Back to university 2019: welcome to Paris-Sud University!

You are now a student at Paris-Sud University, and for some of you, it’s your first new start to the university year. Don’t worry! Paris-Sud University's services and the student organisations are preparing to welcome you and help you become familiar with your new surroundings. There are many events organised for you: presentations in lecture halls, welcome days, rallies or even an orientation weekend.

So, you are coming to study at Paris-Sud? The university has provided you with a number of tools to help you adapt to your new surroundings, such as the 2019-2020 university calendar, the 2019-2020 handbook, or even a mobile app that specifically lets you easily find a contact, service, building or place of interest on campus. The different university services are there to guide you through playing sport, financial support, information about orientation and employability, accommodation, or even the great variety of clubs and societies. And finally, throughout September, a number of events are organised at Paris-Sud University to help you manage your start to the university year.

For all Paris-Sud University students:

An Orientation Day for Paris-Sud students

The Students’ Orientation Day will take place on Thursday 12 September from 11.30 to 14.30 at the Maison des Paris-Sudiens (Paris-Sud Student Organisations’ Building, Building 399 on the Orsay University Campus – Bures – Gif sur Yvette) and in building 332/333's car park. The Orientation Day, which is organised by the Faculty of Sciences, the university’s student organisations, the Orsay and Bures-sur-Yvette town halls, Les Amis du Campus organisation with the university's support, allows you, particularly if you are new to Paris-Sud, to find all the practical, organisational and cultural information to start your university year in the best possible way: good tips, information about practical, organisational, cultural and local life at the university, as well as about accommodation, facilities, social support and catering. On the programme at this Orientation Day: stands run by each actor in campus life: university services, student organisations, institutions and many others; free food, inflatable games, as well as a music stage which will also be available throughout the event.

Paris-Saclay University’s Welcome Road

With the “Welcome Road”, Paris-Saclay University, which Paris-Sud University is a founding member of, goes out to meet students at the different institution campuses. The purpose is to introduce the university and to answer everyone’s questions about the Paris-Saclay University project. On the programme: a photocall; handing out goodies; an info point to discuss and interact with students/staff.

To find out the date when you can meet the Paris-Saclay University teams at your campus, click on:

For all new foreign students at Paris-Sud University:

The Welcome Day

If you are coming to France and are a new student at Paris-Sud University, you are invited to the Welcome Day which will take place on Thursday 3 October 2019 at 17.00 at the Maison des associations de Paris-Sud (Paris-Sud Student Organisations’ Building) (MaPS, building 399).

On the programme: stands, discovering the university, games, buffet and party with a DJ. 

Please note: online registration required before 26 September 2019

At the Faculty of Sciences

L1 and PCSO students at UFR Sciences will take part in a new university year rally on 2 September 2019 from 10.30 to 15.00.

At the Faculty of Law-Economics-Management (Jean Monnet Faculty at Sceaux and Orsay)

An orientation day is organised for 1st-year students on Friday 6 September 2019


For 1st-year STAPS students, an orientation week is organised from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 September 2019.