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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.

16-22 January – Join us on Instagram! 

During the week, we will focus on our newly admitted students and share tips and useful information. Follow @stockholmuniversity to not miss out on that and other happenings at SU. 


15 January: 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 programme  


16 January: Guided tours of Frescati campus

Discover the main buildings and hear interesting facts about our main campus, the Frescati campus. The 45-minute tour will help you find your way on campus this spring. There are two tours available on 16 January, one at 10 am. and one at 12 noon. Click on the button below for more information. 

Guided tours of the Frescati campus


17 January: 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.

Orientation Day programme

Students in armchairs with laptops.
Photo: Jens Olof Lasthein

18 January: 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.  

Welcome Fair programme


Further Welcome Activities

Below is a list of further Welcome Activities organised at the beginning of the semester, they include presentations from The Academic Writing Service, the Stockholm University Library and Språkstudion (the Language Learning Resource Centre). Events will be added below continuously. 

16 January, Speed friending with SUS

17 January, Speed friending with SUS

17 January Semester kick off pub

18 January, Studying effectively at Stockholm University

19 January, Stockholm University Student Union member breakfast in Frescatihallen and Yoga  

19 January, Information meeting: Become a Language Cafe coordinator in your languages

19 January, Library introduction

24 January, Webinar: Library introduction

30 January, How to deal with stress as a new student in Sweden 

30 January-5 February, SSIF Open house 



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!


International Office, Student Services

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