Welcome activities

In collaboration with Stockholm University Student Union, Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester.

An introduction to university life 

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 Arrival Service at the airport, a guided bus tour, a tour to IKEA, various social events, and an open fair where you get to meet staff from the University and different student associations.

Aula Magna during Orientation Day Photo: Niklas Björling

Arrival Service

The Arrival Service is the first event of the Welcome activities and consists of four events: the Welcome teams at Arlanda airport, the Arrival Shuttle Bus Service from the airport to the main campus, the Arrival Service at Studenthuset (don't miss the welcome fika!) and the Shuttle Bus to the accomodations.

Next Arrival Service takes place on 19 January 2020.  

Bus trip to IKEA

The Stockholm University Student Union (SUS) invites all newly arrived students to join a free bus trip to IKEA.

Next bus trip to IKEA takes place on 20 January 2020.

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.

The event is held at the beginning of each semester and offers a comprehensive seminar programme in our Plenary Hall Aula Magna.

Next Orientation Day takes place on 21 January 2020.   

Watch the video from Orientation Day in August 2019

Open fair and social activities

Meet our student associations and the University's organisations to gain a better understanding of the services they provide for students. Speed-friending and guided tours on campus will be held for all new Swedish and international students to get to know each other!

Next Open fair and social activities take place on 21 January 2020.

Guided bus tour in Stockholm

Join us on a free guided bus tour through Stockholm! There will be a professional English-speaking guide in each bus (with a total of 250 spots).

Next Guided bus tour takes place in January 25, 2020 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Library introduction presentation

Meet the staff at the library who are experts on searching information and reference management. They will gladly teach you how to search, select and critically exam scientific resources.

Next Library introduction presentation takes place two times

  • 22 January 2020 at 12:00am
  • 23 January, 2020 at 10:00am

'Studying effectively at Stockholm University' presentation

Meet the Academic Writing Service team who will help you understand what is expected of you during your studies as well as teach you how to use your time effectively.

Next Studying effectively presentation takes place two times

  • 22 January 2020 at 10:00am
  • 23 January, 2020 at 12:00am

Sport activities for your student life

Learn more about the sport facilities at campus and together with other new swedish students, meet the sports association "Stockholms Studenters IF" which was founded for Stockholm students. 

Next Sport activities event takes place during the first week of term. The date will be published in mid November 2019.


International Office, Student Services
Email: exchange@su.se


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