Welcome new students!

Università della Svizzera italiana

Dear new students, USI welcomes you and is glad to provide some useful information to walk you through your first steps on our campuses. The new academic year begins on Monday, September 16, 2019



On the first day of the new academic year, welcome events are organised for new students to celebrate the beginning of the year, as well as to provide further practical information.



  • For Bachelor's students - Mendrisio campus
    The welcome event for new Bachelor's students in Architecture will take place on
    Monday, September 16, 2019, at 10AM, in the Teatro dell'architettura.
    >>> click here for the event programme





Where do I have class?

Course schedules are available for:

The course schedules are also posted in the entrance hall of the main building.


Where are the classrooms? 


USI website: where do I find what?

  • To get acquainted with our website you can check the video The USI website in 99 seconds:  
  • Main practical information (schedules, exams, regulations,...) are available at:


What are the Welcome Meetings? When and Where are they held?

For the new students enrolled at USI, the Study Advisory Service organises welcome meetings to discuss practical issues such as housinghealth insurance, Visa, etc. The next meetings on Lugano campus are listed below:

During the first week of the semester, there will be an ASK ME – info desk to answer your questions. The student promoters can be indentified by their t-shirts with a question mark and are happy to help you in the main building entrance

At the Mendrisio campus please refer to the Secretary office in Villa Argentina.


How and where can I find out more about the city, the region and the country?


What cooking in the USI Cafeteria today (Lugano Campus)?

The Lugano campus Cafeteria menu is available at this link:


For your safety on campus

  • Emergencies: dial 112
  • Lugano campus security: dial 058 666 4730
  • Mendrisio campus: dial 058 666 5820

For further information of the subject of communication in cases of emergency or crisis: