Welcome Days SA23

Welcome at the University of Geneva !


Date: Friday 15 September 2023
Time: 8am - 12.30pm
Place: Uni Dufour

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.

Friday 15 September 2023, Uni Dufour





8am – 8:30am


Distribution of welcome packs

Welcome words by Rector Yves Flückiger


8:30am – 10am


Mobility information session

Europe (SEMP) Students

Uni Dufour, Room U600

Extra-European Students (non-SEMP)

Uni Dufour, Room U300

Swiss Mobility Students,

Uni Dufour, Room U159


10am – 10:30am


Coffee Break


10:30am – 11:40am


Student Services’ session

Uni Dufour, Room U600


11:40am – 12:30pm

IT Support
Uni Dufour, Room U300/U600

Student Services
Maison des Langues, Sports, Social and Health…

Permanence - Exchange Team
Ask your questions to your exchange academic coordinator
Uni Dufour, 1st Floor, Office 127-132

10-minute mini-tours of the "Point Vie de campus"
meet in front of the entrance to this area, on the 1st floor of Uni Dufour

From 12.30 pm

Lunch (voucher for a meal)



Other Activities

Tuesday 12.09 or
Wednesday 13.09
14:45 - 18:30

Inter-Association Rally, organized by Uni Party and the student associations,

by registration only


Friday 15.09

Associations Day, 11am-6pm, Parc Baud-Bovy, Uni Mail. Free admission


Campus tours (from 2pm), organized by Erasmus Student Network (ESN),

by registration only


Visits of the UNIGE Library sites: on registration

  • Uni Arve (Bibliothèque E et L. Schmidheiny) : 14h30
  • Uni Bastions (Espace Jura) : 14h
  • Uni Mail : 14h


Sunday 17.09

City tour, organized by Erasmus Student Network (ESN),

by registration only




Date and Place


19 September, 12h15-13h00pm, Uni Mail, Room M2170

Students CDT/CTL:
18 September, 14h15-16h00pm, Uni Mail, Room MS160


18 September, 18h, Uni Philosophes, Room Phil 211

Ecole de langue et civilisation françaises

18 September, 10h00am-12h00pm, Landolt, L504, Face-to-face interview

Economics and Management

21 September, 12h15pm-14h00pm, Uni Mail, Room MR080


Global Studies Institute


15 September, 14h15pm, Uni Mail, Room MR060

Social Sciences

15 September, 16h15pm, Uni Mail, Room MR070

Psychology and Educational Sciences

20 September, 12h15-14h00pm, Uni Mail, Room M5220

Translation and Interpretation


18 September, 09h15am, Uni Mail, Room MR060

For a successful digital start to the school year, the IT team will help you to solve your technical problems. In order to be ready for Welcome Days, we recommend that you prepare your IT accesses now.
You will be able to set up the 4 main IT services once at the university: Wi-Fi, Printing and scanning, VPN and Virtual Workstation/VDI with the help of the tutorials prepared especially for you.

Other useful information:

Student Life

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