Activities for New Students

There are a range of activities happening during the semester. Get to know the University, the city of Gävle and your new university friends by taking part in the activities listed below!  

21st of August - Kick-off

Kick-off (Inspark)

Kick-off (in Swedish: inspark) is the student union's and the student organisation's introduction week. Its a week full of fun and crazy adventures where you get the chance to get to know other students and the city of Gävle.

Time and place: Start 21st of August

26th of August - Information meet-up about Educational Support

Information meet-up about educational support

An information meet-up for students with disabilities such as dyslexia, ADHA or bipolar disorder. Receive information on how to apply for educational support, what kind of support that is available, alternative examinations, available software etc. We will give you a tour around campus which ends with a visit to the library where we get more information about audio books and the Writing Centre.

Time and place: 26th of August at 13.00-16.00 in room 31:322

For more information and registration please email to ps@hig.se.
Registration deadline: 23rd of August

30th of August - Introduction Day

Introduction day for international students

At the beginning of every semester University of Gävle arranges an introduction day for international students. During the introduction days the University provides you with practical and academic information. All international students are encouraged to participate!

Time and place: 30th of August at 09.00.

Please send an e-mail to studentcentrum@hig.se to confirm your attendance at the introduction day. If you are a exchange student you don't need to contact us to confirm your attendance.

2nd of September - Start of the Semester

Start of the Semester

This week the semester starts, with lectures, seminars, exams and everything else that forms part of university life.

Time and place: 2nd of September, at the University of Gävle

10th of September - Welcome Fair

Welcome fair

The welcome fair is a big event where you will be able to mingle with various organisations, unions and companies that may be of interest to you as a student.

Time and place: 10th of September, 11.00-13.30 in Räv- and Fårhallen (the two main entrance hallways)

16th of September - Swedish Fika

Swedish Fika

Gefle Student Union organizes Swedish Fika at Wayne's Coffee once a month. Here you get the opportunity to get to know other students, Swedish as well as international students, and enjoy some fika together! Part of the coffee shop is reserved for students and if you are a member of Gefle Student Union you get a 20% discount on your fika. Show your card in Studentkortet's app before you pay. Please note that the discount is only valid at the Wayne's Coffee located by Gallerian Nian (Drottninggatan 4).

Time and place: 16th of September at. 16.00-18.00 at Waynes Coffee, Drottninggatan 4, Gävle.

Welcome!

17th of September - Information session: Get to Know the Library

Information session: Get to know the library

An introduction to the library. How to get a library card, rules and regulations, library services, text lab, how to book group study rooms and more. Information about how you as a student can use the library and its services and what the library staff can do for you. Note that this is a general library orientation and not the same as education in information searching.

Time and place: 17th of September at 13.00-14.00 in Krusenstjernasalen, Library

18th of September - International Kick Off

International Kick Off

The Student Union invites all international students to a kick off with activities such as a kubb (a Swedish team game), a tour around campus and various games and other fun. During the afternoon there is the possibility to subscribe to the union. During the evening an October party is held for the members of the Student Union.

Welcome!

International Kick Off Schedule

Time and place: 18th of September at 13.00 at The Student Union (Gefle Studentkår)

24th of September - Student Union Breakfast for Everyone

Student Union Breakfast for Everyone

The Student Union and the Support and Guidance invites all students to free breakfast in Rävhallen. The breakfast is between 08.00 and 10.30.

Time and place: 24th of September at 08.00-13.00 in Rävhallen

24th of September - Learn more about study counselling and guidance

Learn more about study counselling and guidance

For you who study at the University of Gävle there are several forms of support and assistance, among these, student health care, student counselling and student ombudsmen.

In conjunction with Gefle Student Union's members breakfast the 24th of September, several of the University's support staff will be at Rävhallen. Come and meet us and get information about what sort of support is available for you in order to feel good and finish your studies in the best way possible.

