Introduction Schedule

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

Activites for new students

Here you will find some of the activities offered at the beginning of the semester.


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 22nd of August

Evenings at the Student Union

Evenings at the Student Union

Take part in student life - visit the student union. Remember to bring a photo ID and your temporary student union card that you receive at the student union reception when you become a member of Gefle Student Union. 

Time and place: 24, 29 and 31 of August at the student union (building 91, Midgård)

Information about Educational Support

Information meet-up about educational support

An information meet-up for students with disabilities. Receive information on how to apply for educational support, what kind of support that is available, alternative examinations, available software, tour around campus, etc. 

Time and place: 27th of August at 13.00-15.00 in room 31:322

For more information and registration, email
Registration deadline: 24th 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: 31st of August, at 09.00 in room 99:132

Please send an e-mail to to confirm your attendance at the introduction day before the 27th of August! If you are a exchange student you don't need to contact us to confirm your attandance.

Start of the Semester

Start of the Semester

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

Time and place: 3rd of September at the University of Gävle

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. 

Sandwiches and coffee or tea will be served!

Time and place: 5th of September, at 12.00-13.00 in Krusenstjernasalen (23: 213)

Registration required!
Register before the 2nd of August.
Registration - Get to know the library

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: 12th of September, 09.30-13.30 in Räv- and Fårhallen (the two main entrance hallways)

Free football match tickets

Free football match tickets for students

The University of Gävle is hosting a football match on the 16th of September. Gefle IF meets Falkenberg FF at Gavlevallen. Collect your free ticket at Gavlevallen an hour before the game starts. Bring your University card!

Time and place: 16th of September at 15.00 at Gavlevallen.



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 HiG-card!

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

Time and place: xx of September, 10.00-17.00 at Fjärran Höjder

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