2023 Fall term—Issue n° 5

Graduate Studies and Double Degree

GO-Poly is a welcome and integration program created specifically for you.
Follow us for an optimal start in your new university environment!

Welcome Session

Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., join us for your welcome session. You will learn more about your academic path and meet the resource people in your department.

Visit the GO-Poly website for full details.

Welcome cocktail hosted by Polytechnique Montréal and your Graduate Students’ Association (AÉCSP)

Your student association and members of your department will welcome you with a friendly networking cocktail.

Thursday, August 31, 2023
From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: at Atrium Lorne-M.-Trottier (Lassonde buildings, 3rd floor)
 Welcome cocktail registration

“Info-Rentrée” (back-to-school) kiosks

Come meet the members of the welcome team at “Info-Rentrée” kiosks!

From Monday, August 21 to Friday, September 1, 2023
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weekdays only)

Locations: Lassonde buildings: 1st floor, at the entrance of
M-1000 and main building: 2nd floor, Vitrine Ă©tudiante

Guided Tours

Hosted by experienced students, the guided tours are a great way to get to know Polytechnique in a different way! The tour includes a visit to the Louise-Lalonde-Lamarre Library and a tour of the major buildings on campus.


  • Monday, August 21, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 23, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 24, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, August 28, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Departure in front of room M-1010 (1st floor of the Lassonde buildings)

Student activities

Many other activities await you during La RentrĂ©e (back-to-school) as the Show de la rentrĂ©e (back-to-school show) on Friday, September 1 from 4 to 11 p.m.

The Graduate Student Association also offers a program of activities to help you integrate.

International Student Welcome Activity

This evening is the perfect opportunity to meet international students at the start of the new school year and listen to inspiring testimonials.

Thursday, September 7, 2023
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The request for a locker must be made online and is accessible through the Guichet virtuel Ă©tudiant.

⚠️ Please note! Internet Explorer browser is not compatible with the Guichet virtuel étudiant application.

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The student ID card is mandatory to circulate in Polytechnique’s buildings during the semester and to have access to the resources of the Louise-Lalonde-Lamarre library.

You must book an appointment to have your Polytechnique Montréal ID card produced.

Book an appointment

Coopoly is a cooperative bookstore is the ideal place to shop for books and academic supplies.

Visit the Coopoly website for details.

Before you arrive at Polytechnique Montréal, take a look at campus maps to help you find your bearings!

See campus maps

Improving your language level is important to succeed at Polytechnique Montréal, both academically and socially. We have courses to help you. Don’t hesitate to register!

  • The course SSH0345—Pratique du français Ă©crit is for you if you already speak French and you wish to significantly develop the quality of your written expression (grammar, syntax, etc.). Please note that SSH0345 is not a course for beginners.
  • SSH3351 — Anglais pour ingĂ©nieurs 1 (Elementary level to Intermediate - 1 level) and SSH3352—Anglais pour ingĂ©nieurs 2 (Intermediate - 2 level) are tailor-made courses, depending on your language level, with reminders of grammar and technical vocabulary. They will allow you to improve your understanding of technical documents and improve your oral skills. A placement test will be held during the first class of the semester to make sure that you are in the appropriate level.

Immigration procedures

At this stage, you should have your CAQ and have also received your acceptance letter for a Study Permit.

WARNING! If you don’t have all the required immigration authorizations to study in Canada, don’t get on a plane! Why? You could be denied entry to Canada at the border; the Registrar’s Office at Polytechnique will not be able to maintain your registration to the fall semester without your required authorizations.

Courses begin on August 28, 2023, and the deadline to arrive at Polytechnique MontrĂ©al and to provide your immigration documents to the Registrar’s Office is September 12, 2023. If you think you won’t be able to arrive on time, please carefully read the “Late arrivals” section (Master’s, DESS, Doctorate/Double Degree) of our GO-Poly website. 

For more information, consult our websites: Authorizations to Study and entry to Canada.

Administrative check-in

Until September 12, 2023, international graduate and double degree students are required to provide certain documents. For more details, visit the New student journey—Graduate studies/New student journey—Double Degree with an integrating semester (in French only).

Accueil Plus

It’s still time to sign up for the free Accueil Plus service, which simplifies your journey to the Canada Border Services Agency office, and gives you a warm welcome at the kiosk.


Service Canada
Social Insurance Number Issuance

Use Service Canada’s mobile service to issue your Social Insurance Number. Bring your original study permit and valid passport.

Event details

 Any questions?