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FAQ about a safe and clean celebration

The traditional Walpurgis celebration 2021 is cancelled. It is everyone’s responsibility to follow the Swedish Public Health Agency’s recommendations to reduce the spread of infection. Check out the program page for tips on how to celebrate spring at a distance!


In what public areas is alcohol allowed?

You are not allowed to drink alcohol on the streets, in squares or parks. The traditional Walpurgis celebration 2021 is cancelled. Click here for the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. From the 29th of April 12.00 to the 1st of May 9.00, the parks Ekonomikumparken, Observatoriumparken and Stadsträdgården are closed.


What do I do in case of a crime or if I need to talk to someone?

If you have been sexually harassed or exposed to any other serious crime, it is recommended to contact the Police as soon as possible. In case of an emergency or ongoing crime, call 112. For non urgent crimes, call 114 14.

University Chaplaincy

The University Chaplaincy in Uppsala is there for you who are a student or staff at Uppsala University or SLU, regardless of faith or not. Do not hesitate to talk to us. We are there for you if and when you need it.

The Student Health Service

If you are a student at Uppsala University or SLU you can turn to the Student Health Service for support with issues related to life as a student or that affect your studies negatively. All services are free of charge. On our website you can read advice e.g. about depression and anxiety, alcohol or how to manage your mental health during the pandemic. You can also test different areas of your lifestyle and mental health and get direct personalized feedback. Read more on: www.uu.se/studenthealth

Only 12 months to go to Walpurgis

To avoid social gatherings and crowding, we have had to suspend this year’s Walpurgis Night. It’s sad, of course, but necessary – for us to reduce the spread of infection and look forward to next year. Thanks for thinking bigger and celebrating less.

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