Welcome reception at Campus Gotland

Welcome reception at Campus Gotland

On Monday 2 September there will be a Welcome Reception for all new students (Swedish and international) at Campus Gotland. This is how the preliminary schedule looks like:

13:30 - We assemble outside Rindiborgen i e the building of Student Union Rindi

13:30-14:00 - The Campus Gotland knight and the Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University will lead the way through the medieval city of Visby to the reception at St. Nicolai Ruin

14:00-15:00  - The ceremony, among other things with music and speeches with

  • Eva Åkesson, Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University
  • Olle Jansson, Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for Campus Gotland
  • Anders Flanking, Governor of Gotland county
  • Oskar Svärd, Student Union president

The ceremony lasts until about 15:00 and afterwards, the Student Union Rindi starts selling the "lambing kit" (which you can read more about below) and you will also receive a nice gift from us.

The Welcome Reception on Facebook.

Guided Tours for new students

On Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September, we offer a guided walking tour with the university guide Mikael Norrby. He will take you around medieval Visby and talk about Visby's amazing history. The tour starts at the main entrance of Campus Gotland, on Saturday at 11:00 and 14:00, and on Sunday at 13:00, and will last around 70-90 minutes.

On Sunday 1 September at 15:00-16:00, Mikael Norrby will give a brief lecture on Gotland history in room E22 in Almedalsbiblioteket (library entrance).

On Friday 6 September, you can take a trip around Visby's medieval wall with the Visby train, a small 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, 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 Tuesday 18 September between 13:00 and 17:00.

Questions about these activities? Ask us during Orientation day 30 August or at the reception desk during open hours.

Lambing 2019

The Student Union Rindi also organises welcome activities. A number of social evening events will be arranged for all newly arrived international and Swedish students during the first two weeks of the semester, starting on Monday 2 September. International students will receive information about the various "lambing" activities during Orientation Day 30 August.

Read more about the Lambing