Welcome Days SA22

Welcome at the University of Geneva !


Date: Friday 16 September 2022
Time: 8am - 12.30pm

Our ‘Welcome Days ’ event ensures that your arrival at the University of Geneva goes as smoothly as possible.

During this orientation day, you will receive extensive information regarding:

  • your exchange program, including practical information on residency permits, insurance, French classes, etc.;
  • computer tools required to take your classes;
  • special services made available to students by the University as part of the ‘Campus Life’ program.

Face-to-face Welcome





8am – 8:30am


Distribution of welcome packs

Welcome words by Rector Yves Flückiger


8:30am – 10am











10am – 10:30am



10:30am – 11:40am


Mobility information sessions


Europe (SEMP) Students

Uni Dufour, Room U600


Extra-European Students (non-SEMP)

Uni Dufour, Room U300


Swiss Mobility Students,

Uni Mail, Room U159


Coffee Break



Student Services’ session

Uni Dufour, Room U600



11:40am – 12:30pm

Student Services Booths

Maison des Langues, Sports, Social and Health…



11:40am – 12:30pm

Permanence - Exchange Team

Ask your questions to your exchange academic coordinator

Uni Dufour, Room U600, Europe

Uni Dufour, Room U300, Extra-European Students (non-SEMP)



In addition             Activities organised by student associations

Details to come


  • Inter-associative Rally, Tuesday and Wednesday, organised by UniParty and the student associations, on registration
  • Festival of Associations, Friday afternoon, Parc Baud-Bovy                                             
  • City tours, organised by the ESN student association, on registration
  • Campus tours, organised by the ESN student association, on registration



Date and Place


20 September, 12h15pm, Uni Mail, Room M2170

Students CDT/CTL:
19 September, 14h15pm, Uni Mail, Room MS150



19 September, 18h15pm, Uni-Philosophes, Room Phil 211

Ecole de langue et civilisation françaises

19 September, 1015-12h, Landolt, L503, Face-to-face interview

Economics and Management



Global Studies Institute


16 September, 14h15pm, Uni Mail, Room M1160

Social Sciences


16 September, 16h15pm, Uni Mail, Room M1170

Psychology and Educational Sciences


21 September, 16h15pm, Uni Mail, Room MR040

Translation and Interpretation


19 September, 8h15am, Uni Mail, Room MR170

Click here for assistance from the IT team with any technical difficulties. To be ready for Welcome Days, we recommend immediately installing the 4 main IT services: Wi-Fi (if you are in UNIGE buildings), Printing and Scanning, VPN, and the virtual desktop (VDI) using the tutorials we have prepared especially for you.


Mobility Guide

How to fill in OCPM's form E

How to open a bank account

Other useful information:

Student Life

Resources and services dedicated to your integration and the support of your student life. More information