Aurora is the students’ bright and quiet room for rest and recovery. The room is for bachelor's master's and doctoral level students at Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå (SLU).
Aurora is a completely white room, with daylight lighting. The effects of daylight lamps have not yet been scientifically proven, however some people experience that they become more alert and their circadian rhythm improves by simply sitting in the room. Try it out yourself and see how you respond!
Here, you can sit or lie down and rest, read a book, or listen to music. There are yoga mats and floor cushions available in the room.
Aurora is located in Samhällsvetarhuset (Social Sciences Building), enter at Hörsalstorget 6, level 1.
If you need to use a lift, you can enter the building via one of the main entrances (for example at Lindellhallen) and then take the lift outside Café Tornet to level 1.
Aurora is open Monday-Friday, 7:30-17:30 during term time. There is no need to book a time.
As a student at Umeå University, you can gain entry with your UmU card.
Students at SLU in Umeå will need a "visitor's card" in order to be able to enter Aurora. Go to Husservice in the Samhällsvetarhuset (Social Sciences Building) and the staff there will arrange a visitor's card for you. Bring your ID card and explain that you are a student at SLU.
The daylight lighting in Aurora is not the same as the natural daylight outdoors. Philips Master TLS HE 35W/865 lamps are used in the room.