As a new student, you are welcome to the University Library to collect your access card during weeks 35-38 (30 August to 26 September) from 09:00 to 17:00. You are welcome to even come during the week before the start of the term (23 August to 27 August) as the risk of queues and crowding is reduced then. For the time being, the library is closed on evenings and weekends.
Click here for more information about your start at the University of Borås.
The first day
On the first day of the semester you will get to digitally (via zoom) meet your student buddies, go on a digital campus tour and get lots of information so that you are prepared for your studies.
The student buddy
During the Introduction you will meet your student buddy. They wear a yellow, red, or blue T-shirt depending on which section the student buddy belongs to. The student buddy is a current student at the university who have taken on the responsibility to introduce you to everything new and to help you find your place in Borås. If you have questions or thoughts about your time as a student here, ask your student buddy! Their job is to create a stable and safe place for you as a new student, and to support you during the start of your student life.
The sections and colors
The Student Union of Borås consists of three different sections. Novitas (red) which is our section for Textile, Engineering and Business students. Humanitas (blue) which is our section for Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare. And Scientias (yellow) which is our section for Librarianship, Information, Education and IT. During the introduction you will be sorted into the section which corresponds to your program and if you want to stay within the section after the introduction, you need to become a member of Studentkåren i Borås. You will know which section the student buddy belongs to by the color of the shirt. If you want to know more about our sections you can read about them on our section page.
At the University of Borås we have a couple of different association groups. There are two main types of association groups. Interest based groups whose members come together through a specific purpose, e.g. Looking for Brew who play digital games. The second type are the social groups, who come together to spend time with each other, do different social activities and throw the bigger parties together. The club members of Borås usually wear overalls of different colors, where each group has their color, usually decorated with different badges and patches. If your student buddy is wearing and overall they are a member of a group, so take the chance to ask which group and what they do!
The student unions reception:
033-425 48 01