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International students in front of the Main Building


Orientation Week 

We strongly encourage all new international students to attend Orientation Week 14 to 20 August 2017. 

Orientation Week is a lot of fun and an excellent way for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim. Orientation Week is something not be missed!


Sign up for Orientation Week

You are required to sign up for the Orientation Week activities. An email was sent 20 July 2017 with a link to registration. If you have not received this email, please contact orientation@sa.ntnu.no Note that these mails sometimes end up in spam, so check your spam folder first. 


Programme 14 - 20 August

Monday 14 August

Registration and welcome at Scandic Lerkendal

  • 09:00 Registration
  • 11:00 Welcome meeting
  • 12:30 We walk together to campus Gløshaugen to take a group photo
  • 13:15 Provided lunch 
  • 14:00 Trondheim Games

Changes may occur, more details to come

Tuesday 15 August

Information day at Scandic Lerkendal

Non-EU exchange students

  • 08:30 - 12:00 Information meeting for non-EU exchange students, followed by distribution of bank cards

Master's degree students 

  • 09:00 Distribution of bank cards for non-EU master's degree students
  • 10:00 Information meeting for all master's degree students

EU/EEA/Swiss exchange students and free movers

  • 12:30 - 16:30 Information meeting for EU/EEA/Swiss exchange students, followed by distribution of arrival confirmations

Stands in the entrance hall

Changes may occur, more details to come

Wednesday 16 August

Matriculation ceremony + 63 Degrees North

Time Activity Student category Location
09:00 Matriculation ceremony All students On the lawn behind the Main Building
11:00  63 Degrees North + lunch Exchange students Meet in the garden of International house, from where we will walk together to Festningen
11:45 Matriculation part II Most master's degree students See table below for more detailed information about your meeting

 

Master's degree students: Matriculation part II*

Time Faculty Location
11:50 IE faculty master's degree students
EL6, Gløshaugen
12:00

IV faculty: CoMEM, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnics & Geohazards, Global Manufacturing Management, Hydropower Development, Cold Climate Engineering and RAMS

S1, Gløshaugen
12:00

IV faculty: Natural Gas and Sustainable Energy

Thermal Energy building, Gløshaugen
12:00

IV faculty: Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geosciences

S7, Gløshaugen
12:15

IV faculty: Industrial Ecology

R1, Gløshaugen
12:45 NV faculty master's degree students R5, Gløshaugen
  More meetings to come  

* If your faculty does not have a Welcome meeting, you can join 63 Degrees North

IV faculty:

Thursday 17 August

Hiking 

There are several hikes to choose from, with different lengths and levels of difficulty. You will be able to choose your hike when you sign up for Orientation Week. Make sure you select a hike suited to your fitness skills and equipment. 

What to wear and bring

  • Sneakers or hiking shoes, note that some paths may be muddy and wet
  • A wind and water proof jacket
  • A warm sweater
  • A packed lunch and something to drink
  • A small backpack

Meeting point

All hikes leave from outside the Main Building. The buses will leave on time, so please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled departure. End times are approximate. 

Getting home

You will have to get home on your own, either by foot, bus or tram. 

The different hikes 
Group Difficulty / Length Trail type Time End point
A. Lake trip Very easy Downhill gravel paths and asphalt.

11:00 - 13:00

Ila (Walk/bus)
B. Five fifty-two Easy Short uphill. Easy walk downhill. 11:00 - 13:00 Ila (Walk/bus)
C. Ladestien Easy Gravel path along the fjord. 10:30 - 13:30 Korsvika (Walk/bus)
D. Goat mountain Intermediate Trail/off-trail, some wetlands. Some steep uphill. Chance of getting wet and muddy. 11:00 -
16:00
Ila (Walk/bus)
E. Timber valley Intermediate Trail/off-trail, some wetlands. Some steep uphill. Chance of getting wet and muddy. 10:00 -
15:00
Lian lake (Tram)
F. Student cabin Intermediate Trail/off-trail, some wetlands. Some uphill. Chance of getting wet and muddy. 11:00 -
16:00
Ila (Walk/bus)
G. Goat mountain 2 Intermediate Trail/off-trail, some wetlands. Some steep uphill. Chance of getting wet and muddy. 10:00 - 15:00 Ila (Walk/bus)
H. Copper valley Advanced Trail/off-trail and wetlands. Steep uphill, some rough terrain. Your feet will get wet and muddy. 10:00 - 15:00 Lian lake (Tram)
I. Marshlands Advanced Trail/off-trail and wetlands. Steep uphill, some rough terrain. Your feet will get wet and muddy. 10:30 - 16:30 Byåsen Butikksenter (Bus)
J.  Wolf track Advanced Trail/off-trail and wetlands. Steep uphill, rough terrain. Your feet will get wet and muddy. 10:00 -
16:30
Lian lake (Tram)

