Facilities

On the campus area in Palosaari, old factory buildings and modern university facilities coexist in harmony. A beautiful seaside park surrounds the campus buildings.

Please note: the campus is open to Vaasa university students and staff members.

Please remember that you must not come on campus if you are unwell, and that you must adhere to the hygiene and social distancing rules. Wearing a mask is expected when visiting, studying or working indoors at the university.

Buildings on the Palosaari campus

The former cotton mill buildings Fabriikki, Technobothnia, Konttori and Puuvillatalo represent the history of the campus area.

Fabriikki is an old factory building which now houses

  • the School of Technology and Innovations
  • part of the School of Management
  • part of the School of Marketing and Communication
  • a service centre of Education Services, Admission Services and Mobility Service
  • lecture and self-study rooms
  • information desk
  • student restaurant Erkki
  • office of the student association Warrantti.

The Technobothnia building used to serve as a weaving mill, but now it is a high-tech laboratory for research and education that houses

  • laboratories
  • other teaching facilities
  • computer classrooms
  • offices of almost all of the student associations.

The Open University has offices in the Konttori building that also used to house the office and management of the former cotton mill.

Of the new campus buildings, the main building Tervahovi is the home of

  • the School of Accounting and Finance
  • part of the School of Management
  • part of the School of Marketing and Communication
  • a service centre of Education Services
  • the largest auditoria on campus: Levón, Wolff and Kurtén
  • the EXAM room for electronic exams
  • other teaching facilities
  • self-study rooms
  • information desk
  • facilities of ICT Management
  • student restaurant Mathilda

Tritonia is an academic library. The Tritonia building also houses

  • auditorium Nissi
  • the function room Vuokko
  • group-study rooms
  • workstations
  • space for reading
  • Café Oskar
  • the university management offices.

The student union house Domus Bothnica has the offices of the Student Union staff and the Student Union service office on its 1st floor.

Main entrance of Fabriikki overlooking the sea

Old factory building Fabriikki

A Technobothnia sign on the roof of the old factory building

Teaching and research laboratory Technobothnia

The marble gate in front of the main entrance to Tervahovi

Main building Tervahovi, with Tritonia in the background

Student union house Domus Bothnica by the sea

Student union house Domus Bothnica

Rules for the use of facilities

When in the university facilities, good manners and general cleanliness should be observed.

Smoking is prohibited indoors. Smoking is permitted only outdoors in assigned smoking areas. This applies to electronic cigarettes as well.

No pets are allowed in the university facilities.

Room numbers

Each room on campus has its own code that consists of letters and numbers.

The letter indicates the building or the part of the building the room is located according to the nearest entrance. The first number after the letter indicates the floor the room is on.

Note: The main entrances of the Tervahovi and Tritonia buildings are located on the 2nd floor.

Letter codes of the buildings
Letter Building
A, B, C, D Tervahovi (according to the nearest entrance)
F Fabriikki
K Tritonia
TF Technobothnia
L Luotsi

Teaching facilities

The teaching facilities are located in the Tervahovi, Fabriikki, Technobothnia and Tritonia buildings.

Tervahovi

The university’s largest auditoria Levón, Wolff and Kurtén and other auditoria for 16 to 50 people are located in the main building Tervahovi. There are also several self-study rooms on the 1st floor of Tervahovi.

Fabriikki

The Fabriikki building accommodates 23 lecture rooms that seat 12 to 124 people. On the 2nd floor of Fabriikki, room F265 is a self-study room.

Technobothnia

Technobothnia provides laboratories, computer rooms and other teaching facilities for research and education.

Tritonia

The facilities in the Tritonia building include, for example, auditorium Nissi, functional room Vuokko, two study halls, one computer room, one flexible teaching space and six group-study rooms. Sometimes lectures are held in auditorium Nissi too.

Self-study rooms

The campus has both self-study and group-study rooms for students.

All teaching spaces in Tervahovi and Fabriikki can be used for self-study, Monday to Friday, 8:00-18:00, at times when they are not booked for teaching or other events.

Please remember to practice hand hygiene and maintain social distancing from the other occupants of the room. Please also wear a mask and do not exceed the maximum capacity for room occupancy.

Tervahovi

The corridor next to the lobby of restaurant Mathilda has two group-study rooms and three self-study rooms. Group-study rooms are booked electronically in Outlook. More information: IT-Services > Instructions > Student room booking in Outlook.

The following rooms in the Tervahovi building are also available for use as self-study spaces:

  • D219 (8 people)
  • D118 (6 people)
  • D215 (6 people)
  • B203 (12 people) – quiet workspace
  • other teaching spaces if they are not booked.

A new, modern learning environment consisting of five classrooms and an open lounge area is also located on the 1st floor. The area reserved for group work and self-study contains couches and a vending machine with soft drinks

Fabriikki

The following rooms in the Fabriikki building are available for use as self-study spaces:

  • F265 (15 people)
  • F251 (9 people) – quiet workspace
  • F222 (5 people), computer classroom
  • F351A (8 people), computer classroom
  • F351B (9 people)
  • other teaching spaces if they are not booked.

Tritonia

Tritonia accommodates five group-study rooms that can be used during the opening hours of the library. Room K328 can be booked as early as 8 a.m. The rooms can be reserved for up to two hours at a time. To reserve a room, you must have a valid right to borrow books from the library.

For further information, see the Tritonia web pages under Services > Facilities.

Students gathered around a round table

Learning environment on the 1st floor of Tervahovi

Computer rooms

Computer rooms are located in the Fabriikki building (rooms F222, F224, F265, F351A and F351B) and the Tervahovi building (rooms B211, C215, B107 and D217).

More computer rooms are available in Tritonia and Technobothnia.

Photocopiers

There are photocopiers that students can use in Tervahovi, Fabriikki and Tritonia.

You need to buy a copying card from Tritonia to be able to print. Copying cards are marked with a Tritonia stamp on one side.

All photocopiers can be used to print duplex copies, but only the printer located in Tervahovi can print colour copies. You can also use the photocopiers to scan documents. You need a copying card to be able to scan, but scanning does not reduce your copying balance.

If you have any problems with the photocopiers or the paper has run out, contact the facility services at the information desk of the building in question.

Location of the photocopiers

  • In Tervahovi, 1st floor outside the room B107 (self-study room 2)
  • In Fabriikki, 3rd floor outside the room F351
  • In Tritonia, one near the librarian’s desk overlooking the sea and another between the reading rooms and Café Oskar

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