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The Introduction Programme will introduce you to NMBU's lively student community and to those programmes and services that may help you as you arrive and settle down in Norway and NMBU.
NOTE: The programme is up-dated daily.

By SiT

Introduction Programme 2017

For the introduction programme we welcome:

New exchange students
New international students in the English Bachelor and Master programmes
New international PhD students

See map of campus Ås, with building numbers.

Friday 4 August

All day           

Students arrive

Saturday 5 August

All day                 

Students arrive

11:00-14:00
 

Welcome and social activities

Location:

Pentagon, outside ABC building

Bilderesultat for pentagon siås

 
Sunday 6 August

All day                  

Students arrive

12:00 - 15:00        

Social meet and greet activities. 

Location:

The grass lawn/fotball field next to Samfunnet #42
(If it rains, we go inside the building)

Bilderesultat for storebrand ås

 
Monday 7 August

Location

Building: Urbygningen (Clock building #51)

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

09:30-10:00               

Informal Light Breakfast AND Collect your Start-up packet

10:00-11:30      
      




Official welcome
- Prorector Solve Sæbø
- President of NMBU Student Board Jonas Wettre Thorsen
- Housing Director (SiÅs) Pål Magnus Løken
- Introduction of SiT staff
- Introduction of new students

11:30-11:45

Short Break AND collection of your Start-up packet

11:45-13:00

Introduction to the SiT
- Academic matters on the internet
- Rules and Regulations, Academic Calendar
- Canvas, registration, study plan ect


13:00-14:00
  


LUNCH:
Pizza served in Urbygningen (Clock building #51)
Collection of your Start-up packet

14:00-14:20           

Information from the Student Data Services

14:20-16:00       

1: Individual Student registration, access to network

2: Get your Student card

Location for registration:

Computer Room in Urbygningen (Clock building #51)
3rd floor, right hand side

Location for student card production:  

Urbygningen (Clock building) at SiT located on the first floor

 



14:20-16:00    

NON EU/EEA students

Students who applied for a residence permit outside of Norway ONLY:  
- Book your appointment time with the police station in Ski.
See Masa at SiT for appointment time.
 

16:00

Guided walking tour of NMBU/Ås
We will stop at COOP Extra to cash in checks

Meet in front of Urbygningen (Clock Building #51)

17:00

Guided walking tour of NMBU/Ås
We will stop at COOP Extra to cash in checks

Meet in front of Urbygningen (Clock Building #51)


 
 
Tuesday 8 August


Students required to report to the Follo Police Station in Ski, will be assigned an appointment time for this day. These students must travel on their own to Ski. Travel instructions will be provided. 
(Note: Students living in Oslo, should report to the police station in Oslo.)


All students should attend either the MORNING OR AFTERNOON SESSION depending on their schedule. It is not necessary to attend both.

MORNING SESSION

09:00-09:45            

Norwegian language class

Location:              

Building: Urbygningen (Clock building #51)
Room: Festsalen, 2nd floor

09:45-10:00

Summing up yesterday
Head of SiT, Iben N. Andersen, will be available to answer all kinds of questions

10:00-11:00        

Student Resources at NMBU
- University Chaplain Sigurd Bakke
- International Student Union (ISU)
- Faddergeneral (Buddy general) Svein Henrik Roaldsen
- International Officer (AU, Student Board) Lise
- Ås Health Centre for students


11:00-12:00
        
          


Lunch Break

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

AFTERNOON SESSION

12:00-12:45        

Norwegian language class

Location:              

Building: Urbygningen (Clock building #51)
Room: Festsalen, 2nd floor

12:45-13:00

Summing up yesterday
Head of SiT, Iben N. Andersen, will be availiable to answer all kinds of questions

13:05-14:00        

Student Resources at NMBU
- University Chaplain Sigurd Bakke
- International Student Union (ISU)
- Faddergeneral (Buddy general) Svein Henrik Roaldsen
- International Officer (AU, Student Board) Lise

14:00-16:00

Cultural awareness games - get to know your fellow students
Location: 

Grass lawn in front of Urbygningen (Clock building #51)

(14:00-17:00)  Cancelled!       

Lab Safety Course

 
 
  

Wednesday 9 August

Trip to Oslo, 07:45-16:30

07:45                       

Meet in front of Ås town Hall and Cinema. Do not be late!

BRING GOOD WALKING SHOES and CLOTHES ACCORDING TO WEATHER!

Lunch is provided. Dinner is your own responsibility.

