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Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences! We are very happy to have you as a student at our faculty, and wish that your stay here will be an interesting and rewarding experience.

 Visit to the Faculty of Social Sciences on Friday 9 August

On Friday 9 August at 13:00 you are invited to visit the Faculty of Social Sciences for orientation on courses and practical information. Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences, Fosswinckels gate 6, Large Auditorium, 1st floor.

13:00 – 13:45 – Welcome 
Practical information on registration, exams and courses

13:45 – 14:30 Welcome market and snacks
Student advisers are available at stands outside the Students' Information Centre on the 3rd floor. They will answer practical and academic questions.
The Information Centre will be open until 16:00 for signatures on Arrival forms and other documents.

14:30 – 17:00 – Getting ready for Mentor’s Week and pizza

Visit the University Library on Monday 12 August

On Monday 12 August at 10:15 there will be a short lecture on how to find your way around the library. You will learn about library resources, services and be guided in searching, writing and plagiarism.
Meet up at the Library of Social Sciences, Fosswinckels gate 14, next door to the faculty.

Mentor's programme - Monday 12 - Sunday 18 August

Monday 12th of August

2:00 pm 
Students will meet their mentor group
Meet up outside the Faculty of Social Sciences

2:50 pm
Walk together with your mentor group to Muséplass for the Welcome Ceremony starting at 3 pm

5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Mentor Night with the mentor group
The mentor groups will get together for a nice evening.

8:00 pm-3:00 am
Kick-off at Ricks together with the Faculty of Humanities (HF)
The band Hoggormsafari will be the entertainment this night. Later on, there will be a club night with different genres of music like R&B, Pop and older genres.

Tuesday 13th of August

3:00 pm-3:00 am
Organization Day
Meet all the different student organizations and associations at UiB.

10:00 pm-3:00 am
Party at the club NATT
NATT is one of the best clubs in town and a typical place for the SV-students to go.

Wednesday 14th of August

5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Rebus
The rebus will be around the area of the university. All of the mentor groups are supposed to get through ten posts. There will be a selection of different student organizations at the posts with fun activities and games. The new students will be encouraged by their mentors to find a fun theme for their group and thereby dress themselves in relation to this theme.

8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Mentor Night with the mentor group
The mentor groups will get together for a nice evening.

10:00 pm-03:00 am
Night at Ricks together with the Faculty of Psychology
The night continues at Ricks together with the students of the Faculty of Psychology. We encourage the students to keep their outfits from the rebus because there will be given awards for the best costumes. We promise a nice atmosphere and good music.

9:00 pm-1:00 am
Quiz at Diskuterbar
The students who want something calmer and quieter, can go to the quiz at Diskuterbar which is the Faculty of Social Sciences very own bar. There will be funny and interesting categories, moreover a selection of fresh beverages. The quiz is however not an arena for pre-partying.

Thursday 15th of August

11:00 am-2:00 pm
Dodgeball Tournament
This year’s Sports Day will be a dodgeball tournament. Each mentor group can sign up with a team. Talk to your mentors, find a funny name for your team, and sign up. The registration will come out on the first day in the mentor week, so keep up on Facebook.

4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Speed Friending
Do you wish to get to know more people outside your own mentor group? We welcome you to a night with speed friending. The concept is a lot similar to speed dating, with a short conversation with several people. This is an excellent way to expand your circle of friends and acquaintances. There will be a registration on Facebook, so please keep up there.

6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Mentor Night with the mentor group
The mentor groups will get together for a nice evening.

9:00 pm-1:00 am
Movie- and game night at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Do you wish to watch movies with your friends and play games? There will be different movies in the auditoriums, and board games in the cafeteria. You can drink alcohol in the cafeteria, but not in large quantities.  

10:00 pm-3:00 am
Party at the club NATT
The night ends at NATT. Bring along good mood and this will be an amazing night.

Friday 16th of August

10:00 am-12:00
Bergen Aquarium
Bergen Aquarium is Norway’s largest aquarium and one of Bergen’s biggest tourist attractions. Here you can create great experiences and memories with everything from cool penguins to scary snakes. The mentor board will be sponsoring a part of the entrance ticket.

12:00-14:00
KODE
The city of Bergen represents a diversity in arts and culture. KODE’s collection of arts has a unique selection of both Norwegian and international art. The mentor board will be sponsoring a part of the entrance ticket.

3:00 pm-7:00 pm
Bar Hopping
Bar hopping involves going from one bar to the next. You and your mentor group visit 11 different nightspots here in Bergen. Student organizations will have some activities and competitions on some of the bars. A perfect opportunity to get to know what Bergen can offer when it comes to nightspots and bars.

7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Mentor Night with the mentor group
The mentor groups will get together for a nice evening.

9:00 pm-3:00 am
Party at Kvarteret
The different rooms at Kvarteret, which is a student house, will have different concepts. This could be everything from country to techno. You do not want to miss this night.

Saturday 17th of August

12:00-9:00 pm
Day with mentor group
Each mentor group invites to or arranges themselves a dinner or lunch. Spend this last day together as a group.

9:00 pm-3:00 am
Last party on Bryggen
The night end son Bryggen Nightclub. There will be given awards to winners of for example the Instagram competition which has been all week and so on. We wish all new students welcome to an amazing end of the mentor week.

Sunday 18th of August

10:30 am-5:00 pm
Mountain hike
The hike will be over Vidden (from the top of Ulriken to Fløyen) with UiB. Meet up at Ulriksbanen.

Practical Information

Remember that semester registration deadline is the 1st of September

→ Make sure exam dates and lecture times of your courses do not overlap

→ It is not possible to make individual or special exam arrangements unless you have an illness or other needs that cause significant  disadvantages in the examination situation. The application deadline for special arrangements is the 1st of September.

MittUiB – your personal pages for timetables, curriculum, messages, course information

→ For signatures (Learning Agreement, Confirmation of Arrival/Departure) Contact the Information centre  at the Faculty of Social Sciences after semester registration 

→ Late arrival - see this checklist for important dates and deadlines