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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 activities are designed to assist you as a new student and introduce you to university life in Stockholm and Sweden.

The welcome activities in spring 2024 start with Arrival Service on the 14th of January, and on the 18th of January there is a Welcome Fair. Around these dates, there are more activities. This page will be updated with further activities continuously. Attendance is optional.

See our orientation videos for new students.


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 Arrival Service for the spring semester of 2024 takes place on Sunday the 14th of January.  

Hear from new international students that we interviewed during the last Arrival Service!


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. The social activities include speed friending, guided tours of the Frescati campus, and sports activities.

The Welcome Fair for the spring semester of 2024 takes place on Thursday the 18th of January.


See a video from our latest Welcome Fair!




More Welcome Activities

During the Student Panel, you can ask any questions you might have about student life to Stockholm University students. 

Student Panel 9 January


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


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.



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