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 and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
The programme also includes events such as:

  • An open fair where you get to meet staff from the University and different student associations
  • Introductions to Stockholm University Library services and Academic Writing Service
  • A guided bus tour of Stockholm
  • A bus tour to IKEA
  • Various social events
  • … and more
A girl and a boy walking and talking Photo: Viktor Gårdsäter

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 accommodations.

Next Arrival Service is held in August 2020 (dates to be decided). 

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.

Next Orientation Day is held on 28 August 2020.

See how students experienced last Orientation Day and Welcome Activities here. 

Aula Magna during Orientation Day Photo: Niklas Björling


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


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