How do I become a member?
After paying the membership fee of 240 SEK (invoice will be sent to your email address) you will receive a student card to your given address and then become a member. The card provides discounts and benefits in all union restaurants and cafes. It is also necessary to prove your membership during exams, pub crawls and student union organized activities.
Why is membership mandatory at Chalmers?
Chalmers is a privately run school with a great amount of student influence in all aspects of the university. This influence is secured by a strong student body (probably the strongest in Sweden), the union, and therefore membership is mandatory per decision by both university and union.
What can the union help me with?
Anything regarding your membership (information desk or member portal) or within the work the union does but also if you have problems to access student union areas and rooms (contact Premises officer: firstname.lastname@example.org). We also support you if you feel mistreated by the university or fellow students.
What do I get as a member?
Through your membership, you will be a partner in the largest student union building in Sweden and get lots of discounts and benefits. Read more here about your benefits!
What does the union do?
We help to improve the quality of education, give students contact with the industry and provide a safe social life at Chalmers.The Union is run by students for students primarily through voluntary work.
Cash-free campus - what does that mean?
Most of our campus businesess are completely cash free. For you as a customer it means faster payments and for staff involved a higher level of security not having to handle cash. So make sure to top up your union card as soon as you get it and use it as payment during your time at Chalmers. Top up here.
How do I register for exams?
You do this via the Student Portal, log on and click “sign up for the exam.” As the login information you use your CID and password given to you at registration.
Which pubs and restaurants can I find on campus?
Many student division offers the ability to heat your lunchbox. When you get tired of homemade, you can dine in the union lunch restaurants, bars and cafes around both campuses. With the student card you get a discount, and it is always easy to find good and affordable food! List of restaurants on campus.
Where can I buy course literature?
The Student Union’s own bookstore, of course. At STORE and Kokboken on campus Lindhomen you can find relevant literature, stationery, snacks, candy and ice-cream but also presents and clothing (only in STORE)
Can the union help me with accommodation?
It is not possible for the Student union to help in these matters as all housing in Sweden normally goes either through the municipality or between individuals (personal ads). Housing in Gothenburg is VERY hard to find if you haven’t applied beforehand. The Student Union constantly works to affect the housing situation politically but also by making sure new accomodation is being built to meet the rising demands. Please read Chalmers housing info.
How do I get to Chalmers?
To campus Johanneberg take bus 16, 55, 58, 158, 753 and trams 6, 7, 8 10 and 13. Bus 19 stops at Chalmers Tvärgata. Bus 16 and 55 takes you between both campuses. Campus Lindholmen has both a busstop and a ferry stop. Serach for “Lindholmen” on Västtrafik. Timetables and traffic information on Västtrafik.
Wondering where a room or hall is? Check out this map.