HiOA Orientation Day and 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.
- You need to make special arrangements with SiO if you will arrive outside office hours to pick up your key. SiO will charge you NOK 300 for this service. Contact SiO Housing with your request no later than three days before arrival.
- Sign up for the HiOA arrival service.
- Check your Admission letter for the exact dates when your course starts.
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)