It is our pleasure to welcome you to Webster University Geneva!

To prepare you for your University experience, a New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed for all new students, both bachelor and master. Orientation programs are run by faculty, staff and student volunteers. It is an in-person, on campus experience. The NSO program is required for all new students, as it contains crucial information that you will need to begin your classes.

MANDATORY ORIENTATION SESSIONS

FALL 2 (October intake),  –THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20th 2022

9:30am – 14:00 – New Bachelor Student Orientation

15:00 – 18:00 – New Masters Student Orientation

An invitation to New Student Orientation will be sent by email from our Student Affairs team to all who are deposited and confirmed to attend about one month prior to the Orientation.  ALL new students are expected to attend.

Arrivals to housing are generally the 48-72 hours before Orientation day (Housing staff will email those who have confirmed a place in our residence with instructions).  A brief housing Orientation session will be arranged by our Assistant Residence Coordinators for students after they move into campus residences.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN ORIENTATION PROGRAMS?

At Orientation, you will

  • Get to know classmates, faculty and staff
  • Learn about Webster programs and policies
  • Complete required forms for your Swiss residence permit and health insurance
  • Obtain your books/study materials
  • Secure your IT access to your course syllabi
  • Learn about campus services—including Library, Career Services, etc
  • Meet with your Academic Advisor
  • Tour campus facilities and join an orientation tour of Geneva (optional, for international arrivals)

Invitations and Late Arrivals

As mentioned from the Admissions team, your Enrollment Deposit confirms your attendance to Webster and your housing deposit would secure a room if you will be living in campus residences.

If you will have to miss New Student Orientation due to a visa issue, health emergency or change in travel, you will miss critical information regarding the start of your classes.  In this case, you will need to decline our Student Affairs invitation to Orientation and we will guide you through a series of instructions for making up the Orientation sessions and content.

The week of October 17 to 21 is our Fall break (new classes will begin with the Fall 2 term on Monday, October 24th).

“SAVE THE DATES” FOR SPRING 2023

Spring Semester Admissions (January intake), 2023

Undergraduate (bachelor) students:  Wednesday, January 11 & Thursday, January 12

This is a 2-Day Orientation program*

Master students:  Thursday afternoon, January 12, 2023 (est. 15:00 – 18:00)

 (½ Day Orientation)

* move-in for housing typically opens 48 hours before the January Orientation.  Instructions will be sent by email from housing@webster.ch for all who deposit and confirm a place.

Gaël Baboulaz

Director of Student Affairs
+41 22 959 8004
baboulaz@webster.ch