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01/09/2023 - 15:29

Presentations and fun during Orientation Week  

Presentations and fun during Orientation Week   - Available at University of Iceland

Varied and interesting presentations on the services available at the University of Iceland, walks around campus, concerts on the University Centre, and the annual football tournament for new students are among the events during 4-8 September.

Around 3,4000 students start undergraduate studies at the University of Iceland this autumn in addition to 2,400 new students in graduate programmes. There is a large group taking its first steps in the University community. Many resources are available for this group, but the goal of Orientation Week is to introduce all these options.  

The programme is mostly on the University Centre and starts with a presentation of various services for university students on Monday 4 September, 11:30-13:00. Students will have the opportunity to talk to representatives from various departments and support services at the university and its partners, the Student Council, and the Icelandic Student Services. Various goods will be available from a pop up booth from the University Book Store.  

A student led walk around campus will also be offered, leaving at 12:00 from the University Centre. Representatives from the Student Council will be available at the information desk at the University Centre from 10-14 during the whole week, ready to answer questions concerning studies and social life.  

On Tuesday 5 September the musical artist Katrín Myrra will perform at the University Centre, warming up for the Student Council's October Fest, also on during this week.         

Wednesday 6 September is devoted to environmental issues.  Students will be able to learn how they can contribute to a greener university, the green flag will be hoisted at the Main Building and trees planted on campus.  The electric scooter company Hopp will have special offers for students during this day, Háma will offer vegan food and the University Bookstore will organise an exchange market for clothes.  The University Choir will also perform at the University Centre on this day and present its interesting programme. 

On Thursday 7 September the annual football tournament for new students will take place on the lawn in front of the main building, starting at 12:30.  The different student organisations compete in teams of seven, and the winners receive a travelling cup, along with other prizes.  

In addition the Student Counselling services will present their services with a short event during the week, and this also goes for the International Division that will introduce options for exchange studies, vocational training, and summer courses abroad. 
A quiz for new students (in Icelandic) will be available on Ugla during Orientation Week and lucky contestants can win great prizes. 

We encourage students to follow the Instragram account of the University during Orientation Week as it will be devoted to the social life, services and support available to students.  A Facebook page for new students is available, and we encourage all new students to register there.  

Further information can be found on the University website.