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. email@example.com.
- 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
The matriculation ceremony marks the official start of your life as a student at BI Norwegian Business School, and will be a digital event this year. During the ceremony you will be introduced to BI staff, and BI's student organisation, BISO. In addition, we will provide you with our best tips and tricks for new students, and give you a digital tour of campus.
Discover the value of learning in an international environment and understanding cultural codes.
During Buddy Week, you will meet your buddy group and the people you will be spending the week with. You will get the opportunity to connect with your fellow students and participate in academic activities together.
During this digital session, you will meet the Associate Dean for you study programme and receive an introduction to your academic area. You will also get an overview of the programme’s structure and content, as well as your study plan, courses and lecturers.
Are you a first-year student wondering what to expect from BI? Or maybe you have studied somewhere else before, but still unsure about how things work here? Join us for an exciting lecture from Elin Akre Trønnes, who teaches subjects including self-leadership, motivation and stress.
Give yourself a boost and learn strategies for how you can best lead yourself in your student life. Elin is passionate about students succeeding – and is known to engage her audience in and outside the classroom. Welcome!
In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to the most important tools you’ll use in your studies and start applying them, so that you’re well prepared for your first day of school and have a plan of execution ready for the rest of the semester.
Get a bite to eat and mingle with your buddy group while also meeting BI’s Counselling team. They are always available to help you throughout the semester with things like motivation, exam stress and practical challenges. Additional BI staff will also be present to answer questions from you.
Get to know the city of Oslo with your fellow students while solving fun riddles and puzzles together.
Fadderullan is the Norwegian name for the Buddy Week at BI Norwegian Business School and is organised in collaboration with BISO - BI Student Organisation. The purpose of Fadderullan is to give all new students an amazing start to their student life and a welcome they will never forget. During the Buddy Week, old and new students will meet and get to know each other through social events and academic activities.
Classes begin the week of 22 August.
This page will be updated regularly with more detailed information as we get closer to Orientation Week.
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.