Dear new student – welcome to the best Welcome Week in Norway!
This week marks the start of your time at NHH, and we hope you want to join! Welcome Week will consist of a number of events that are arranged for you to get to know your fellow students, the city, the school, the student association and all the fun we have to offer further in the course of study. Every day is filled with fun activities, and you will have mentors who guide you throughout the week. The week is created to give you a good start to your study time. Maybe you get to know your new best friend or your future spouse; from experience, nothing can be ruled out.
During the week you have the opportunity to participate in a number of different events. We arrange pub-to-pub, UFF – UKEN’s Pre-course in partying, sports day with the sports association and much more. Welcome Week is guaranteed to be an eventful and fun week, and there is something for everyone, both with and without alcohol.
All new students who join Welcome Week are assigned a mentor group. The group will consist of mentees and dedicated mentors. The mentors’ task is to make sure that you feel comfortable, and they will go in easily recognizable white t-shirts throughout the week. They will also arrange a mentor pre-game before the events, give you a tour of the school and provide a lot of useful information about student life at NHH. Use your mentors actively – they are sitting on a goldmine of knowledge about NHH and NHHS.
The environment at NHH and in NHHS shall be experienced as safe for all the school’s students. That is why we have zero tolerance for drugs and harassment. In the event of violations, the consequences will be exclusion from NHHS and a police report. If you need help or experience a breach of this, you can click on NHH’s website for notification routines. Feel free to also contact president of the Executive Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 932 12 786.
Our highest priority is to arrange a safe and sound welcome week for all participants. We have a dialogue with the emergency management at NHH, Bergen Municipality, the police in Bergen and other study institutions in the country. The welcome week will be a safe arena for getting to know new friends, experiencing the student organization’s extreme commitment and getting to know Bergen as a student city.
Our measures to ensure a safe welcome week
1.We have a close dialogue with agencies that have approved the program in advance. However, changes may occur if it turns out that the program cannot be carried out in a responsible manner.
2.We follow restrictions from the health authorities, and adapt to changes in restrictions.
3.We distribute antibac and the like to ensure good hygiene in the mentor groups. These are distributed to all mentor groups and should be easily accessible at all events.
4.We divide the mentor groups into cohorts that they will follow throughout the week according to current restrictions. These cohorts are also adapted to the scheme of NHH, so that we minimize the risk of infection.
5.We have hired infection control guards and “Daghavende” who will be present at all events. These ensure that restrictions are complied with, and that we have a safe week together.
6.We reserve the right to cancel the welcome week if it turns out not to be justifiable to arrange it.
Information about the ticket sale for the Welcome Week will be published Wednesday August 11th.
Paintball, Sea rafting and tree top adventure park requires a separate ticket to the general ticket for the welcome week. More information will be posted 11.08.2021.
Monday August 16th
On Monday we will have an information meeting. Here you will get information about everything you need to know about Welcome Week and the student association.
We look forward to meeting you!
In the evening it is time for baptism and a party!
Tuesday August 17th
Are you tired of the Covid-19 and feel a need to get out the frustration? Do not be afraid, because during Welcome Week you get the opportunity to go crazy with paintball guns and full equipment! Together we will travel to Fana Paintball for endless play and fun. A fun and different way to get to know your new students!
The event requires a separate ticket and does not crash with the regular program in the evening.
Bergen has an infinite number of nightclubs around. This evening it’s time to get to know some of them through our regular event “Pub-to-Pub”. Groups in NHHS are ready to greet you, and there are already rumors of fantastic prizes for the mentor group that collects the most points on the various stops!
Wednesday August 18th
Bergen is an absolutely beautiful student city, but we experience it mostly from land. Wednesday during this year’s Welcome Week you have the opportunity to do something about it! Find the life jacket and join the sea rafting. We will pick you up at Bryggen before we take a real sightseeing along Bergen’s beautiful coast. Simply a unique opportunity!
The event requires a separate ticket and will probably crash with the regular program in the evening (UFF – UKENs pre-course in partying).
UKENs pre-course in partying
UFF – UKEN’s pre-course in partying is their first meeting with UKEN and all the fantastic things this festival has to offer. For over 40 years, UKEN has colored Bergen green for the first three weeks of March, and this is exactly what you will now get a taste of! On stage, the fUKENtionaries are ready to give you a terrific show. You just have to throw on the green suit, up on the chair (if Covid-19 allows it) and enjoy new and old UKEN hits from start to finish!
