English. You are welcome to join the event!

Lahti Race & Lahti City Reception, Friday 2.9. at 14.00 – 17.30.

Lahti Race at 14.00 – 16.00
During this competition, students will be introduced to Lahti and its places of interest. Departure from Mukkula Campus. Tutor students form groups and start the race with the group towards to city centre. Students rotate map from one checkpoint to another according to the route marked on the. At each checkpoint, the group will receive stamp into passport.

The race ends at the Ristinkirkko church. After that the participants will move to Väinö Huovilan puistotie to the city reception.

Lahti city hall receprtion at 16.00 – 17.30
This year, the City of Lahti is organising a "Dinner in the Sky" welcome event for new students on 2 September at 16.00 - 17.30.  The venue will be Väinö Huovilan Puistotie, in front of the Malva Museum, where a long table will be set up. Students will be able to enjoy the great concept together, listen to some speeches from the city and universities, and raise a glass and taste some snacks. The Lahti Mastofestarit will take place in Lahti at the same time on 2-3 September, so it's worth continuing the evening in the city centre.​