Celebration on Campus - USI and SUPSI open the doors of the Mendrisio Campuses


Institutional Communication Service

24 April 2023

USI Academy of Architecture and SUPSI Department of Environment Constructions and Design open their doors for "Campus in festa", a festival that the City of Mendrisio wanted and supported to allow everyone to get a closer look at the places and activities of the two institutions. On Saturday, 13 May 2023, it will therefore be possible to take part in the guided tours of the two campuses, which, for the occasion, will also offer a complete programme of activities for all ages.

An opportunity to get acquainted with USI and SUPSI, show everyone the activities carried out on campus and highlight the exchange with the region. As the Mayor of Mendrisio, Samuele Cavadini, recalled during USI's 25th-anniversary celebrations, "the Academy of Architecture has changed the city and its history, creating a university identity that has transformed the cultural, social and urban fabric of Mendrisio. USI, with the Academy, has been able to create a pole of competence, learning and research".

The aim is to carry on in the wake of continuity and to make the university reality rooted in the territory known. To achieve this aim, "Campus in festa" proposes a rich and diverse programme promoted by USI and SUPSI.

As far as USI is concerned, guided tours will be offered at the Academy of Architecture from 10 am (meeting in the foyer of Palazzo Canavée). The visits will last 30 minutes and will be led by Academy students who will guide interested parties to discover its sites and features. Various activities will also be offered, with different creative moments dedicated to children of all ages. In addition, at 11:40 am, USI Deputy Rector Lorenzo Cantoni will give an official greeting to the population before lunch is offered (at the new SUPSI Campus).


Please find attached the detailed programme for the day. 

All activities are free of charge.

"Campus in festa" will take place rain or shine.