Life on campus
The University lies in the heart of the city, with everything close at hand and within easy reach on foot or by bicycle. The main Lund University campus is set in the charming cobble-stoned city of Lund, which dates back to 990. Today students make up almost half of the population in the city.
As an ONCAMPUS student you will be introduced to a wide variety of student activities and traditions that Lund has to offer. Considered the best student city in Sweden, Lund University is known for its variety of student organisations, including the 'nations' of Lund, the Academic Society and student unions. Together these student organisations have created many long standing student traditions and their combined activities, available through 'studentlund' membership, form the heart and soul of student life in Lund today.
Clubs and Societies
Considered the best student city in Sweden, Lund University is known for its variety of student organisations, including the ”nations” of Lund, the Academic Society and student unions. Together these student organisations have created many long-standing student traditions and their combined activities, available through the “Studentlund” membership, form the heart and soul of student life in Lund today.
For sports enthusiasts there are plenty of opportunities to join local sports clubs. Within and around Lund, there are a range of sporting and exercise facilities, including swimming pools, tennis courts, climbing centres, sports fields, arenas and even Gerdahallen - Scandinavia's largest fitness and health centre for students for students and staff.
Coming to Lund University is also a great opportunity to experience the beautiful nature and outdoors of Sweden. City parks, hiking areas, beaches, cycling and walking paths, kayaking and sailing are all within easy reach.
The Swedes celebrate many traditions throughout the year. Some of the highlights include:
Walpurgis Night on 30 April, when large bonfires are lit across the country as symbols of the passing of winter and the approach of spring.
Picture by Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se
The midsummer celebrations take place in June, on the longest day of the year. This is a day filled with parties and dancing around the traditional maypole that is decorated with birch leaves and wild flowers. Midsummer is, next to Christmas, the most important celebration in Sweden.
Kräftskiva (Crayfish Party)
As the summer draws to an end, crayfish parties with snapps and singing are very popular
In the lead up to Christmas there are the Lucia celebrations, where processions of boys and girls in white gowns holding candles charm the crowd with beautiful songs. Christmas is celebrated on 24 December.
Picture by Cecilia Larsson/imagebank.sweden.se