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 term.
The Orientation consists of a series of lectures and activities that are designed to help you to 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 strongly recommend that you arrive in time to take part in the Orientation.
The Orientation Spring term 2019 starts on Monday 21 January at 12.30 with a programme in Aula Nordica (main Campus).
12.30–12.45 Welcome from Umeå University
12.45–13.05 Insights into Swedish culture
13.05–13.20 Introduction to the Swedish study system
13.20–13.40 Infocenter, Study Guidance, Student Health Service
13.40-13.45 IKSU Sports Centre
13.45–14.15 Afternoon break
14.15–14.30 City of Umeå
14.30–14.45 Buddy Programme
14.45–14.55 University Library
14.55–15.10 Student Unions
15.10–15.15 Church on Campus
18.00 Buddy Programme Opening (Aula Nordica)
20.30 Mingle event at Rouge
17.00 Photo Scavenger Hunt (meet at the fountain by Universum Building)
12.00 Team Building Day (meet at the fountain by Universum Building)
21.00 International Pub at Rex
Some departments arrange meetings for their new international students only, in addition to the Orientation. If you cannot find your department in this list - show up for your first lecture!
Department of Computing Science
Welcome and information. 24 January, 10.00–11.00, Naturvetarhuset/Natural Sciences Building, NC357
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG)
Welcome and information. 21 January, 11.30 in KBC cafeteria, KBC-huset/KBC Building.
Introduction for students who will study courses at the Department of Social Work. Wednesday 23 January, 10.00–12.00, Samhällsvetarhuset/Social Sciences building, S303.
Umeå School of Architecture
Welcome and information. 21 January, 8.00–9.00, seminarierum 3, Arkitekthögskolan/Umeå School of Architecture (Arts Campus).
Umeå School of Business and Economics
Welcome and information for new exchange students. 21 January, 10.00–11.30, in Samhällsvetarhuset/Social Sciences Building, S209.
Unit for Physiotherapy
Course information and first lecture. 21 January, 9.15–12.00, in Vårdvetarhuset, C202.