Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 31 March 2020)

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Arriving and moving in

Please take this information into account while planning your arrival in Umeå.

Planning your Arrival

Before you make any travel arrangements you should wait until your Offer of Housing is sent to you. Information about your arrival will be in your offer of housing letter that you should receive around one-two months before the start of the term. We recommend that you attend the Orientation, which normally begins the same day as the term starts (spring term) and a few days before the start of the autumn term. The earliest date that you can move in is the first day of the contract.

The recommended arrival days for the autumn term 2020 are 24 and 25 August. The IHO will be open from 09:00 until 20:00 each day.  

Orientation will take place on Wednesday 26 August.

Getting your Keys

When you arrive in Umeå you will first need to visit the IHO to pick up your keys and sign your housing contract. On the recommended arrival day(s) we will arrange you in groups of seven and provide you with information necessary for you as a tenant. For the information to run smoothly and quickly, please read through the Terms of Tenancy thoroughly before you come to Umeå. You can find them on the following page:
Applying for housing

Please be prepared that the actual contract signing will take approx. 20 minutes. Add to that some waiting time. You will have access to your accommodation, at the earliest, from the first day of your contract. Normally if you are staying a full term this means from the Arrival Day arranged a few days prior the term starts. See information sent to you for more details and IHO opening hours. If you arrive outside opening hours, we recommend that you arrange accommodation at a hostel the first night.

How to Find Us

The International Housing Office is located at Infocenter Universum. For directions and more information on how to find us, please see the information about buses and Campus Umeå below. In order to make it easier for you to find us, temporary signs will be placed out in the adjacent area during the arrival period.

Umeå Local Bus Information
Buses to Umeå Airport (Flygbuss)
Route Network

Film: Arrival in Umeå by plane
Arrival in Umeå by plane
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Arrival in Umeå by train

Local Bus Stops on Campus

Växthuset (Greenhouse): 2, 5, 8, 72, 73
Iksu-hallen: 2, 72, 73
Skidspåret: 2
Samhällsvetarhuset (Social Sciences Building): 1
University Hospital: 1, 5, 6, 8, 9
Universum: 2, 5, 6, 8, 9

Infocenter Universum