Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences!

This information is aimed at international exchange students who have been admitted to studies at UiO, in order to prepare for their arrival and semester start. Are you looking for admission to UiO?

Orientation week and buddy activities for international students

The Orientation week for new international students is a week of events to help new students settle in, get to know Oslo, meet people and have fun! We highly recommend that you organize your travel to Oslo on time to take part in the events.

To help you feel settled and ‘at home’ as soon as possible, there are lots of social activities organised in this period. There will be buddy activities both during the day and in the evening so you will not be short of plans during your first week.

The Faculty of Social Sciences will divide all new international exchange students arriving in January into buddy groups. You will get more information about your buddy group in the welcome meeting.

Orientation week: Program

NB: Please note that there may be changes to the program. We will try to let you know as best as we can, but please try to check this program regularly. 

The Orientation week for new international students is a week of events to help new students settle in, get to know Oslo, meet people and have fun!

Friday, August 9

When What Where
10:00-16:00

Meet and Greet service

Oslo airport and Oslo Central Station
18:30-11:59

First night in Oslo 

Please remember to bring valid ID! A copy of your passport or national ID card is not valid. 

To be announced

Monday, August 12

When What Where
09:15-10.00

Welcome meeting

You will get information about the program for the Orientation week. You will also meet your buddies and buddy group.

Auditorium 1 in Eilert Sundts hus (At campus Blindern).
10:15-12:00

Introduction games

Time to break the ice and put some names to all the new faces! We provide the games, you just need to bring your best self and be ready to make new friends!

Eilert Sundts hus 
12:15 - 13:00

Free lunch

Sandwiches will be served. There will be vegetarian options as well. 

Eilert Sundts hus
13:00-14:00

Campus tour

Where’s the grocery store? Where’s Knutepunktet? Which cafe is the best? Your buddies will show you around! 

Eilert Sundt hus/ Blindern
15:00-16.00

Welcome cermony

The University of Oslo greets all new students with a traditional ceremony at the University Square.

After the cermony we`ll break for a few hours in order for you to get to relax and eat befor Battle-night at U1. It’s possible to hang with some of the Buddies and grab some food if some students don’t want to go home.  
 

Universitestplassen, Karl Johans gate 47

18:00 -24:00

Battle night at U1 
New students team up against each other to see who can win the legendary battle night at U1! Doors open already at 17:00 and the Battle starts at 18:00.

U1 at Eilert Sundts hus

Tuesday, August 13

When What Where
10:15-13.00

Orientation day for new international students at UiO

After the orientation meeting, you can go home and rest until Amazing race.

Sophus Lies auditorium

18.00- 22.00

Amazing race

It’s time to get to know your new hometown! New students get know Oslo through a race against each other with fun tasks around the town. The race starts from Nationaltheateret (outside the metro station) and ends in Frogner park, where we’ll stay and enjoy the evening.  
 

Meet up at Nationaltheateret

Wednesday, August 14

When What  
09.15-10:00

Orientation meeting for exchange students at The Faculty of Social Sciences

SV-info will give you important information about your stay as a student at UiO. 

Auditorium 1 in Eilert Sundts hus
10.00-12.00

Registration help - Studentweb 

If you need help to register for courses on Studentweb, please come by our registration help (drop-in).

PC-room 350 and 351 in the third floor in Eilert Sundts hus
12.00-17:00

SV-rebus

SV-rebus involves fun tasks around the faculty building for all the new students! Meet up at 12:00 infront of Eilert Sundt hus. Our color will be dark green, so put on your green t-shirts and scarfs!  
 

Eilert Sundts hus 
19.00-22:00

Russeparty  
 Are you fan of the Norwegian tv- show Skam and have seen the nowegian russeparties? Well, now’s your chance to be part of one! We have a russebuss coming up to Sognsvann and everyone will have a chance to ride in it. Food will be served. 

P.S. put something red on! 

Sognsvann
22:00> Cheateu Neuf
After the russeparty it’s possible to continue to Chateu Neuf fot those who want.  
Please remember to bring valid ID (student ID is not accepted).
Chateau Neuf

Thursday, August 15

When What  
10.00-15.00

Registration help - Studentweb

If you need help to register for courses on Studentweb, please come by our registration help (drop-in).

PC-room 350 and 351 in the third floor in Eilert Sundts hus
14:00-18:00

SV-Park event 
Time to chill with some BBQ and park games. This is also a great chance to make friends with Norwegian students from the Faculty!  
 

Forskningsparken

20:00-22:00 Hygge Evening 
Norwegians love quizzes so of course we had to have one on the agenda! The new students get to hang out at some of the Buddies places, test their knowledge with a quiz and eat Norwegian snacks. 
More info about the locations later from the buddies.

Friday, August 16

When What  
12.15-14.15

Introduction to the Library and IT-services

Auditorium 1, Eilert Sundts hus

 

17:00- 19:30

Party-prep with your buddy groups 
Your buddies will organize a gettogether before we all head to U1, please refer to them for exact time and place. 
 

You will get information on the exact time and place from your buddies.
20:00>

SVFF-Night 

We end up Orientation Week with a bang! U1 is hosting a big party for all the new students for the whole Faculty of Social Sciences. The bar is prioritizing the new student's entrance until 21:30 (we'll get wristbands). The buddy groups aim to be at U1 around 20:00.

Please remember to bring valid ID (student ID is not accepted).

U1 at Eilert Sundts hus

Events for all international students

Knutepunktet - the International Student Reception also organize events for international students in and after orientation week. Go to events calendar.

Questions regarding orientation week?

Please contact SV-info for questions about the administrative events. 

Please contact your buddy coordinator for questions about the social activities:

  •  Stella Saaresaho 
  • Phone: +358 451137747 
  • E-mail: stellasa@student.sv.uio.no 

 

 

Published June 18, 2019 8:33 AM - Last modified July 5, 2019 11:08 AM