Welcome week 2019

Louvain-La-Neuve

12, 13 and 16 September, UCLouvain welcomes you to the Louvain-la-Neuve campus!

The UCLouvain experience is more than just studying. To help you learn more about the university, student services, and life on the Louvain-la-Neuve campus, UCLouvain organises three ‘welcome days’ for newcomers right before the start of the academic year: 12, 13 and 16 (Thursday, Friday and Monday) September 2019. Complete schedule.

Why? For whom?

For all new UCLouvain students. Whether you are Belgian or international, starting your bachelor’s or master’s degree or in an exchange programme, it’s easy to get bombarded with information when you arrive.

To help you absorb the information you need more easily, the university has designed a programme with three goals:

  • Welcoming new students
  • Helping you learn about the university and the Louvain-la-Neuve campus
  • Imparting useful, concrete and specific information

Activities

The programme consists of brief and thematic information sessions on many topics (sport, health, culture, activities, etc.). UCLouvain professionals will give you all the tools and information you need to start your life in Louvain-la-Neuve. And you will obviously have the opportunity to ask them all of your questions!

These activities are not mandatory: plan your ‘à la carte’ programme according to your interests. If two activities are held at the same time, check the entire schedule: it’s likely that they’re also held at other times.

You will also learn about your study environment and meet the people who will accompany you in your faculty throughout your studies.

In addition to this information-packed programme, lighter moments will be organised by students involved in student activities, including the theme-based student housing known as kots à projets!

Your parents will also have a scheduled opportunity to pose their questions to the university.

Where?

Activities will take place in different auditoriums in order to familiarise you with the UCLouvain Louvain-la-Neuve campus and keep you from getting (too) lost on the way to your first classes!

For your more general questions, please contact the student temp workers at the reception desk at Place de l'Université on 12 and 13 September.

When?

Thursday 12 September

If you have UCLouvain accommodation, this is the first day you can get your keys.

Friday 13 September

If you are an international or exchange student, come to the international information fair from 10 am to 4 pm at Aula Magna, where you will have the opportunity to meet staff from the various services with whom you will be in contact throughout your time at UCLouvain.

Monday 16 September

In some faculties, this is also the first day of classes.

Complete schedule

Learn about your programme via your faculty website:

Louvain School of Engineering (EPL)

Faculté d'architecture, d'ingénierie architecturale et d'urbanisme (LOCI)

Faculty of Law (DRT)

Faculté de philophie, arts et lettres (FIAL)

Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (including speech therapy) (PSP)

Faculté de théologie (TECO)

Faculty of Bioengineering (AGRO)

Faculté des sciences (y compris médecine vétérinaire) (SC)

Faculty of Motor Skills Sciences (physiotherapy and physical education) (FSM)

Faculté des sciences économiques, sociales, politiques et de communication (ESPO)

Louvain School of Management (LSM)

 

CALENDAR

Thursday 12 September

Friday 13 September

Monday 16 September

All day

Enrolment Office (SIC) walk-ins

Enrolment Office (SIC) walk-ins

Enrolment Office (SIC) walk-ins

Pick up keys at Accommodation Service (LOGE)

Pick up keys at Accommodation Service (LOGE)

Pick up keys at Accommodation Service (LOGE)

Place de l'Université info

Place de l'Université info

Welcome Day *

9-10

       

Culture info

Musée L

     

10:15-11:15

Library info

(library to be specified)

Culture info

Musée L

UCLouvain – user manual

(MORE 51)

International welcome

(Aula Magna)

Fitness + PEPS programme – high-level sport

(COUB 11)

Library info

(library to be specified)

 

Financing studies: scholarships and financial aid

(MORE 51)

11:30-12:30

Information for international students

(MORE 52)

Living in LLN

(SUD 01)

Solidarity in UCLouvain

(…)

PEPS info: learning disorders, illnesses, and disabilities

(SOCRATE 21)

Blocry Sport Centre visit

Blocry Sport Centre

 

Culture info

Musée L

12:45-1:45

Rector’s welcome

(Socrate 10)

   

PEPS info: entrepreneur

(DOYEN 32)

Financing studies: scholarships and financial aid

(MORE 52)

   

2-3

Fitness + PEPS programme – high-level sport

(COUB 11)

Financing studies: scholarships and financial aid

(MORE 52)

Curriculum organisation

(AGORA 14)

Partying responsibly

(...)

   

Curriculum organisation

(AGORA 14)

3:15-4:15

Programme for students with a specific profile – general information (AGORA 10)

Solidarity in UCLouvain

(…)

4:30-5:30

Blocry Sport Centre visit

Blocry Sport Centre

   

Living in LLN

(SUD 01)

 

Classes suspended

17:30-18:30

         

Parents reception

(SUD 11)

Evening

           

Academic year kick-off ceremony

Welcome night