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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, attendance is optional. 

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 here.


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. Students who have received accommodation through Housing Office will be able to pick up their keys. 

Next Arrival Service will be held on 21 and 22 August 2021.


Orientation Day

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. 


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:

What events are there on campus spring 2021?



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