Orientation Week

Bachelor programmes

On Monday 15 August, Orientation Week begins for new students in our bachelor programmes.

Dear new students!

We look forward to welcoming you to campus in August. With a solid academic and social programme, we want to make sure that you get off to a great start at BI! Social integration is a focus of ours, and together with Fadderullan we will work on facilitating arenas where you can get to know your fellow students better, in accordance with the latest transmission prevention guidelines.    

Stay updated with the student portal 

The student portal is BI's website for students where you will find everything about your courses and exams, grades, schedule, activity calendar, tips and tricks, guidance and other things involving your studies. 

You can log in to the student portal at the top of this page on the right-hand side by entering your username and password. Your username is your S-number + @bi.no, e.g. s1234567@bi.no.  

  • A detailed schedule with specific times and locations for your study programme for the Buddy Week will be published on the student portal in early August.  


In early August you will also be sent assorted information that will help you to prepare for your time at BI.

International Student Orientation Day

A separate International Student Orientation Day will take place before Orientation Week. International students will be provided with necessary tools and information to facilitate a smooth transition into life as a student in Norway, including sessions on practical matters as well as cultural adaptation.

Orientation Week:  Monday 15 August - Friday 19 August

Classes begin the week of 22 August.

This page will be updated regularly with more detailed information as we get closer to Orientation Week.

Mentor programme 

After buddy week, all first-year Bachelor students will be offered to join a mentor group that follows your entire first semester. Each group will be led by a student mentor who has experienced being a new student at BI. Here you will be assigned a different group than the one you had during buddy week.

The mentors will ensure that you as a new student are followed up more closely socially and academically your first semester. In the groups you will get answers to practical questions about the studies and campus, know more about the various offers available, and take part in trips, games and other social activities.

This gives you as a new student the opportunity to get to know your fellow students better, form colloquium groups and acts as a toolbox for orienting yourself the first time on campus.

You will be assigned your mentor group in August. More information about the mentor groups will come closer to the programme.