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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY Norway has three emergency numbers: Medical: 113 Fire: 110 Police: 112 If you need a doctor during regular hours, contact information is available in Fronter and on the website. Just call for an appointment. In the event of any emergency, the University of Agder has a crisis plan that will go into effect. You will find details on the website.

Please note that changes to the programme may occur.

Foto: Iris Engen Skadal, May Elin Aunli, Martin Grina, Olav Breen, Thomas Andersen, Studentorganisasjonen i Agder and Aptum Kommunikasjon, ESN Agder.

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WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF AGDER We are very pleased that you have chosen Norway and Agder for your studies. We hope that you will find the information in this booklet helpful during your first weeks at UiA. In addition to the semester start festival programme, you will find maps and some practical information to help you get used to your new home.

YOUR FIRST DAYS

SEMESTER AND EXAMINATION REGISTRATION

You will receive all the information you need at orientation for international students on 9 august. This includes procedures for registering with the police, registering for classes, and answers to all of the practical questions you may have. Members of the Erasmus Student Network will introduce you to life in Norway and arrange social events the first weekend before the Norwegian students arrive and the official semester start festival begins.

When you arrive, you will receive a semester card. A pin code is printed on the letter attached to the card. Exchange students are pre-registered and do NOT have to approve an individual education plan. Although you are registered as a student, you are not registered for classes or examinations. You cannot get access to all of your information in Fronter until you have registered for classes and examinations. You have to register for classes and examinations on the StudentWeb by 1 September for autumn and 1 February for spring. A guide is available on the UiA website.

STUDYING AT UIA UiA’s primary information channel is www.uia.no. You will find messages, links to the StudentWeb and Fronter, practical information, examination information, the ECTS course catalogues, schedules, an overview of student associations, and lots of useful links here. Fronter is also used as an information channel by your lecturers, professors and study programme coordinators.

Degree-seeking students are NOT preregistered and have to pay the semester fee and approve their individual education plan. A guide is available on the website. If you miss the deadlines you will not be able to register for exams!

Students are expected to read the information on the web, in Fronter and sent by email. Email sent from UiA will go to your UiA email account, not your private email account.

THE ECTS COURSE CATALOGUE The ECTS course catalogue is found here: uia.no/ects. It is a translation of the Norwegian study handbook, and you should find all course descriptions here, as well as a lot of useful practical information. The examination regulations are also included, and students are expected to be familiar with these.

Contact: Phone: 38 14 10 00 (Campus Kristiansand) Phone: 37 23 30 00 (Campus Grimstad) E-mail: servicetorget@uia.no

uia.no/servicetorget

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STUDENT CARD

In addition to your semester card, you will receive a student card. The card will entitle you to borrow books, access buildings, print, copy and scan. You will receive a PIN that you can use to get into certain buildings after closing time. You can also use your student card and semester card to receive special offers for students throughout Norway. To get your student card, you need a valid ID and your semester card. You can get your card in room A1 002 in Kristiansand or the Service centre in Grimstad.

RESIDENCE PERMITS

Students from outside of the EU and EEA should apply for a residence permit BEFORE coming to Norway. Read the information on the Immigration Department’s website, and contact your nearest Norwegian embassy for more information. The application can be downloaded from https://selfservice.udi.no/. Students from the US can also apply in Norway, but we recommend that you apply from home. Students from the EU and EEA do not need residence permits.

EU / EEA STUDENTS

If you are a student from the EU or EEA, you do NOT need a residence permit before you arrive. You can just register with the police shortly after arrival online: https://selfservice.udi.no/ You will then be asked to go to the police to pick up your permit. Make sure you have photocopies of your insurance or your European Health Card, your letter of acceptance, and 2 passport photos with you when you register. You may also be required to take a test to prove you have been vaccinated for tuberculosis.

NORWEIGAN ID NUMBER

Most students do not need a Norwegian ID number, but if you would like to work or open a bank account you may apply for one at the Population Registry in Kristiansand or Arendal. Kristiansand: Tordenskjoldsgate 65, Arendal: Friergangen 4

HEALTH AND INSURANCE

You must be insured while you are in Norway. European students should order a European Health Card. You will then be treated as a Norwegian when seeking health services. Students from outside of Europe will need proof of insurance from their home countries in order to register with the police and apply for reimbursement after receiving Norwegian health services.

