new student

New student at Mälardalen university

Welcome to Mälardalen university! On this page you find information about your first weeks as a student, everything about the rookie period (introductions).

The rookie period constitutes the first weeks of your study time. It is organized by us at the student union together with the line and student associations at the university and is packed with fun activities. The purpose is for you to get to know your classmates and quickly get into the community.

The rookie period is full of activities to suit everyone. There are parties, game nights, hanging out with trade unions and competitions of various kinds. Attend everything – attend something. You choose yourself and are welcome regardless!

If you participate in the rookie period, it is important to know that we have a policy document that contains rules, approaches and policies regarding the rookie period and its participants. This is there to create a safe and welcoming rookie period for you as a new student. You can read the document here or ask your fadders or the student union if you feel unsure. Anyone who violates the policy risks being suspended from the rookie period.

Become a member at your student union

To-do-list for new students

1. Become a student
Follow MDU’s to-do-list so that you are ready for your studies!

2. Attend the introduction days
A few days before the semester starts there are planned activities and lectures to welcome you to the university. We also have our intro fairs on each campus where you can mingle with companies from the cities and the line associations.

3. Become a member at Mälardalen student union
Become a member at the student union to max out your study time. We help you with student influence, connections to business life and your student social life. Become a member now!

4. Participate in the rookie period
During the rookie period there is something for everyone. Parties, sittings, competitions, pub rounds, movie nights, game nights and karaoke are just to name a few examples.

During some of the activities we take a small fee for entrance, but of course our members get discounts on everything we arrange. Make sure to participate at the rookie period and make in unforgettable!


Rookie schedule Eskilstuna

Observe that the rookie schedule might change before the rookie period starts.

Rookie schedule Västerås

Observe that the rookie schedule might change before the rookie period starts.

Expedition desk

The student unions expedition desk is both in Västerås and Eskilstuna. During the rookie period our opening hours might change.

You find our opening hours here.

Why do I need to visit the expedition desk? 

– to become a member at the student union
– get help with the Mecenat card
– get your free bike (Eskilstuna)
– buy your student overall and patches
– hand in books for sale to Campusbokhandeln
– ask us about parties and events
– get your member discounts and goodie bags
– get support if you are treated unfair
– ask us about our next member breakfast, which is of course free for members
– … and a lot more!

The students union building

Cheap for everyone, even cheaper for members.

Find your way at campus

Mälardalen university and the student union are available at two cities: Eskilstuna and Västerås. Hard to find your way? At MDU’s website you can find information about both campus!