Orientation Week is designed to help you, as a new student, to settle into university life and get to know the study process.
What happens during Orientation Week?
All international students starting their studies in February 2024 are welcome to join the Orientation Week from 30 January in the RSU Main Building.
During Orientation Week you will...
- meet other international students and staff from the International Department, the International Admissions Office, Student Services, and the International Student Association;
- receive the timetable for your study programme and information on how to use student information systems at RSU;
- have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the study process at the University;
- receive information about RSU health services and safety in Riga;
- receive information about immigration procedures;
- be able to participate in other activities organised by the International Department and the International Student Association (the programme of activities to be announced in December 2023/January 2024).
Unless otherwise stated, all Orientation Week activities will take place in the RSU Main Building (Block K, Ground floor, Great Hall).
The Orientation Week activities mentioned in the programme below are preliminary and subject to change. The final programme for February 2024 Orientation Week will be confirmed in January 2023.
- Tuesday, 30 January
10:00-10:30 Arrival 11:00 Overview 11:05 Welcome to Rīga Stradiņš University by Prof. Aigars Pētersons, Rector of RSU 11:10 Greetings from RSU's International Department by Dr Baiba Pētersone, Director 11:20 Introduction to the Class of February 2024 Admission by Mr Māris Ginters, Head of the Admissions Office 12:50 Group Photo 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Presentation on Student Services by Ms Annija Intenberga and Ms Marija Fjodorova (RSU Student Services) 14:30 Immigration FAQ for EU/EEA Students by Mr Reinis Gailītis, RSU International Admissions Office 14:30 Walking Tour for Non-EU/EEA Students around RSU Main Building, RSU International Admissions Office 15:15 Walking Tour around RSU Main Building, RSU International Admissions Office
- Wednesday, 31 January
10:00 Immigration for Non-EU/EEA Students by Ms Jūlija Makņa, RSU International Admissions Office (Block K, 2nd floor, Senate Hall) 10:30 Arrival 11:00 Overview of the Day 11:10 Meeting the Representatives of RSU Faculty of Dentistry by Prof. Inguna Rence-Bambite and RSU Faculty of Medicine by Ms Smuidra Zermanos 11:20 Welcome by the RSU Student Union by Ms Luize Drikite and the International Student Association - ISA by Ms Bárbara N. Silva 11:40 Academic Affairs Part1 - RSU Study Platforms and Grades, Class Setting and How to Approach Studies by N.N. 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Academic Affairs Part2 by N.N. 14:20 Student Life - Your Opportunities as an RSU Student by Ms Wafaa Farhath Valiyakathu 15:00 Transfer Student Seminar by Ms Inguna Upīte-Sekste, Faculty of Medicine, and Ms Annija Intenberga, Faculty of Dentistry (Block K, 2nd floor, Senate Hall) 15:00 Erasmus+ Incoming Student Info Seminar by Ms Maruta Funta 15:00 Walking Tour around RSU Main Building, RSU International Admissions Office 16:00 Walking Tour for Transfer Students, RSU International Admissions Office
- Thursday, 1 February
10:30 Arrival 11:00 Overview of the Day 11:10 Introduction to Health Care Services by RSU Outpatient Clinic 11:40 Safety in Riga by Riga Municipal Police 12:15 Latvia: First Impressions by N.N. 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Walking Tour around RSU Main Building, RSU International Admissions Office
- Friday, 2 February
All-day Practical Arrangements - Self-organised activities 10:00-17:00 Optional/Individual visits to RSU International Department/ ERASMUS+ Office if needed (study contracts, educational documents, student IDs, etc.)
- Saturday, 3 February
All-day Practical Arrangements - Self-organised activities (accommodation, getting to know Riga, transport, settling down, etc.) --- No RSU organised activities (RSU closed for the weekend)
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