Urban living at the Arcada campus
The Arcada campus, built in 2004, is quite unique in Helsinki as it is a complete campus with the university of applied sceinces, student housing and the student union house. The campus is perfectly situated to combine its own personal milieu with excellent transportation to the city centre and onwards.
It is a hundred metres to the Arcada building. This is the same distance as to the tram or bus that can take you to the centre of Helsinki in just 15 minutes. A hundred meters is also how far you have to walk to reach the Arabia shopping mall, where you can find food and clothes shops, a pharmacy and restaurants.
The beautiful Arabia beach is just behind the building. A gym, tennis courts and a football pitch are also nearby. The local jogging tracks are excellent and also allow you to admire cows and sheep in their meadows as you work out. In the winter, you don’t have to think twice about strapping on ice skates because the rink is just around the corner. The Arcada campus is perfectly located.
Neighbouring the Arcada building, the student apartments are modern and have their own kitchens and bathrooms. Your visits to the laundry room are free of charge, of course. In the oldest building, which is a mere six-years-old, you can choose between one, two, three and four room apartments.
In December 2012 an additional 179 flats werecompleted, bringing the total up to 406. It doesn’t stop there: the newest 81 apartments where completed in September 2014.
These homey and modern apartments are in constant demand, and there is one thing on which all students living on campus can agree: they get value for money. The prices are competitive, to say the least.
The student union Cor-house
Living in a student flat on campus will certainly spice up your student life. This is where you can unwind after a hectic day, where you study and where you make friends for life. The Arcada Student Union - ASK has also found its home on campus, in the Cor-house, and this is where many student events take place. You can even rent the rooftop sauna or other facilities for your own get-togethers.