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Welcome Activities

Mandatory Welcome Sessions - Graduate Studies

To facilitate your adaptation to your new environment, we invite you to a day full of information about your program of study and the general operations of Polytechnique. It is a very important day to
help you start off on the right foot!

  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 23rd 2018, 9 AM
  • Amphithéâtre Bernard-Lamarre (C-631)

Double Degree - Admission with an integrating semester students are not invited to this activity.

Mandatory Orientation Sessions - International Students

Graduate Studies International Students

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21st 2018 (in English)
For Research-Based Master's and Doctorate (Ph.D.)
1 pm to 4:30 pm
Room to be confirmed
Registration required

WEDNESDAY, 22nd AUGUST 2018 (in French)

For Research-Based and Professionnal Master's, Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS), Doctorate (Ph.D.) and Double Degree - Admission with an integrating semester
1 pm to 4:30 pm
Amphithéâtre Bernard Lamarre C-631
Registration required

If you can not arrive in time to participate to this mandatory activity, please let us know and register to the next orientation here.

To modify your registration to the event, follow the instructions on this page.

Guided Tours

Our guided tours are led by students. Discover Polytechnique through their eyes! The tour includes a visit to the Louise-Lalonde-Lamarre Library and a tour of the major campus buildings.


  • Friday, August 17, 2018, 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • Monday, August 20, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6 pm
  • Friday, August 24, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6 pm


  • Departure in front of room M-1010 (1st floor of the Lassonde pavilions)
Back-to-school Booths

Come meet the members of the welcome team at the “Info-rentrée” booths to ask any questions you might have!


  • From Friday, August 17 to Friday, August 31, 2018, from 8 am to 4 pm (except on weekends)


  • Lassonde Pavilions: 1st floor, at the entrance M-1000
  • Principal Pavilion: 2nd Floor, Vitrine étudiante
Workshop: Finding Housing and Getting Settled in Montreal

New in Montreal? Our experience proves it: the students who attend our workshop find housing in a period of 1 to 3 days. So, do not waste time and follow our advice! Also, get all our advice on the following topics: transport, furniture, telephone, internet, health, food, banks, budget, sports and leisure.


  • Friday, August 17, 2018, 10 am to 11:30 am
  • Thursday, August 23, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3 pm


  • Coming soon
Workshop: Discover the Library

This activity allows you to optimize your use of the library's tools and services.


  • Thursday, August 30, 2018, 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm - Registration
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm - Registration
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018, 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm - Registration


  • Room L-7607, inside the library