The Kalas event

Sweden’s largest welcome party for new students!

Are you ready to celebrate your new life as student? The Kalas event is the big finale of all the welcome activities Linköping University (LiU) offers new students. Experience the event and meet new friends! The Kalas event is arranged by LiU together with Linköping Municipality, Norrköping Municipality and Region Östergötland. 

Preparing for this year's Kalas

We're getting ready for Kalasmottagningen 2023! Kalas is an event with free entrance for all students at Linköpings University. The event aims to welcome new students to LiU but, of course, all students are welcome – no matter if you are a new or an old student! After two years of digital events, Kalas could finally take place in physical form again.


Fair and festival

Kalasmottagningen is an event that LiU carries out together with Linköping kommun, Norrköping kommun and Region Östergötland. The event is divided into two parts, a fair during the day where companies, associations and other organizations participate, and a festival in the evening where good music and different activities are offered.

Press Photo of Hanna Ferm


The Fair: Between 12-17
The Festival: Between 15-23

Content of the festival area

  • Activities: Mechanical bull, Wipeout, Photobooth and competitions
  • Food: Food trucks, Kungsgrillen Langos, Churros and Falafelhuset
  • Sales of LiU Products
  • Chat with International Office, RFSL, Kårservice, Bonfire and Sections

Programme on stage 17-21:

  • LiTHe Blås
  • Y-bandet
  • Psykologbandet 
  • Era barns framtid
  • Ling-bandet
  • Rektor 
  • Dance machine 

The Main Act: 22.00

  • Hanna Ferm


Extra buses for Kalas

Are you coming from Norrköping?

If you're coming from Norrköping, we've added a lot of extra Campus Buses. They traffic Söder Tull and Väster Tull, Campus Norrköping to Vallfarten, Campus Valla. 

The schedule is:
1 extra buss at 15.15 from Norrköping to Linköping
1 extra bus at 17.15 from Norrköping to Linköping

2 extra buses at 23.15 from Linköping to Norrköping

This is the best from last year's event

Best of Kalas 2022

The fair, the festival, the stage show and the artists. Here is the best of last year's Kalas.

Experience an unforgettable reception period

Follow Kalas on social media

@kalasmottagningen on Instagram