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 2020 starts on Monday 20 January with a programme in Aula Nordica (main Campus).
Recommended arrival day for new international students is Sunday 19 January.
The term starts 20 January.
You can find the programme for the Orientation, as well as department specific meetings, below.
13.00–16.00, Aula Nordica
Welcome from Umeå University
Insights into Swedish culture
Introduction to the Swedish study system
14.30–15.00 Afternoon break
Infocenter, Study Guidance, Student Health Service
City of Umeå
18.00 Buddy Programme Opening in Aula Nordica
20.00 Mingle at Rouge
10.00 - 14.30 Student Welcome Fair, Universum
17.00 Campus Race (meet in Hörsal G, Humanisthuset)
17.00 Photo Scavenger Hunt (meet in Hörsal G, Humanisthuset)
12.00 Team Challenge Day (meet by the fountain)
21.00 First International Pub at O’Learys
School of Architecture
Welcome meeting for new incoming exchange students to “Architecture, Term 4” and “Architecture and Urban Design, Term 8”.
When: Monday 20 January, 8.00
Where: Seminar Room 3, Arkitekthögskolan (School of Architecture).
Department of Languages
Meeting with new exchange students within Language Studies
When: Monday 20 January, 11.00–12.00
Where: HB201, Humanisthuset (Humanities Building)
Department of Physics
Information meeting for new exchange students studying Physics.
When: Tuesday 21 January, 15.15–16.15
Where: NA310, Naturvetarhuset (Natural Science Building)
Umeå Institute of Design
For exchange students at Umeå Institute of Design.
When: Monday 20 January, 8.30–9.00
Where: Black Room, Designhögskolan (Umeå Institute of Design).
Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE)
Welcome meeting and info session for all incoming exchange students at USBE.
When: Tuesday 21 January, 13.00
Where: S206, Samhällsvetarhuset (Social Sciences Building)