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.
JANUARY 2023 intake (Spring semester):
BACHELOR ORIENTATION DAYS (2 days, both mandatory)
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 & 12, 2023
WEDNESDAY (full day)
9:15 am – Registration desk opens (coffee, tea & croissants offered)
10:00 – Program begins 10am sharp
12:30 – Lunch (offered)
3:30 pm – Final session (Optional Tour of Geneva to follow)
THURSDAY (half day)
9:30am – coffee, tea & croissants offered
10:00 am – Orientation Program Continues (Part II)
13:00 – Lunch (offered)
2:00 pm – Orientation Wrap-up
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 register and 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 student arrivals 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)
Late Arrivals (Bachelor)
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, please respond to our Orientation invitation. Our Student Affairs team will guide you through a checklist of instructions and required steps after your arrival to campus.
Please note that class attendance to Webster classes is mandatory and part of your course grade (you will be responsible to make up any academic course work and/or assignments that you miss).
MASTER ORIENTATION SESSION (half-day)
THURSDAY AFTERNOON, January 12, 2023
15:30 – Arrivals
16:00 – Orientation Program begins
18:30 – Orientation Program Ends (optional aperitif to follow)
Master student orientations provide the necessary information and logistical support launching graduate studies at Webster. Given that many students are working professionals and/or parents, the program is a condensed format in the late afternoon/early evening. For those relocating to Geneva or joining from overseas, additional support (regarding Swiss permits, health insurance, and a brief introduction to Geneva) will be provided on Friday.
Late Arrivals (Master)
If you will have to miss New Master Student Orientation due to professional obligations, family, a visa issue, health emergency or change in travel, we can equip you with all that you need upon your arrival to campus in the first week of the term.
“SAVE THE DATES” (for Fall 2023 Admission)
Have you been offered admission to the Fall 2023 Semester? Congratulations! Save the dates of August 16 & 17, 2023 (check-in for Housing will be available on August 14 & 15). More information will be posted on this website in February 2023.