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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 before the start of each term.

Film: Swedish Study System
Swedish Study System
Film: University Library
University Library
Film: Umeå University Chaplaincy
Umeå University Chaplaincy

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.

Orientation Autumn term 2018

Preliminary programme

Wednesday 29 August, Aula Nordica

12:30–12:45 Welcome from Umeå University
12:45–13:05 Infocenter, Study Guidance, Student Health Service
13:05–13:20 Introduction to the Swedish study system
13:20–13:40 Insights into Swedish culture
13:40–13:45 IKSU Sport
13:45–14:15 Afternoon Break
14:15-14:25 Life By Umeå
14:25–14:35 Buddy Programme
14:35–14:45 University Library
14:45–15:00 Student Unions
15:00–15:05 Church on Campus

15:30  Campus Race

Evening activity: Pub Night at Rouge

Thursday 30 August
15:00 City Challenge (meet in Aula Nordica)

Tuesday 4 September
18:00 Buddy Programme Opening (meet in Aula Nordica)

Department specific meetings

Some departments will meet with their students before the term starts. If you cannot find your department in this list it means they will not hold a meeting - show up for your first lecture!

29 August

Department of Social Work
10:00–12:00 in S 210, Social Sciences Building

30 August 

Department of Language Studies
10:00–11:00 in HB 213, Humanities Building
Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics
10:00–12:00 in Lecture Hall A, Social Sciences Building
Umeå School of Architecture
11:00–12:00 in Teatern at Umeå School of Architecture, Arts Campus 
Department of Sociology
13:00–14:00 in BT103, Behavioural Sciences Building

31 August

Department of Public Health
10:00–16:00, room C in the Dentistry Building (Tandläkarhuset)