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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.  


An introduction to university life

The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes an Arrival Service and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below. The programme also includes events such as:

  • Introductions to Stockholm University Library services and Academic Writing Service
  • Virtual student panels
  • Speed-friending with the Student union
  • Campus tours
  • Various sporting activities
  • … and more


16 January 2022, 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 January 2022, 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


17, 19 and 21 January 2022, Tours of Campus Frescati

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


19, 25 and 27 January 2022, Speedfriending 

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. More information and registration link will be provided soon. 


22 and 23 January 2022, Second-hand stores tour in Stockholm

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. 


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


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
  • and much more!


International Office, Student Services

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