Welcome Session SP21

Welcome at the University of Geneva !

Date: Friday 19 February 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.



8am – 8:30am


Access to the virtual platform



8:30am – 10am


Welcome Speech, Yves Flückiger, Rector

Mobility information sessions, log in to your program


  • Europe (SEMP) Students                                     


  • Extra-European Students (non-SEMP)


  • Swiss Mobility Students


10am– 12pm


Online live chat with Exchange Team

Your questions to your exchange academic coordinator


10am– 12pm


Online live chat with Student Services

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


10am – 12pm


IT Session and online live chat





In addition

Friday 19.02           

City tours (as of 2pm), organized by Erasmus Student Networkd (ESN), by registration only


Saturday 20.02       

Campus tours (as of 2pm), organized by Erasmus Student Networkd (ESN), by registration only







22 February, 09h15, online


Etudiants CDT/CTL:
22 February, 12h15, online



22 February, 18h00, online


Economics and Management


22 February 12h15, online



Global Studies Institute


19 February, 14h00, online


Social Sciences


19 February, 16h15, online


Psychology and Educational Sciences


18 February, 10h00, online


Translation and Interpretation


22 February 08h30, online


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