Welcome Days

Schedule of the events:  6th February – 3rd March, 2024

The Welcome Days are addressed to all incoming students taking part in a mobility programme (Erasmus+ for Studies, SEN Coimbra Group, Swiss European Mobility Programme, Arqus Alliance Mobility Programme, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree, Bilateral Agreements, Double & Joint Degrees).

Students are introduced to the University and the city of Padua and provided with all the information needed to ensure a great and fruitful stay at Unipd.

The Welcome Days take place at the beginning of each semester and students can take part in informative meetings, which will be online only (CET time zone), as well as social events that can be online or in presence.

Students will receive an email with the links in order to access the online meetings and to book a place for the events that will be held in-presence.

The recordings of the online meetings are available in our MediaSpace channel, and the presentation in the dedicated Drive folder (the links will be sent via email to participants).

The events are organized by the Projects and Mobility Office of the International Relations Division.

Browse the menu below to get all information about the Welcome days.

  Beginning of classes

The key academic dates are available here:  https://www.unipd.it/en/key-academic-dates.

We suggest students to check this information in the timetable, approximately 2-3 weeks before the start of classes.

  Webinars: 6th, 8th and 13th February 2024

The webinars will be online only, on Zoom platform. Students will receive the invitation link via email.

Students can connect to the webinars from their Home Countries. It is not necessary to be in Padua in order to attend them.

  • 6th February,  at 11am - How to become familiar with the teaching tools: how to use our online platforms in order to take advantage of all the necessary tools to attend classes and be able to sign up for courses;
  • 8th February, at 11am – Univer-city life: we will talk about Unipd student services and we will provide you with information about living and studying in Padua: all you need to know in order to enjoy your mobility period and to take the maximum out of it.
  • 13th February, at 11am - Meet the University Language Centre (CLA): how to sign up for the Italian language course and all other opportunities provided by the University Language Centre.

  School/Department Welcome Meetings: between 15th and 20th February

You should attend the relevant Welcome meeting according to the Mobility Desk you are assigned to. These meetings are a key opportunity to get acquainted with the new educational environment, exploring teaching activities and methodologies.

If you take courses from a different School/Department than the one you are assigned to, it would be useful to attend the relevant Welcome meeting too.

All meetings are held online only, on Zoom platform. Students will receive the invitation link via email.
Students can connect to these meetings from their home countries: it is not necessary to be in Padua in order to attend them.

  • School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine: 15th February at 2.30 pm
  • Department of Economics and Management:  20th February at 4 pm
  • School of Engineering: 16th February at 11.30 am
  • School of Human and Social Sciences: 19th February at 11 am
  • School of Law and Department of Political Science, Law, and Int. Studies (SPGI)16th February at 11 am
  • School of Medicine and Surgery: 20th February at 12 pm
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences19th February at 2.30 pm
  • School of Psychology: 20th February at 10.30 am
  • School of Science (including the Department of Statistical Sciences)19th February at 11 am

  Welcome Party: 26th February 2024

The University of Padua would like to welcome you warmly during our Welcome Party on 26th February 2024 at Gran Teatro Geox. 

Join us and meet students from all over the world and have some fun before the beginning of the semester!

We will begin with the Welcome Speeches and the Music concert at 6.30 pm.
However, the venue will open at 5 pm with music and bar, so students are very welcome to come earlier to get to know other students before the concert starts!

ESN - Erasmus Student Network will also welcome you with an info point.

Free entrance but MANDATORY BOOKING. Exchange students will receive an email with instructions on how to book their spots. 

You can download the complete program below.

After the concert, students are also invited to take part in the After Party: from 9 pm at the "Amsterdam - Eat Drink & Show" (Via Vicenza 23, Padua - Google Maps link)

  City tours and Italian Culture

Guided Tours of Padova by ESN

Thanks to the cooperation with the Erasmus Student Network Padua, you will be guided through the most interesting corners of our beautiful city and you will discover how the University of Padua and the City are deeply merged and share a friendly and exciting atmosphere.

Registration is required. The booking form is available from 8th February to 7th March 2024 at this webpage: www.unipd.it/relint/en (Menu Erasmus+ Students > Guided tours of the city (by ESN)

The Tours takes place on 24th and 25th February 2024 and on 2nd, 3rd and 9th March 2024.

How to be internationally Italian (online meetings)

The ESN - Erasmus Student Network Padova meets the students on 23rd February at 5.30 pm to share thoughts and experiences about culture, language, living abroad.  Registration is required, as places are very limited! The booking form is  available from 8th February 2024 at this webpage: www.unipd.it/relint/en . Click on the menu Erasmus+ Students > Welcome days (How to be internationally Italian)

Guided tours of Palazzo Bo

Students have the opportunity to explore the main campus of the University of Padua, which is located in the city's historical centre. 

Free access for Unipd students: bring your Unipd student ID (badge) with you.
For any further information and for bookings, please visit this webpage: https://www.unipd.it/en/bo

Info: erasmus.incoming@unipd.it