SPECIAL NEEDS

UiA has several resources available if you have special needs. In Kristiansand, the Office for Students with Special Needs is located in Sigrid Undsets Hus, building 46, Gimlemoen. Opening hours 10:0014:00. It is located on the fifth floor next to the Resource Centre in Grimstad. Phone: Kristiansand 38141075 Grimstad 37233338

SPECIAL EXAMINATION ARRANGEMENTS If you need to apply for special examination arrangements for medical or other reasons, be sure to do this by 15 October for autumn or 15 March for spring. More information and an application can be found on the web.

FRONTER Fronter is the Learning Management System used at UiA. In order to get all of the necessary information about your classes through Fronter, you must register for classes and examinations. We recommend that you do this as soon as possible after arrival. A Fronter course will be offered shortly after arrival.

The campuses are within easy reach of the city centres by bike or on foot. There are also good bus connection between the campuses. You may also park your car on campus, but please note that places are limited and that you can only park on clearly marked parking spaces.

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SERVICE CENTRE

The service centre is one of the first places you will go. Here you will find information about your studies, examinations, admissions, etc. The Service centre can also arrange student advisement. Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays: 8:00-15:30 Phone: Kristiansand 38142100 Grimstad 37253200 E-mail: Servicetorget@uia.no.

IT SERVICES You will receive a username, password and email address on the orientation day 9 august. If you are not able to be there on that day, please contact the IT department to receive these. The IT department is located in the library. You have to pull a number and wait your turn. The IT Department will offer an introductory course at the start of the semester. Online courses are also available. It is possible to reserve certain rooms (videconferencing, multimedia, etc.) and equipment (cameras, projectors, etc.) through the IT Department. Go to booking. uia.no

Six ways to contact It services: • Web: uia.no/it • Facebook: facebook.com/IThjelpUiA • On campus: Help desk opening hours 800-1530, mon-fri

Kollokviegruppe: En liten gruppe studenter som arbeider sammen om studiestoffet - en fin måte å lære pensum.

NOK 1,00 per page. To refill your account, go to http://followme. uia. no or contact IT services.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY The library has a full range of information services as well as access to books, magazines, films, computers and quiet areas to study. See the library’s separate brochure or website for more information. uia.no/en/portals/library Opening hours (both Campus Kristiansand and Campus Grimstad): Monday – Thursday: 08:00 – 20:00 Friday: 08:00 – 18:00 Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00

CAREER CENTRE

The career centre is located at the service centre and offers career advisement, job application courses, interview training and customized workshops. Phone: 38142383 or email: karrieresenteret@uia.no /UiAkarriere

Timetables uia.no/en/portals/study/academic_affairs/timetables_ schedules

• Chat: uia.no/it • E-mail: it-hjelp@uia.no • Phone: 38 14 17 00

PRINTING, SCANNING AND COPYING Your student ID card is also your priniting and copying card. The price for printing black and white pages is NOK 0.41 per page and colour is

More information about: IT uia.no/it Library uia.no/en/portals/library Fronter uia.no/fronter

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KRISTIANSAND PROGRAMME ORIENTATION PROGRAMME

Changes to the programme may occur. * Special programme for international students ** Programme for all students

FRIDAY 9 AUGUST ORIENTATION DAY * ROOM B1 007

09.00 09.05 09.20 09.35 09.50 10.10 10.25

Welcome to UiA: Rector Torunn Lauvdal IT-services: Arve Ebeltoft Library: Arthur N. Olsen Accomodation office, SIA: Hege Reinertsen Examination office: Randi Løvdal Norwegian language course: Mette Høgbråt Pedersen What to do if you need someone to talk to (Resource center for health and coping skills): Eli Stålesen and Hans Jørgen Wennesland 10.40 STA (The Student Organisation in Agder): Ruben Haugland 10.55 Break 11.10 Practical information from the International Education Office: Mette Høgbråt Pedersen 12.00 Group photo: Jan Arve Olsen 12.15 Erasmus Student Network (ESN): ESN Board 12.30 Lunch in Kafe Kampus 13.15-14.30 Tour of campus Your buddies will guide you around campus, and then take you to the room where you can find your supervisors at 14:30 14.30 Meet your academic supervisors: > Students taking most classes at the Faculty of Humanities and Education (including NORSEC students): Room B2 004 > Students taking most classes at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences: Room H1 058   > Students taking classes at the Faculty of Fine Arts (Music): Building K, Hall 3

Faculty of Engineering and Science ( Mathematics), meet room J2-009 15.30-17.00 in Kafe Kampus > Pick up semestercard and username and password > ESN will sell Chess simcards for 50 NOK, but only to those with valid ID. > It will be possible to pick up some free equipment from previous students, first come, first served. 17.00 ESN welcome dinner in Kafe Kampus. SATURDAY 10 AUGUST * 

11.00

13.00 16.00 19.00

SUNDAY  11 AUGUST *

13.00

Guided tour of Odderøya. Meet Kristiansand Cathedral at 12.30.

