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Welcome Programme in Uppsala Spring 2017

Your Arrival

On Friday 13 January, Uppsala University will have a welcome desk set up at Arlanda Airport.

Every semester, Uppsala University, together with the student nations and student unions, organise a range of activities to welcome our new international students. Below, you can read about the welcome programme that has been planned for students commencing their studies in the spring semester of 2017.

Students who will be studying at Campus Gotland please find out more about the welcome programme in Visby.

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Programme Details

Welcome Desk at Stockholm Arlanda

On Friday 13 January, Uppsala University will have a welcome desk set up at Arlanda Airport. The desk will be open between 9am and 7pm, and will be located outside customs service in Terminal 5. Please note that if you arrive at any other terminal you must go to Terminal 5 to meet us. From 9am to 7pm, while the welcome desk is open, we will offer a complimentary shuttle service from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala. The shuttle service from Arlanda Airport will drop students off at Östgöta Nation.

Welcome Reception at Östgöta Nation, (ÖG Nation)

ÖG nation can be found at Trädgårdsgatan 15 in Uppsala.

On Friday 13 January, Uppsala University will also have a welcome reception at Östgöta (ÖG) Nation in Uppsala. The reception will be open between 10am and 8pm. Activities this day will include:

  • Housing Office for keys and contracts to most housing areas
  • Welcome packages, including a SIM-card
  • Shuttle services to housing areas
  • Student Internet Account (requires formal ID, take your passport with you)
  • Temporary student ID

During this day, staff from the Housing Office with staff from the International Office and student volunteers can be found at ÖG Nation.

Welcome Desk at Östgöta Nation, ÖG Nation

Student volunteers of the International Committee will be at ÖG Nation on Saturday 14 January, 10am-3pm to hand out Welcome packages and help with basic questions.

International Day at Campus1477

On Sunday 15 January between 2pm and 5pm, Campus1477 is offering a chance for all international students to try out what they have to offer. You can try out their gym, attend a fitness class or try out their bouldering wall! Read more information about the International day at Campus1477 and sign up for classes!

Welcome Reception and Fair

All new international students in Uppsala are invited to the Welcome Meeting on Wednesday 18 January, between 5 pm to 7 pm.

The Welcome Meeting will be held at Campus Blåsenhus. The event gives new students the opportunity to get to know the university, the student nations and unions, various student organisations and each other. From 5 pm to 7 pm there will be a fair with student nations, unions, organizations and relevant university offices at the lobby floor of Blåsenhus. From 5.15, we will also hold an information session at Gunnar Johansson Hall, one floor down from the lobby.

It is recommended that all new international students in Uppsala attend, but attendance is not compulsory.

Orientation Programme

The orientation programme is designed to introduce new students, such as you, to Uppsala University and to Sweden. During the programme, you will be informed about the resources available to you as a student, along with other useful tips to assist and guide you through your time here. By attending the programme, you will get to know your fellow students and learn more about Swedish student life. If you are in Uppsala, you will also receive a temporary student ID card enabling you to enter the popular student nations. Welcome activities for international students are organised by Uppsala University, the student unions and the International Student Committee.

Orientation Programme Spring 2017

Guided Tours

Uppsala University offers 4 guided tours during the orientation week, in collaboration with the student guides at Museum Gustavianum. There are 30 seats per tour and we ask that students register in advance by following the links below. The tours are free of charge.

Guided Tour Museum Gustavianum. Thursday January 19: 6 pm
Museum Gustavianum is Uppsala’s largest university museum and care for the University’s magnificent collections of archaeological objects, coins, art, historic scientific instruments, and much more.

Guided Tour Museum Gustavianum. Friday January 20: 6 PM
Museum Gustavianum is Uppsala’s largest university museum and care for the University’s magnificent collections of archaeological objects, coins, art, historic scientific instruments, and much more.

Student-themed City Walk Saturday January 21: 11 AM
There are thirteen Student Nations in Uppsala, all with an interesting history. During this city walk we will look at some of the significant Nation Houses as well as the vibrant student life. The tour starts at Museum Gustavianum (Akademigatan 3) at 11 AM. Make sure to be there 5 minutes in advance.

Student-themed City Walk Saturday January 21: 2 PM
There are thirteen Student Nations in Uppsala, all with an interesting history. During this city walk we will look at some of the significant Nation Houses as well as the vibrant student life. The tour starts at Museum Gustavianum (Akademigatan 3) at 2 PM. Make sure to be there 5 minutes in advance.

Bus tours

Sledding January 28: 11 AM - 2 PM - Go sledding with Uppsala University! On Saturday January 28 we will go to Sunnerstabacken for some sledding. While Uppland is known for being one of the flattest parts of Sweden, we do have a local hill used for downhill skiing and sledding. We will bring some sleds for you to use. The bus will depart from St Olofsgatan 10B in Uppsala at 11 am sharp. The trip will end at 2 pm. Please make sure to dress for the weather, especially since sledding tends to involve close contact with the snow. Also bring a packed lunch or money to buy lunch. Tickets for the trip are SEK 50 and can be bought at the Student Services, St Olofsgatan 10B. Depending on the weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel the trip or move it to another date. If this happen, we will contact all participants via email.

Student sledding