It is recommended that you arrive in proper time. You can find information about recommended arrivale dates here.
The student union arranges an Orientation Week at the beginning of each semester. The week before the classes during the autumn semester and the weekend before the classes starts during the spring semester. The schedule for the Orientation Week will be available at the webpage below a couple of weeks before the arrival days.
The Student Unions are responsible for the welfare of the students by dealing with educational, financial, health care, housing and recreational matters, etc. At the Student Union the students can buy used books, borrow computers and copying machines and arrange for an e-mail account.
The thirteen Student Nations are clubs dating back to the 17th century. Each nation bears the name of a certain region in Sweden and is primarily a club for students from that region. Exchange students are free to choose which nation they want to join.
The various nations arrange similar activities for their members. These include cafés, and pubs with nightclubs. Some nations also offer lunches. Formal three-course dinners (gasques) or balls are arranged at certain intervals, including Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s dinners, sometimes with a day-before and a day-after-party.