Monday 12  August- Offical start of the academic year ** As of today you can get your student ID card in room A1 001. Office hours: 09.00-15.00 Remember to bring your semestercard and ID. 8.30-10.00 Information from It- services.Bring your username and password and if you have one, your laptop. Meet room B1007.*  10.00 Opening Ceremony on the lawn ** 11.00  Semester start festival on the lawn** 11.00-13.00 Buffet lunch in Kafe Kampus. Eat as much as you like for NOK 20,- pr. plate ** 11.30/13.00 Roll call and information meetings for students starting a full degree (not exchange students)** More information here:uia.no/opprop 11.30 Roll call and information meeting: Master Religion, Ethics and Society. Meet room F2 001 **  12.00  New international Master students.(selffinanced and not Quota-student). Meet with the Admissions Office. Bring your original transcript of records. Meeet room A7 006 *

ROLL CALLS 12 AUGUST Students taking a full degree at the University of Agder must go to the roll calls and special information meetings for their study programme.

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Get acquainted with Kristiansand. Citytour with your buddygroups. Meet Kristiansand Cathedral in the city centre. IKEA Meet by the main bus station in the city centre. First come, first served. The bus will leave from IKEA and drop you off by the University Welcome party. Meet main entrance University.

More information: uia.no/opprop


ORIENTATION 12.00 13.00

Barbeque on the lawn  Roll call and information meeting: Master, International Management. Meet room H1 058 **  13.00 Roll call and information meeting: Master in Nordic Language. Meet room F2 006. ** 14.00-15.00 Meeting for all new Quota students. Meet room D3 066. *    Meet with your buddy-groups before the concerts.*  20.00 Concerts on the lawn: Dreamon ** 22.00 Concerts on the lawn: Cir.Cuz** After the concerts the party will continue at the student pubs “Østsia and Pir 6” ** TUESDAY 13 AUGUST

9.00-10.00 Drop in if you need your Learning agreement signed at the International Education Office*  10.00-16.00 Helicopter ride. See the Campus and Kristiansand from above. First come, first served. NOK 250,- for one person. NOK 600,- for three people ** 11.00 Opening of the semester start area on the lawn** 12.00  Soccer tournament on the lawn. Meet 11:30 if you have signed up**   12.00  Barbecue on the lawn. Free of charge. **   14.30 Vaccination office: room F1 018 *    Students from Asia, Africa, Latin –America, China, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Serbia and Germany.   Meet with your buddy-groups before the concerts.*  20.00 Concerts on the lawn :Truls** 22.00 Concerts on the lawn: Mikael Paskalev  **        After the concerts the party will continue at the student pubs “Østsia and Pir 6” **

You get the wristband for the concerts at the festival offices in Kristiansand and Grimstad.

09.00 - 9 AUGUST ROOM B1 007 8:00: Meet outside your student accommodation (Roligheden and Kristian 4.gate) and 8:15: St. Olavs vei and Kongsgård allé. Members of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) will meet you outside your accommodation and bring you to the campus. Please be on time. We trust that those of you who live on campus can find your way on your own. B1 007 is an auditorium to the right when you enter the main entrance. (Main entrance is where you find the statue). During the orientation meeting you will get a lot of important information regarding your stay in Norway, as well as the opportunity to meet your fellow students and your academic advisors. Please bring the information pack which you received upon arrival and a notebook with you to the orientation meeting.

