WELCOME TO THE COURSE
Congratulations! You have been admitted to the course Operating systems at Umeå University spring 2021. In the welcome letter you will find information that is valuable before the start of the course. If you have questions, you will find contact information below. We wish you a warm welcome to the course and hope that you will enjoy yourself with us in Umeå and the Department of Computer Science!
Have you been admitted to a course or programme, but do not wish to keep your place? Then you should decline your offer by logging in to your account at Universityadmissions.se. In doing so, you free up your place to someone who is on the waiting list.
If you are in need of special support due to disability, you should apply for that in good time before you start your studies. Find more information about support for studying with disabilities.Close
Once you have accepted your place, you must register for the course. In this course, you must register on the student website yourself before the course starts. You can do this from 2021-01-11 to 2021-01-21.
If you have not registered before 2021-01-23, you will lose your place on the course.
To be able to register for the course, you must first activate your user account (UmU ID). More information on how to register on the student web can be found on the page https://www.umu.se/student/mina-studier/sa-funkar-studentwebbenClose
More information about the course can be found on the course site.
The course site is www.cambro.umu.se
All students taking a course at Umeå University are given a so-called UMU-ID and an email account with the address UMUfirstname.lastname@example.org. This email address is your primary address. You can change this address through in “Studentwebben". Students that takes net-based courses or courses that are given in Cambro or in Canvas are believed to use the UMU-address.
As a student at the department of Computing Science, you also get a user at the department and an email address email@example.com linked to it. Teachers on campus-courses or courses not using Cambro or canvas, send all their information to this address. If you want to e-mails to go to a different address instead, do the following:
Go to the website http://webapps.cs.umu.se/ .Click on the link named "Mail forwarding" and log in with your cs-username and password. On that page there is a heading "Mail forwarding" and a text box. Enter the email address that you normally read your mail from there. (You can enter multiple addresses if you wish.)Click the "Save Settings" and you're done.Close
If you have more questions after reading this information, you can contact the students office at the department of Computing Science. You can reach them by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org You can also contact the study counsellor or you programme director.Close
The pandemic has caused an uncertainty regarding how teaching and examination can be carried out in the near future, and we ask for your understanding in not being able to give you promises on how you will conduct your studies during your stay in Umeå. The university takes the health and safety of our students and staff seriously and we adapt our activities based upon the current spread of infection. This means that parts of your studies may take place online. Our priority is to ensure high quality education and provide access to campus to those activities that must be conducted in person.
The best way to stay updated and learn how your studies may be affected is on the student web.Close
Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University. It includes: how to secure housing, getting a residence permit (for citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland), tuition payment (if applicable), travel directions and more.Close
International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular term, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but not later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme.
If you will have housing through the International Housing Office you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.
Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.Close
Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins a few days before the start of the term (Autumn) or the same day as the term starts (Spring).Close
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the term start in order to, for instance:
If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the term start.
I want to learn more about my user account (Umu-id)
For exchange students
If you are an exchange student, you will receive information on arrival about how to activate your account.
Help! It's not working
If you are having problems activating your account or logging in, please contact our Servicedesk. You will find answers to common questions, and can submit enquiries.
When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:
To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.Close
There are three student unions at Umeå University:
They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.Close
The website for current students has all sorts of information about services, support, legal and practical matters at Umeå University. You can sign in to the Cambro and Moodle learning platforms, see your schedule and course overview, register for a course, get a study certificate, apply for a degree or sign up for an examination.Close