Orientation week is the first set of events of every semester, and propably the most important for you. During these events, we are going to help you with all necesary stuff like making transportation tickets, show you the school buildings, but we are also going to welcome you and help you to meet each other. Join also our facebook group for more information.

Here is a list of all Orientation week events: 

17. 9. 2018

Welcome drink

Meeting point:
19:45 at "Stodolní" tram stop

The first informal meeting with other Erasmus+ students and _esno members in one famous Ostravian pub. Let’s take one of the first beers together and talk a little bit.
18.9. 2018

Welcome ceremony

Meeting point:
will be set later in August

Welcome ceremony serves as a ‘Welcome to Ostrava a nd our university’ event. _esno will introduce itself, explain what the organization is all about and what it has to offer to students. Most of the events we prepared for you will be introduced. Furthermore, you will be given an overview of what can you expect from your first days in Ostrava and at the University. You will be able to meet important people from International Department, Vice-rector and your faculty coordinators. Also you will have an opportunity to buy Welcome Bag and register and pay for Get to Know Each Other Weekend. Welcome Bags costs 400 CZK and includes: Czech sim card with 150 CZK credit, ESN card for discounts (40,000 student benefits and discounts in more than 125 countries, 5 – 15% discounts for _esno’s big trips), _esno guidebook with useful information and events schedule, step-by-step how to activate internet connection in your dorms, map of Ostrava and some other material from University of Ostrava.
19.9. 2018

Formality Day

Meeting point:
9:30 at the reception of Pedagogical Faculty, building G201 (Mlýnská 5)

We will help you arrange transportation card (if you haven’t done it yet), internet and student ID card. You will need all of this during your stay in Ostrava. For the transportation card you’ll need a passport or international ID and passport photo. Month transportation ticket costs around 200 CZK (depends in which dorms you are staying), the semester one around 1 000 CZK for whole city. Student ID card is 220 CZK (ISIC card with discounts) or 100 CZK (student card without ISIC license).  Internet connection is 150 CZK per month.

Quiz night

Meeting point:
19:45 at "Áčko" club (Kranichova 8)

You are going to make teams and solve tricky questions together. Of course the best team will be rewarded with some extra drinks. 

Great opportunity to meet new people.

20. 9. 2018

Czech National Evening

Meeting point:
will be set later in August

As you are going to stay in the Czech Republic for half a year you should know something about it. What Czech people like, what is the Czech Republic famous for, typical Czech food and drinks, traditional Czech dances, useful phrases etc.

23. 9. 2018

Excursion to Vítkovice

Meeting point:
14:00 at Karolina tram stop

One of the most interesting stuff about Ostrava is it's industrial history. There are also lot of old, abandoned factory buildings. On this event, you will take a look at one of the biggest old industrial areas - "Dolní Vítkovice". 
Friday - Sunday
28.9. - 30.9. 2018

Get to know each other weekend

Meeting point:
Will be set later (FB Group)

This weekend offers you a unique opportunity to get to know each other outside of the university environment. Rich programme of sport activities, games and competitions in the nature with a lot of free time in the evening will satisfy both sport lovers and party animals. We leave Ostrava on Friday afternoon and come back on Sunday evening.  After this weekend you won’t be alone, you’ll find lots of friends and your Erasmus+ life will start. Don’t be alone at your dormitory, join us and enjoy a weekend which you definitely won’t forget!!