Orientation Week schedule FBA 2019

Orientation Week is full of exciting events that help you prepare for having a successful start as a student at Nord University. Explore the Orientation Week for all new students at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture below.

Orientation Week events specifically organised for MSc Biology students are held 19 - 23 August. Information about it will be forthcoming.

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nternational students are required to attend a compulsory orientation programme held by the International Office on Monday, 12 August. View full programm herePlease note that the faculty information meeting 14:00 - 15:00 on Monday is intended for exchange students only

Changes to the schedule may occur. Please check the schedule closer to the start of the orientation week for a most up to date version.
MONDAY - FRIDAY, 5 - 9 AUGUST 2019
12:00 - 13:00 Welcome Committee

Where:
 "Velkomsten" room A134 (entrance A, passed the stairs and the first door on your right hand-side) 
Who: All new students

Between 5 - 9 August, 12:00 - 13:00, you have the opportunity to meet a representative of your study programme at Nord University. But also if you have any question or need help come along and speak to one of the students from Welcome Committee. They will be pleased to offer their assistance. Check out their webpage for more information here.  

SUNDAY, 11 AUGUST 2019

18:00 Pre-study BBQ

Where: Outside the main canteen (find your way here)
Who: All new students

The student's welfare organisation "Studentinord" is hosting a BBQ party for all new students outside the main canteen, where the Rector and Deans at Nord University will be the Head Chefs for the evening and serve food;) This is an exciting event to meet new students.

MONDAY, 12 AUGUST 2019

10:00 - 14:00 Orientation meeting 

Where: A14, Petter Dass, Bodø
Who: All new international students

The International Office at Nord University is holding an orientation day for all international students, which is packed with important information and useful events to help you get familiar with the university. The orientation day is mandatory for international students to attend. View the full programme here. Please note that the faculty information meeting 14:00 - 15:00 on Monday is intended for exchange students only. 

Orientation Week and faculty info meetings specifically organised for full-degree students of the MSc in Biosciences are held 19 - 23 August.  

16:00 
BBQ 

Where: 
Outside the main canteen (find your way here)
Who: All new international students

The student's welfare organisation "Studentinord" is hosting a BBQ party for all new international students outside the main canteen. This is a great way to meet other international students.
TUESDAY, 13 AUGUST 2019

11:00 Opening new academic year 2019/20 - Official ceremony

Where: Outside the main entrance (find your way) 
Who: All new students

Please note that the ceremony is held in Norwegian. 

13:0
0 Opening new academic year - Faculty Welcome FBA

Where: A12 Elsa Laula Renberg (find your way)
Who: All new students at Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA)

Please note that the ceremony is held partly in Norwegian, partly in English. 

14:15 Refreshments will be served outside the auditorium

14:30 Meet your buddy - Faculty's student union Nugla

Where: A12 Elsa Laula Renberg (find your way)
Who: All new students at Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture

Welcome from the student union Nugla. All new students meet the faculty's buddies and become part of a buddy group. The buddies will guide you through the coming weeks and help you settle in. For more information check out the buddy programme.

WEDNESDAY, 14 AUGUST 2019

11:00-12:00 Pizza lunch

Where: Main entrance "Gråsona" (find your way)
Who: All new students at Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA)

All new students at FBA can eat as much as they want. Free pizza is served!

14:15-15:30 How to survive as a student

Where: A13 Elias Blix (find your way)
Who: All new students

The student host at Nord University, Øystein Strømsnes, will offer his best tips to help you survive and thrive in your first year of uni. The lecture is held in Norwegian, but stay tuned for a chance to win tickets for the music festival "Parkenfestivalen" in Bodø. They only way in is to win, as the festival is sold out.


Evening activity

The student union Nugla arranges activities in the evening. Tickets for sale

THURSDAY, 15 AUGUST 2019

08:00-10:00 Breakfast hosted by Studentinord

Where: Main canteen (find your way)
Who: All new students

Get a good start in the morning with delicious free breakfast. This is also a good way to meet fellow students. 

10:30-14:00 Tour de Nord

Where:
 tba
Who: All new students

Join your buddy group in a scavenger hunt, which takes you around campus. At the end of this not-to-miss event all participants can enjoy themselves with great music and free food.