The Kår on Tour


The Kår on Tour is for students in Eskilstuna that want to join in on fun activities together with other students in the city.

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We arrange for example pubs, movie nights, travels and contests.

Keep yourself up to date by likeing The Kår on Tour on Facebook. (You will find the page by clicking the picture).


Qårhuset


Qårhuset is located in the middle of the old Eskilstuna campus, you can find it on the way from campus to the trainstation.

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In Qårhuset you can find the student unions expedition and the student unions offices.

On the first floor there is a large pentry and dining hall that is used for both studying, eating and partying. In the “kårlyan” we often have movie- and gaming nights and we also have a conference room and a storage for the programme associations.

Make sure to like Qårhuset on facebook by clicking the picture!


Associations


At Mälardalen university there are programme associations and student associations whose goals are to make your school years the best possible.

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The programme associations are bound to different study programmes and are run by volunteering students. They work with educational affairs and arrange study social activities. They also have an importaint roll in introducing new students to the university.

The student associations are not bound to any study programme, they are open for everyone to join. They work with arranging sport activities, parties or with educating about safe sex.

To read about Eskilstunas different associations you can click here.


The rookie period


The rookie period is a time for old and new students to start every semester the best possible way.

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The rookie period is meant for welcoming new students to Mälardalens university. This is done by a collaboration between the student union and all the associations. The rookie period is filled with events and activities to make you feel welcome to the student life and the student culture that we have in Eskilstuna.
The rookie period 2020 will not be the same in regards to Covid-19. We will have to follow restrictions. Please talk to your programme association to learn what events they will be planning this year.

The future for Eskilstuna


We are looking at different options for a new student union building, but we don’t have any dates for opening yet.

CHRISTIAN NORSTEDT
Event manager Eskilstuna
Phone: 073-059 70 84
E-mail: event.e@mdsu.se

Student terms

Here you will find some terms that are relevant for your time as a student at Mälardalen university.

Ovve culture

The ovve (student boilersuit) is a symbol for the student life. It follows along on events and “abroad” parties. The ovve is not to be washed, it carries all the good and the bad memories. The only way to wash the ovve is to wear it while bathing or showering. A lot of students collect different patches that show what adventures they’ve been on.

Rookie symbols

During the rookie period (introduction weeks) all new students wear a symbol that show what student programme they belong. This makes it easier for all the faddrar (the older students) to recognize the new ones and make sure that everyone have a great start for their studies.

Lambo

Lambo is a drinking game where students call on another student to drink up while others sing. The song is ongoing for as long as the student is drinking. The game is voluntary and is just for fun and games.

Mascots

Every programme association has its own mascot. It often reflects the approach and culture that is in that specific association. During the rookie period the rookies are supposed to steal the mascots from other associations. If another rookie succeeds to steal your mascot, you often have to spexa (do some sort of funny performance) to get it back.
Sexmästeriet has a mascot called Nubbe, who is not up for grabs.

Sitting

There are sittings that are both formal and casual. The casual sittings allow you to wear your ovve and the food is often simple, the formal sittings usually require suit and is a fine dining
 

Abroad party

Even though it’s called an abroad party, it’s not always abroad. Most of the time it means that it is in another city, for example Absolut Gotland and Syndafloden. At Mälardalen university the Gurkfejden and Eskilstuna Winter Games is arranged and students from other cities travel here to join.

Drinking games

Here you can read about popular drinking games and their rules. You can always join even if you don’t drink alcohol.

Beerpong

6 steady cups are placed in a triangular shape and are filled with optional liquid. You can play with one or two ping-pong balls per team. To settle who will start you play a round of rock paper siccors and the winner decides who will start.

When you throw the ball, either your hand or your elbow (depending on the size of the table) is not allowed to go passed the tables edge. From that the ball has touched the cup and until the ball has touched the liquid, you are allowed to blow in the cup to get the ball out. If you bounce the ball on the table before it hits the opposite players cup, you get points for two cups. BUT the other player is allowed to hit away the ball after the first bounce.

If you play with two balls and they both go into the same cup you also get point for two cups, plus you get to throw the balls again.

Depending on the table you can descide what to do with balls that roll back on the table. Usually if it does, and you are able to catch it before the other player you can throw the ball again with a trickshot, which is some sort of throw where you stile and make it harder for yourself. For example: throw under your leg, behind your back or bounce it against the wall. If you hit with a trickshot you get points for two cups.

If the player who started throwing wins (hits the last cup) the other player is allowed to play again since you both will have to play the same amount of rounds for it to count as a win. If the other player also hits your last cup, you will continue until someone wins the last round!

Caps

Get bottle caps without foil, big glasses, a lot of drinks of your own choise and a bunch of friends. Sit down in a circle with a legs width apart from the glasses that are standing in a circle in the middle. Every player fills one glass with their choise of drink. There is also one glass in the middle with a bit of everyones drink in.

The game is played like so that every player sits with their legs crossed and a bottle cap in their hand. The goal is to throw the cap in a optional glass. If you hit, the owner of the glass answeres with a return throw, if they miss they will drink and empty their glass.

Själva leken går till som så att varje deltagare sitter med benen i kors och en kapsyl i handen. Målet är sedan att sätta kapsylen i valfritt glas. Vid en träff svarar ägaren till glaset med ett returkast. Vid en miss dricker man ur sitt glas och tömmer det på kapsyler.

Gas Gas

Get a drink of your chosing, big plastic glasses, two ping-pong-balls and a bunch of friends. Fill all but two glasses with drinks and put them randomly across the table. All participants stand around the table. Two people on the opposite sides of the table start with one ping-pong-ball each and an empty glass.

You are going to try to bounce the ping-pong-ball once on the table and then in the glass. If you get it in the glass on the first try you can send your glass to whoever you want. If you miss on the first try, you send the glass to the person on your left once you succeed to hit. If you were to hit one of the glasses on the table with drinks in them you need to finish that drink before you continue the game. Your goal is to set your empty glass in the other empty glass and this can only happen if the person on your left has the other empty glass. If someone puts their empty glass in your empty glass you need to quickly take one drink from the table and finish it. After that you continue with that empty glass and the other stack of glasses goes to the person across the table. Don’t forget to play the song Gas Gas by Goran Bregovic while playing!

Treman

Step 1: Make sure to get some amount of drinks, anything works.

Step 2: Find someone who knows the game and join. Good luck learning.

Fia med punsch

Get a game of Ludo (the bigger the funnier). Change the game tokens to shotglasses or small glasses that fit on the board. Decide who goes first. Follow the rules of Ludo, but you drink what’s in your glass when you get pushed or if you finish with the token. Tokens that go to start are filled up again and join the game when the opportunity comes. The game is over when all drinks are empty.

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