Are you new to Lund? Perhaps you’re not from Sweden and you don’t know what to expect or how life will unfold in the new place you find yourself. We know that feeling. A large portion of our members are international students and moved here from other countries, and the remaining part have moved here from all over Sweden. We know how it feels not knowing what to expect. We found a place at Kalmar, and we are sure that you will do so too!

Kalmar is the nation with the highest coziness factor in Lund. Located in the middle of the city’s beating heart, we become a great gateway to student life. We’re one of the smaller nations, which makes us a tight gang where you certainly will find friends for life.

Every Tuesday and Friday we open our pubs. Pub Ölkällaren offers the visitor a great hangout if they feel like they need a break from studies. Pub Kaggen is the alternative Friday-hangout through a nice pub atmosphere, or the best starting point for the weekend with our fantastic homemade burgers.

Apart from pubs, we offer lunch every Thursday, and hold language cafés, game nights, hikes, and a wide range of other activities on a regular basis. We also pride ourselves in holding the only English-speaking spex in Lund, an excellent opportunity for one to live out their theatrical dreams – be it on stage or behind the scenes – regardless of what your mother tongue is.

Every term we also offer Novisch Week; a week full of activities dedicated to newly arrived students in Lund.

This term as you also know we are in a very different situation in the world. At Kalmar nation we have decided not to have any at place events until we feel that it is safe enough and the infection rates are lower. Though do not fear! We still provide for Lunda students online! You can always join one of our cooking shows, pub quizzes, game nights or movie nights online. Why not try one of our online seminars and learn something new? Find out more on our FB page!


Hey novisches! Are you ready to BRAWL? Or at least make some new friends in a competitive yet low-stress environment designed to integrate you into Lund’s student life? Join Kalmar Nation’s Ultimate Novisch Week BRAWL!

We have 4 teams that will be sparring to collect the most points and win! We have Team Mario, Team Pac-Man, Team Minecraft, and Team Sims! Novisch Week starts February 13!

Sign up here:


Send an email to with:

1. Your personal number (it is your birthdate + XXXX like this YYYYMMDD-TXXX, the T might be a number or the letter T)

2. A picture of your passport or national id (we need to be able to read it, so a passport might be easier with language)

3. Proof you are studying this term, the best is a ‘Notification of Selection Results’ but an extract from Ladok or an exchange agreement works too.

Make sure the id information on everything matches! Come as you are!


You can find all information about the nation on our website

To find out about all our events visit our FB page

Most our events are on our discord channel as well as our digital office!

Are you interested in volunteering at the nation? You’re welcome to join our workers group on FB to get more information.