Arrival Day is the start of the Orientation Weeks for all new international students at Lund University. During the Orientation Weeks, you will have the chance to learn more about Sweden and Lund, and to make new friends.
Orientation Weeks programme autumn 2020
The Orientation Weeks for international students include a variety of activities that aim to help you settle in smoothly at the University, in student life, and in Sweden at large.
Examples of activities
The following are examples of activities that may be offered during the Orientation Weeks in August. Some of these activities require a ticket. Tickets are sold online during the week before Arrival Day.
The official Arrival Days are open to all new international students at Lund University. During the Arrival Days, international mentors and university staff will welcome you and help you settle into your new life in Lund and Sweden.
By participating in excursions with international mentors, you will have the opportunity to explore the surroundings. Perhaps you would like to join us for a short hike in the lush southern part of Lund or bike with us to a nature reserve approximately 20 km from Lund.
Join the International Desk for guided tours of Lund Cathedral, the Botanical Garden, the Historical Museum or the Kulturen museums – a perfect way to get to know the city of Lund!
Swedish Academic Study Skills & Cultural Awareness Seminars
These online seminars provide you with the skills and knowledge to be a successful student at Lund University and prepare you for your stay in Sweden. The seminars include, for example, lectures on time management skills, Swedish academic culture, as well as a panel discussion on Swedish culture.
During Pre-Registration-Day, exchange students meet with their coordinators to settle their Study Plans and get information about academic matters, while many degree programmes arrange welcome activities for their new degree seeking students.
Introductory Swedish for Exchange Students (SUSA)
Exchange students who have applied to SUSA will have classes in introductory Swedish and lectures on Swedish culture. The course ends with a written examination (3 ECTS). Please note that the SUSA course is currently only offered to exchange students.
Mentor Group Challenge
A typical Swedish 'Fresher’s week' activity! In teams, complete challenges around the city and win nice prizes.
Student organisations’ activities
The famous 'nations' are student social clubs at Lund University. Together with other student organisations, they organise a wide range of activities during the Orientation Weeks, as well as in the evenings and on the weekends during the semester.
Videos from the Orientation Weeks
Watch the following webinars, a welcome speech and a panel discussion recorded for and during the Orientation Weeks 2020 on YouTube:
- A presentation with general information for new students
- A word of welcome from the Vice-Chancellor to new students
- A webinar with the Lund University Libraries
- A panel discussion about Cultural Adjustment and Swedishness
- A webinar with the Academic Support Centre:
- Part 1: The Swedish Academic Culture
- Part 2: Get to know yourself and establish routines
- Part 3: Learn well and produce honest work
Orientation Weeks autumn 2020
Depending on the developments in relation to the coronavirus (Covid-19) and the situation in the second half of August, when the Orientation Weeks take place, the programme contents may be subject to change.