Welcome and Orientation Day

Welcome in Fribourg!

Welcome Days 30.08. & 17.09.2021

The Welcome Days before the beginning of the semester are an opportunity for us to welcome all new international students to Fribourg and facilitate a successful start of their studies. 

During the 3 weeks before the official start of the semester, the intensive French courses will take place from 30.08. to 17.09.2021. The International Relations Office (IRO), together with the Language Centre of the University of Fribourg and ESN Fribourg (Erasmus Student Network), organises several activities and events for the international students to familiarise them with the University and the city of Fribourg.

When do the Welcome Days take place and who can participate?

The Welcome Days always take place before the beginning of each semester (autumn and spring semester).
The next Welcome Days before the autumn semester 2021/2022 will take place as follows:

  • Welcome Day 1: 30th August, 2021 (with guided tour of the city) - for incoming students participating in the Intensive French Course.
  • Welcome Day 2: 17th September, 2021 (with guided tour of the city) - For all incoming students who are NOT taking the Intensive French Course.
The participation to one of the session is mandatory for all incoming exchange students.

What do the Welcome Days offer?

The detailed program of this welcome and orientation day will be sent to you in July for the Fall semester and in January for the Spring semester.

At the welcome and orientation day, the IRO will give you your certificate of registration at the University.
This certificate enables you to register for the Immigration Office (SPOMI). Please refer to the Residence Permit page. You can also find this document on your MyUnifr portal

After the welcome and orientation day, you will be able to go to the UNI-INFO office (MIS 10) to get your student card (Campus Card).

The recommended date of arrival is 24 to 48 hours prior to the orientation day.