HiOA Orientation Day and Arrival Service


Arrival Service

We will provide an Arrival Service on Friday 11 August 11.00-17.00 .

Fellow students will greet you at the Meeting Point at Oslo Central Railway station and accompany you to the SiO (student welfare organisation) Customer Service Centre to collect your room key.

They will endeavour to escort you to your student village or show you how to get there on public transport, as far as possible.

Orientation Day and Buddy Programme

We encourage all new international students to attend our Orientation Day on 14 August in Auditorium Athene in Pilestredet 46 (building name: P46). This is also the first event of Buddy Week, when you will have the chance to get to know fellow students who can help you settle in at HiOA.


12.00: Welcome speech by Head of the International Office, Karl Norli

12.05: Greetings from the Student Parliament

12.10: How to get started as a student in Norway

12.35: The Student Chaplain and the Ombudsperson say hello!

12.40: Information from SiO

12.55: Erasmus Student Network

13.00: Survival guide for International students in Norway

13.15: Buddy Week and social activities

13.30: Meet your buddy group

13.35: Group photo with buddy group

13.40: Lunch with buddy group on campus (at own cost)

14.30: Information stalls in P46

15.00: Free flee market in P46

18.00: Party at Samfunnet Bislet P52 - remember to bring valid ID (passport, national ID card or driving license)

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