Orientation Days at LUT Orientation Days at LUT

For all the new students beginning their studies in LUT a joint orientation will be organized. Participating in the orientation is definitely worth it, as it is a good way to ensure a smooth start for the studies.

Just before the beginning of the actual subject studies, a joint orientation will be organized for all the students beginning their studies at LUT. The orientation will be organized both in September and in January during the previous week before the start of the actual subject studies.

Important information about the beginning of the studies, the university as a community, student community, the support services and the study location, Lappeenranta, will be offered during the orientation. International students also receive basic information about the Finnish society, culture and life in Finland.

Participation to the orientation takes place under the guidance of you appointed tutor (read more about peer tutoring). Tutor plays an important role in helping new students get assimilated into the the university system.



Orientation week in autumn 2018

Orientation week for Master's Degree Students in International programmes and for Exchange Students starting their studies in Lappeenranta autumn 2018 will be organized 28.-31.8.2018.

New students starting their studies in Master's Degree programme Circular Economy in Lahti will have their orientation day in Lahti 6.9.2018.


Degree Students: You can find your own degree programmes orientation schedule from your degree programmes site.

If you have questions regarding the orientation you can contact the Tutoring Secretary Katri Kankaanpää (email: tuutorointisihteeri(at)lut.fi) or Tanja Karppinen (email: tanja.karppinen(at)lut.fi)


During the orientation week LUT's Student Union (LTKY) will organize lot of free time activities. You can see the free time activity programme on their website.

Orientation presentations for Master's Degree Students in International programmes and for Exchange Students:

Tuesday 28.8.2018

Welcome to Land of the Curious
Juha-Matti Saksa, Rector: Land of the Curious
Kalle Michelsen, Professor: Go with Science
Stiina Luoma, LUT Student: Feel the Spirit of Skinnarila
Tanja Karppinen, Project Manager: First Year Experience @ LUT

Services for LUT Students
Minna Ranta, Head of Student Services: LUT Student Services
Sanna Savolainen, Information Specialist: Lappeenranta Academic Library
Language Center

Studies @ LUT for all students; master's degree students + exchangestudents
Minna Ranta, Head of LUT Student Services:Offences against Teaching
Mari Trinidad, Head of Study Counselling:Studies @ LUT

Introduction to Student Culture @ LUT
Student Union of LUT (LTKY) 

Info Sessions in English
SpeakersLappeenranta Student Housing Foundation (LOAS), LUT IT services, Student Union of LUT (LTKY), Guilds of LUT, ESN Lappeenranta, FSHS/YTHS, Local Register Office University Pastors, SaLUT Sports, Banking Services (EKOP), LUT Welcome Team

Wednesday 29.8.2018

Tuition Fees and Scholarships @ LUT for degree students
Janne Hokkanen, Director of LUT Student and International Affairs
Tiina Kukkurainen, Coordinator LUT Student Services

Introduction to Finnish Culture for all international students
Tanja Karppinen, Project Manager

Studies and Other Practicalities for exchange students
Riitta Salminen, International Secretary