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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 welcome activities in Autumn 2023 start on 19-20 August with an Arrival Service and on 25 August there is a Welcome Fair and social activities on campus. Between and after these dates more activities are organized. This page will be updated with further activities continuously. The activities are voluntary, attendance is optional. 


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.

The Arrival Service for the autumn semester of 2023 takes place on the weekend of 19-20 August.  

Arrival Service Saturday 19th August

Arrival Service Sunday 20th August


Welcome Fair and social activities

At the fair, you can meet and interact with representatives of the different organisations at the university such as IT services, the library, the Student Union, and many more. The social activities include speed friending, guided tours of the Frescati campus, sports activities, and a pub crawl.

Welcome Fair and social activities


Further Welcome Activities

Discover the main buildings and hear interesting facts about the Frescati campus. These 45-minute tours will help you find your way around campus.

Guided tours of Frescati campus 28 August

Guided tours of Frescati campus 4 September


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!


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