The Kalas event

The Kalas event is arranged by LiU with partners

The Kalas event is arranged by LiU together with Linköping Municipality, Norrköping Municipality and Region Östergötland. Its principal goal is to welcome all new students and introduce them to student life and Östergötland.

By students - for students

A director is appointed each year for the Kalas event. The Kalas management team plans and organises the reception events, together with Linköping University.
Volunteer workers, known as “Kalaspuffs”, have a crucial and fun job if everything is to proceed without any hitches – at the fair and in the event area.

Brief facts about Kalas







Kalas history

Kalas history

It all started in 2005 on the initiative of Norrköping and Linköping municipalities, together with LiU. The Kalas event was then – and continues to be – the culmination of the welcome activities for new students at LiU. The programme has always included: an extensive fair at which student clubs and societies, together with companies, present themselves, a stage show with speeches and entertainment from clubs and societies, and an action-packed concert with top-quality performers!

Clara Henry.

Digital Kalas events in 2020 and 2021

The Kalas event switched to digital mode in 2020 and 2021 due to the corona pandemic. The result was live, high tempo talk shows under the direction of Henrik Johnsson (2020) and Clara Henry (2021). In the live studio, competitions, music and visits by associations and regional and university actors were interspersed with vital facts for new LiU students.