Welcome to Norway and the University of Agder!

At the orientation day the new international students will get information about their academic process at UiA and life in Kristiansand and Grimstad. There will also be information and the possibility to ask questions to representatives from the University about vaccination office, and police registrations among other. During the orientation meeting you will get a lot of important information regarding your stay in Norway, as well as the opportunity to meet your fellow students and your academic advisors. Please bring the information pack and a notebook with you to the orientation meeting!

As of August 5th, the orientation day program for Kristiansand looks like this:


Orientation Day Programme, August 11th 2017


Welcome by the International Education Office


Welcome by Rector Frank Reichert


IT-services: Arve Ebeltoft/ Tone Aasheim


Examination office: Randi Løvdal


Accommodation: SiA, Hege Reinertsen


What to do if you need someone to talk to: Eli Stålesen and Hans Jørgen Wennesland


The Student Organisation in Agder (STA): Kristian Bjelbøle Bakken


Coffee break


Practical information from the International Education Office: Mette Høgbråt Pedersen and Anne Martins Bjærke


Erasmus Student Network (ESN): ESN Board


Group photo: Jan Arve Olsen


Lunch in Kafé Kampus


Tour of campus: meet Vilhelm Krag’s Hall

Your buddies will guide you around campus, and then take you to the room where you can find your supervisors at 14:30


Meet your academic supervisors:

  • Students taking most classes at the Faculty of Humanities and Education: Room B2 004

  • Students taking most classes at the School of Business and Law: B2 003

  • Students taking most classes at the Faculty of Social Sciences: Room H1 058

  • Students taking most classes at the Faculty of Fine Arts: Room G2 019

  • Students taking biology with Alfred Christy: Room J1 060


For Global Mobility students only: Meeting with the International Education Office and faculty representatives: Room A4 019


ESN will sell Chess SIM cards for 50 NOK. Bring a valid ID. - Vilhelm Krag’s Hall


ESN Welcome dinner in the cafeteria



See here for the newest orientation day programmes for Kristiansand and Grimstad.

For students not arriving on this date: Information is also sent to your emails from both the University of Agder and ESN Agder. ESN cards may be bought another time during our office hours. 


How to get to the University on your first day

Buddies from ESN Agder will meet you outside your accommodation and bring you to the campus. Times can be located in the program you have in your welcome packages. Bring them along and please be on time. We trust that those of you who live on campus can find your way on your own (see map of campus).
All students should meet in Vilhelm Krag's Hall (Vrimle), which is the large entrance hall when you enter through the main entrance (by the large statue).
More info on this and more can also be found in the semester start brochure which can be downloaded here.

We're looking forward to see you there!

11/08/2017 - 09:00