Thursday August 19th
Tree-top adventure park
After an intense start to the week, you may have a need to get some fresh air. We suggest that you join your fellow students for a tree-top adventure park! Here you can throw yourself from tree to tree like the monkey Julius or take the zip-line as if you were Superman! The climbing park has trails for everyone regardless of prior knowledge, so here you just have to join!
The event requires a separate ticket and is going to crash with the ordinary program in the evening (stand-up show).
Is there anybody who does not like to laugh? We have not spared the gunpowder and can guarantee a good atmosphere the whole evening!
Friday August 20th
Hiking with NHHI Friluft
Bergen is known for having easy access to the seven mountains surrounding the city. On Friday, NHHI Friluft will take you on a great hike so that you can enjoy some fresh air and the outdoors.
In the evening we go to Bergen Cinema for a movie screening!
NB! Limited amount of seats.
Saturday August 21st
On Saturday we are having Sveiseaften! There will be a chain of stations with preparties and different games prepared on different locations.
Sunday August 22nd
Alternative bus guiding
Many NHH-students have little or no knowledge of Bergen before they start their studies. Are you one of those who need an introduction to Bergen city? The Svæveru’choir gives you a very special journey with only one guarantee: You will not see Bryggen, Fløyen, Fisketorget or Edvard Grieg’s home on this guided bus tour! On the contrary. Did you know that Ole Bull was born in a pharmacy? That every Sunday nudists from all over the country gather here in Bergen to train for the European Championships in nude croquet in Munich? That there is a secret subway in Bergen that only the Hanseatic people’s followers are allowed to use, but that we know how to sneak in?
We have put together a unique team of the basement’s most highly trained tour guides. We promise you that you will laugh, be shocked and better known in Bergen than Davy Wathne (a well known man from Bergen).
Every day during the Welcome Week, there will be several people from the Welcome Week Committee on duty 24 hours a day, this is called the “Daghavende”. “Daghavende” is responsible for ensuring that what happens is done correctly and responsibly, whether it is at school or elsewhere where there are events for new students under the auspices of NHHS.
“Daghavende” is dressed easily recognizable with a dark blue t-shirt with “DAGHAVENDE” in large white letters on both back and chest. They will at all times wear the “Daghavende”-phone, which is staffed 24 hours a day. If you have questions or something you want to inform us about, let the “Daghavende” know. “Daghavende” can be reached by phone at 451 86 050. The number is also on all FKU wristlets.
NHH – Kjøp og Salg
The Facebook page “NHH – Kjøp og Salg” (NHH – Buy and Sell) is a closed page for students affiliated with NHH. Here you can buy and sell school books, concert tickets, furniture, find an apartment and lots more. The purchase and sale of alcohol and tobacco is not permitted on this site.
NHH – Glemt og mistet
Have you forgotten something in the hall or after a party? Do not despair – your fellow students may have found your things! Join the Facebook group “NHH – Glemt og mistet” (NHH – Lost and found) and post if you have lost something, or if you find something others have lost.
“Mentorordningen NHHS” is a scheme that aims to inform and assist, as well as create security for new students who wonder what awaits them at the start of their studies, during the Welcome Week, and throughout the semester.
“Mentorordningen” is managed by NHH students with different experience who can answer all the questions you as a new student may have. During the summer, all new students will be contacted by their mentor (not the same as the ones you are going to spend Welcome Week with), who from then and throughout the year will be available to answer questions about whatever it may be. If you have questions about NHHS, subjects or just want to talk to a student with more experience about NHH – do not hesitate to get in touch!
This year we will also use Snapmentor, which you will definitely get to know in several of your subjects. Here you can go in and ask questions anonymously. You may also find answers to your questions in the knowledge bank. All students will receive an email from “Mentorordningen” with a link to Snapmentor, and here you log in with your Feide user.
If you have not been contacted by a mentor or have questions already now, just send an email to email@example.com, and we will help you!
Feel free to like NHHS Mentorordningen on Facebook to stay up to date on useful links, FAQs, tips and tricks etc.