 
 

Thursday 10 August

09:00-10:30          

     

Breakfast and tour of Pentagon
- Mandatory for all students using SiÅs accommodation

Location: 

ABC Building at Pentagon
If you cannot take part in this event please contact SIÅS housing office at utleie@sias.no

10:30-11:30         

 

         

 

Norwegian language class

Location: 

Building: Bioteknologi-bygningen (Biotechnology building #4
Room: Auditorium Aastveit, BT1A.07

11:30-12:00         

           

  
Lunch Break - your responsibility

12:00-13:00

Eating healthy in Norway on a Student Budget
by Patrick Hansen, SiÅs Sports

Location:

Building: Bioteknologi-bygningen (Biotechnology building #4
Room: Auditorium Aastveit, BT1A.07

13:00-13:30         

Campus Safety by Head of Security Bård Tollefsen,

Location: 

Building: Bioteknologi-bygningen (Biotechnology building #4
Room: Auditorium Aastveit, BT1A.07

 

13:30-14:15       



         

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?
- Tuberculosis information

Location: 

Building: Bioteknologi-bygningen (Biotechnology building #4
Room: Auditorium Aastveit, BT1A.07


14:15-15:00        

Information regarding Residence Permit

EU Citizens and Nordic Citizens
- Information about registering with the police
- Application portal
- Norwegian Personal Identification Number

Building: Bioteknologi-bygningen (Biotechnology building #4
Room: Auditorium Aastveit, BT1A.07

16:00-19:00        

      

 

Open House at Eika Training Center
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 Center (#12)

19:00-21:00

Board games night

Location:

Building: Samfunnet #42

  
   

Friday 11 August

09:00-10:00          

Norwegian language class

Location:             

Building: Samfunnet #42
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.

Location:            

Building: Samfunnet #42
Room: Festsalen, 2nd floor


13:00-13:45
         


 BBQ served at Samfunnet
 
 

14:00-14:15

Information about student activities at Samfunnet

Location:

Samfunnet #42 - Festsalen

14:25-16:00       

International Student Union (ISU) General Assembly

Location:              

Samfunnet #42 – Festsalen

 

Saturday 12 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 you buddy at your faculty.

-If you do not know where it is, ask SiT or look for people wearing the colour of your faculty:
REALTEK    = Pink
LANDSAM   = Yellow
MINA         = Green
KBM           = Turquise
BIOVIT       = Red
HH             = Dark Blue

10:00-12:00

In Norwegian

Welcome for Norwegian Students in Aud max
Pro-rector Solve Sæbø &
Faddergeneral (Buddy general) Svein Henrik Roaldsen

Information on Registration and Student Data Service

16:00-18:00

Social activities with your faddergruppe (buddy group)

Location See program for your faculty, or talk to your fadder (Buddy).
18:00 -->

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

Location Pentagon

Sunday 13 August

18:00 or 20:00

         

Movie/Cinema

Join your faddergruppe (buddy group) and watch the movie "The House" at the cinema in Ås.
Get your free ticket from your fadder (buddy). The ticket will state whether you are on the 6 pm show or the 8 pm show.

Location

Cinema in Ås town centre

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Monday 14 August 

08:45

         

Information day and welcome at your faculty

See program for your faculty here: 
https://www.nmbu.no/en/welcome/official-welcome-at-faculty

Location

See program for your faculty, ask your fadder (buddy), or look for people wearing the colour of your faculty: 

REALTEK    = Pink
LANDSAM = Yellow
MINA         = Green
KBM           = Turquise
BIOVIT       = Red
HH              = Dark Blue

19:00

Comedy lecture from Julian S. Bourrelle 

Julien Bourrelle is a comedian that inspires and informs about the social challanges internationals meet when they come to Norway. The event will be in English. Come to Aud.Max at Samfunnet for a humorous, yet interesting lecture on Norwegians' social behaviur. This will be an event for both Norwegian and international students. 

Loactaion

Aud.max at Samfunnet

Bilderesultat for aud max

21:00

Debate about the national election
- popcorn and waffles will be served

Festsalen at Samfunnet

Tuesday 15 August

August block begins  Se course schedule
18:00  Rebusløp - 'Treasure hunt' on campus 
Location

Meet outside Samfunnet, Bodega entrance

Wednesday 16 August 

12:00-15:00

         

Graskurs 'Grass course' part 1

All student organisations and teams will introduce themseles (Mostly in Norwegian). After the presentations, you can visit the different stands and talk to the teams you find interesting. 

Location

Aud.Max at Samfunnet

Bilderesultat for aud max

14:00-15:00

Changing courses - for Erasmus+ students

Any changes to the Erasmus learning agreement MUST be reported to your home institution. Please contact international@nmbu.no if you cannot attend, and want to change your courses.

 

Location

At the Students information Center (SiT)
Urbygningen (Clock building #51)