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, attendance is optional.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of the events during the Welcome activities has been conducted online at the start of the spring semester 2021. Depending on the developments in relation to the pandemic, and the situation in August, the programme for the start of the autumn semester 2021 may be conducted online. Updates will be published on this webpage as soon as available.
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. Students who have received accommodation through Housing Office will be able to pick up their keys.
Next Arrival Service will be held in late August 2021 (date TBA).
Orientation Day is a welcome seminar, or webinar, filled with information about practical matters such as healthcare, IT services, student life and Swedish language courses. The Orientation Day also includes a Welcome Fair where students will be able to meet and interact with staff from the University and discover the services provided.
Next Orientation Day will be held on 24 August 2021.
Orientation Day webinar, spring semester 2021
Did you miss the Orientation Day Webinar for the spring semester? Find a recording of the Orientation Day webinar below. Once again, welcome to Sweden and Stockholm University. Good luck with your studies!
Other activities at the start of the semester
In addition to the events during the Welcome activities, other introductory activities are organized at the beginning of each semester, among others, by the Student Unions, the Academic Writing Service, the Stockholm University Library and some of the University’s departments. The Stockholm University Student Union provides an overview of the events on its webpage:
International Office, Student Services
Last updated: February 23, 2021
Source: Student Services