Welcome Programme in Visby Autumn 2017
Welcome Programme Campus Gotland
Recommended arrival days
The recommended arrival dates for students coming to Campus Gotland are 23-24 August.
Welcome Centre in Visby
Between 23-25 August, the Student Services Office will have drop-in hours, during which you can pick up your welcome package. During these drop-in hours, conditionally admitted Master’s students can also present their original Bachelor’s degree in order to be registered for their programme.
Wednesday 23 August: 2pm-4pm
Thursday 24 August: 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Friday 25 August: 2pm-4pm
On Friday 25 August, between 9am and 2pm, an Orientation Day will be held for new international students. Please meet us at 8.45am in the reception area in the main building. The orientation programme is designed to welcome and introduce international students to the university, Campus Gotland, and to Visby. You will get information on the resources available to you as a student, along with other useful tips to assist and guide you through your stay. Full details about the Orientation Day programme.
On Monday 28 August there will be a Welcome Reception for all new students at Campus Gotland. Students are asked to assemble at Rindiborgen at 1.30pm and the Campus Gotland knight will lead the way through town to the reception that will be held at S:t Nicolai Ruin between 2pm and 3pm. The reception will primarily be held in Swedish, but we hope our international students will feel just as welcomed and we encourage you to attend!
The Student Union Rindi
The Student Union Rindi also organises welcome activities: a number of social events will be arranged for all newly arrived international and Swedish students during the first two weeks of the semester, starting on Monday 28 August at 6pm. International students will receive information about the various "lamning" activities during Orientation Day.
On Wednesday 30 August, there will be an Information Fair and fika (coffee/tea) on campus, between 11am and 1pm. At this event you can meet with representatives from Campus Gotland, the Library, the Student Union Rindi, amongst others. The fair will be located on the ground floor of Betty Petterssons hus, building D.
On Friday 1 September and Monday 4 September, you can take a tour around Visby's medieval wall with the Visby train, a tourist train, and get to experience Visby's amazing history (recorded guiding in both Swedish and English). The train tour departs twice per hour at the main entrance of Campus Gotland, at 11:00, 11.30, 12:00 and 12:30 on Friday and at 12:00 and 12:30 on Monday, and will last around 25 minutes. Be prepared to wait for your turn (about 50 places/tour).
In addition, Campus Gotland offers a guided bus tour on the northern countryside of Gotland on Wednesday 6 September between 1pm and 5pm. You will be able to sign up for this tour during Orientation Day or at the Information Fair event. A sandwich and water is included, free of charge. Seats are limited so this offer is on a first come, first served basis.
Getting to Visby
We would like to stress that Gotland is an island in the Baltic Sea, and it will take some extra time to travel to Gotland from the Swedish mainland. The majority of people travelling to Gotland take one of Destination Gotland’s high speed ferries. These ferries depart from Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn regularly, and travel time is approximately three hours. For more information, including ferry schedules and prices, please visit: Destination Gotland.
If you are landing at one of the airports in or around Stockholm, catch a bus or train to Stockholm’s Central Railway Station. From here, you can take a bus or commuter train to Nynäshamn. The boat coaches, Flygbussarna, will take you direct from Cityterminalen, Stockholm's bus station, to the ferry terminal in Nynäshamn for 109 SEK. To read more, please visit: Flygbussarna.
The ferry terminal in Visby is close to Campus Gotland. You can travel by taxi or by bus around Visby or to the larger communities on Gotland's countryside.
There are also flights from Stockholm Arlanda and Bromma to Visby Airport all year round. Flights from Stockholm to Visby take only 40 minutes. It is also possible to travel from the southern part of Sweden to Visby by plane. For more information, please visit: Flygbra.se or SAS.
If you choose to arrive by plane, Visby Airport is only about 3.5 km from Visby, and you have the choice of taking a bus (only during the summer) or taxi.
- Airport coaches travel between Visby Airport and Visby centre during the summer months (June 13 – August 12) and costs 60 SEK. The timetable is available on Flygbussarna.
- Taxis cost approximately 140 SEK and often offer a set price for the journey to Visby.
Please visit the Campus Gotland website fore more information about Visby and Campus Gotland.