New Student

Welcome to Linnaeus University and we even hope to welcome you as a new member of the Student Union!

As a new student, there is a lot to keep track of. The Linnaeus Unions most important task is to represent the students at Linnaeus University and to make their studies and study time as good as possible. DDo need guidance on how to find a student accommodation or about the different student associations and activities? Maybe you would like to know what your new city has to offer? A good way to get started in Växjö is by applying to the Welcome package. Read more about what Kalmar has to offer here.

As a member you can get access to several benefits by showing our membership app Hitract.app Hitract. Read more about the membership hereLook at the video to know how the student 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.

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 like to network you can become a buddy to an international student.

Here you can read more about getting involved.

Vi arrangerar Välkomstmässan i Växjö en gång varje terminsstart, och Välkomstmässan i Kalmar i början av höstterminen. Syftet är att du som student ska lära känna studentlivet, din nya studentstad samt det utbud som företag, föreningar och myndigheter erbjuder.

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! 

We summarized the information on where to find a student accommodation on the page Housing guide & links.

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

Get to know your new city!

Växjö

Students in Kalmar - Information from Växjö municipality

Public Transport Kronoberg

Welcome Package for new students Welcome package

Kalmar

Students in Kalmar - Information from Kalmar municipality

Public Transport Kalmar

Shoppingguide

It is important to have a home insurance even for your student appartment!

Genom vårt samarbete samarbete med försäkringsbolaget Hedvig får du som har eller skaffar hemförsäkring mellan 16 juni 2021 – 16 januari 2022 ditt kårmedlemskap för endast 1 kr!

Read more about Hedvig Read more

The offer is valid for two semesters. You need to have a swedish personal number to take part of the offer.

Read more about home insurances and compare prices on hemförsäkringstudent.nu (only in swedish).

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

Växjö Campus

Future flatmates Växjö

Kalmar

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. 

Kalmar

Växjö

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