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 just before the start of each semester.
The Orientation consists of a series of lectures and activities that are designed to help you become acquainted with life in Umeå and studies at our university. It also offers a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.
We will soon publish the dates for Orientation spring 2022.
Orientation autumn 2021 consisted of three parts:
a series of short films on this website
three digital events (in Zoom) 25-27 August
social activities, organised by the Buddy Programme. More information will be presented during the webinar on 25 August, posted on the Buddy Programme Facebook page and sent by email to those who have signed up to the Buddy Programme.
Orientation Programme webinars
The three Orientation webinars each has a separate theme. You have the chance to get to know more about studies and student life at Umeå University, the city of Umeå and ask questions. This is how they were organised during the autumn 2022. We will soon update this page with information about spring 2022.
Day 1, 13.00-14.30 - Welcome to Umeå University
Welcome to Umeå University – a newcomer’s guide
Welcome from the University Management
Safety and security on campus, including COVID19 adjustments
Insights into Swedish Culture
Basics for your studies - tips from current students
Student services at Infocenter
Good to know for incoming exchange students and tuition-fee-paying students
Day 2, 13.00-14.00 - Studies at Umeå University
Studies at Umeå University – a newcomer’s guide
Introduction to the Swedish study system
The Student Health Service
The University Chaplaincy
The University Library
Day 3 August, 13.00-14.15 - Things to do in Umeå
Things to do in Umeå – student and city life – a newcomer’s guide
The city of Umeå – Visit Umeå
The student unions
Tips from current students about other associations and things to do in Umeå