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KRISTIANSAND PROGRAMME WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST

Classes start. Timetables: uia.no/en/portals/study/academic_ affairs/timetables_schedules  9.00-10.00 Drop in if you need a signed Learning agreement at the International Education Office*  14.30 Vaccination office: room F1 018. Rest of the group of students who were no there on Tuesday.*  18.00 Bicycle auction in Vilhelm Krags Hall (the main hall) The police lost and found office auctions off bikes** 19.00 Do you want to work in the student paper ”Unikum”? You are invited to a barbecue at Gimlemoen 24.** 22.00 Jam-session at Pir 6**

TUESDAY 20 AUGUST

15.00-16.00 “Coffee Hour” in the small cafeteria. Drop by for free coffee, waffles and good company. The “Coffee hour” will take place at the same time and place every Tuesday this semester. Organised in cooperation with the university chaplain. *  16.00 Barbecue and beach activites in Bertesbukta. Meet main entrance 15:30.** 18.00 Film night at Østsia: “Grease”. ** 19.00 20.30

Barbecue at Alibiet. Organised by the student organisation “ Rhetorica”. Bring food. ** 50’s party at Østsia **

WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST THURSDAY 15 AUGUST

10.00-15.00 Used items for sale in Vilhelm Krags Hall (the main hall).** 16.00 Scavenger hunt. Meet in the student house of “Stiften”, building 20.** 17.00 Picnic and games at Gimle gård. Free food and opportunity to meet new people.Meet main entrance at 16:45. ** 22.00  Trashpop-party at Pir 6: Maya Vik ** FRIDAY 16 AUGUST

09.00-10.00 Drop in if you need a signed Learning agreement at the International Education Office*  20.00 Togaparty at Østsia ** 22.00 Summerparty at the night club ”Kick”. No covercharge.** 23.00 Trashpop at Pir 6 **

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Pub Crawl. Meeet night club Kick.NOK 50,-**

THURSDAY 22 AUGUST

10.00-16.00 Day at the zoo in Kristiansand!  Free entrance** Students and students with children receive free admission to the zoo and the water park. Sign up here! https://eras.uia.no/reg.php?id=825 22.00 Trashpop at Pir 6: LoveLoveLove+ VHS Dream ** FRIDAY 23 AUGUST

22.00

Trashpop at Pir 6: Hvitmalt Gjerde **

SUNDAY 25 AUGUST

11.00 22.00

Semester start church service in Kristiansand Cathedral. By student chaplain Hans Jørgen Wennesland** Trashpop-concert- Smidig **

MONDAY 19 AUGUST

09.15 19.00

Roll call and information meeting: Master, Development Management: room HI 022.** Campus Celebration at Østsia. Christian student organisations.**

ROLL CALLS 12 AUGUST Students taking a full degree at the University of Agder must go to the roll calls and special information meetings for their study programme.

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More information: uia.no/opprop


TUESDAY 27 AUGUST

Register with the police, Tollbodgata 45, 5 th floor *  8.30-14.30 Students with surnames from A-L You must register on this site first, but you do not have to book an appointment: https://selfservice. udi.no/en-gb/ . Please make sure you get a confirmation when registering. Make sure you bring along your insurance policy or your European Health Insurance card, your letter of acceptance, two passport photos and your passport /national ID card.  15.15-18.00 Culture and Norway – a small intercultural seminar. Room B3 001 By Mette Høgbråt Pedersen 20.00 First International pub at Østsia  * Throughout the semester there will be several international pubs where everyone can present their country. First out is Norway. WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST

Register with the police, Tollbodgate 45, 5 th floor *  8.30:14.30 Students with surnames from M- Z You must register on this site first, but you do not have to book an appointment: https://selfservice. udi.no/en-gb/ . Please make sure you get a confirmation when registering. Make sure you bring along your insurance policy or your European Health Insurance card, your letter of acceptance, two passport photos and your passport / national ID card THURSDAY 29 AUGUST

Register with the police, Tollbodgate 45, 5 th floor *  8.30:14.30 For those of you who have not already registered, this is the last chance! You must register on this site first, but you do not have to book an appointment: https://selfservice.udi.no/engb/ . Make sure you get a confirmation when registering. Make sure you bring along your insurance policy or your European Health Insurance card, your letter of acceptance, two passport photos and your passport /national ID card. FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

Trip to the Pulpit Rock. Organised by Erasmus Student Network (ESN).

