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.

Webster also hosts an optional 1-day Parents’ Orientation for new bachelor students each August.

MANDATORY ORIENTATION SESSIONS – FALL SEMESTER 2022

Please save the dates, as follows:

Wednesday & Thursday, August 17-18, 2022
Undergraduate (Bachelor) New Student Orientation
(2 Days, Mandatory for all new students)

Wednesday, August 17th
Parents’ Orientation
(1-day, optional and strongly encouraged)

Thursday, August 18th (afternoon) Graduate (Master) New Student Orientation

Arrivals to Housing: Monday & Tuesday, August 15-16 (see also our housing section). A general housing Orientation meeting will be arranged for students moving into campus residences on Tuesday evening, August 16th.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN ORIENTATION PROGRAMS?

At Orientation, you will

  • Get to know classmates, faculty and staff
  • Learn about Webster programs and policies
  • 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
  • Have some integrated social time as you get to know campus and the Geneva area

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.

An invitation to New Student Orientation is sent from our Student Affairs team during the summer (and more information is sent to those who send a housing deposit) regarding your preparation for arrival to campus. ALL confirmed students are expected to attend Orientation programs. If you will have to miss New Student Orientation due to a visa issue, health emergency or change in travel, you may miss critical

information regarding the start of your classes, so it will be vital that you maintain communication with Student Affairs team about your anticipated arrival.

“FALL 2” ORIENTATION DATES

If you were admitted to Webster’s Fall 2 term which begins in October, please save the date of Thursday, October 20th for your Orientation day (bachelors begin at 9:30 am; masters orientation is held in the afternoon).

The week of October 17 to 21 is our Fall break (new classes will begin with the Fall 2 term on Monday, October 24th). Our housing team will coordinate your check-in dates individually, if you will be moving into one of our residences in October, to welcome you to our facilities before your Orientation day!

Disclaimer: The feasibility of the NSO sessions and activities depends on the approval and guidelines of the federal and Geneva governments, and the evolution of the pandemic.

Gaël Baboulaz

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