Introduction Programme for International Students 2019

  • Introduction Programme for International Students 2019
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    Håkon Sparre, NMBU

Welcome as a new student at NMBU! The programme for the Introduction week (5 - 9 August) and Buddy week (10- 16 August) is below. Minor changes can occur.

Introduction Programme for International Students 2019

 

Friday 2 August 

10:00 - 17:00     Student arrive: Pick-up service from bus or train station to campus. 

17:00 - 19:00      Potluck Dinner
Everyone make some food to share and join fellow students for an informal potluck dinner.
Location:   ABC Basement


Saturday 3 August 

10:00 - 17:00      Students arrive: Pick-up service from bus or train station to campus. 

19:00 Meet at in front of ABC Basement
Meet the International Officer to walk over to Samfunnet together for the Movie Night.

20:00 - ??           Movie Night at Samfunnet
Location:  
Samfunnet


Sunday 4 August

10:00 - 17:00      Students arrive: Pick-up service from bus or train station to campus.

11:00 - 14:00      Social activity: Brunch Grocery Shopping with ESN and ISU
The Erasmus Student Network in Ås
facilitates a brunch on campus and will take students grocery shopping to the Coop Extra
Location:   ABC Building at Pentagon

 

Monday 5 August 

Location: Urbygningen (Clock Building), room: Festsalen 2nd floor

Remember to bring official identification (Passport) 

08:30 - 09:15      Norwegian Language Class

09:15 - 09:30      Information regarding your Start-up packet 

09:30 - 10:30      Breakfast Buffet and Collect your Start-up Packets
Breakfast sponsored by SiT will be served in the "Hjerterommet" which is located on the first floor of the Clock Building. During the breakfast break, make sure to collect your start-up packet which you will need for the afternoon activities.

10:30 - 11:30      Official welcome by:

 - Prorector Solve Sæbø

 - Student Board President Tord Hauge 

 - Housing Director (SiÅs) Pål Magnus Løken

 - Introduction of SiT staff

 - Introduction of new students

11:30 - 11:45     Short break AND collection of Start-Up Packet

11:45 - 13:00     Introduction to Student Information Centre (SiT)

 - Information regarding the programme for the Introduction Week

 - Where to find info on academic matters on the Internet

 - Rules and Regulations, Student Information Centre

 - Information on NMBU-network, Canvas, your study plan

13:00 - 14:00     LUNCH Break
Visit one of the on-campus cafeterias or eat your packed lunch

14:00 - 14:20     Information from the Student Data Service

14:20 - 16:00     

1: Individual Student registration, access to network 

2: Get your Student card

3: Erasmus Exchange Students - "Confirmation of Arrival" form can be signed at SiT

Location for registration: Computer Room in Urbygningen 3rd floor

Location for Student card production: Urbygningen (Clock building) at Student Information Centre (SiT)

16:30 Meet at in front of ABC Basement
Meet the International Officer to walk over to Samfunnet together for the Board Game Night.

17:00 - ?    Social Activity: Board Game Night and Meet the Faddergeneral
International Officer invites everyone for a board game night together with student organisation Kort og Bredt.
The Faddergeneral will be there to make sure everyone has a fadder (buddy) for Fadderuka.
Location:   Samfunnet

Tuesday 6 August

Students required to report to the Follo Police Station should have been assigned an appointment time. (Note: Students living in Oslo, should report to the police station in Oslo)

Plan to attend either the MORNING OR AFTERNOON SESSION depending on your schedule.

- IMMIGRATION SESSION for EU and NORDIC citizens starts at 15:00

- IMMIGRATION SESSION for everyone else starts at 15:45

MORNING SESSION

08:30 - 09:15    Norwegian language class

Location:            Urbygningen (Clock building), room: Festsalen, 2nd floor

09:15 - 09:45    Questions & answers. 
If you have any questions please ask them in plenary, as 25 other students are most likely wondering about the same thing ;O)

09:45 - 10:45    Student Resources at NMBU

 - University Chaplain for Students, Sigurd Bakke

 - International Student Union (ISU)

- Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

 - Faddergeneral (Buddy general)

 - International Officer (AU, Student Board)

10:45 - 11:00   BREAK

11:00 - 11:45   Academic Resources

 - University Library

 - Writing Centre at NMBU

11:45    LUNCH BREAK

 Bring your own lunch and have a picnic in front of the Clock Building with your fellow students

AFTERNOON SESSION

12:00 - 12:45   Norwegian language class

Location:     Urbygningen (Clock building), room: Festsalen, 2nd floor

12:45 - 13:00   Questions & answers. 
If you have any questions please ask them in plenary, as 25 other students are most likely wondering about the same thing ;O)

13:05 - 14:00   Student Resources at NMBU

 - University Chaplain for Students, Sigurd Bakke

 - International Student Union (ISU)

 - Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

 - Faddergeneral (Buddy general)

 - International Officer (AU, Student Board)

14:00 - 14:15   BREAK

14:15 - 15:00   Academic Resources

 - University Library

 - Writing Centre at NMBU

IMMIGRATION SESSIONS

15:00 - 15:45   Information regarding Residence Permit

EU Citizens and NORDIC Citizens

Residence permit and Norwegian ID information

- Information about registering with the police

- Application portal

- Norwegian ID information

- Banking

- Health services

15:45 - 16:30  Information regarding Residence Permit

NON-EU Citizens

Residence permit and Norwegian ID information

- What happens after you report to the police?

