Orientation Week is organised online before the beginning of the academic year. It is designed to help you, as a new student, to settle into university life and get to know study process.
What happens at Online Orientation Week?
During Online Orientation Week you will:
- meet other international students and staff from the International Admissions Office, the Dean's Office and the International Student Association;
- receive the timetable for your study programme and information on how to use RSU student information systems;
- have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the study process at the University;
- receive information about RSU health services and safety in Riga;
- register for studies;
- receive information about immigration procedures;
- be able to participate in other activities organised by the International Department and the International Student Association.
The dates of the Online Orientation Week are published here and all accepted students are also informed of the programme individually.
Preliminary programme according (UTC/GMT+3).
- Tuesday, 24 August - Welcome to Latvia
11:00 Overview of the day 11:15
Riga and Latvia by Ms Irma Kalniņa, expert on professional etiquette, international communications and diplomatic protocol
12:00 Safety in Riga by Mr Mārtiņš Ķipurs from Riga Municipal Police 12:30 Introduction to healthcare services by Dr. Cindy Heaster from RSU Outpatient Clinic
- Wednesday, 25 August - First introductions
11:00 Welcome to Rīga Stradiņš University by Prof. Aigars Pētersons, Rector 11:10 Introduction to Class of Autumn Semester 2021 by Mr Māris Ginters, Head of the Admissions Office 11:50 Meeting RSU Student Union and Intenational Student Association Student life - organizations and societies 12:10 Immigration FAQ by Mr Māris Ginters, Head of the Admissions Office
- Thursday, 26 August - Study process
11:00 Welcome by Dr. Smuidra Žermanos, Dean, International Student Department 11:10 Academic affairs - study platforms and grades 12:00 Class setting and how to approach studies 13:00 Presentation on student ID's and access to RSU e-mail by Ms Lelde Kozilāne from Student Services
- Friday, 27 August
Vaccination at RSU main building