2010-11 First-Year Orientation Week

Monday, September 27, 2010
UNISG orientation will kick off in the Aula Magna of the Pollenzo campus, during which an overview of the university will be presented to the 75 new first-year students. Of the group, 31 come from outside of Italy, representing the following countries: Australia, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Norway, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela. The presentation will include a welcome from the UNISG Dean and Director, and an introduction to staff and student representatives. In the afternoon, President of Slow Food Italy, Roberto Burdese, will give a talk on the philosophy that underlies the non-profit organization.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Day Two of orientation will be dedicated to the academic and research activities at UNISG, including academic regulations, the manifesto of study and the program design, evaluation criteria and attendance requirements, optional courses, and the student dossier. During the afternoon, a short presentation will be given about other UNISG programs, including the graduate specialization program, the master programs, the school of higher study, and other relevant offers.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
At 9:00 am, non-Italian students will take an Italian-language evaluation test, followed by an introduction to the Italian course. After the lunch break, UNISG President Carlo Petrini, along with Tutor Office staff, will present an overview of the study trips.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
During the morning, the IT office will explain how to use email, the UNISG portal, and the wireless network. Afternoon activities include a presentation by the Student and Alumni Association, the UNISG Slow Food convivium, the Youth Food Movement, and other student programs.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The full morning will include a visit to the city of Bra and the public market, in cooperation with Slow Food, the local convivium, and UNISG, followed by the preparation of an Eat-In, a collective dinner.

Monday, October 4, 2010
The 2010-11 academic calendar will be presented.