– We're going to beat Bodø's record with the world's longest breakfast table, says Fadder president Kim Roger Andersen.
Bodø's record of 536.2 metres has been unbeaten until Andersen, the hotel management student from Trøndelag, put himself in the president's chair for this year's fadderfestival. The breakfast table will be set as far as the eye can see on the Ullandhaug campus. Sponsors will deliver pallets of bread, toppings and drinks. Tents will be erected in case the weather gets bad.
– 550 metres of breakfast! It will be completely wild! We're inviting 5000 students and staff to have breakfast together for free. Can you imagine a better start for a new year of study?
Apart from the attempt at the record, the breakfast has a social aspect of course. The fadderfestival is about getting to know fellow students, lecturers, the university and the city. As a new student at the University of Stavanger, you are warmly welcomed by those who know the UiS best, the student veterans.
– We currently have 800 great mentors, faddere, who will welcome 4500 newbies or "fadderbarn". Being a fadderbarn is a unique opportunity to get to know new students from all over the world and participate in this year's most lively week on campus, says Andersen.
Something for everybody
This year, the Fadderutvalget (committee), in cooperation with the student organisations, offers a wide and impressive program with over 60 different activities and events: concerts, theme parties, excursions, after parties and tournaments. There will be helicopter tours over the Preikestolen, a pub crawl in the city centre and cinema nights.
The fadder president is busy making sure that the festival will offer something to all new students.
– We are setting up a new activity area on the football field, which will be alcohol free. There will be a lot of fun and games!
In order to accommodate one of Norway's most famous rock bands, the stage in the Fadder tent must be reinforced and expanded this year.
– DDE is an amazing live band. I am looking forward to hearing 5000 students singing rai-rai, Andersen smiles.
There are many good concerts to look forward to throughout the week. On Wednesday, acts include the rappers Dårlig vane from Bergen and the duo TRXD with EDM tones.
– For the rest of the week you can dance to music from CLMD, Marthe Wang, Robin og Bugge, Tom Boye, Nedja, Sjur Sax, Haavard & Bendik, Mads Hansen, Oscar Casa and of course Goggen - to name a few, says the very pleased festival president to sum it up.
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