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.

The buddy system starts Monday 8 January 2018. 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 Hanne Ødegaard Notø and Odd-Tørres Lunde. They have written a welcome letter just for you!

You will soon be assigned to a buddy group and there is a Facebook group just for you, make sure you check it out! The buddy groups can be found here and on Facebook.

You will meet your buddy and buddy group at the information meeting on Monday (see schedule below) in the Vilhelm Bjerknes' building (on the ground floor of the Science Library).

The buddy groups will follow the program of events by the University as well as the activities each group decide that they want to do, the general programme can be found on the Events pages.

There is a registration help session for the Norwegian classes on 10 January between 9 and 12 noon.

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. Changes in the program may occur.

Friday 5 January

When

What

Where

10:00-15:00

Meet & Greet

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

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.

Ole Johan Dahls hus, Escape

Monday 8 January

When

What

Where

12:00-13:00

Orientation Meeting

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

Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus, Aud.1

13:00-14:30

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!

Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus, Aud.1

14:30-16:30

Norway in a Nutshell

This is a presentation about Norwegian people and their strange customs. Some traditional Norwegian food will be served.

Georg Sverdrups hus, Aud. 1

16:30

Free Pizza

Pizza will be served at Escape. There can be gluten free, vegetarian and vegan alternatives. Contact Hanne or Odd-Tørres if you have any allergies or dietary needs.

Ole Johan Dahls hus, Escape

17:30

Hurtigstevnemøte and Other Activities

We have organized some interesting activities to get you out of your comfort zone, while getting to know the other international students.

Ole Johan Dahls hus, Escape

19:00-23:00

Board Game Evening

This will be a relaxed get together with the option to play board games.

Ole Johan Dahls hus, Escape

Tuesday 9 January

When

What

Where

10:00-12:00

Orientation Day

Here you will receive lots of practical information about studying in Oslo and UiO.

Georg Sverdrups hus, Aud. 1

12:00-17:00

Ice Skating and Activities at Tøyen

There is free skate rental at the ice rink. Hot chocolate and buns will be served there as well. In addition, there is free entrance to the Munch Museum and the Natural History Museum from 12-16!

Rudolf Nilsens plass, Tøyen

19:00-23:00

Kranførerkurs and Relaxation by the Fireplace

Tap your own beer and hang out at RF-kjelleren! We will make a “fireplace” and just mingle.

Vilhelm Bjerknes’ hus, RF-kjelleren (Basement)

Wednesday 10 January

When

What

Where

TBA

Police Registration Help

This is a police registration for non-EU citizens. Bring your passport and your decision letter from UDI or printout of UDI e-mail confirming that your application has been processed.

TBA

10:00-12:00

Norwegian Course Registration Help

The deadline for signing up for Norwegian courses is Thursday January 11. Here you will receive help to register for the courses, and staff from the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian studies will be present to assist you and answer your questions about Norwegian language courses.

Sophus Bugges hus, PC room

15:00-19:30

Café to Café

We will meet by the entrance of Vilhelm Bjerknes’ hus at 15:00 and tour the cafés on campus together. Most of the campus cafés will be open, and this will be a great opportunity to see different places to meet friends or just relax.

Blindern Campus

20:00-23:00

Quiz Night

This quiz will be hosted by Universitas, Norway’s biggest student newspaper.

Ole Johan Dahls hus, Escape

Thursday 11 January

When

What

Where

13:00-16:00

Oslo Sightseeing by Bus

This is a guided bus tour which visits different tourist attractions in Oslo. At each attraction you will have the opportunity to go out of the bus and explore the sight.

Meetup outside of Knutepunktet – International student Reception

16:00-17:00

Free Pizza

Pizza will be served at RF-kjelleren. There can be gluten free, vegetarian and vegan alternatives. Contact Hanne or Odd-Tørres if you have any allergies or dietary needs.

Vilhelm Bjerknes’ hus, RF-kjelleren (Basement)

17:00

Movie Night

There will be a movie screening in RF-kjelleren.

Vilhelm Bjerknes’ hus, RF-kjelleren (Basement)

19:00-23:00

Board Game Evening

This will be a relaxed get together with the option to play board games.

Vilhelm Bjerknes’ hus, RF-kjelleren (Basement)

Friday 12 January

When

What

Where

10:30-17:00

Cross Country Skiing and Bonfire

We will go on a trip in the Sognsvann area, also known as the middle of Oslo. There will be free cross country ski rental and we will build a bonfire where it will be possible to keep warm and grill hotdogs. Meet in front of Vilhelm Bjerknes’ hus at 10:00, or alternatively meet at Sognsvann T-bane station at 10:30. You will get your skis upon arrival at Sognsvann. This is fit for both experienced and inexperienced skiers.

Sognsvann

 

Published Jan. 6, 2016 4:13 PM - Last modified Jan. 2, 2018 1:02 PM