Arcada is much more than just a university of applied sciences - on our campus you can build your future! The study environment at Arcada is great as it is a unified campus with a UAS, student housing and student union buildings. The campus surroundings are close to the sea and nature, but still has excellent connections to the city centre. The city centre can be reached in 20 minutes by bus or tram, and the metro is not far away either. Right next to the student housing there is a shopping centre with everything needed in everyday life and nearby are excellent areas for leisure activities.
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The Arcada Building
We moved into our beautiful and modern Arcada building during the autumn of 2004. It was built for us and our specific needs, as a part of our campus. The building is owned by Fastighets Ab Arcada Nova. On the central indoor squares there is a student cafeteria and open spaces where everyone can meet up. The staff is found in open office landscapes and the study environments and projects engage students, teachers and researchers from various fields – all of this so that we can meet and share ideas with each other.
The Cor-house is the place for all the students, a second home or a living room. There you will find everything related to the student life under the same roof. It is located a few hundred meters from the Arcada building and many activities are arranged here, such as parties, meetings and poker nights. The building, complete with sauna and meeting rooms, can also be rented it you have something specific in mind.
The house was built especially for students and at the Cor-house you can find the student union ASK, and the student associations; Commedia, HanSe and HoSK. TLK has their premises in one of the buildings nearby.
On campus, right next to the Arcada building, there are more than 600 fresh and modern student apartments. The newest ones opened their doors in spring 2019. Find out more and apply at the Majstranden website.
Sports and leisure
As a capital, Helsinki has a lot to offer within culture, media, sports and events and as a modern and green area close to the city center, Arabianranta also has a lot to offer for those who like to spend time outdoors.
If you want to meet new people, Arcada Student Union – ASK and the different Student Associations arrange pastime activities such as parties, sitzes, trips, cottage weekends and other events. You can also just stop by the Cor-house and enjoy the terrace with new friends.
When it comes to sports, Arcada Student Union arranges different kind of activities. Arcada also holds a fully equipped gym, which all student at Arcada can use for a very reasonable prize. For more information about the Arcada gym and other free-time acitivites on campus, click here.