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Visit Umeå University

Visit one of our four campuses and discover our inspiring environs where our 4,300 faculty and staff and nearly 34,000 students work.

We want our campus to be welcoming to everyone, so we will always strive to ensure good levels of accessibility for students, employees and visitors. Both indoors and outdoors, various aids are available to improve physical accessibility.

Premises and areas

The university's premises are adapted to be accessible. Throughout campus premises, there are elevators, ramps, and automatic doors. In all lecture halls on the main campus, and in some classrooms, there are automatic doors and separate wheelchair spaces on the front row.

Digital map – Mazemap

To help you easily navigate the premises, main campus Umeå and the Arts Campus use the digital map service- Mazemap, where the user can find directions to a desired outdoors and indoors location. You can ask Mazemap to avoid stairs and obstacles. The service also shows where the resting rooms are and where toilets are located, as well as specifying which toilets are wheelchair-accessible.
Here you will find the digital map.

Accessible parking

Accessible parking is available close to the campus main entrances and is free of charge.

Digital map - Accessible car parking spaces on Campus Umeå and Umeå Arts Campus 

Personal fragrances

When visiting our campus, we urge you to avoid wearing strong scents, such as perfumes and aftershaves. Show consideration for people suffering from allergies and fragrance sensitivity, as they can suffer adverse reactions to strong scents. Umeå university only uses perfume-free cleaning products.

Learn how you can support allergy sufferers on the Allergy Association website

Non-smoking area

Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is prohibited across most campus areas, including the area around the campus pond. Smoking may only take place in designated outdoor areas.

Hearing loops and accompaniment

Fixed hearing loops are available in all lecture halls and in a selection of the university's jointly bookable rooms. In the rooms, there is a coverage map that shows which areas most suitable for those using fixed hearing loops. If you have a visual impairment, accompaniment is available free of charge to students with visual impairment.
Learn more about studying with disabilities on the Umeå University website 

Visit us with a guided tour

Every year, Umeå University welcomes thousands of guests to its exciting campus where new insights are being created. The University is open for many types of visitors, such as school classes, politicians and organisation representatives.

Guided tours of campus

Are you interested in visiting to get a better view of what a university does and what it has to offer, learn about the history of Umeå University and get a guided tour of our campuses? We can compile a programme based upon your request. Our ambition is to make your visit interesting, inspiring and thought-worthy.

Umeå University offers general guided tours of Campus Umeå. The tour takes about one hour and provides a general introduction to Umeå University. The tour covers our most popular sights, including several of our works of art.

Guided tours in different languages

Our team of guides consists of staff and student ambassadors, and we are currently offering tours in eight languages – Swedish, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Finnish and Meänkieli.

If you would like to book a guided tour of our Umeå Arts Campus, you can do so through our guide coordinator.

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Art tours of campus

The book "Art tour of Umeå University. A guide to the art at campus" presents around sixty of the 1,200 works of art that have brightened up Campus Umeå over the last 50 years. The works of art are described in relationship with their surroundings and its architecture, in Swedish. The guide is also richly illustrated with photographies.

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