* During the semester, ESN will also organise other events such as a trip to Oslo. More info: event.esnagder@gmail.com /esnagder

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GRIMSTAD PROGRAMME ORIENTATION PROGRAMME

Changes to the programme may occur * Special programme for international students ** Programme for all students

SUNDAY 11 AUGUST

A day out at Groos beach * (Grimstad) With Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

MONDAY 12 AUGUST OFFICIAL START OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR

FRIDAY 9 AUGUST ORIENTATION DAY *

Room A2 084 9.00 9.10 9.20 9.25 9.40 9.50 10.00 10.15

Welcome to the University of Agder!  Vice Rector Dag G. Aasland IT-services André Roshan Library Jørn Hjørungnes Accomodation Ingrid Tennfjord Examination info Terje Thorsdalen The Student Organisation in Agder (STA) Short break Practical information from the International Education Office including handing out of semester cards. Terje Thorsdalen and Anne Martins Bjærke 11.00 Group photo 11.15 Erasmus Student Network (ESN) ESN Board 11.30 Lunch in Kafé Kampus (Campus Grimstad) 12.30 Photo for student cards 13.00-14.00 Tour of the campus Your buddies from ESN will guide you around campus. 17.00 Welcome dinner on campus or nearby SATURDAY 10 AUGUST

11.00

Citytour of Grimstad * With Erasmus Student Network

19.00

Welcome party for all international students at Campus Kristiansand *

8.30-10.00 Information from the IT-services and the library * Bring your username and password and if you have one, your laptop. Room A2 084 12.30 Opening ceremony ** In the amphitheatre just inside the main entrance 16.30 Grill party on campus ** Free food outside the cafeteria for all students and employees 20:00 Concert on the lawn: Truls ** Right by the main entrance 22:00 Concert on the lawn: Mikhael Paskalev ** After the concert: Party for all students at Bluebox ** (by the main entrance) TUESDAY 13 AUGUST

11.00-13.00 Lunch buffet ** Fill your plate in the cafeteria for NOK 20,-!  12.00-16.00 Scavenger hunt ** Followed by grill party at Groos Meeting point: Buddy stand outside Bluebox 20.00 Concert on the lawn: Dreamon ** 22.00 Concert on the lawn: Cir.Cuz ** WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST

14.00-17.00 Helicopter ride – see Grimstad from above! ** First come, first served. NOK 250,- for one person, NOK 600,- for three people. Meeting point: Football field behind campus 17.00 “The legendary pub crawl” ** Meet at Bluebox. NOK 30,-.

ROLL CALLS 12 AUGUST Students taking a full degree at the University of Agder must go to the roll calls and special information meetings for their study programme.

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More information: uia.no/opprop


ORIENTATION FRIDAY 16 AUGUST

11.00-16.00 Boat trip ** With grilling at the island of Ytre Maløy. First come, first served. Meeting point: Grimstad harbour 21.00 Concert at Bluebox ** To be announced

SATURDAY 17 AUGUST

12.00-18.00 “Olympics” at Groos ** Try out different sports - or just go for a swim! 22.00-02.00 Toga party at Bluebox ** Dress up in a sheet and join the party! Entrance fee: NOK 50,  SUNDAY 18 AUGUST

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Football match: Start-Haugesund ** Sør Arena, Kristiansand Tickets: NOK 50,-. Bring your student card.

MONDAY 19 AUGUST

19.30-21.00 Swing course, part 1 of 2 ** Room C2 020. Free of charge. Organised by “Kom og dans” and the buddies. WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST

19.30-21.00 Swing course, part 2 of 2 ** Room C2 020. Free of charge. Organised by “Kom og dans” and the buddies.

09.00 - 9 AUGUST ROOM A2 084 Note (1): Registration with the police All exchange students must register at the police station in Arendal. You do not have to book an appointment. Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10-14. Address: Kirkegata 2A/B, 4836 Arendal. Please bring along your insurance policy or your European Health Insurance card, your letter of acceptance and your passport/national ID card. You must register on this site before you visit the police: https://selfservice.udi.no/en-gb/ Please make sure you get a confirmation when registering. Degree students need to visit the police before their temporary residence permit expires. Please bring all relevant documentation, including your passport. Note (2): Students from some countries need to get certain vaccines at arrival. If relevant, you will be informed.

You get the wristband for the concerts at the festival offices in Kristiansand and Grimstad.

