Welcome activities

Meet new friends and get to know Linköping University, our campus cities and explore the region of East Sweden.

LiU's International Office cooperates with student organisations to organise many social activities. One example is LiU's Welcome fair, where all international students are welcomed. Another example is New Students Day (or Kalasmottagningen in Swedish) where the city of Linköping welcomes all new students to the region of East Sweden with a fair and festival in one with big-name acts appearing each year. 

Other activities include:

  • Swedish Dance Nite
  • city quizzes
  • bicycle tours
  • BBQ picnic and volleyball in the city park (Norrköping & Linköping)
  • walking tour of Valla farm and forest
  • guided tour of campus Valla
  • guided tour of Linköping Cathedral
  • fika afternoon in Norrköping
  • dinner party ...and much more.



LiU also offers information sessions and information days. The information sessions help you get to know the Swedish system: public health care, insurances, the Tax office, Swedish history, etc.

Most of the activities are free of charge. A few, such as visiting the old part of Linköping, require a small fee in order to participate.

A schedule for the 2019 autumn semester's welcome activities will be published on the internal student web before the semester starts (linked to below).

Useful links for new students at LiU
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