Visitors at Alumni Day 2016. Photo: Niklas Björling
Visitors at Alumni Day 2016. Photo: Niklas Björling

4:00 pm Registration, light refreshments, short guided art tours in Aula Magna (see below)
5:00 pm Welcome speech by Eva Swartz Grimaldi from the University Board
5:10 pm Panel discussion
6:00 pm Light refreshments
6:30 pm Four events arranged by different departments (see below). Note that two of these will be held in Swedish.

Four departments will arrange alumni activities at 6:30 pm on the 7th floor in Aula Magna unless otherwise specified. Please note that the activities described in Swedish will be held in Swedish.

  • Department of Media Studies: "When art plays Monopoly" - a lecture by Eva Esseen Arndorff, CEO at TriArt Film, Cinema Studies Alumna. TriArt Film is a Swedish film distribution company and offers quality film online.
  • The Biology Section: "Images of Biology – from cell to ecosystem" - an exhibition. Available in English and in Swedish.
  • Historiska institutionen: "​Framtidens ledare inom det kulturella fältet​" - ett samtal med alumner från projektledarutbildningen vid Historiska institutionen.
  • Sektionen för Geo- och miljövetenskaper: Alumnträff med tema hav och arbetsmarknad med efterföljande Geopub. OBS! Lokal: DeGeersalen, Geovetenskapens hus.

Click here to register for the event. Registration is open until October 10. The event is free of charge.

The panel
The panel will discuss art and why we need it. What role does it play at the University? Does art make a difference?

The panelists are:

  • Richard Julin, Artistic Director of Accelerator
  • Emelie Persson, Alumna and Project manager of the arts and culture documentary programme K Special on Swedish Television
  • Magdalena Holdar, Senior Lecturer in Art History
  • Matti Kallioinen, Artist with an installation at the Frescati Library

The chair of the discussion is Anna Wallgren, Stockholm University Alumna.

Guided art tours
On the Alumni Day, there will be short guided art tours at 4:10, 4:20 and 4:30 pm in Aula Magna. They take approximately 20 minutes and you will get a short presentation of a few of the artworks in the Gallery in Aula Magna. You don't have to register for these tours - just show up!

You will also get the opportunity to register your interest to join a guided art tour in November/December. There will be one tour of the Frescati Campus, and one tour of the Scheffler Palace (also known as the Haunted Mansion, Spökslottet in Swedish), an estate owned by Stockholm University on Drottninggatan. These opportunities are exclusive to alumni visiting Alumni Day 2017. Limited number of participants.


For who?
Alumni Day is open for everyone: alumni, students and staff from Stockholm University - but if you don't fit into any of these categories and still want to come, feel free to sign up!

What is Alumni Day?
The Alumni Day is a meeting point for creating contacts and developing long-term relations for collaboration between alumni, employees and students at the University. The Alumni Day is the biggest event arranged by the central alumni office at Stockholm University. It is held in October every year in Aula Magna's auditorium at the Frescati campus.