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GRIMSTAD PROGRAMME THURSDAY 22 AUGUST

10.00-16.00 Free day at the zoo! ** Students and students with children receive free admission to the zoo and water park. Sign up here! https://eras.uia.no/reg.php?id=825 16.00 Hike through the forest around Grimstad ** With a little bit to eat and drink on the way. Norwegian speaking guide. Meeting point: Grimstad Tourist Office 19.30 Fog bingo at Bluebox ** NOK 20,FRIDAY 23 AUGUST

22.00-02.00 “Beach party” at Café Galleri ** NOK 50,- includes a meal. SATURDAY 24 AUGUST

13.00  22.00

Beach volley tournament in Holvika ** Sign up by e-mail  with full name and name of your team (two people). NOK 50,-. Traffic light party at Bluebox ** Wear the colour that represents your dating status: Green: Available; Yellow: Maybe available; Red: Not available NOK 50,-

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SUNDAY 25 AUGUST

16.00-19.00 Dance night ** Grimstad Kulturhus , 2nd floor Organised by “Kom og dans” NOK 50,FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 

 

Trip to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) * Organised by ESN - more info later Later this autumn: Trip to Oslo* Organised by ESN

ROLL CALLS 12 AUGUST Students taking a full degree at the University of Agder must go to the roll calls and special information meetings for their study programme.

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STUDENT LIFE Student Venues Students have their own Kulturhus – Bluebox in Grimstad, Østsia at Gimlemoen and Pir6 in Kristiansand. They are run by SiA in cooperation with the students and are home to musical reviews, concerts, student evenings, quizzes and many other events. It’s a great way to get to know other students! Find more here: Pir6.no, Østsia. no, bluebox.no

Teams, clubs and organizations From student newspapers, radio, orchestra, and choirs to sports teams and academic clubs, there is something for everyone at UiA. Most of the teams, clubs and organizations will be represented on the lawn during the semester start festival. Find out which one is right for you! The Student Organization in Agder (STA) has offices at Gimlemoen 24 in Kristiansand.

Erasmus Student Network Agder (agder.esn.no/) ESN Agder is a volunteer student organization which works primarily to improve the exchange students’ stay here in Agder. In addition to the board members, there are many volunteer buddies. Throughout the year ESN arranges trips, parties and other social events. ESN’s main goal is to give international students a semester abroad where they have experienced Kristiansand, Grimstad and other parts of Norway at its best, and made friends for life. ESN also focuses on integration through activities that match Norwegian and international students.

The Student Association of Agder (SIA) SIA is the welfare and cultural organization for students in Agder. SiA contributes to a safe and comfortable atmosphere so that students can have the best possible foundation for success. SiA runs day care centres, housing services, bookshops, cafeterias, pubs and the gym, and supports festivals and 50 student organisations.

Bookstore Sørbok is Sørlandet’s largest academic bookshop, with outlets on campus in Kristiansand and Grimstad.

Housing SiA operates student housing on, near and off-campus. SiA’s housing offices are at Gimlemoen 32 in Kristiansand and Grooseveien 36 in Grimstad.

Cafeteria – Kafe Kampus With more than 3,000 visitors every day, Kafe Kampus is the most important meeting place at UiA, both in Kristiansand and Grimstad. The cafe in Kristiansand has been voted the country’s best student cafeteria several years in a row.

More about studentactivities: stastudent.no/in-english/

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Gym Spicheren is Sørlandet’s largest fitness centre, and one of the most progressive places to work out in the country. With more than 5000 members, Spicheren offers a diverse and positive place to work out. The gym is open to the public, and about half of the members pay full fees. It is therefore possible to offer students one of the best gyms in the country at student prices.

Health services SiA offers a low-threshold psychological health service where you can talk to a trained nurse about anything that is causing you difficulty. E-mail: eli.stalesen@sia.no Phone: 38141354 hellen.saga@sia.no Phone: 38142065

Contact SiA: Campus Kristiansand: Phone: 40 00 10 18 E-mail: sia@sia.no Campus Grimstad: Phone: 40 00 90 07 E-mail: bolig.grimstad@sia.no www.sia.no

Student priest You may contact the student priest regardless of your religious affiliation. E.mail: hans.j.wennesland@uia.no Phone: Kristiansand : 38142140 Grimstad: 37 23 39 24

Further questions? Please contact:

Academic questions: your academic advisor at the Faculty Social questions: your ESN buddy

STAs offices:

Kristiansand: Gimlemoen 24 Grimstad: Bluebox Web: stastudent.no/in-english/

Housing questions: SiA (sia@sia.no)

More questions? uia.no/en

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THE BUDDY PROGRAMME: ERASMUS STUDENT NETWORK AGDER (ESN) ESN Agder is a volunteer student organisation which works primarily to improve the exchange students’ stay. Throughout the year, ESN arranges trips, parties and other social events. ESN’s main goal is to give international students a semester abroad where they can experience Kristiansand and other parts of Norway at its best, and make friends for life. ESN also focuses on integration through cultural and social events such as trips to various places within the country, film nights, International pubs, international food evenings and last, but not least, parties. You are welcome to join the events committee and contribute ideas to make your stay at UiA a memorable one! www.agder.esn.no /esnagder

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The buddy group program worked well, and with that as a support it is easy to find good friends. Because there was an ESN organization, integration was very easy. They prepared a lot of parties and activities where everyone could come and get to know others.

