Your studies start with an orientation. The aim of the orientation days is to help you settle in smoothly at the University and studentlife in Finland. Orientation is mandatory and all new students are expected to arrive in time to participate. The Orientation is organized at the beginning of each term.

During orientation you will receive a lot of useful information considering your studies at Aalto University. But even more importantly, this is the first chance to meet all your fellow exchange students as well as the student tutors! Together you may explore the possibilities and services Aalto can offer for you during your exchange period.

 School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Orientation at Aalto ARTS

The Orientation for the Spring term 2020 is organized 2 - 3 January. You will explore the campus (click for the map and instructions how to find your way to the Otaniemi campus), meet with the staff of the programmes and other new students and make the final course selections after meeting with your Study Coordinator. If you have any questions, contact

Thursday 2 January

10-13 Possibility to enroll and visit the IT Services 
Väre building Main entrance hall, Otaniementie 14

12-13 LUNCH (enroll prior the lunch to get the student discount)
A bloc, Otaniementie 14

13-15.30 Welcome to Aalto: arrival information, Code of Conduct, study information, course registration assistance, UWAS and General Art studies
Väre building
F102, Otaniementie 14

Aalto ARTS Exchange Students Orientation presentations

Friday 3 January

9-10 Possibility to enroll, coffee available
Väre building Main entrance hall

10-11 Introduction to student online tools, ARTS student services and student association
Väre building F102, Otaniementie 14.

IT Tools for students
Tokyo ry.

11-12 Introduction to the workshops
Väre building Main entrance hall

12-13 LUNCH, Campus Tour with tutors

13-15.30 Introduction to University Services for all Aalto exchange students
Aalto hall, Otakaari 1

Languge Center
Aalto IT Services
FSHS Student Healthcare Services
Learning Centre - Library and Information Services
Erasmus Student Network Aalto
Aalto Student Union AYY

15.30-16.30 Service fair
Otakaari 1

 School of Business

Fall term 2020 orientation will start on Wednesday September 2, 2020.

 School of Chemical Engineering


The orientation for exchange students of the School of Chemical Engineering starts on Thursday 2.1.2020 at 13:00 in the building of Chemical Engineering, street address Kemistintie 1 (2nd floor, room KE2). Orientation continues on Friday 3 January.

More detailed information about the Orientation schedule is send by email in December.

 School of Engineering


Thursday 2 January 2020 is the enrolment day to the university, at 9:00 - 15:00.
Place: K1 Building in Otaniemi campus, street address Otakaari 4, room 102a (Student Service Desk).

The orientation for exchange students at the School of Engineering takes place on Friday 3 January 2020.

School specific orientatio at the School of Engineering, Friday 3 Jan at 8:15 (pdf)


Getting Started and Studying at Aalto ENG

Examination regulations and Code of conduct

Aalto Orientation Day for all new international students, Friday 3 Jan at 13:00 (pdf)


Aalto language centre

Aalto IT Services

Finnish Student Health Services

Aalto learning centre


ESN Erasmus Student Network

AYY student union

 School of Electrical Engineering


The orientation for exchange students at the School of Electrical Engineering is organised 2 - 3 January 2020. More detailed information about the Orientation week schedule is sent by email.