Time and place: 24th of September at 08.30-13.00 in Rävhallen

6th of October - Studentrelaxen

Studentrelaxen

Swim and relax for free as a student at the University of Gävle. Come to Fjärran höjder for several swimming pools, spa area with aroma sauna, woodfire outdoor sauna and a free ticket to try out their gym. Bring your University card!

A collaboration between Gävle kommun, Gefle student union, Fjärran Höjder and the University of Gävle.

Time and place: 6th of October, 10.00-17.00 at Fjärran Höjder.
www.fjarranhojderbadet.se

14th of October - Swedish Fika

Swedish Fika

Gefle Student Union organizes Swedish Fika at Wayne's Coffee once a month. Here you get the opportunity to get to know other students, Swedish as well as international students, and enjoy some fika together! Part of the coffee shop is reserved for students and if you are a member of Gefle Student Union you get a 20% discount on your fika. Show your card in Studentkortet's app before you pay. Please note that the discount is only valid at the Wayne's Coffee located by Gallerian Nian (Drottninggatan 4).

Time and place: 14th of October at. 16.00-18.00 at Waynes Coffee, Drottninggatan 4, Gävle.

Welcome!

22nd of October - Student Union Breakfast

Student Union Breakfast

The Student Union invites all its members for breakfast in Rävhallen. Don´t forget to bring your membership card.

Time and place: 22nd of October at 08.00-10.30 in Rävhallen

22th of October - After School Game Night

After School Game Night

The Student Union invites all student to an evening where you can hang out with friends and play games.

Time and place: 22th of October at 17.00 - 20.00 at The Student Union (Gefle Studentkår)

11th of November - Swedish Fika

Swedish Fika

Gefle Student Union organizes Swedish Fika at Wayne's Coffee once a month. Here you get the opportunity to get to know other students, Swedish as well as international students, and enjoy some fika together! Part of the coffee shop is reserved for students and if you are a member of Gefle Student Union you get a 20% discount on your fika. Show your card in Studentkortet's app before you pay. Please note that the discount is only valid at the Wayne's Coffee located by Gallerian Nian (Drottninggatan 4).

Time and place: 11th of November at. 16.00-18.00 at Waynes Coffee, Drottninggatan 4, Gävle.

Welcome!

19th of November - After School Quiz

After School Music Quiz

The Student Union invites all student to an evening where you can hang out with friends and compete in a music quiz.

Time and place: 19th of November at 17.00 - 20.00 at The Student Union (Gefle Studentkår)

21st of November - Student Union Breakfast

Student Union Breakfast

The Student Union invites all its members for breakfast in Rävhallen. Don't forget to bring your membership card.

Time and place: 21st of November at 08.00-10.30 in Rävhallen

3rd of December - After School Talent Show

After School Talent Show

The Student Union invites all student to an evening where you can hang out with friends and enjoy the talent show.

Time and place: 3rd of December at 17.00 - 20.00 at The Student Union (Gefle Studentkår)

9th of December - Swedish Fika

Swedish Fika

Gefle Student Union organizes Swedish Fika at Wayne's Coffee once a month. Here you get the opportunity to get to know other students, Swedish as well as international students, and enjoy some fika together! Part of the coffee shop is reserved for students and if you are a member of Gefle Student Union you get a 20% discount on your fika. Show your card in Studentkortet's app before you pay. Please note that the discount is only valid at the Wayne's Coffee located by Gallerian Nian (Drottninggatan 4).

Time and place: 9th of December at. 16.00-18.00 at Waynes Coffee, Drottninggatan 4, Gävle.

Welcome!

17th of December - Student Union Breakfast

Student Union Breakfast

The Student Union invites all its members for breakfast in Rävhallen. Don't forget to bring your membership card.

Time and place: 17th of December at 08.00-10.30 in Rävhallen

Published by: Elin Anttonen Page responsible: Lisa Olsson Updated: 2019-09-23
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