Friday 18 August

Meet student organisations, BBQ and party at Samfundet

More details to come

Saturday 19 August

  • 18:30 Movie and quiz night

More details to come

Sunday 20 August

Rosenborg - Haugesund soccer match

Trondheim's soccer team, Rosenborg, is Norway's most successful football club. Football fan or not – we hope you will join us!

* Changes may occur, more details to come

Important events after Orientation Week

Registering at the police station

Group appointments at the police station

NTNU organises group appointments for all international students to register at the police station. Note that it is mandatory to meet at your group appointment, you should not book an appointment to see the police on your own. 

You will be provided with more information about the group appointments during Orientation Week. 

Group appointments for non-EU/non-EEA citizens*
  Time Student category
21 August 08:30 IV faculty master's degree students
12:00 IV faculty master's degree students
22 August 08:30

IE faculty master's degree students

12:00 MH faculty and AD faculty master's degree students
23 August 08:30 NV faculty master's degree students
12:00 Exchange students with surnames A-K
24 August 08:30 HF faculty, SU faculty and ØK faculty master's degree students
12:00 Exchange students with surnames L-Z
Group appointments for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens*
  Time Student category
7 September 08:30

Master's degree students, and;
exchange students staying for 2 semesters

14 September 08:30 Exchange students staying for 1 semester, surnames A-K
21 September 08:30 Exchange students staying for 1 semester, surnames L-Z
Group appointment for latecomers*
  Time Student category
28 September 08:30 Latecomers and students who can absolutely not meet at their assigned group appointment.

*These dates are tentative, some changes may occur.

Faculty meetings for exchange students

Faculty information meetings*
  Time Student category Location
22 August 14:15 - 16:00 HF faculty and SU faculty exchange students
Room not determined, Dragvoll
22 August 13:00 - 14:00 NV faculty exchange students R5, Natural Science Building

*These dates are tentative, some changes may occur.

 

Faculty meetings for master's degree students

The Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV) information meetings*
  Time Meeting Location
21 August  09:30 Mandatory meeting for all NV master's degree students.

Afterwards, there will be programme specific meetings. Further details will be given at the end of the meeting in R7.
R7, Gløshaugen
12:00

MSc Natural Resources Management - specializing in geography

Department of Geography, Dragvoll Campus 
12:30 

Start of the Department of Biology mandatory course week for master's degree students

R10, Gløshaugen - see the course webpage for detailed information about the rest of the week

*These dates are tentative, some changes may occur.

 

Study technique courses for international students

Study technique courses for international students
  Event Student category Location

4 October 
15:00 - 21:00

An evening at the library to improve your academic writing Primarily aimed at master's level students at campus Gløshaugen, but everyone welcome Natural Science Library, Gløshaugen

Useful links and documents

Local bus to NTNU

NTNU bus stops

  • Studentersamfundet: Student Society
  • Høgskoleringen or Gløshaugen Nord: Main Administration Building, Matriculation Ceremony, International House
  • Gløshaugen Syd or Lerkendal gård: Natural Science Building (Realfagbygget)

Use ATB's travel planner to get specific route information.

Fares and tickets

Buying a ticket on the bus is expensive (NOK 50/trip). Cheaper one-way tickets can be bought from a ticket machine or by using Mobillett on your phone.

Find your way around NTNU with MazeMap

Contact

Questions regarding Orientation Week? Please email orientation@sa.ntnu.no

Airport transport

How to get from the airport to Trondheim and the student villages. 

Learn Norwegian

NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course. 

Exchange students can join a 3-week intensive summer course in August. The course includes several day-trips in the surroundings of Trondheim, and a weekend-excursion to nearby mountains.

Roof over you head

Scandic HotelHave you not found a place to live? New students arriving in Trondheim in the autumn are guaranteed short-term accommodation at a discount through "Roof over your head".