Open days

Care to find out more about USI and its academic programmes? Meet the Study Advisory Service Team for more information.

Spend two days on campus and experience life at USI: enter everyday life and follow Bachelor classes with actual USI students.

Food and accommodation are offered to students living outside Ticino and the Lombardy region.

The programme will be sent by e-mail to all participants 1 week before the event. The programme begins at 9.00 on the Lugano campus and 11.00 on the Mendrisio campus.

A certificate of attendance will be issued the second day of the Ministage.

Autumn 2019

  • October 28-29: Communication / Italian Language, Literature and Culture / Economics / Informatics
  • November 14-15: Architecture*

Spring 2020

  • March 9-10: Communication / Italian Language, Literature and Culture / Economics / Informatics
  • March 26-27: Architecture*

*The Ministage in Architecture is exclusively for students who obtain their high school diploma in Switzerland. All other students are invited to the Bachelor Info Day.

Registration form

Follow presentations of the Bachelor programmes and get more information about possible future Master studies and job opportunities.

Fall 2019

  • December 6: Architecture / Communication / Italian Language, Literature and Culture / Economics / Informatics

Spring 2020

  • April 25: Communication / Italian Language, Literature and Culture / Economics / Informatics
  • April 27: Architecture

Registration form

Indicative programmes

Mendrisio Campus: Architecture

From 11.00

Welcome Desk

Foyer, Palazzo Canavée


Presentation of the Academy of Architecture and of the study programme (Italian/English)

Aula Magna, Palazzo Canavée


Student and Alumni testimonials



Campus tour and Info Desk service


From 13.00


Entrance Hall, Palazzo Canavée


Lugano Campus: Communication, Italian language, literature and culture, Economics, Informatics

From 13.00

Welcome Desk

Entrance Hall, Main Building

13.15 - 13.50

Presentation of the University*

Room A11, Red Building

14.00 - 14.40

Presentation of the Bachelor in Italian language, literature and culture*

Room A13, Red Building

Presentation of the Bachelor in Economics*

Room A22, Red Building

14.45 - 15.25

Presentation of the Bachelor in Communication*

Room A14, Red Building

Presentation of the Bachelor in Informatics

Room SI007, Informatics Building

15.30 - 16.30

Ad hoc lectures (students only)

Italian language, literature and culture A13
Communication A14
Economics A22
Informatics SI007

15.30 - 16.30

The Study Advisory and Promotion Service answers your questions (for parents)

Room A11, Red Building

From 16.30

Coffee Lounge

Room A12, Main Building

* in Italian

A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the day.

The various Master Meetings offer you the opportunity to follow lectures together with the current master students. Guided by a USI student, you can visit the campus and make up your mind as to whether the contents correspond to your study ambitions.​

Spring 2020

  • March 9-18: Faculty of Communication Sciences / Faculty of Economics / Faculty of Informatics




Economia e politiche internazionali




Artificial Intelligence


Computational Science


Financial Technology and Computing




Management and Informatics


Software and Data Engineering


Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana


Marketing and Transformative Economy




Public Management and Policy




Media Management


Corporate Communication


International Tourism


Communication, Management and Health


Digital Fashion Communication




Financial Communication

Online registration is required:

Participants obtain a general view of USI's Master offer. The scientific directors will present the study track proposed by each Master illustrating, in particular, the teaching approach and the chosen didactic concept, the study objectives, an insight into contents, the organization of the Master (duration, stage, thesis, exchange semester, study language, etc.) and career opportunities. Most presentations will be integrated by current students' testimonials. You will also be given the opportunity to visit the Campus.

Autumn 2019

  • November 8: Architecture

Spring 2020

  • March 6: Master in Architecture / Master in History and Theory of Art and Architecture - registration form

  • 25 April: Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Informatics

Indicative programme:

CAMPUS LUGANO: Economics, Communication, Informatics

12.45-13.25 Presentation of USI and its services
13.30-16.30 Presentations of the Master programmes
12.00, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30 and 16.30 Campus Tour

11.00: Participants will meet at the Administrative Office at Villa Argentina, Largo Bernasconi 2, Mendrisio
11.15 Presentation of the Master programme in Architecture: room C.063/64, ground floor Palazzo Canavée, Mendrisio
12.30 Visit of the Campus
13.15 Aperitif offered

For any further question:
Study Advisory Service
+41 (0)58 666 47 95