Each semester Uppsalaekonomerna organizes welcoming weeks for the new business and economics students, also called “Recceveckorna”. These weeks are for the new students to get to know Uppsala and what life as a student has to offer. Recceveckorna is where students find their first friends in Uppsala, experience their first night at what we in Uppsala call ”nationer” and create memories for life.
To participate in Recceveckorna you need to be a member of Uppsalaekonomerna. Membership is free and you simply register at Uppsalaekonomerna´s website. This means that everyone can participate, regardless of program or course.
Buddysystem is our welcoming weeks for exchange students, everyone will be assigned a “Buddy” who will be there for extra support. These weeks will be just like Recceveckorna, give you friends for life and show you what Uppsala has to offer. If you are a part of the Buddysystemprogram for exchange students your buddy can help you to join the Recceveckor if you want to. As a new student there’s already a lot to think about and therefore the “faddrar” will help you with arranging everything from membership in Uppsalaekonomerna to join the ”nationer”.
The association also organizes Master Welcoming Weeks, the welcoming weeks for new master students at Uppsala university and business related programs. To participate you need to be a member of Uppsalaekonomerna, which you can read more about above.
Students who wants to participate in Buddy system/Master Welcoming Weeks will receive an invitation from their institution at the university before start.
The welcoming weeks start the first day of the semester, according to the FEK A/Business & Economics programs/Master programs schedule and it will last for a couple of weeks with a few events per week. More specific dates will be announced on the Facebook page of Recceveckorna/Buddysystem/Master Welcoming Weeks. If you have trouble finding the Facebook pages, like Uppsalaekonomerna´s page and you´ll find more information there.
Attending the Welcoming weeks will make your first time in Uppsala as amazing. You will be doing fun activities and you will make friends for life!
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