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General Information
601 Quincy St
Hancock , Michigan 49930-1832

Disability Resource Office

Mannerheim Room 114
601 Quincy St
Hancock, 49930-1832
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About Finlandia University

Finlandia University, located in Hancock, Michigan, is a private, not-for-profit institution that offers a four-year education to its students. Situated in a charming town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Finlandia University provides a unique and enriching educational experience that combines academic excellence with a strong emphasis on community engagement.

Founded in 1896, Finlandia University has a long-standing history of providing a quality education with a focus on developing well-rounded individuals. With more than a century of experience, the university has established a reputation for its commitment to student success and its dedication to promoting cultural understanding and appreciation.

One of the defining features of Finlandia University is its Finnish-American heritage. The university was originally founded as Suomi College, serving as a testament to the strong Finnish presence in the area. This unique cultural influence can still be felt on campus today, with the university maintaining strong ties to its Finnish roots through various academic and cultural programs.

At Finlandia University, students have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of academic programs. The university offers undergraduate degrees in fields such as business, nursing, healthcare, arts and sciences, and art and design. With a strong emphasis on experiential learning, Finlandia University strives to prepare students for real-world challenges by providing hands-on experiences, internships, and career-focused educational opportunities.

The campus of Finlandia University is situated in the small town of Hancock, Michigan. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty, the surrounding area provides students with numerous outdoor recreational activities. From hiking and biking along scenic trails to enjoying various water sports on the nearby Portage Lake, students have ample opportunities to explore and immerse themselves in nature.

The town of Hancock itself offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere that fosters a sense of community. With a population of approximately 4,000 residents, the town provides a close-knit environment where students can easily engage with local businesses, participate in community events, and connect with their neighbors. This strong sense of community extends to Finlandia University, where students benefit from small class sizes and individualized attention from faculty and staff.

Additionally, the region surrounding Hancock is known for its rich history and vibrant arts scene. Students have the opportunity to explore historic sites, visit museums and art galleries, and attend cultural events that showcase the diverse talents of the local community.

In conclusion, Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan offers a unique educational experience that combines academic rigor with a strong sense of community. With its Finnish-American heritage, diverse academic programs, and commitment to experiential learning, the university prepares students for success in their chosen fields. Surrounded by natural beauty and a thriving arts scene, Finlandia University provides students with a well-rounded education that extends beyond the classroom.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations