to our beautiful campus

Safety first during autumn 2021

Safety is our top priority in all our operations during autumn. We want to protect the health of our students and personnel and minimize the amount of corona infections. During autumn 2021, the University of Vaasa is opening more of its premises for students and staff as the university is moving towards a hybrid mode of studying, teaching and working.

Please read our corona instructions before visiting - and stay safe!

Warmly welcome!

Our beautiful maritime campus is located in Palosaari, a short walk away from the Vaasa city centre. We study and work in a unique environment. The same area houses the historic, old red-bricked cotton factory and fresh, bright new buildings. 

The oldest part, Fabriikki, was built when the northernmost cotton mill was founded here in 1856. The laboratory building Technobothnia and Konttori, the office of Open University and the picturesque wooden residences of the old cotton mill workers ”Puuvillatalot” all breathe history. The new buildings, Tervahovi and Luotsi, designed by Käpy and Simo Paavilainen were completed in 1994. The new constructions also include the Tritonia library and Domus Bothnica, the student union house.


Travelling to Vaasa

City Vaasa

Getting to the campus

The visiting address of the University of Vaasa is Wolffintie 34, 65200 Vaasa.

Walking: Walking from the city centre takes approximately 15 minutes.
By bus: To arrive by bus, take the bus no. 1, 3 or 14 (the campus line). 
By car: For more information and the parking map, please see below.

The campus has an open wireless network UwasaOpen, which does not require the user to sign in, and the Eduroam network which can be used with the username and password of the visitor's home organisation.

Moving around the campus

Parking on campus

If you arrive by car and park in the university car park, you need a temporary parking permit. Visitors can get a temporary parking permit from one of the information desks on campus. Please note that parking without a permit may incur a fine.

Students of the University of Vaasa are allowed to park in dedicated parking places when having a parking permit sticker attached to their cars. You get one parking sticker that is valid for a fixed term at the information desks in the university’s buildings.

Please take a look at the parking map of the campus area. The different parking areas are marked on the map. The students’ spots are marked with blue, the free-to-use -spots with white, and the staff’s spots with red. The staff’s parking places are indicated by additional separate plates attached to the traffic signs. There are also dedicated parking spots for disabled drivers (marked on the map with the logo). 

In addition, we have fixed bicycle racks on campus, which are marked on the map as well with pink lines. There are also loose bike racks near each building on campus. The location of these racks can change according to the situation.

General information for parking on campus

  • Keep the emergency access roads and logistics areas free. Neither park on a parking spot for the disabled (marked on the map with the logo), unless you have a permit for that. 
  • Parking against these instructions will lead to a ticket from the city parking enforcement officers. The person responsible is primarily the owner of the car. 
  • Other than these parking places on the campus are not administered by the University of Vaasa. You can park on these spots according to the traffic signs. The university is not in charge of the usage of these parking spots. 

Moving on campus

All university buildings are located close to one another on campus. You can easily find them by following the signs placed in the area. 

The information desks are located in the lobby of Tervahovi, which is the main building, and the lobby of Fabriikki.

Opening hours: 

  • Tervahovi     7.45 a.m. – 8.45 p.m.
  • Luotsi          closed
  • Fabriikki      7.45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Konttori       closed
  • Puuvillatalo closed
  • Tritonia, see the opening hours
Campus map

    Campus restaurants

    • Mathilda – the student restaurant in Tervahovi that offers a variety of lunch dishes as well as cafeteria products
    • Erkki – located in Fabriikki, offers e.g. baked potatoes, soup and salads
    • Café Oskar – the meeting point of the Tritonia lobby. The newspapers in the library can be read here.
    • Cotton Club – the seaside restaurant that offers traditional food for a reasonable price
    • Café Techno – located in Technobothnia, offers meals and panini sandwiches
    • Leison Café – located at Wolffintie 36, serves lunch
    • Wolffila – operates on the ground floor of the State Office Building
    Campus restaurants