Welcome Session SP22

Welcome at the University of Geneva !

Date: Friday 18 February 2022
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://sp2022.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 MR280

Extra-European Students (non-SEMP),
Uni Mail, Room MR080

Swiss Mobility Students,
Uni Mail, Room MR030

10h - 11h15

Student Services information session

Uni Mail, Room MR080 or online



11.15am– 12pm

Online live chat with Student Services

IMaison des Langues, Sports, STEPS, ...


11.15am– 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 February, 9.15am, Uni Mail, Room MS130

Students CDT/CTL:
21 February, 12.15pm, Uni Mail, Room M3220


21 February, 18.15pm, Bastions, Room B111

Economics and Management

21 February, 12.15pm, Uni Mail, Room M5290
or online

Global Studies Institute

18 February, 1.15pm, Uni Mail, Room MR060

Social Sciences

18 February, 16.15pm, Uni Mail, Room MR160

Psychology and Educational Sciences

21 February, 10am

Translation and Interpretation

21 February, 8.15pm, Uni Mail, Room MR160

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.


Other useful information:

Student Life

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