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!  

19th 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 19th of August

28th of August - Introduction Day

Introduction for international students

The University of Gävle has decided that programmes offered primarily to international students will be taught remotely the first semester. So the introduction this autumn semester will mainly consist of information films available online from Friday the 28th of August.

31st of August - 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: 31st of August, at the University of Gävle

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: X of September at. 16.00-18.00 at Waynes Coffee, Drottninggatan 4, Gävle.


October - 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: X of October, 10.00-17.00 at Fjärran Höjder.

Published by: Lisa Olsson Page responsible: Lisa Olsson Updated: 2020-06-23
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