Welcome to Trondheim, welcome to NTNU,
and welcome to Energy and Environmental Engineering!

Here’s a collection of information you might find useful during your frist weeks, along with the answers to some FAQ.

IMPORTANT! If you haven’t already, join EMIL ’21 and fill out this form. This is important in order for you to get assigned a faddergruppe for the fadderuke, and to make sure you get all the fresh information you need before, during and after the fadderuke!

Starting a 2-year masters? We’ve got a separate FadderPeriod for you! Fill out this form and join our MasterFadderPeriod here!

What is the fadderperiode?

The fadderperiode (read: freshman’s week/buddy week) is arranged by EMIL, your line association, and consists of two weeks of continuous student events.
Our goal is that every student starting energy and environmental engineering, will have the ultimate start to their studies, and a great welcome to the student city of Trondheim. During these two weeks, the entire city is glowing with festival like vibes, and the threshold for meeting new people is non-existent. These weeks are like non other, and are among the highlights of all NTNU students. Both new and older students come together to have an amazing time, regardless of fields of studies and age!

You will be divided into fadder groups, typically in EMIL consisting of ~10 students and ~10 fadders. Your fadders (read; mentors/helpers) are second graders in EMIL. Your fadder group will do everything social and fun together, with events arranged by EMIL, often in coordination with other Siv.Eng. line associations.

The frist week NTNU also hosts Teknostart, a group project with introductions to engineering, and introductions to your lecturers and lectures. This takes place during the morning, while EMIL hosts events during the afternoon and evening (and night?;). Keeping true to traditions, the fadderuke is rounded off with a cozy cabin trip during the last weekend.


«The best thing about The Fadder Period was how easily you got to know new people. I was forced out of my comfort zone already the first day, when we were eating pizza with our new class. There i met people i today see as my best friends.»

– Ingrid Wibe, fadderbarn 2016

«The Fadder Period is absolutely special. I had never thought I would get so well known with the city, the studies, and of course my fellow students in only two weeks!»

– Alvar Øyasæter, fadderbarn 2016


The fadder events are laid out to be fantastically fun, but everything comes down to what you make out of it! So bring along a smile and a positive attitude, and show up! The rest will take care of itself 🙂

If you have any questions regarding the fadder period or the master fadder period, please contact our Head of FadderPeriod:

Julie Wilborn
Tlf: +47 993 57 875
Email: fadderansvarlig@emilweb.no

What happens during the first days?


The school year starts with a common immatrikulering at Gløshaugen (assuming no strict covid restrictions). It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of information during your first few days, but don’t worry, we’ll get through it, and if you have any questions please ask!

The first two weeks include among other things, a quick start of Matematikk 1, along with the NTNU hosted  Teknostart, where exiting tasks (and infinite group reflection) awaits you.

What do I have to fix during the first days?

There’s a lot going on during the first days, with a lot of things needing fixing and settling in, making it easy to feel like you’re swimming in deep water. But fear not, here’s a helping hand:

When you’re taken up as an NTNU student, you’ll receive an email with login information to StudentWeb, where you can pay your semester tuition fee (600NOK ~75 USD), and sign up for classes. This is typically around week 32.

  1. PAying semester tution fee:

    The first thing you have to do is paying your tuition fee. (semesteravgift).
    Deadline: 15th September (fall) og 1st February (spring)

  2. Registering with NTNU:

    Logg inn to StudentWeb, click Semester fee and registration and follow the instructions. Registering includes signing up for courses and exams, among other things.  You can do this from the 10th of August.
    Deadline: 15th September (fall) og 1st February (spring)

    When you’ve done step 1&2 you can download or update your semestercard. (ID app).

  3. Creating an account with ntnu:

    When you’ve completed step 1&2, you can create your  NTNU-user account.

    This gives you access to  NTNUs IT-services, such as Blackboard and e-post.

  4. Address chaning in the Folkeregisteret and with the norwegian postal service:

    This only applies to students who are registered in Norway previous to starting studies at NTNU.
    Report your address change in the Folkeregisteret and rerouting of your mail with Posten. Be quick! You might receive important mail from NTNU and Lånekassen, and you wont get your omgjøringsstipend without this.

    Please contact your previous university, or the NTNU international helpdesk if you’re coming from another country.

  5. Getting your access card:

    Get a student access card. The card functions as a student ID and proof of studies, your library card, and access card to NTNU campuses, room booking, and printing.

  6. Applying for scholarships/grants and loans:

    Apply for scholarships and loans with Lånekassen, (National service). You must pay the tuition fee to be granted scholarships and loans.

  7. Getting wifi access on campus:

    You’ll find WIFI access all over NTNU campuses. Download the automatic setup, and connect from your laptop, tablet or phone.

  8. syllabus:

    New textbooks can be bought at Akademika on Gløshaugen campus, be ordered online, or purchased from older students.
    iBok is a student webshop for used textbooks.  EMIL also has a dedicated facebook group for selling EMIL related textbooks, and there is a common group for all NTNU students. Your fadders will often offer you good deals.

    Syllabus lists aren’t always easy to find, but check the courses homepage, Blackboard, or with Akademika. The syllabus usually changes some from year to year, so keep cool and don’t buy the first «best» deal someone offers you, without checking that the books actually suit your needs 😉

  9. Where am i?:

    Moving cities isn’t always simple, especially not for those of us with no sense of directions. Trondheim might take som time getting used to, being Norway’s third largest city. Luckily public transport is good, and friendly students and trøndere (locals from Trondheim) will help you out if you ask.

    Great campus map: Download MazeMap, or check out Trondheim for dummies.

    The public transport company in Trondheim is AtB and their trip planner is your friend!

  10. Snow??:

    The weather in Trondheim can be.. special and out of the ordinary. Here you can experience all four seasons in one single day:, or perhaps during a single hour if you’re extra lucky:) Snow during summer will surprise no one. Therefore your all-weather-jacket is any trønders best friend. Check out yr.no for weather forecast.

What is The Cleansing?

A couple of weeks after the fadder period, The Cleansing takes place. This is the EMIL admissions ritual.  During the same evening, there will be a grand, tradition rich matriculation ball, where you can show off your finest clothes until late at night, and dance until your legs give out.

Link to the EMIL-oath and -adventure.