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Checklist new students beginning autumn semester 2020

We are very happy that you have chosen to be a student at The Department of Sociology. On this page we have collected the most important information for you at the beginning of the semester. This information is mainly for students admitted to course or programme at the Department of Sociology. Find links to the web registration, your course platform, your schedule and more.

Autumn 2020: teaching both on campus and online

Most of our courses and programmes at the Department of Sociology will be conducted using digital tools (online) during the autumn semester of 2020, and some teaching will be conducted on campus in our premises in Lund.

When teaching is provided on campus it will be necessary to still follow the Swedish Public Health Authority's regulations. A distance of at least 1.5 meters should be maintained between each person in a room at all times. No gatherings are to be of more than 50 people. Lectures with more than 50 people will be given online. Teaching with practical, laboratory or aesthetic elements as well as excursions, seminars and lessons in smaller groups may take place, but will be adapted. Teaching will take place between 8am and 6pm.

You will receive information about your particular course or programme via email this summer! After that, updates will be made in your learning platform Canvas or in your schedule in TimeEdit. Please note: due to the situation regarding covid-19, certain changes in schedule and course format may be made at short notice. Thank you for your understanding!


Bicycle in front of the University Library building in Lund.
The University Library building in Lund.

    What to do as soon as the semester starts:

    1. Activate your student account at
    2. Do the web registration at, 24 – 31 August.
    3. Go to the mandatory introductory meeting.

    1. Activate your student account

    You will need your student account to carry out the web registration below. Information about your student account will be sent to the e-mail-address that you have registered at The account is used during your whole study period at Lund University. Activate your Student Account at

    2. Web registration

    It is important that you register for the course you are admitted to if you plan to study the course. 

    You will find information on how to register in the email which will be sent to you a couple of weeks before the beginning of the semester. If you have not recieved our email, please find the welcome letter for your course here.

    If you have any problems with the web registration, please contact the Student Office. See contact information in the fact box here on this webpage.

    3. Introductory meeting

    Most courses hold a mandatory introductory meeting. You can usually see time, date and place for the introductory meeting in your course schedule. Find your schedule in TimeEdit. Search by course code. Please note: due to the situation regarding covid-19, certain changes in the schedule may be made at short notice. Contact info [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se if you can not find when your course starts.

    Learning platform and information

    Our courses and programmes are connected to the learning platform Canvas, where teachers and students communicate with each other and upload information.

    Schedule, literature and syllabus

    • Find your schedule in the database TimeEdit. Use the course code to search for your schedule. Please note: due to the situation regarding covid-19, certain changes in the schedule may be made at short notice. Please be on time - this semester the lectures and seminars will start at the exact time that is stated in the schedule (ie so called Academic quarter will not be practised).
    • Find your literature and syllabus here.

    Are you on our waiting list?

    If you are on our waiting list, the Student Office will contact you if you can be offered a place on the course or the programme.

    Have you received an email from us?

    Before the beginning of the semester the department sends an email to all newly admitted students with important information on where to find the welcome letter for your course, how to register etcetera. Lund University is sometimes unable to send emails to some external email services, e.g. Yahoo, Comhem, Live and Hotmail.

    Welcome letters for all courses this semester can be found here.

    If you wish to discontinue your studies

    If you wish to discontinue your studies on a course on which you are registered, it is important that you report your withdrawal immediately through the Student Portal If you report withdrawal from studies within the first three weeks of the course, known as early withdrawal, you have the opportunity to re-apply for the course at a later date.

    If you wish to withdraw from an entire study programme, you must complete a withdrawal from studies form, available at Please contact the study advisers on email: studievagledare [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se


    Welcome to the Department of Sociology!

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    Department of Sociology
    Lund University
    Visiting address: Sandgatan 11, House G, Lund
    Postal address: Box 114 , SE-221 00 LUND, SWEDEN
    Telephone: Student Office +46 46-222 88 44, Lund University Switchboard +46 46-222 00 00

    Faculty of Social Sciences