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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 and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.

Stockholm University follows the recommendations from the public health agency of Sweden. From 1st April onwards, Covid-19 is no longer classified as a generally dangerous illness or a danger to society. The welcome activities for autumn 2022 are therefore taking place both on campus and online.


20-21 August: 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 20 August

Arrival Service 21 August

Arrival Service spring 2022

Get a glimpse into the last welcoming of the students.


23 August: 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.

Orientation Day

Orientation Day spring 2022

See this semester's recorded programme.


26 August: Welcome Fair & social activities

At the Welcome Fair you can meet the representatives of the different organisations at the university. In addition to the Welcome Fair you will get the chance to participate in several social activities.

Welcome Fair and social activities


26-31 August: Tour of Campus Frescati 

Discover the main buildings and hear interesting facts about our main campus, Campus Frescati. The 30 minutes tour will help you find your way on campus in autumn. 

Tour of Campus Frescati, 26 August 

  • Tour of Campus Frescati, 29 August 

Tour of Campus Frescati, 31 August


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


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 website.


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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