We also encourage you to join the Facebook group for your campus where you can ask questions and get help from fellow students.
Questions and answers regarding USN campuses
Here you'll find questions and answers regarding our campuses.
At most study venues you can find a bookstore on campus.
SSN is the Student Welfare Organisation of South-Eastern Norway, and they offer services to students at different campuses in this region. Their main task is to provide safety and wellbeing during life as a student.
On the Student Welfare Organisation of South-Eastern Norway webpage you can find more information about student housing, health, sports food and drinks, kindergartens and bookstores.
Bø is both town and village, and has a variety og musical, sporting and cultural activities. Bø has been named the best cultural municipality in Norway, and the Student Cafeteria has been nominated as the best concert venue.
In Bø, there are countless opportunities – and if there is anything you are missing, you will soon find fellow students with whom you can start something up.
We have a great outdoor sports complex with sand volley and handball pitches, an athletics arena, a skating arena and a multi-arena for soccer, tennis and basketball, just outside our campus doors.
The Gullbring cultural complex, with a cinema, theatre, swimming baths and sports facilities, is the university’s closest neighbour.
The municipality is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with forests, mountains and waterfalls.
The Drammen Student Association is a social organisation that is run by and for students. We hold most of the events for students outside university hours. For example, we organise the buddy week, student sports and the revue. Everyone can get involved in the student association, and we do our best to ensure that everyone enjoys their student life in Drammen. We encourage everyone to make the most of their time as a student!
Kongsberg Student Association (Sik) is a voluntary organisation at Kongsberg Campus and the Tinius Olsen Technical College. Sik organises cultural and social activities for the students.
You have to become a member in order to join our sports clubs and social groups in Kongsberg. We had around 200 members in 2015. The membership fee is NOK 400 for a full academic year. There are many different membership benefits, including lower prices for events under our own auspices, and various discounts from private operators in Kongsberg. We are working continuously to improve offers to our members.
The association has its own executive board who are responsible for all sub-groups, and is the highest student body for social activities outside the university. In addition to Trimius, we have several sub-committees:
The executive board is also working continuously to achieve better deals and come up with new activities. If you have an idea for an activity, or you wish to contribute, please get in touch with us.
At the Louis student pub, the student association organises pub nights, game nights, themed parties and other events – in its own premises in the city centre, and in cooperation with private operators. We make sure that our members get attractive student prices.
Trimius is part of Kongsberg Student Association and has several sports clubs, including soccer, handball, volleyball and floorball. Besides the permanent sports clubs, various excursions and other events are also held. If there is a sport you would like to include, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or join the Facebook group for direct contact with the executive board and members.
The Student Association in Grenland (SiG) was founded on 12 January 1898. We are an organisation run by and for the students through volunteer work. We work with and facilitate a variety of student welfare activities for the students at Porsgrunn Campus. We run the student pub at the Elverhøy student house and have several sub-groups for recreational activities.
SiG was previously located at the Elverhøy student house in the Kjølnes quarter of Porsgrunn. This is about five minutes’ walk from the university. The student pub is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
In January 2017, we moved into the new student house on campus. Here, we have gained a bigger concert stage and more space, so we can hold more major events.
The association has several subgroups. These groups are supported by SiG to run social activities for students, such as outdoor activities, sports, music and so on. What happens in the different groups is really up to you! If you cannot find a subgroup for your particular interests, you are welcome to start a new one, or re-start a group that was previously active. Every year, applications can be made to SiG's annual general meeting for funding for operations/equipment.
The Student Association is run by 12 students who make up the executive board. The executive board is responsible for the day-to-day running of the student pub. In addition to the executive board, we have around 50 volunteers working before, during and after the pubs, and the Tuesday café, to ensure that the pub breaks even.
SiG is member-based, which means that you must be a member to be able to join the subgroups. Membership costs NOK 350 for the academic year. There are many good benefits for members, such as free or reduced-price tickets for our events, and discounts for several of our events, besides discounts at selected sports shops, restaurants, etc. Check out our websites or follow us on Facebook to take advantage of all the events and great deals.
We also need volunteers for our events. As a volunteer you will get your own good deals.
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The Ringerike Student Association (SIR) is an organisation for students at the University of South-Eastern Norway, Ringerike Campus.
SIR occupies university premises on the campus site.
The association runs the Joker student pub for students on campus. Joker is also open to other people besides students.
See our Facebook page for more information.
The Oslo Fjord region has two different airports, located in relative vicinity to each of our four campuses.
- Oslo Airport (OSL) is the largest airport, situated in Gardermoen, north of Oslo, approximately 25 minutes by airport express train from Oslo city centre.
- Sandefjord Airport Torp is located on the west side of the Oslo Fjord, about 1 hour and 30 minutes by public transport (train or express bus) from Oslo, and relatively close to our campuses in Vestfold and Porsgrunn.
We encourage carpooling or the use of public transport.
For more detailed travel routes to campus check out the arrival guide for new students.
Vestfold Student Association is a voluntary organisation at USN that organises sporting, cultural and social activities for students at Vestfold Campus. We have our own premises in the university at Vestfold Campus (C1-61).
The Student Association has an executive board that keeps the wheels running, but relies on the work contributed by volunteers. On Thursdays we arrange student pubs or quizzes on the pier in Tønsberg. We hold a start of studies festival at Vestfold Campus in the first week of the start of studies, to give students a kick-start to the new academic year, with concerts, stand-up shows and lots of fun. During the year we also hold our own Hemsedal trip, DataLAN and student cruise, to name just a few events. We also have our own choir, the Bakkenteigen Student Choir, which rehearses on a fixed day of the week.
Sports are very important for students, and we offer a wide range of sports clubs, including soccer, handball, volleyball, climbing, floorball and rowing. Most training takes place at the indoor sports centre at Vestfold Campus, which has modern facilities with a large court and a climbing wall.
Vestfold Student Association requires membership to join our sports clubs, choirs and social groups. This costs NOK 300 during the university year and NOK 200 for half a year. There are many good benefits for members, such as free or reduced-price tickets for our events, and discounts on several of our events, besides discounts at selected sports shops, restaurants, etc. At the student pub and quiz, food and beverages at very attractive prices are available to members. Check out our websites or follow us on Facebook to take advantage of all the events and great deals.
We also need volunteer assistance for our events. As a volunteer you will get your own good deals.
If you would like to start a social group, then stop by for a chat or send an email to email@example.com