Welcome Program

The Welcome program is dedicated to several activities:
Buddy system, Welcome Breakfast, Information on Administrative procedures, Administrative registration with buddy, Campus tour, International students' day and more…

Welcome events from the university

Buddy system

Your "French buddy" is here to help you discover the French culture during your stay at the Faculty of Economics.
S/he will contact you before the beginning of the academic year, offering support and assistance, if needed, for all practical matters.

  • S/he can pick you up at the airport or at the station the day of your arrival in Rennes.
  • S/he can help you check-in at dormitory and help you get acquainted with the French student life.

Welcome Week

Events during the first 2 weeks from September 4

September 13, 2023, from 09:00 to 10:00
Meeting with all incoming international exchange students
This is an opportunity to:

  • meet fellow students as well as teaching and administrative staff members
  • get advice and information

Visit of the Faculty and the library with welcome mentors.

International students' day

September 7, 2023
From 13:00 to 18:00
Cité internationale
1 Place Paul Ricoeur

The Rennes International Mobility Centre, the CROUS and their partners invite you to an “International students' day”.
The opportunity to give newcomers information and to meet other foreign students and share time:

  • visits of Rennes’ historic centre
  • you will find representatives from several administrations to deal with the formalities involved in your settling in (CAF, residence permit, transport …)
  • dinner in a university canteen
  • Welcome Party hosted by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), which organises student events and parties throughout the year

Univ R - Welcome event

September 21, 2023
16:00-24:00 on Beaulieu Campus

To welcome you, the university invites you to its back-to-school festival. Come along to the Beaulieu campus on Thursday 21 September, from 4pm to midnight.

A host of events, concerts, an open-air cinema and food-trucks await you at this back-to-school festival.
The event is free and open to all students in Rennes.

The P'tits bateaux company

September 13, 2023 at 16:30

One hour boat excursion to discover Rennes with friends on board and a drink at the beautiful terrace of the harbour master's office.


Reception at the City Hall

October 5, 2023
At 18:00
Rennes City Hall  (South gate)

The city of Rennes and Rennes Métropole host a welcome reception at the City Hall for all international students