International students

Orientation Days

The orientation days take place at the beginning of each semester.  During these days we make sure that you get all the necessary information about being a student at HVL.

The official semester start of the autumn semester 2022 will be August 15th. The semester programmes From  Mountain to Fjord and Fjords and Glaciers start on August 8.

The first part of the orientation days will be an online event on Zoom August 4th 2022. The orientation will provide you with all the information you need for a semester in Norway. It is an opportunity to get practical support, ask questions, see other exchange students and meet the student assistants from each campus.

Programme for the digital Orientation

In the digital orientation we will focus on:

  • Access to computer systems
  • Course registration
  • Police registration
  • Basic campus information
  • Time schedule and printing
  • and more

Zoom link to the meeting: https://hvl.zoom.us/j/67794873691?pwd=ZGYraHNWbXVTeWMvY2ZRem91Nm9Ldz09

The digital orientation will start at 14:00 on August 4.

Programme for the physical Orientation Days

 

Campus Sogndal

From Mountain to Fjords-programme:

Monday 8 August: 09.30: Welcome to campus and information about the first week by Matthias Paetzel

12.00 – 13.00: Lunch in the Student canteen

Please note that you can pick up your student card in the Service Center – if you have registered in beforehand! Please see how to register here: https://www.hvl.no/en/hvl-students/student-card/

Click here for further details about the programme in FMF

 

Monday 15. August: Official study start

09.00 – 10.15 : Meet your study programme (Matthias Paetzel) Location: Stadium building 02-02

10.30 – 11.30: Opening ceremony: Gathering with student assistant and buddies!

12.00 – 15.00: Tour around campus, Global Lounge and Sogndal

 

Outdoor Education and Nordic Friluftsliv-programme + English programme:

Monday 15 August: Official study start 

09.00 – 10.15 : Meet your study programme and study adviser

Outdoor Ed: Tom Lund/Vegard Albert Vereide/Kirsti Møller Bruland – Location: "Stilla" – Foss building

English: John S. Seriot – Location: Saga

10.30 – 11.30: Opening ceremony: Gathering with student assistant and buddies!

12.00 – 15.00: Tour around campus, Global Lounge and Sogndal

15.00: Barbecuing at campus

Wednesday 17 August:

15.00 – 15.45: Lunch in the Student Canteen

15.45 – 17.00: Presentation from the student welfare organisation Saman: “Welcome to Sogndal!” (information about Norwegian culture and offers within training/health etc.) Location: Stadium building 02-02

Campus Bergen

Monday 15 August  M208

11.00: Global Lounge, meet the student assistant "Helene Utvik" 

11:30: Campus tour w Helene and buddies

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch

13.15 – 13.45: Welcome ceremony for all new students (outdoor)

14.00: Activities on campus

 

Tuesday 16 August 

10:00: Meeting the locals – by the student organization Sammen (Room M309)

11:15: Survival kit – by the student organization Sammen

12:00: Lunch

13:00: Orientation from the student advisers and the Service center.

13:30: Orientation from the Library

14:00: Guided tour to the library

Campus Stord

Campus Stord

The programme Fjords and Glaciers starts on Monday August 8. You will receive information about the programme for the 1st week from the programme.

Wednesday August 17. 

Meet in classroom UND306

10:00 – 12:00 Welcome to HVL

10:00 Amalie and the student assistant introduce themselves. Students introduce themselves  

10:30 Meet your student adviser, Vibeke Henriette Kvarven

11:00 Birgitte from Sammen  “Meeting the locals” and/or “Survival kit”

11:45 Short break before lunch

12:00 Lunch

 

13:00 – 15:00 Get to know the campus

13:00: Tour of the campus with the student assistant – Meeting servicetoget and library

14:00: Student life and student democracy på with Khiem Nguyen

14:30 – Activity with the Buddy groups

Campus Haugesund

Monday 15th Semester Start Day

Official day of semester start for the whole university.

10:00–11:00: Opening ceremony in "Festiviteten" – this is the building across from the main entrance of HVL

11:30-13:30: free baguettes and drinks on campus

13:30: Meeting the student assistant - Jennyfer Quynh Lam – information about the buddy-groups

14.00: Programme with the Buddy-groups

 

Tuesday 16th Orientation Day

Meet at HGSD2086, "Vangen"

10:00: Amalie and the student assistant introduce themselves. Students introduce themselves 

10:30: Meet your student advisors

11:00: Sammen  “Meeting the locals” and/or “Survival kit”

12:00: Lunch

 

13:00 – 14:00 Get to know the campus

13:00 Third floor tour - Meet the library and meet servicetoget

 


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