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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, an Orientation Day, and other events. See more details about all events below.


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 autumn semester of 2023 takes place on Saturday 19 August and Sunday 20 August.  


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.

Students in armchairs with laptops.
Photo: Jens Olof Lasthein

Welcome Fair

At the Welcome Fair you can meet the representatives of the different organisations at the university such as IT services, the Stockholm University Library, the Student Union and various student associations.

The Welcome Fair and social activities for the autumn semester of 2023 take place on 25 August.    


Further Welcome Activities

Further Welcome Activities are organised at the beginning of the semester, they include presentations from The Academic Writing Service, the Stockholm University Library, Språkstudion (the Language Learning Resource Centre), and more. 



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, 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!


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