The campus area is naturally located where things happen - in the immediate vicinity of Skinnarila’s educational institutes. The area is also playfully known as the Free State of Skinnarila. Happy residents, a wide range of services and brilliant student events are typical to the area. Legend says that keys (and students) that get lost in the area will find their way home and help with moving can be found before you even have time to ask.
Quick and effortless bus connection to the city centre is one of the city's busiest connections and buses run at frequent intervals. You can travel to the city centre by bus in just 10-15 minutes.
You can easily move around in the campus area on foot or by bicycle. There are a lot of services targeted for students at the campus, such as the diverse undergraduate buildings, the IVH Campus and LOAS’ shore side sauna Vierula, which is located next to the student apartments. The active student community of the campus area organise a number of events and happenings around the year.
Skinnarila’s campus area is a nature-friendly district where there are excellent opportunities to spend time outdoors, and Lake Saimaa together with its beaches are right under your window. Apart from the beach and stunning outdoor routes, there is a padel field, mini stadium and diverse outdoor gym equipment at the local Tervahaudanpuisto leisure park in Skinnarila – available to everyone free of charge.
The services of Sammonlahti’s regional centre are just a couple of kilometres away, where you will find e.g. a health centre, shop, post, library, schools, day-care centre, sports hall, library, church, kiosks as well as a few restaurants. LOAS’ office is also located in the campus area.
Centre: 6-7 km
LUT and LAB: 0-2 km
Sampo: 7-8 km