The MN Faculty welcomes new exchange students

We hope your stay in Norway and at the University of Oslo will be a fun, meaningful and important learning experience.

Buddy group

The buddy system starts Monday 12. August 2019. You will be placed in a buddy group with other new exchange students. The buddies are both Norwegian and international students at our Faculty.

The buddy program student coordinator is Tania-Adelina Bulz and Benjamin Andsem Harang and they have written a welcome letter just for you!

There is a Facebook group just for you, make sure you check it out!

The presentation from the meeting on Monday 12 August.

 

Changes may occur to the program below, and we will update it shortly with information about where to meet up for the different activities.

First week schedule

The timetable shows the activities organised for all exchange students at UiO, and local events at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

 

Friday 9 August

When

What

Where

10:00-16:00

Meet & Greet

Student from UiO are welcoming new international students both at Gardermoen International Airport and Oslo Central Station

You can sign up for the Meet and Greet. The form is not a mandatory or binding registration. The International Student Reception made this to get an overview over the arrival of new international students 9 August, so they can make your arrival in Oslo a comfortable experience.

Oslo Central Station & Oslo Airport

18:30

First night in Oslo

Just arrived in Oslo? We wish to welcome you to the University of Oslo and have a fun start to your adventure in Norway.

Remember to bring valid ID! Your passport or national ID card are valid IDs. 

TBA

Monday 12 August

When

What

Where

12:30-13:30

Orientation Meeting MN students

Welcome to Norway! Here you will receive information about the University, life in Oslo and the upcoming buddy week.

Meeting point: Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus aud. 5 at 12:15

Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus, Aud. 5

13:30-15:00

Meet Your Buddy Group

You will be assigned to your buddy groups in the Orientation meeting. We will have some fun activities so you get to know each other!

Meeting point: Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus aud. 5.

 

Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus, Aud. 5

15:00-16:00

Welcome Ceremony

The University of Oslo greets all new students with a traditional ceremony at the University Square on Monday 12 August 2019. 

Note that the ceremony is held in Norwegian.

 

Universitetsplassen

16:00

Trip to Frognerparken

Relax after the Welcome ceremony with a walk through the park. We will try to do some speed-friending activities at Frognerparken. After this you can grab some food before the next event.

Meeting point: 16:00 at Universitetshagen downtown. Note that there will be a lot of students at Universitetsplassen for the Welcome ceremony so call Tania if you arrive later

Frognerparken

19:00

Chateau Neuf - Welcome party for UiO

Remember to bring valid ID. Please note that student ID is not accepted

Meeting point: Chateau Neuf entrance

Chateau Neuf

Tuesday 13 August

When

What

Where

10:15-13:00

Orientation Day

At the Orientation Day we will provide you with important information about studying at UiO, student life at UiO and in Oslo, and how to register with the Police. 

Due to limited capacity in Sophus Lies Auditorium, you need to sign up for the event

Meeting point: 09:45 at Chateau NeufMeeting point: 09:45 at Chateau Neuf

Sophus Lies auditorium

13:15-15:00

Grilling at the Institute for Informatics 🌭

We will provide sausages and vegetarian alternatives

Meeting point: 13:15 by the pond outside Informatics building

Ole Johan Dahls hus (outside)
15:00

City tour (with a twist!💃 🕺)

You will be discovering Oslo with your buddy group while participating in a challenge. After this you can grab some food before the next event

Meeting point: 15:30 at National teatret T-bane stop - changes my occur regarding the meeting point so keep contact with your buddy group if you arrive later

Oslo downtown
19:30

Tap your own beer at RF basement

Remember to bring valid ID. Please note that student ID is not accepted

Vilhelm Bjerknes’ hus, RF Basement

Wednesday 14 August

When

What

Where

10:00- 12:00

Police registration help for non-EU students

The Oslo Police Department will be present at UiO and assist students that are non-EU citizens to register that you have arrived in Norway and to book an appointment.

Basement in Georg Sverdrups Hus

10:00-13:00

Registration help for Norwegian courses

International students who need help to register for Norwegian language courses on the Studentweb are welcome to attend this course registration help.

Sophus Bugges hus

12:00-16:00

"Fotorebus" at Blindern Campus

Meeting point: 12:00, entrance of Vilhelm Bjerknes' house

Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus

16:00

Grilling at the Physics Institute 🌭

We will only have some sausages, so bring what you want to grill with you! We provide the grills. 

Meeting point: 16:00 in the back of the Physics Institute

Fysikkbygningen

20:00

English Improv and Silent Disco at Chateau Neuf

Remember to bring valid ID. Please note that student ID is not accepted

Chateau Neuf

Thursday 15 August

When

What

Where

10:30-12:00

Breakfast at RF 🍳 🥞 🥓

We will provide breakfast food including vegetarian alternatives

Meeting point: Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus at 10:30

Vilhelm Bjerknes’ hus, RF Basement

12:00

Trip to the Technical Museum

The Museum is located close to a river so we can have a swim as well if the weather is good

Meeting point: Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus at 12:00

Vilhelm Bjerknes’ hus

17:00

RF Pizza and boardgame evening ♠️ ♣️ ♥️ ♦️ 🃏

As the event will be opened for everybody, we will have pizza at RF before they open, so from 17:00. Make sure you get there on time to get your slice. We provide the pizza!

Remember to bring valid ID. Please note that student ID is not accepted

Meeting point: entrance to Vilhelm Bjerknes hus at 17:00

Meeting point: Entrance to Vilhelm Bjerknes' house from 16:00Meeting point: Entrance to Vilhelm Bjerknes' house from 16:00Meeting point: Entrance to Vilhelm Bjerknes' house from 16:00

Vilhelm Bjerknes’ hus, RF BasementMeeting point: Entrance to Vilhelm Bjerknes' house from 16:00

Friday 16 August

When

What

Where

11:00-16:00

REALstart

A celebration of the study start at MN-faculty!

During this event you can, among other things, participate in a scavenger hunt, listen to talks and try out bubble soccer.

Meeting point: Outside Vilhelm Bjerknes' house entrance at 12:00

Vilhelm Bjerknes’ hus

18:00

Semesterstart party at RF basement

Keep in mind that all the places in Blindern get full fast this day, so make sure to arrive early if you want to get in!

Remember to bring valid ID. Please note that student ID is not accepted

Meeting point: Outside Vilhelm Bjerknes' house entrance at 18:00

Vilhelm Bjerknes’ hus, RF Basement
Published May 31, 2019 3:27 PM - Last modified Aug. 14, 2019 3:05 PM