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Orientation Day

During Orientation Day you will get familiar with campus facilities, provided with all kinds of practical information related to your studies and living in Norway, and get to meet your co-students.


Participation on Orientation day is important for all international students.

Here you will get all necessary information on how to survive in Norway, all the practicalities and need-to-know basics to get started on your new student life at USN!

All new students should arrive in time to attend the orientation day in the beginning of each semester.

Orientation Day autumn 2016

Campus Bø

  • Sunday, August 13th, 14:00: Welcome meeting. Schedules for the week will be passed out, followed by campus and town tour by Norwegian student buddies.

  • Monday, August 14th, 09:30 First orientation meeting (Auditorium 5-117). New international students should be prepared to participate in a variety of meetings the entire first week. Most meetings are required.

Campus Drammen

  • Open campus Sunday August 13th. 
  • International Relations Section invite all international students for an Orientation Day: Wednesday August 16th. See programme here. 
  • Official opening of the semester Thursday August 17th.
  • Class start-up: Please contact your programme coordinator.
  • Buddy week programme for campus Drammen

Campus Kongsberg

  • Open campus Sunday August 13th. 
  • Mandatory Orientation Day: Tuesday August 15th, 12.00
  • Official opening of the semester Tuesday August 15th.
  • Class start-up: Information will be provided ahead of semester start.
  • Buddy week programme: TBA

Campus Notodden

  • Mandatory Orientation day Tuesday August 15, 12.00
  • Buddy week:TBA
  • Class start-up: Information will be provided

Campus Porsgrunn

  • 13.08.17: Open Day at campus for students and their families and friends from 12:00 – 15:00.

  • 14.08.17: The Autumn semester begins and all students have to meet for registration at 12:15. Orientation about the study programmes at 13:00 to 14:00.

  • 15.08.17: Orientation. Practical information at 09:15. Room A-271. Information about the Faculty and the Departments at 12:00 to 13:00.

  • 17.08.17: Practical information from Library, IT and SSN at 09:15. Room A-271

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Campus Rauland

  • International students at campus Rauland follow the regular programme at campus. 

Campus Ringerike

  • Wednesday August 16, after the official opening ceremony
  • Buddy week programme - TBA
  • Class start-up: Information will be provided

Campus Vestfold

  • Sunday 13th: Open campus
  • Monday 14th: Orientation day for international students, from 09.00 to 15.00.

Buddy Week

Students arriving for the autumn semester can participate in the fun of the Buddy Week for all new students. 

Open campus

USN welcomes everyone to open campus on Sunday 13th of August. On this Sunday, you can get to know the campus. Feel free to bring friends and family if you want to. The student buddies will be present, there will be arranged tours on campus and you can meet relevant contact people if you have any questions. The college is open between 12:00 and 15:00 this day.