New Student

Welcome to Linnaeus University and hopefully as a new member of the Student Union!

As a new student there's plenty of info to keep track of. Here you may read more about what Linnaeus Union does and how we may help you. Linnaeus union's most important task is to represent students towards Linnaeus University and the local communities. We want your study time to be positive and enriching. Do you search for info about accommodation? Do you wish to find student associations and fun student eventsDo you want to know more about your new campus? A good way to get started in Växjö is by applying to the Welcome package. More about what Kalmar has to offer as a student city, take a look here..

As a member you can get access to several discounts and benefits with the members'app Hitract. Read more about the membership here.Check out the video below to learn how Linnaeus Union is with you throughout your studies!

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Under introduktionsveckorna får du lära känna dina nya klasskompisar samtidigt som du bekantar dig med din nya universitetsstad och har grymt kul på köpet. Många studenter beskriver introt som något av det roligaste under hela deras studietid!

It is the educational associations together with the student union that is responsible for the introduction weeks. You will be contacted by the association linked to your program before the start of the semester.

If you don't get contacted you can find contact information for the associations here.. Under varje utbildningsförenings logga står det vilka program föreningen har.

On the page Ongoing you can find information about the activities arranged by the student union, such as the welcome fairs.   

Linnékåren organizes a wide range of associations which are open to all students. Likely you will find an association that matches your interests?

Read more about the different associations here..

There are many different ways to get involved in, and influence the student life. You can join a board, or a committee. You can influence your studies by becoming a student representative. If you are interested in international contacts you can become a buddy to an international student.

Here you can read more about getting involved.

Two times a year we organize a welcome fair in Växjö and once a year we organize it in Kalmar. The purpose is for the students to get to know the student life, their student city and what companies, associations and authorities have to offer. In the beginning of the spring semester we arrange the fair only in Växjö.

The fairs are very popular both with the exhibitors and the students. Usually we have about 3000-5000 students visiting, new students as well as current ones. The number of exhibitors is about 45 in Kalmar and 70-90 in Växjö.

More about the fairs will be posted on the page Ongoing closer to the start of the semester. 

There are rights and responsibilities you are expected to know about, follow and use. You should pay particular attention to rules concerning cheating and plagiarism! Discuss them with your teacher or contact us if you have questions or if you need advise and support.

Read more about your rights here..

Maintaining a good health as a student is of course important, both for the success of your studies but also for your general well-being. This applies to both mental and physical health, which are often linked together!

The Student Welfare Office is a department at the university that deals with just that, student health and well-being. Yo can turn to their counselors if you are stressed, anxious or depressed and need someone to talk to. They offer physical meetings in both cities or digitally by phone or zoom. They also work with free student activities such as lectures, seminars and lunch yoga. 

Olympen is Växjö Campus' own fitness center and offers a well-equipped gym, group training and ball sports activities. You who are a member of the student union get a SEK 200 discount if you sign up for an annual card. As a student, you also have half the price of the membership fee. Read more about our collaboration with Olympen here! 

Searching for accommodation? Register with multiple housing companies to enhance your chances of finding housing that suits your needs (and budget). Visit Housing guide & links

There you also find Linnaeus Union's Housing Agency where private landlords rent out their apartments, rooms and houses.

Get to know your new student city!


Students in Kalmar - Information from Växjö municipality

Public Transport Kronoberg

Welcome Package for new students Welcome package


Students in Kalmar - Information from Kalmar municipality

Public Transport Kalmar


It is important to have a home insurance for your student apartment or dorm room.

Most insurance companies require a Swedish personal number, but there are some exceptions. Have a look at Dina,

In both cities there are Facebook groups targeted at all students as well as specifically for international students. Here you can get information about everything related to the student life.


Växjö Campus

Future flatmates Växjö


LNU student Kalmar

Housing in Kalmar Linnaeus University

Both cities

Linnéuniversitetet Köp- och sälj (Buy and sell site)

Freemovers at Linnaeus University, Sweden

Welcome greetings

Unfortunately, the pandemic cancelled our popular welcome fairs where you as a new or old student can discover your student city. Instead, this year we have let companies, authorities, associations, the university and student associations record films where they explain what they have to offer and how you as a student can take advantage of offers or get involved. 



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