- When and how can I apply for a Norwegian identity number?

- Banking

- Health services

- Tuberculosis information 

16:30 Meet at in front of ABC Basement
Meet the International Officer to walk over to the Bike Sale together.

18:00 - 19:00   Bike sale
Bring some cash to get a secondhand bike. They go quick, so arrive on time.
Location:
   Kajaveien 15a.

 

Wednesday 7 August

Exploration Day

Students are encouraged to become better acquainted with their new environment. Below are day trip suggestions which will give students a chance to experience Norwegian culture and become familiar with the public transportation system.

Each student is responsible for all expenses, including transportation. Guided tours by student representatives will be offered to the following locations:

Tour of Oslo

Trip to Drøbak

Hike Around Årungen

Meeting locations for the above trips will be announced on this Facebook Event.


On your own
Trip to Oslo + IKEA 

Bus/Ferry to Oslo 


18:00 ISU Election and Pizza Night
Come and vote, eat pizza or maybe even run for election!

Location:     Urbygningen (Clock building), room: Festsalen, 2nd floor

 

Thursday 8 August

09:00 - 10:00   Norwegian language class

Location until Lunch:   Bioteknologi-bygningen (Biotechnology building) Room: Auditorium Aastveit, BT1A.07

10:00 - 11:00   Eating healthy in Norway on a Student Budget 
                         by Patrick Hansen, SiÅs Sports

11:00 - 11:20   Campus safety by Head of Security, Bård Tollefsen

11:20 - 11:45   Welcome to Ås Municipality
                       
by Camila Sæbjørnsen, Municipal Commissioner of Culture
Learn more about what the local community has to offer, but also how you can become engaged.

12:00 - 13:00   Tour de Pentagon
Mandatory for all students using university accommodation

Location:   ABC Building at Pentagon

13:00 - 14:00   LUNCH sponsored by SiÅS and Ås Municipality

15:30 - 18:00   Open House at Eika Training Centre
Bring your sports gear and shoes, and get ready to exercise! Eika offers team sports, climbing wall, group training in hall and on bike,strength and fitness rooms for self-training, personal training,exercise guidance and dietary guidance.

Location:   Eika Training Centre

20:00 - ?   Hang Out at Pentagon
Just come to chat and relax.

 

Friday 9 August

09:00 - 10:00   Norwegian language class

Location:   Samfunnet, room: Festsalen, 2nd floor

10:00 - 13:00   Cultural awareness

Communicating across cultures can be a difficult experience. All successful communication results from one person understanding the meaning and intention of what another person has said.

13:00 - 14:00   Lunch at Samfunnet

There will be grilling outdoors sponsored by SiT

15:00 - 16:00   Tour of Samfunnet
16:00 - ?          Speedfriending at Samfunnet

20:00  Unofficial Start of Fadderuke

 

Saturday 10 August

09:00 - 10:00   Fadderuke (buddy week) begins: Meet your fadder (buddy), faddergruppe (buddy group) and your fellow Norwegian students.

The Norwegian students will do their registrations this weekend, so if you have already registered, tell your buddy and plan with him/her when and where you can meet them in the afternoon for social activities.

Location:   Meet your buddy at your faculty

10:00 - 12:40   Welcome to Norwegian Students in Auditorium Maximum (Important: Only in Norwegian)

 - Faddergeneral (Buddy general)

 - Information on Registration and Student Data Service

15:00 - 18:00   Social activities with your faddergruppe (Buddy group)

Location:     See program for your faculty, or talk to your fadder (Buddy)

18:00 à        Welcome BBQ party

Rector, the Prorectors, Directors of both NMBU and SiÅs will be serving you hot dogs, hamburgers, meat, vegetarian and salad.

Location:    ABC building at Pentagon

 

Sunday 11 August

10:30 - 12:00   Norwegian Church Service
All are welcome to attend a Norwegian church service translated to English to welcome international students to Ås.
Location:     Ås kirke

 

Friday 16 August

12:30     Matriculation CeremonyThe ceremony is for all degree students admitted to the university for the first time, 3-year bachelor and 2-year master programmes.

Location:   Grass lawn in front of Tårnbygningen (Tower building)


Friday 30 August

13:00 - 14:00 Add/Drop Courses for Exchange Students
Represententatives from each faculty will be available to assist exchange students finalize course selection for the autumn parallel.

Location: Student Information Centre (SiT) at Urbygningen (Clock building) at Student Information Centre (SiT)
 

Wednesday 4 September
12:00 - 14:00 Tuberculosis Sceening
Students who from a country with a high and very high occurrence of tuberculosis must report for check. Nurses will be on campus to start the process for the check. To find out if you come from a country with a high occurrence of tuberculosis see the Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Location: Basement in the Clock Building
Published 6. June 2018 - 10:36 - Updated 2. August 2019 - 14:31