Welcome to Uppsala!
Soon you will join us in Uppsala and get ready for your studies and student life. We are looking forward to your arrival and hope you are too!
If you would like to connect with other students before your arrival, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and learn more about your new student city. We post various useful information and tips on Instagram and blog to help you settle in.
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Are you a new student on Campus Gotland? Check the welcome programme for Campus Gotland instead.
WELCOME PROGRAMME SPRING 2021
Arrival Day at Stockholm Arlanda Airport
The Arrival Day for the spring semester 2021 is on Friday 15 January. On this day, we will have an arrival desk at Arlanda Airport open from 09:00 to 21:00. We will offer pickup for keys for students with housing through the Housing Office, and a free shuttle service from Arlanda Airport to all main student housing areas in Uppsala. If you wish to join the Arrival Day and receive the arrival service, you must register your arrival by 10:00 CET 13 January 2021 at the latest.
The arrival desk is located outside the customs service in Terminal 5. If you arrive at any other terminal, you will need to go to Terminal 5 to meet us and take the shuttle service. Please also note the opening hours of the arrival desk. Should your arrival be delayed, you will need to make necessary arrangements for your transportation and your accommodation the first night on your own.
If you arrive outside of this official Arrival Day, do not worry. It is pretty easy to travel from Arlanda Airport to Uppsala on your own as well. Check how to get to Uppsala.
Service Centre in Uppsala
You are warmly welcome to visit the Service Centre in Uppsala during its ordinary opening hours to pick up your welcome folder, student account details and Campus Card. The Service Centre is located at Segerstedthuset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7 and has its ordinary opening hours from 08:00 to16:30, Monday – Friday. Please observe and follow the precautions during the pandemic such as maintaining distance to others, avoiding large gatherings, washing hands regularly, and staying home if you feel ill. Find out more about the current restrictions and recommendations on COVID-19.
We will hold two information sessions with the Student Health Service for new students in Uppsala on 20 January 2021. Join us live so that you can ask us questions. We will hold the sessions via Zoom and we will update here on the website in January with links to the events.
17:00 Sustainable Hybrid Studies
Remote studies are challenging, especially while managing life during a pandemic. Join us to get tips to create a sustainable and enjoyable student life. Sign up now!
18:00 Cultural Adjustment and Surviving Winter Blues
Welcome to Sweden! Join us to get tips on how to adjust to Swedish culture and learn how the Swedes see the bright side of the dark, crispy winter until sunnier days arrive. Sign up now!
Previous information sessions
You can also re-watch our previous information sessions from the comfort of your home, whenever you want:
- Green Living: Environmentally Friendly Living in Uppsala
- Student Health Services: Sustainable Student Life
- Student Health Services: Cultural Adjustment, including advice from current students
- Equal Opportunities: Student Rights and Equal Opportunities
- Pedagogic Culture at Uppsala university: Roles and Responsibilities of Students and Staff
- University Library: using the library resources (both at the libraries and online) and assessing sources
- The Language Workshop: Academic Writing and Speaking
- UU Careers: Study and Career Counselling for Students
Activities arranged by the student nations
Do you want to keep up to date about activities organised for international students by the student nations' International Committee? Follow them on Facebook for the latest news or visit the committee's website for international students.
Health and fitness
Take good care of your mental and physical health, especially in times like now. The Student Health Service has psychologists and counsellors who are all specialised in mental health and dedicated to help you feel good. There are different ways to exercise and play sports that are good for both your physical and mental well-being. You can for example take a walk or jog in nature, as there are a number of nature reserves in Uppsala. If you need to go to gym, there are many choices as well, for example Campus 1477 is offering a free trial week for new students until 28 February. Make sure you follow the recommendations on COVID-19 to keep yourself and our community safe. In case it is needed, find out how medical care works in Sweden.