Semester start on Campus Bjergsted

Here you will find information about semester start, fadder events, opening ceremony and much more for August 2024!

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Dear students at the Faculty of Performing Arts

It is a great pleasure for us to welcome both new and already active students to the start of the semester 2024.

An extra welcome to our new students; We hope that you will find yourself comfortable as a student at our faculty. Together with committed and active students, we will do our very best for you to enjoy and benefit from the study and your time spent here. We wish you welcome to the University of Stavanger (UiS) and the Faculty of Performing Arts (UK).

Opening of the academic year 2024/2025

The University of Stavanger starts the autumn semester in week 33. The semester opens with a solemn and informal opening ceremony for all students on Monday 12 August at 12.00 pm on Campus Ullandhaug. After the opening ceremony, the annual Buddy leader (fadder) festival starts.

On Tuesday 13 August it's time for the facultys own opening ceremony in Eikenes Hall, followed by a free lunch outside in the park. Read more here.

Compulsory orientation and information meetings for all students

Orientation meetings are organized for all new students on Wednesday in week 33 at campus Bjergsted. The meetings are held in both Norwegian and English. In addition, information meetings from the different departments are organized on the same day. These meetings are for both new and already active students. Please see te programme for week 33.

Registration for the semester

The deadline to register for the semester is 1 September, but we reccommend all of our students to register before the semester starts in order to obtain access to your student e-mail, canvas, internet, schedule and other important student systems.


You will not be able to register for the semester until your right to study has been transferred to StudentWeb. The transfer will take place no later than the first week of August.

Welcome to the start of the semester!

Course in Voss, week 36

All students admitted to the 1st grade bachelor's degree in classical, church music, jazz, conducting and dance travel to the Ole Bull Academy at Voss for courses in Norwegian folk music/folk dance in week 36.


The university covers expenses for joint travel, food and accommodation. The course is compulsory. More information will be provided during an information meeting in week 34.

NB! If you have already completed the course at Voss under the auspices of another higher education institution, please contact us as soon as possible for an exemption application:

Access to Campus Bjergsted and rehearsal rooms 

To gain access to the University's premises in Bjergstedparken, you must use your student card.

Dronebilde campus Bjergsted

The key system is linked to your student card, so it would be wise for new students to get a student card as soon as possible.

A student card can be obtained when the student payment has been settled.

The reception on Campus Bjergsted is normally open from 10:00 am - 14:00 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In week 33, we have extended opening hours, however, the reception will be closed between 11:30 am - 12:00 pm.

Contact reception: +47 51 83 40 00 E-mail:

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