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Operating systems

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!

How to start

  • 2. Register on the course

    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

  • 3. Course start


    Time: 13:15

    Location: Cambro


About the course

  • Programme/course information

    More information about the course can be found on the course site.
    The course site is

  • Computer account at the department of Computing Science.

    All students taking a course at Umeå University are given a so-called UMU-ID and an email account with the address 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 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 .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.

  • More questions?

    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 You can also contact the study counsellor or you programme director.


New at Umeå University

  • Checklist for admitted students

    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.

    To the checklist for admitted Students

  • The Student web

    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 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.

    Student life begins here

  • Recommended arrival times

    International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular semester, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but no later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme or course.

    If you will have student housing through the Housing Office at Umeå University 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.

  • Orientation

    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 semester (Autumn) or the same day as the semester starts (Spring).

    More about the Orientation this semester.

  • Activate your user account

    As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester in order to, for instance:

    • access the internet in computer labs and the university's wireless network
    • register for courses
    • submit assignments and verify your study results
    • access your student e-mail

    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 start of the semester.

    I want to learn more about my user account (Umu-id)

    For exchange students
    If you are an exchange student, you will receive an email with instructions on 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.

  • Get your UmU card

    When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:

    • building access
    • borrowing card for the University Library system
    • copying and printing card.

    To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.

  • Join a student union

    There are three student unions at Umeå University:

    • Umeå Student Union
    • Umeå Student Union of Science and Technology
    • Umeå Medical and Health Sciences Student Union.

    They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.

    Become a member of a student union!

  • Access to Microsoft Office 365

    Students at Umeå University have free access to the programmes of Microsoft Office 365. This means that you have access to Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Whiteboard Forms, your student email and other services which can facilitate your studies and your collaboration with other students. To access Office 365 you need to activate your UmU-id. 

    Learn more about Office 365 and how to install it on your computer


  • Information due to COVID-19

    Since 1 April 2022, COVID-19 is no longer classified as a threat to public health and a danger to society in Sweden. From Autumn semester 2022, no COVID-related measures will be in place at Umeå University.

    Anyone who is ill or has symptoms that could be COVID-19 must still stay at home from work and studies. Unvaccinated individuals have a personal responsibility to maintain distance to others and avoid places that are crowded.

    COVID-19 and the latest news for new students


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