Orientation and semester start

The Autumn semester starts Monday 13 August 2018

This page will give you an overview of what will take place during the first week at UiO. Details of the events will be posted later.

Arrival at Oslo Central Station

If you arrive Friday 10 August you can attend our Meet and Greet service (10-16), and the event First Night in Oslo in the evening.

For more information about getting to UiO and to the student residences, please also see Arriving in Oslo

The first weeks (13-23 August)

As a new international student you will during your first week at UiO be able to attend:

  • Monday 13 August:
    • Welcome event at your faculty and meet your buddy group (if applicable)
    • Welcome ceremony - official start of the semester
  • Tuesday 14 August:
    • Orientation Day aimed at all new international students
  • Wednesday 15 August:
    • Police registration help (for non-EU/EEA students only)
    • Registration help for Norwegian courses
  • Thursday 16 August:
    • Blindern Games - free festival! Music, colour run, water slide, competitions, food trucks and lots of activities in "Fysikkbakken" 
  • Saturday 18 August:
    • Studentslippet - find out what is happening in Oslo (a free event for all new students in Oslo)
  • Monday 20 August:
    • Student Society day
  • Wednesday 22 August:
    • Morning Beat Blindern - early morning "rave" with electronic music and yoga stretch. 
  • Thursday 23 August:
    • Bicycle party - place a bid on a new bicycle or get your old one fixed for free

This is an outline of the plan for the semester start autumn 2018, and details will be published later this semester.

Throughout the week you will be able to attend Buddy activities organised by your faculty. If you are a new exchange student you will recive an e-mail from your faculty with detailed information about the semester start in May/June.

For more information and help, you can contact Knutepunktet - International Student Reception

Please note that some faculties may have other semester start dates. Please contact your faculty if you have not received any information or are uncertain about when to arrive.

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Published Mar. 23, 2015 11:19 AM - Last modified Aug. 3, 2018 8:22 AM