Semester start

This page contains detailed information regarding semester start.

Noroff Online Studies have four startups per year for Vocational programs; January, March, August and October. Bachelor programs start in August.

Next start-up for Online Vocational Studies is Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Then there is a new start-up on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, a new one on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, and another Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

Next start-up for Online Bachelor Programs is Monday, August 16, 2021.

The first week is an introduction week. The goal of the introduction week is getting to know your study program, so you get an understanding of how the learning platform works before you take on greater assignments and lessons. You will get to know the curriculum, how the weekly access works, and learn how to deliver assignments. You will also get to try the forum and see who your fellow online students are.

Welcome to a new academic year on Campus Kristiansand!

Finally we can start up a new academic year here on campus and we are really looking forward to see you all, both new and returning students!

Even though there are still some restrictions regarding the Covid-19 situation, we have been working closely with the authorities to make sure that it is safe to come back to campus and made an effort to start up again as normal as we can, with both social activities and teaching.

Program for enrolment week 2020:

Monday 10.08 (Campus, Kristiansand city center)

  • 10.00-11.30 Welcome to Noroff and information
  • 12.00-16.00 Scavenger Hunt - Get to know Kristiansand (Prepare for some hours ousite and be sure to wear good shoes!)
  • 16.00- Pizza & Prizes (Campus)

Tuesday 11.08 (Bendiksbukta)

  • 12.00-16.00 Noroff Beach Club (All students) - Barbecue, bathing, fun and games! Remember sunglasses and swimwear!

Wednesday 12.08 (Campus)

  • 10.00-16.00 General information to all first year students.
  • 10.00-16.00 Introduction to final degree project for 3rd year ADS, CSE and DFO.

Thursday 13.08 (Campus)

  • 10.00-16.00 Drop in councelling (All students)
  • 10.00-14.00 Programme information to 2nd year ADS, CSE and DFO
  • 14.00-16.00 Guest lecture for all ADS, CSE and DFO

Friday 14.08 (Campus)

  • 10.00-16.00 Drop in councelling (All students)
  • 16.00- Game night on campus with pizza and refreshments (All students)

2nd and 3rd year IMA and IMG, will get the programme information Monday 17.08

Be advised, that the schedule may change during the week, so it’s important that you check your email and information screens regularly.

Where to find us

Elvegata 2A, 4608 Kristiansand S, Norway
(+47) 38 00 00 00


We are welcoming new and old students to Noroff Oslo, on Monday 10 August. On registration day, the reception will be located on the 1st floor of the building, right behind the door, at Mølleparken 4. The queue will therefore extend to the outside of the building – this is to increase the distance between students.

1st year students: Use the entrance downstairs (where reception will be) 2nd year students: Use the entrance on the 6th floor. To avoid congestion / collection, we ask that you use stairs instead of the elevators inside the building.

What's Happening?

• In the classrooms, there will be an introduction of subject teachers and information about the study period.

• At the reception, we will register student attendance for us to register with the Lånekassen and there will be photos taken for student certificates. (PLEASE NOTE! Remember to bring valid identification!)

• PLEASE NOTE! Students in other years of study do not have to take new pictures.

Mentor Week

• The mentor week is arranged and carried out by our second-year students from 10 to 14 August.

• There is an exciting program that allows you to get to know each other. We also adhere to the social distancing rules during this week.

• The mentor week starts around 16:00 on August 10 with barbecue in the park, outside the school.

• For more information about the mentor week, see here.

Do you need to bring something for the first day?

• Valid identification

• Packed lunch / drinks / barbecue food

• Clothes / blankets to be out in when the sponsor week starts.

Infection Control

• We ask everyone to familiarize themselves with the national rules for infection control.

• Disinfection stations have been set up around the campus and we ask you to disinfect your hands with the AntiBac as soon as you arrive at Noroff, and to continue to repeat disinfecting your hands after touching door handles / card readers, etc.

• FHI has, in collaboration with TegneHanne, has made a step-by-step guide for effective hand disinfection.

• Students must perform disinfection of workstations after use.

• Avoid large gatherings and crowded queues.

• Be sure to keep a sufficient distance (1 meter) from others.

• Be alert of your own symptoms. Check yourself daily for symptoms of respiratory infection or if you feel sick.

• Stay at home in case of illness, and make sure your subject teacher is notified.


• Below you will see an overview of the timeslot which your class has been assigned.

• Note, that for the 1st year students, there will be two different times you will meet at:

o In classroom with teacher

o At reception for registration

Class When Where When Where
Technical Design with CAD 2D/3D
08:30 - 10:30
Classroom 1
08:00 – 08:30
Front desk
3D Design and Animasjon
08:30 - 10:30
 Classroom 3
10:30 – 11:00
Front desk
3D Game Design (second year students)
10:15 - 11:15
Classroom 1
- -
Network and System Administration
09:30 - 11:30
Lab 1A/1B
08:30 – 09:30
Front desk
Network and IT-security (second year students)
13:00 - 14:00
Classroom 5
- -
Graphic design (first year students)
12:30 – 14:30
Classroom 8
11:45 – 12:30
Front desk
Graphic design (second year students)
10:15 - 11:15
Classroom 4
Front-end Development (first year students)
13:30 – 15:30
Lab 1A/1B
12:30 – 13:30
Front desk
Digital marketing
10:00 - 12:00
Classroom 6
09:30 – 10:00
Front desk
Film Production (first year students
11:30 – 13:30
Lab 1A/1B
13:30 – 14:30
Front desk
Film Production (second year students)
10:00 - 11:00
Auditorium 2
- -
Sound and Music Production (first year students)
12:30 – 14:30
Classroom 8
14:30 – 15:30
Front desk
Sound and Music Production (second year students)
12:00 – 13:00
Auditorium 2
- -
UX Design
10:30 – 12:30
Classroom 3
10:00 – 10:30
Front desk
Cyber Security (first year students)
13:30 – 15:30
Lab 2
15:30 – 16:30
Front desk
Cyber Security (second year students)
11:00 – 12:00
Auditorium 1A/1B -  -


Where to find us

First day attendance

If you are eligible for financial support from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen), you must be registered as attended on the first day of the semester.

If you are unable to attend the first day, please contact us. To online students, logging in on the first day will register the student as attended.

Read more about payments, loans and grants.