For Swiss maturités/Maturitäten (federal, cantonal, professional, and specialised), the procedure is done via registered mail. It is therefore not necessary to come to matriculation days.
The matriculation of new students takes place at EPFL on dedicated days shortly before the beginning of the semester. Every new student must come in person, and bring all the required official documents (see place, dates, schedule, and requirements at the links below). Your student card will be given to you on that occasion, as well as a useful information about your studies at EPFL.
Shortly before matriculation days in September, every new student receives en email with a link to register for a specific half-hour time slot. The first day of matriculation tends to be the most crowded, so we strongly recommend that you pick a time slot on another day.
Students who are prevented from attending matriculation days (difficulties in getting a visa, military duty, illness, etc.) should get in touch with the Student Services Desk as early as possible. A Fr. 50.- fee will be charged for candidates who miss matriculation days without prior notice. In any case, the final deadline to matriculate in person at EPFL is September 30. Once that deadline has passed, it becomes impossible to enrol for the academic year at EPFL.
So that the room where matriculation itself takes place does not get overcrowded, students must come unaccompanied. Accompanying persons are invited to visit the EPFL campus during matriculation. Luggage, strollers, pets, etc. are also prohibited in the matriculation room (please note that no cloakroom nor locker is provided).