At the start of the semester, Jönköping Student Union organizes a Kick Off to introduce new students to the University and Jönköping.
Kick Off contains of a ten days long event in the fall and a five days event in the spring. It's full of fun icebreakers and team building activities that lets you get to know your classmates. Kick Off is there to make sure that YOU feel that your period of study starts in a good way and to help you acquaint yourself with your new environment.
You and your classmates are divided into groups led by older students, "faddrar", who help you settle in. Mornings are spent on information sessions held by the University, while afternoons and evenings are dedicated to activities and various forms of entertainment.
Of course, participation is voluntary and there's no coercion. The Student Union recommends you to participate as many of the questions you may have will find answers and you're sure to make many new friends.
The activities you'll be able to participate in during the Kick-off week differ slightly between Schools. You'll find the schedule activity calendar.
The Student Union organizes a number of activities to which students from all Schools are welcome, for example Insparksfestivalen (the Kick-Off festival). A huge festival, only for our students, with awesome artists, food etc.
During the Kick-off week, about 600 "faddrar" volunteer in order for all the new students to have someone they can turn to with questions about their studies and life as a student. A fadder is an older student who has completed the Student Union' faddership training program, which includes leadership and first aid.
Your faddrar will remain with you all through the Kick-off week and will look after you to make sure your introduction is a good experience. They're easily recognizable by their colorful t-shirts which have FADDER printed on them in large letters. Remember: Once a fadder, always a fadder!
PS. All fadders are required to sign an agreement which you can read by clicking the link in the menu to the right.
Texten granskad / uppdaterad 2020-01-08
The autumn Kick-off starts in August and during the spring the Kick-off begins in January.
You find the schedule for the Kick-off in the calendar when it's getting closer.