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The Students Welcome Desk is opening again for three months starting in September

From September 3, 2018 to November 30, 2018

The Students Welcome Desk is back for three months, from September 3 to November 30, 2018 in the Université de Lyon’s buildings, to greet all new students for the new academic year.

A better welcome and easier integration of all students

The Students Welcome Desk (SWD), run by the Université de Lyon, welcomes students and helps them integrate by offering administrative support, practical information and relaxed events with other stakeholders involved in enhancing student life and the attractiveness of the region.

The SWD will remain open for three months at the Université de Lyon, from Monday to Friday, from September 3 to November 30, 2018. It aims to welcome all students in the beginning of this academic year, to explore some aspects of student life, and help prepare students for their administrative procedures: housing, employment, mobility, health, mutual insurance, culture, tourism, sport, etc.

What is new in 2018?

  1. The SWD is now open to ALL students (it was previously only open to international students), enabling all students at the university to enjoy the assistance it provides;
  2. It will be open for three months, from September 3 to November 30, 2018;
  3. For international students and interns and their spouses, the SWD will be the single contact to apply for a residence permit (first application and renewal). The Préfecture will not take any applications while the program is running;
  4. A Student Life advisor will be present for the entire duration of the program to provide full support to students with their administrative procedures for the beginning of the academic year, helping them settle in and find their way around the city.

And, as in previous years:

  1. The Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration (French Office of Immigration and Integration, OFII) will be on site two days per week to approve the visas of newly-arrived students in Lyon;
  2. There will be Meet & Greets with the main players of student life in Lyon, addressing the issues of student health and housing;
  3. 3 MyLyon evenings will be held during the program: on Thursday September 20, October 11 and November 22.