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Arrival Day

Spring 2020 Arrival Day: 13 January, 09:00–19:00
During Arrival Day, international mentors and university staff will welcome you and help you settle into your new life in Lund and Sweden.

international students with suitcases and bags and international mentors in front of the main university building

Arrival day

All international students are recommended to arrive in Lund on the official Arrival Day.

  • Spring 2020 Arrival Day: Monday 13 January, IKDC building, Sölvegatan 26, 09:00–19:00
  • Autumn 2020 Arrival Day: date, time and place tba

Please note that if you arrive later than the Arrival Day opening hours and have a confirmed room from LU Accommodation or AF Bostäder, you need to collect your keys the next day and organise other accommodation for your first night.

Arriving in Lund

During Arrival Day, international mentors will meet you at Copenhagen airport and show you how to buy your train ticket to Lund. On spring 2020 Arrival Day, we will be at Copenhagen Airport from 07:30 until 18:00. 

There will also be international mentors at the railway station in Lund. You will recognise them by their light blue t-shirts with the Lund University logo. Mentors will be at Lund train station from 09:00 until 18:30. 

From the Lund train station, you can take the free minivan shuttle service to the Arrival Day venue (this is a short drive of approximately 15 minutes). Arrival Day services are open from 09:00 to 19:00.

Check-in at Lund University

When you arrive at Arrival Day, please leave your luggage in the luggage room and go to the check-in desk.

Be sure to bring your admission letter (notification of results) or your Letter of Acceptance (exchange students) and your passport. At the Arrival Day check-in you will receive a welcome package with useful information about Lund University and student life, as well as the schedule for the orientation/introduction programme.

If you arrive after Arrival Day, you are welcome to visit the International Desk (located on the ground floor of the building at Stora Algatan 4) during their opening hours to check in and receive your welcome package.

Please note that, in order to enrol in your programme and courses at Lund University, you need to attend the introduction meeting of your programme or course, which usually takes place in the beginning of the semester.

See opening hours and contact information for the International Desk

LU Accommodation

Students who have confirmed housing through LU Accommodation will meet representatives from LU Accommodation to check in and receive their keys.

Visit the LU Accommodation website

Other services on Arrival Day

On sale

Tickets for all activities during the Orientation Weeks will be on sale during Arrival Day. You will also have the opportunity to buy pillows and blankets for your new student housing, as well as some other basic home furnishing products.

Learn more about the Orientation Weeks

Information centre

If you have any questions or need additional help during Arrival Day, you are welcome to visit the Information Centre located by the check-in desk. At the Information Centre you can get help with maps, questions about your student account/student email, printing etc. You are also always welcome to ask for help from Lund University mentors and staff available during Arrival Day.

As we welcome hundreds of international students on Arrival Day, there may sometimes be long waiting times and queues. We ask for your understanding and patience. While you are waiting, you are welcome to ask questions to the international mentors who are present all day and happy to help you.

We look forward to seeing you on Arrival Day! If you have any questions regarding the arrangements on Arrival Day, please contact the International Desk.

What happens after Arrival Day?

On the evening of Arrival Day, there is an Arrival Day 'meet-up' event for students who are keen to join in a social event and meet other students on their first night. For students who have had a very long trip and a day with lots of new impressions, we suggest that you go home and rest ahead of the start of the Orientation Weeks and the range of exciting activities ahead of you.

Learn more about the Orientation Weeks

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Contact information

International Desk

Visiting address:
Stora Algatan 4, Lund

Postal address:
International Desk,
Lund University, Box 117,
SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden

Email: studentreception [at] lu [dot] se
Tel: +46 (0)46 222 0100
Follow the International Desk on Facebook

Opening hours
Visit: Monday–Friday, 09:30–12:30
Phone: Monday–Friday, 10:00–12:00
NB. Closed on Wednesday 16 October (due to meetings)

Copenhagen Airport to Lund

Watch a short video on how to get from Copenhagen Airport to Lund University

Helsingborg city

Studying at Campus Helsingborg?

Contact your programme coordinator for information on additional arrival activities in Helsingborg