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Welcome Activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we primarily have a digital programme this autumn. This page will be updated as soon as there are changes or additions.

August 28 – Orientation Day and Welcome Fair

August 28 was an important day for all newcomers. The Virtual Welcome Fair took place between 12 noon and 4 pm, and the Orientation Day Webinar was broadcast between 1 pm and 2 pm. 

Take part of the content after the event

The Virtual Welcome Fair for new students is now over. We would like to thank everyone who participated. Have a look at the content that is still available through the Virtual Welcome Fair page, such as the guided campus tour and the recording of the Orientation Day Webinar. You can also visit the exhibitors’ own webpages.

Go to Virtual Welcome Fair

An introduction to university life

The activities are designed to assist you as a new student and introduce you to university life in Stockholm and Sweden. Student Services arranges the activities for all new international and exchange students regardless of which department they belong to. Information about which activities your department arranges for you the first days of the semester can be found on their website:

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The programme listed below is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes several activities, such as Arrival Service at the airport and a Virtual Welcome Fair where you get to meet and interact with more than 10 different organisations within Stockholm University. 


Stockholm University continues to follow the Public Health Agency of Sweden's COVID-19 recommendations. These measures include staying at home if you have symptoms, keeping a distance and maintaining good hand hygiene.

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Students at Söder in central Stockholm, during summer. Photo: Niklas Björling

Arrival Service

The Arrival Service (is the first event of the Welcome activities) and consists of three parts: the Welcome teams at Arlanda airport, the free shuttle bus service to Frescati campus, and the key pick-up at Frescati campus. 

The Arrival Service is held on 22 and 23 August 2020. The event is adapted according to local regulations regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Click here for more information about the Arrival Service.

Virtual Welcome Fair

We invite you to join us in a Virtual Welcome Fair where you will be able to meet and interact with more than 10 different organizations within Stockholm University. 

Date: Friday 28 August 12 pm – 4 pm CET

Take a virtual guided tour of our main campus, chat with a guidance counselor or attend a webinar with our students, who are ready to answer your questions.

The event will be live exclusively on August 28 so don’t miss it!

See film from last Orientation Day and Welcome Activities

Orientation Day Webinar

The Orientation Day Webinar is a 1-hour live event where we will present plenty of useful information for all new international students. We have six speakers that will present the essentials of their organizations and help you with a smooth start to your upcoming study period. 

Date: Friday 28 August 1pm – 2 pm CET

If you were unable to attend the live broadcast you can to watch it afterwards at a time of your choosing.

Orientation Day Webinar recording

  • Welcome to Stockholm University
    Stockholm University’s President Astrid Söderbergh Widding welcomes you to the university. 
  • Stockholm University Student Union
    Learn about the Student Union’s work with international students.
  • Swedish language courses
    The Department of Swedish Languages and Multilingualism presents the Swedish courses offered to all international students.
  • Stockholm University Library and the Academic Writing Service
    Discover the services you can access regarding course literature and studies in a language that is not your mother tongue.
  • Practical information for your everyday life
    The International Office staff will give you general practical information that will be of use during you studies with us.

Library introduction presentation

The library staff are experts on searching information and reference management.  They are prepared to teach you to search, select and critically exam scientific resources. The introduction will begin with a presentation and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers. The same introduction is given at two different times.

Participate in one of these introductions via the links below!

1 September 2020 at 3 pm

3 September 2020 at 12 pm

Studying effectively at Stockholm University

Meet the staff behind the Academic Writing Service. They provide free support for academic writing and study skills to all students at Stockholm University. During this lecture they will help you understand what is expected of you during your studies as well as teach you how to use your time effectively. The same lecture is given at two different times.

Participate in one of these lectures via the links below!

1 September 2020 at 12 pm

3 September 2020 at 3 pm

Welcome activities on Facebook

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Guided bus tour in Stockholm

We are currently investigating the possibility to offer our popular event "Guided Bus tour in Stockholm" for incoming students. Our students’ health is top priority and we want to make sure that we offer a service that is in line with the Swedish authorities recommendations and that we limit any potential spread of infection. Invitation to this event will reach the students as soon as the event is confirmed. 

Please stay tuned on our facebook page! 


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