Welcome to School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Congratulations for the admission and welcome to study at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture! On this page you will find instructions for starting your studies and the orientation programme.
The orientation week will be held on 28 August - 1 September 2023. Prepare to be present daily at 9-16. The first courses will begin on Monday 4 September.
The schedule of orientation week will be updated to this page.
Your student tutor will contact you in June-August. Your contact information will be given to your tutor. Volunteer tutors are part of university’s services for new students. Tutors offer peer-assistance, help to get right services and guide in student life at Aalto. Every new student will have a trained tutor. Tutoring is carried in co-operation with tutors, University personnel and student organizations. Each major or programme has their own tutors, who introduce students to the campus, student organization activities (TOKYO and AYY) and student life in general.
When you have activated your Aalto IT credentials starting, you can go through digital Preorientation. You will learn how to work on our campus and get basic information on our academic practices. Digital Preorientation is mandatory for all new students.
The orientation week takes place between 28 August - 1 September 2023. Prepare to be present daily at 9-16. The first courses will begin on Monday 4 September.
Participating in orientation is an important part of starting university studies. During the orientation week, you will familiarize yourself with studying, future courses, the study environment, and university practices. You will also receive information about the available services and get to know your fellow students, tutors, and university staff.
Opening of the academic year 2023–2024 aka Aalto Day One event will take place on Tuesday 5 September. All members of the Aalto community are welcome to celebrate!
Schedule for the orientation
Remember to go through our Digital Preorientation beforehand: Digital Preorientation in MyCourses
Changes to the program are possible, and they will be updated on this page.