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Welcome Activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities at the beginning of each semester.

Have you participated in the Welcome Activities for new international students this spring? Please help us improve the programme by answering this short questionnaire (it will take you only a few minutes). 

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An introduction to university life 

The activities are designed to assist you as a new student and introduce you to university life in Stockholm and Sweden.
The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes an Arrival Service and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
The programme also includes events such as:

  • Introductions to Stockholm University Library services and Academic Writing Service
  • Virtual student panels
  • Digital speed-friending with the Student union
  • Campus tours
  • Various sporting activities
  • … and more

Arrival Service

The Arrival Service is the first event of the Welcome activities and is open to all new international and exchange students at Stockholm University. Student ambassadors and university staff will welcome you and help you settle into your new life in Stockholm and Sweden. 
The next Arrival Service will be held in late-August 2022.


Orientation Day

An important part of the Welcome activities is called Orientation Day – a welcoming day for newly arrived international students, filled with information about practical matters such as healthcare, IT services, student life and Swedish language courses.
The next Orientation Day will be held on 23 August 2022.

Orientation Day spring 2022

Did you miss the Orientation Day? Here you can see the recorded program.

Orientation Day


Take a break with Åsa!

Time to take a break and do some exercise! Join Åsa in this short and fun workout! You may not understand all the Swedish words but music and cool moves is a universal language. Ready? Let's start! 


Read more about sporting activities on campus:

Sporting activities on campus


Accessibility during Welcome Activities 

We aim to provide welcome activities that are accessible to all students. If you have a disability and need adjustments to be able to participate, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: You can read more about studying with a disability at Stockholm University here:


Activities organised by your department

Information about which activities your department may arrange for you the first days of the semester can be found on their website: Find your department


Information for new students

On our pages for new students, you can find all the practical information that you need before and at the beginning of the semester, including information about:

  • being new in Sweden 
  • student life
  • sport and activities for students
  • schedules
  • finding your way on campus 
  • access to wifi
  • places to study
  • studying with a disability
  • and much more!


International Office, Student Services

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