The academic year at the University of Oulu begins, this is how you arrive on campuses
The University of Oulu teaching remotely in Autumn between August 1 and October 25, 2020. The orientation for new students will be organized in small groups on campuses. For campus meetings (new students), every student will get face masks. Other than first year students, please avoid caus visits during orientation weeks, August 31 – 11, if it’s not .
NOTICE! If you arrive from abroad or you have visited other countries, you need to be quarantined for two weeks!
The best way to get to campuses is by bike or by public transport. If you arrive by car, carefully read the parking instructions of the University of Oulu. Below you find a few important things and links to more detailed information.
By bike to campus!
We warmly and strongly recommend that you arrive on campus by bike. Oulu has excellent biking routes and there is plenty of space for bikes on campus. Remember to lock your bike properly so that bike thieves don’t ruin the beginning of your academic year!
Streets, Maps and Transportation in Oulu: https://www.ouka.fi/oulu/english/streets-maps-and-transportation
Check routes and schedules with Journey Planner! Oulu Public Transport: https://www.ouka.fi/oulu/public-transport/
New bus lines to the campus: https://patio.oulu.fi/en/news/new-and-faster-bus-lines-operating-linnanmaa (log in with your university student account)
Bus stops near campuses: Campus maps: https://patio.oulu.fi/en/services-and-instructions/facilities-and-safety/campus-services/maps (log in with your university student account)
Remember the hygiene and safety instructions during Corona! Instructions and information on the effects of the coronavirus https://www.oulunjoukkoliikenne.fi/korona (mostly available in Finnish)
Information about hygiene guidelines during corona pandemic by Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/transmission-and-protection-coronavirus/recommendation-on-the-use-of-face-masks-for-citizens
Parking on campuses
The University Parking spaces in the and campuses are intended for university staff and students. There is a limited number of parking spaces. Parking is monitored, so it is very easy to get a parking fine for illegal parking. During orientation weeks, there will be no parking fines.
Unheated Parking spaces are available through registration in the eParking system. Registration does not guarantee the availability of an unheated parking space but entitles you to use unheated parking spaces held by the university.
Heated parking spaces are reserved through the eParking application. The rental period for heating places is from 1st of November to 15th of April and the seasonal fee is 100 euros.
There are a few hourly limited paid parking spaces on campus, where time limits are generally 2 or 4 hours. There are very few parking spaces with parking discs.
Read more about parking in campus area: https://patio.oulu.fi/en/services-and-instructions/facilities-and-safety/campus-services/parking-spaces (log in with your university student account)
Campus maps and Parking maps: https://patio.oulu.fi/en/services-and-instructions/facilities-and-safety/campus-services/maps (log in with your university student account)
Last updated: 27.8.2020