Orientation Day for the fall semester 2018 will be Friday 10th of August

 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!
The program for the orientation day is not yet posted. However, it is likely it will only be slightly different from last semester: 

Orientation Day Programme Campus Kristiansand, January 5th 2018

09:00         Welcome by the International Education Office
09:05         Welcome by Vice-rector Stephen Seiler
09:10         IT-services: Arve Ebeltoft/ Tone Aasheim
09:20         Examination office: Randi Løvdal
09:45         Accommodation: SiA, Hege Reinertsen
10:00         What to do if you need someone to talk to: Eli Stålesen
10:15         The Student Organisation in Agder (STA): Kristian Bjelbøle Bakken
10:30         Coffee break
10:45         Practical information from the International Education Office: Mette Høgbråt Pedersen and Anne Martins Bjærke
11:30         Erasmus Student Network (ESN): ESN Board
11:45         Group photo: Jan Arve Olsen
12:00         Lunch in Kafé Kampus
13:30-14:20 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
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*
                   • Students taking Outdoor Education: Room*


* The locations for meeting with your academic supervisors may be subject to change
15:30-16:00 For Global Mobility students only: Meeting with the International Education Office and faculty representatives: Room A4 019?
15:30-18:00 in Vilhelm Krag’s Hall
                 • ESN will give out your username and password and “emergency card”
18:00         ESN Welcome dinner in the cafeteria


Orientation Day is planned and hosted by UiA. ESN Agder assists during the day with different services:

* Selling ESN cards - please bring along valid ID. We prefer cash, but also accept Visa or MasterCard payments.

* Campus tour with your buddy group

* Snacks in between courses

* Welcome dinner (free food!) in the afternoon

* ESN Agder will also have an introduction on their organization and current board during the plenaries


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 student 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.