Every year Politecnico di Milano welcomes hundreds of exchange and double degree students from all over the world. The number is always increasing and, with it, the needs of the students about to start a new experience in a new environment.
To cover these needs and allow students to become familiar with the universities facilities, professors, staff and classmates, the university organizes welcome and orientation activities at the beginning of each semester. Orientation activities combine seminars, workshop and leisure activities: within the end of the orientation activities, students will have fulfilled their bureaucratic duties, learned something about Politecnico di Milano and the City of Milano, and have met a lot of new friends and classmates.
Below you can find a brief overview of how the days will be organized. Here following you can find out more about the services/seminars and events which will be offered during the coming welcome event.
Welcome Week 2018/2019
The Welcome Week for exchange and double degree students will take place from February 19th to 21st.
Online registration is mandatory. Click on the link in the Events Guide related to your field of study and register using your Polimi Person Code.
What you need to take care of before starting your studies
- ENABLE YOUR WIFI ACCESS
During the orientation activities you should enable your WiFi access, by showing your passport/id document at the dedicated desk. This is will also allow you to use all the online services in your personal page.
- RESIDENCE PERMIT AND RESIDENCE REGISTRATION
Whether you are a non EU citizen living abroad or a European citizen, you will need to either apply for a residence permit or register to the local Municipality in order to be a regular resident in Italy. You will receive the kit to apply for a residence permit, support to fill it out and important information on your rights as a resident in Italy.
- HEALTH INSURANCE
Health is a very important issue, especially for students who will live in Italy for a long period of time. Learn more about the Italian Health System and how to benefit from its services.
- MEET WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR
Your reference professor will introduce the programme you’ve enrolled in, to familiarize with the academic system and the didactic structure of the programme. You will also receive support and guidance related to the choice of classes to include in your study plan.
- HOUSING SUPPORT
Volunteers of the Erasmus Student Network will support you in finding a flat in the city and, if necessary, call the flat owners on your behalf to fix a meeting. If you need a flatmate as well, you might find one during the welcome events!
What you need to know before starting your studies
- HOW TO USE THE ONLINE SERVICES
At Politecnico, you are expected to carry out appications, registrations, requests etc. only through the onlines service! Learn how to use them as soon as possible, in order not to miss any important procedure or opportunity!
- HOW TO SURVIVE IN MILANO
No matter where you’re from, you will need some tips on how make your way in the city! Knowing habits, expressions and some more about the city’s neighborhoods might help you feel more comfortable when you go around.
- CULTURAL AWARENESS
You are undergoing a considerable change in your life, by coming to a new country and enrolling in a new university. Adapting to a different environment requires time and energy: you can certainly use some help in identifying the tools you can use to face the challenges that await you.
- LIBRARY SERVICE
There’s much more to know than how to borrow a book from one of Polimi’s libraries: find out all about the wide variety of their resources and services.
- CITY OF MILAN AND CAMPUS TOURS
The city of Milano and the Campuses through the eyes and the anecdotes of Polmi’s senior students. Through a pleasant stroll you will become familiar with the main attractions and the most particular spots of the city and the campuses.
Don’t miss the Final EVENT!! Games, music, dancing, happy hour and dj set.