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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. The programme also includes events such as: 

  • Introductions to Stockholm University Library services and Academic Writing Services
  • 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 on 15 January 2023.

Arrival Service autumn 2022

Did you miss the Arrival Service? Get a glimpse into the welcoming of the students.

"New students enjoyed Welcome Fair and social activities on campus"


Orientation Day

An important part of the Welcome activities is 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 17 January 2023.


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, a pub crawl, and sports activities.


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 


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!


International Office, Student Services

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