Welcome Session SA21

Welcome at the University of Geneva !

Date: Friday 17 September 2021
Time: 8am - 12pm

Our ‘Welcome Days ’ event ensures that your arrival at the University of Geneva goes as smoothly as possible. It will take place in person if circumstances permit, and online via a virtual platform for those who are unable to attend physically.

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 : https://www.unige.ch/presse/plans/uni-mail-uni-pignon/

Via our online platform : https://sa2021.exchange.welcomedays.ch/




8am – 8:30am

Face-to-face Welcome or access to the virtual platform


8:30am – 10am

Face-to-face Mobility information sessions or online

Europe (SEMP) Students, Uni Mail, Room MR380


Extra-European Students (non-SEMP), Uni Mail, Room MR060


Swiss Mobility Students, Uni Mail, Room MR040




10am– 12pm

Online live chat with Student Services

IT Session, Library, Maison des Langues, Sports and Culture, Social and Health…


11am– 12pm

Online live chat with the Exchange Team

Ask your questions to your exchange academic coordinator





In addition             Face-to-face activities

Friday 17.09           

City tours (2pm), organized by Erasmus Student Network (ESN), by registration only


Saturday 18.09       

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



Date and Place



21 September, 12.15pm, Uni Mail, Room M2170

Etudiants CDT/CTL:
20 September, 12.15pm, Uni Mail, Room MR290



20 September, 18.15pm, Bastions, Room B106

Economics and Management


21 September, 12.15pm, Uni Mail, Room MS130


Global Studies Institute


17 September, 14.15pm, Uni Mail, Room MR030

Social Sciences


17 September, 16.15pm, Uni Mail, Room MR060

Psychology and Educational Sciences


21 September 18.15pm, Uni Mail, Room MS160

Translation and Interpretation


20 September, 8.15pm, Uni Mail, Room MR040

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.

If you experience any difficulties, our experts will be available at the virtual stand on 19 February 2021.

Other useful information:

Student Life

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