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CHECK LIST

EXCHANGE STUDENTS: uia.no/exchange

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STUDENT ID CARD

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REGISTER

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ADDRESS

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E-MAIL

Get your student card at the Service Centre (remember to bring an ID and your semester card).

Register for classes and exams on the StudentWeb as soon as possible and before the deadlines.

Register your correct address, home and Norwegian, on the StudentWeb.

Get a Norwegian student email-address at the IT-desk in the Service Centre.

ECO - FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY In the cafeterias you may buy a thermo mug with the university logo. With this mug you can help yourself to free coffee from the coffee pot next to the cash registers the first week of the semester.

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FRONTER Log on to Fronter and check that you have all the right “rooms�. Check your Norwegian email address and Fronter at least once a week for important information.

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LEARNING AGREEMENT

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RESIDENCE PERMIT

Make sure you register any changes in your classes on your learning agreement, get it signed by your academic coordinator, and return it to the International Education Office.

Register with the police.

INFORMATION FROM IT- SERVICES Kristiansand campus, 12 august 8.30-10.00 Bring your username and password and if you have one, your laptop. Meet room B1007.* Grimstad campus, 12 august 8.00-10.00 Information from the IT-services and the library * room A2 084

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CHECK LIST

DEGREE-SEEKING STUDENTS, IN ADDITION NEED TO: uia.no/degree

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SEMESTER FEE

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SEMESTER CARD

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STUDENT CARD

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REGISTER

Pay your semester fee.

Pick up your semester card.

Get your student card.

Register for exams and classes.

ECO - FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY In the cafeterias you may buy a thermo mug with the university logo. With this mug you can help yourself to free coffee from the coffee pot next to the cash registers the first week of the semester.

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5.

EDUCATION PLAN

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ID NUMBER

7.

HEALTH INSURANCE

8.

BANK

Confirm your education plan.

Apply for a Norwegian ID number.

Apply for Norwegian health insurance if you are eligible.

Open a bank account as soon as possible.

INFORMATION FROM IT- SERVICES Kristiansand campus, 12 august 8.30-10.00 Bring your username and password and if you have one, your laptop. Meet room B1007.* Grimstad campus, 12 august 8.00-10.00 Information from the IT-services and the library * room A2 084

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H enrik Wergelands hus Central administration Auditoriums, reading rooms, group rooms, printing press Lower ground floor (U): Østsia student pub V ilhelm Krags hall Entrance to: Service centre and Library Jacob Aalls hus Lower ground floor (U): Cafeteria, Bookstore, exit to the lawn 2nd and 3rd floor: Classrooms, reading hall, group rooms F aculty of Humanities and Education Camilla Colletts hus (east wing in building E) K ristian Schjelderups hus (west wing in building E) Andreas Feragens hus (building F) F aculty of Fine Arts K irsten Flagstads hus F aculty of Economics and Social Science (School of Management) Eilert Sundts hus F aculty of Health and Sport K etil Moes hus F aculty of Engineering and Science Niels Henrik Abels hus F aculty of Fine Arts Sigurd Køhns hus

SERVICE CENTRE Phone: 38 14 10 00 (Campus Kristiansand) Phone: 37 23 30 00 (Campus Grimstad) E-mail: servicetorget@uia.no uia.no/servicetorget

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OTHER ADDRESSES: GIMLEMOEN 1 10 13 15 17 19 20 22 24 26 32 46 47 48 50 51

Spicheren fitness centre and grocery store Senior centre, AgderAcademy of sciences and letters Group rooms Group rooms Offices Sørlandet kunnskapspark, Agderforskning m.m. Stiften (student activities) Alibiet (student activities) The Student Organisation of Agder (STA) Offices SiA - Student Association in Agder, administration Sigrid Undsets hus Teacher Education Unit Group rooms Jørgen Løvlands hus - classrooms Offices Offices og classrooms

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Internasjonal studiestart 2013