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Welcome Activities

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

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.

22-28 August – join us on Instagram!

During the week, we will focus on our newly admitted students and share tips and useful information. Follow @stockholmuniversity to not miss out on that and other happenings at SU. 


20-21 August: 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. 

Arrival Service 20 August

Arrival Service 21 August


23 August: 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.

Orientation Day

Students in armchairs with laptops. Photo: Jens Olof Lasthein

Photo: Jens Olof Lasthein

26 August: Welcome Fair & social activities

At the Welcome Fair you can meet the representatives of the different organisations at the university. In addition to the Welcome Fair you will get the chance to participate in several activities like speed friending and a pub crawl as well as sport activities.

Welcome Fair and social activities

Discover the main buildings and hear interesting facts about our main campus, Campus Frescati. The 30 minutes tour will help you find your way on campus in autumn. 

Tour of Campus Frescati, 26 August 

Tour of Campus Frescati, 29 August 

Tour of Campus Frescati, 31 August

In these lectures you will get to know about literature, services, and study places offered at the Stockholm University Library. 

 Library Introduction, 24 August

 Library Introduction, 1 September

Speed Friending will be arranged for both new international and Swedish students together, on three occasions. Take the chance to make lots of new friends and to meet the Stockholm University Student Union. 

Speed Friending, 30 August

Speed Friending, 6 September

Speed Friending, 13 September


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 at


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.


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!


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