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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 and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.

Have you participated in the Welcome Activities for new international students this spring? Please help us improve the programme by answering this short questionnaire (it will take you only a few minutes). 

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Stockholm University follows the recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden and plans for a hybrid programme for the Welcome Activities for spring 2022. The programme is subject to adaptations due to changes in the Covid-19 situation. Please keep yourself updated by checking back on this website regularly. 

The latest information and university positions regarding the new corona virus and the pandemic can be found at:


16/01 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 for international students


18/01 Orientation Day

An important part of the Welcome activities is called 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.

There will be a webinar that will help you get acquainted with Stockholm University and the different services offered to students, followed by a student panel, where you can ask our current students for tips and tricks for achieving an exciting and fulfilling study period.

  • Orientation Day Webinar (12.00 to 12.30)
  • Student Panel for newly admitted students (1.00 to 2.00 pm)

Orientation Day and Student Panel

A picture of Campus Frescati covered in snow Photo: Ingmarie Andersson

Join us for a 30 minutes tour to discover the main buildings and interesting facts about our main Campus, Frescati.

17 January, Tour of Campus Frescati

19 January, Tour of Campus Frescati

21 January, Tour of Campus Frescati

SSIF invites all students at Stockholms University to a an open week filled with free trainings and sports! Get an insight into SSIF, our trainings, our fantastic instructors and try your favorite sport or perhaps a new sport for the first time!

17 – 23/01, Open Week schedule

This presentation from the university’s Academic Writing Service aims to help you get your studies at Stockholm University started on the right foot. The presentation will cover topics such as planning, using study time effectively and dealing with course literature. It will also discuss how you can get support when you need it.

18 January Studying effectively at Stockholm University

Two students talking at mingle event Photo: Niklas Björling

A series of Speedfriendings will be arranged for both new international and Swedish students at Studenthuset (at 4.00 - 5.00 pm on each day). The Speedfriending will be followed by a campus pub, arranged by the student associations. 

19 January, Speedfriending with SUS

25 January, Speedfriending with SUS

27 January, Speedfriending with SUS

Are you interested in volunteering as a coordinator at Språkstudion’s Language Cafes? At this information meeting, Språkstudion will introduce the Language Cafes and the role of the student coordinators. We will also try to set a preliminary schedule for this term’s Language Cafes, so bring your calendar! Both new and experienced cafe coordinators are invited, and all languages are welcome. More information and sign-up form in the link below.

20 January, Information meeting Language Cafes


Join this digital Speed-friending and take the chance to make new friends, both national and international!

20 January, Digital Speed Friending

Get to know literature, services, study places offered at the Stockholm University Library during these online introductory lectures.

20 January, Get to know Stockholm University Library - online lecture

24 January, Get to know Stockholm University Library - online lecture

27 January, 15 minutes for new students – open lecture 

Good for the environment and your pockets! During the Second-hand stores tours we will be visiting stores at the city centre as well as the stores near the student accommodation area Bergshamra. More information and registration link will be provided soon. 

22 January, Second-hand stores tours in Stockholm

23 January, Second-hand stores tours in Stockholm

Do you want to write better notes during lectures in different languages? In this hands-on workshop, associate professor Joseph Siegel presents strategies for using all the languages you know in order to really make your lecture notes matter. This workshop will be held in English and on Zoom, with the possibility to participate from a computer room on campus. More information and sign-up form in the link below.

25 January, Workshop on taking better notes


Take a break with Åsa!

Time to take a break and do some exercise! Join Åsa in this short and fun workout! You may not understand all the Swedish words but music and cool moves is a universal language. Ready? Let's start! 


Read more about sporting activities on campus:

Sporting activities on campus


Accessibility during Welcome Activites 

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 here:


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 website: Find your department


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!


International Office, Student Services

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