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.
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
Wednesday 29 August
12:00–12:45 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 - 13:40–14:15 Afternoon Break 14:15–14:30 Buddy Programme 14:30–14:40 University Library 14:40–14:55 Student Unions 14:55–15:00 Church on Campus
15:30 Campus Race
Evening activity: Pub Night at Rouge
Thursday 30 August 15:00 City Challenge
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!
Department of Social Work 10:00–12:00 in S 210, Social Sciences Building
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
Department of Public Health 10:00–16:00, room C in the Dentistry Building (Tandläkarhuset)