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Welcome Activities

Join our welcome activities for autumn semester 2024! We start with Arrival Service 24-25 of August, and the big Welcome Fair is on the 30th of August. Around these dates, there are more activities. This page will be updated with further activities continuously.

Attendance to these events is optional, but we highly recommend attending in order for you to familiarize yourself with the campus and the support available for students, as well as to make friends!

Stockholm University organizes 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.    


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, 24-25 August


Welcome Fair and social activities

At the fair, you can meet and interact with representatives of the different organisations at the university such as IT services, the library, the Student Union, and many more. 

Welcome Fair and social activities, 30 August




More Welcome Activities

Meet current students and ask them all the questions you have as a new student at Stockholm University!

Student Panel, 28 August

Explore Gamla Stan (the Old Town) of Stockholm with a tour guide. The tour is 45 minutes and begin by the subway station in Gamla Stan.

Guided tours of Gamla Stan, 11 September

Guided tours of Gamla Stan, 12 September

Explore the vibrant second-hand market of Stockholm by joining these tours in Södermalm.

Second-hand store tour, 14 September

Second-hand store tour, 15 September

Get to know the library in 15 minutes. There is one session at the library, which is followed by a guided tour of the library, and another one on Zoom follwed by a Q&A.

Library introduction at the library, 3 September

Library introduction on Zoom, 3 September

This presentation from the university’s Academic Writing Service aims to help you get your studies at Stockholm University started on the right foot. 

Studying effectively at SU, 3 September

Date: 5 September
Time: 5-7 PM

SSIF invites all students to a fun evening of Grass Volleyball, team spirit, and excitement! Register your predetermined team or sign up individually to one of our open teams, completely free of charge.

Registration opens here in August.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Come and try SSIF's wide range of sports and group training classes for free between September 16-22. During the week, everything from racket and team sports to Les Mills, Dance, Yoga, and Muay Thai training will be available. The week-long event is open and free of charge for everyone, but advance sign-up is required.

Learn more about the event as it gets closer here!

Do you want to share your language(s) with interested learners? Join Språkstudion as a Language Cafe Coordinator! At our Language Cafes, participants practise their language skills and cultural awareness over a cup of coffee or tea. The cafes are held on campus or on Zoom and are led by coordinators, i.e. native-level student volunteers who help keep conversations going. The number of languages we offer depends on our coordinators, so we would love to have you on board. Read more and sign up here for the start-of-term information meeting!

Information meeting for Language Cafe coordinators, 3 September


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 programme pages for new students. (Choose your department first).


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


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.



International Office, Student Services

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