Students arriving for Summer Session 2 (July 2 to July 28) should plan to check in on Sunday, July 2, between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM at the Office of Student Life in the McNeely Center of Ideas and Imagination (New C) at Via Ponte Tresa 18 in Sorengo. Orientation will take place all day Monday, July 3. Classes begin on Tuesday, July 4*.

For more information, please e-mail Ebonie Rayford.

Sample Orientation Schedule

Arrival Day
New/Visiting Student Arrival and Check-in (afternoon)
Optional Tour of Downtown Lugano
"Meet Your Neighbors" Session
Dinner
Optional Evening Walk to the Lake
Welcome Day
Breakfast
Welcome
"Life in Switzerland" Session
Campus Tour
Lunch
Optional Grocery Shopping Downtown
Dinner (meal plan begins)
Optional Movie or Game Night
Tuesday
Classes Begin

* Week 1: classes are held Tuesday to Friday. Weeks 2 - 4: classes are held Monday to Thursday. 

Wednesday
Withdrawal and Course Change Deadline
To all incoming students and parents
Warning: Mobility by Train

As a result of the derailment in the Gotthard Base Tunnel on August 10, the passenger trains between Ticino and the German-speaking part of Switzerland will be diverted via the Alpine Panorama Route until further notice. Although this journey is picturesque, it will take 60 minutes longer for national traffic and 60-120 minutes longer for international traffic. Since double-deck trains cannot operate on this route, there could be fewer seats available (30% fewer seats available on the weekends and slightly reduced capacity on weekdays). 

Our community is encouraged to refer to the SBB website for detailed information and plan for longer train journeys when traveling between Ticino and the German-speaking part of Switzerland. 

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