What is Fadderullan?

Fadderullan is the name of the Buddy Weeks at BI Norwegian Business School, and is arranged in collaboration with BISO - BI Student Organization. Fadderullan was founded back in 2005 as a new concept for the Buddy Week at campus Oslo after BI merged the four campuses in the region and moved to Nydalen. During the past few years we've also taken campus Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger into the warmth.

Since the beginning, Fadderullan has grown to become Norway's biggest student-driven event, with over 4000 participants each year - in Oslo alone. Even though all of BI's campuses are now merged under one brand, each campus has their own independent management, and are making their own Buddy Weeks based on local ideas, wishes and needs. Fadderullan's main Board is located in Oslo, and in 2020 we've entered a closer cooperation with the other campuses to strengthen the brand even more. This way we'll be able to make magical moments for everyone, regardless of where you are located.

The purpose of Fadderullan is to give all new students an amazing start to their student life by giving them a welcome they'll never forget. During the Buddy Week, old and new students will meet and get to know each other across interests and courses. You will also be introduced to the many things BI has to offer, as well as how to get started on your studies more efficient.

With help from our amazing Ambassadors and Buddies, we at Fadderullan will do our very best for you to be taken good care of and get to know your fellow students. We're looking forward to see you!

Get to know the Board here!

TB to some magical moments✨ #fadderullan


BI’s campuses at Sandvika, Schous and Ekeberg gets merged, and the buddy week at the new Campus Oslo is founded under the name «Fadderullan» Fadderullan is arranged by the Student Association at BI Oslo (SBIO).


Karpe (Diem) plays at Fadderullan.


Fadderullan gets a new logo, and starts using the slogan «Magiske øyeblikk» («Magical Moments in Norwegian).



Sail Challenge is arranged for the first time, and is a sailing competition between the buddy groups, followed by a big boat party. The concept «Idyll» starts, and is a one-day festival at Sukkerbiten i Oslo.


Fadderkongen (or the Buddy King) become our much beloved mascot until 2019. Fadderullan.no is launched.


Fadderullan enters a big partnership with Sector Alarm, the biggest partnership in Fadderullan’s history.



Fadderullan celebrates 10 years with a huge jubilee-buddy week! Sail Challenge changes it’s name to SAIL, and the sailing competition is cancelled in favour of an even bigger boat party, which turns out to become extremely popular.


Fadderullan is heading more towards international students, and changes slogan to Magical Moments (in english). We are also releasing two songs: «Kjør da Fadderullan» by Huemist ft. Pelihagen, and «Magical Moments» by WestAvenue. The year 2016 is also a dramatic year, when the roof at Sentrum Scene falls down under Steve Aoki’s performance. Nobody was critically injured.


Fadderullan reaches new heights, and we are officially Norway’s biggest buddy week! We are expanding to Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim, and by that we are present at all campuses. Due to the need of more capacity, Idyll is moved from Sukkerbiten to Midtstuen.


Did you know that we got two songs on Spotify? Check them out here!


The concept «Idyll» changed name to «Fadderullan Festival» and is extended to a two-day festival at Midtstuen.


Fadderullan Festival is moving from Midstuen to Tårnet kulturarena at Økern in Oslo, and changes name to Fadderullan x Tårnet.


Fadderullan.no is being relaunched with a brand new design after a long time offline. The coronavirus pandemic is taking over Norway and the rest of the world, which means Fadderullan has to think new to be able to give the new students a good welcoming. Streaming is being used as a major part of the buddy week for the first time, to give the students an experience. We enter a closer collaboration with the other campuses to make a unique buddy week together.


…and of course we are celebrating 15 years!