Welcome Day 15.09.2023

The aim of this compusory EPFL Welcome Day is for all students to receive useful information concerning their new curriculum, while meeting with peers, teaching staff and having a chance to visit the campus.



The President of EPFL, Martin Vetterli, will open the ceremony, before leaving the floor to Kathryn Hess, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Outreach and Pierre Dillenbourg, Associate Vice President for Education for a presentation of our Federal Institute.

Members of the Association Générale des Etudiants de l’EPFL (AGEPoly) will also introduce you to student life on campus.

New CMS/Bachelors/Bachelors students coming from CMS EPFL

8:30 to 9:50 at the Swiss Tech Convention Center

Unable to come on campus? Join the ceremony via streaming here

New HES Gateways/Masters/Exchange students

10:00 to 11:10 at the Swiss Tech Convention Center

Unable to come on campus? Join the ceremony via streaming here

Other welcome events after the official ceremonies, on Ada Lovelace Place

  • The Coaching team welcomes all new CMS/Bachelor & Bachelor from CMS EPFL!
  • Section associations will welcome all new HES Gateway/Master/Exchange students!

It’s an opportunity to mingle with other students and discover the EPFL campus!

EPFL takes care of your meal

For CMS, Bachelor, Exchange, HES Gateway and Master students, a meal voucher worth 10.- Swiss Francs will be charged directly to your Camipro (student) card.

This will allow you to go and eat on the first day without worrying about how you will pay!

  • There’s no need to validate your card at a Camipro Infoterminal for this.
  • This amount will only be visible at the cash registers and won’t appear on the EPFL Campus application or the MyCamipro website.
  • You can use this voucher at all eateries on campus that accept Camipro payments (self-service areas, restaurants, and food trucks).
  • This voucher is valid from 15 September to 15 October 2023.

Additionally, CMS and Bachelor students will receive one reCircle BOX, a reusable dish worth 10.- Swiss Francs, which can be used for take-away lunches at all eateries on campus.


Section’s welcome sessions

Your section will welcome you on campus to provide you with all the useful information you need to start your curriculum:

If you are not able to come to campus, you can join your section’s welcome session through their page.

Meeting one’s peers, starting one’s student life…

CMS and Bachelor students

On 15 September 2023, after the section welcome, the coaches will accompany the new CMS and Bachelor students to the UNIL-EPFL sports center for the Welcome Party! The program includes activities, a stage, a meal, and above all, sharing!

Gateway and Master students

On 15 September 2023, at 5 PM, the AgePoly invites new HES Gateway and Master students to the Taphouse and SAT to have a great time in iconic EPFL locations! Follow the section association!

Exchange students

From 11 to 17 September 2023, the ESN association offers new Exchange students activities to meet each other!


Find your way out (or in) the EPFL maze with the “EPFL Campus” app! The use of public transportation is recommended for this event, as there are only a small number of available parking spaces. Consult the metro M1 and bus ( “EPFL” stop) timetables.

The EPFL services also welcome you!

EPFL services Day

On 26 September 2023, from noon till 1.30 PM, come and learn about the services and benefits offered to help students and PhD students to study under the best possible conditions!

Get your school year off to a good start

Find out everything you need to know to start your studies by following Laure and Raphaël!


Student services desk

BP 1229 (bâtiment BP)
Station 16
CH – 1015 Lausanne

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