2023 Fall term—Issue n° 5

International Thematic Clusters in Engineering

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 for new exchange students

An interactive and fun evening awaits you!

Attend your welcome session for exchange students
on August 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

                                                                                           Register now

“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.

Visit our website to find out about the main student activities planned for the start of the school year.

International Student Welcome Activity

This evening is the perfect opportunity to meet international students and listen to inspiring testimonials.

Wednesday, August 30, 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.

Learn more


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

Immigration Procedures

⚠️Please note! 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.

Reminder: The Québec Acceptance Certificate Québec (CAQ) and the study permit are optional for students coming to Québec for a one-term exchange (less than 6 months).

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

Administrative check-in

Until September 12, 2023, International Clusters students are required to provide certain documents. Some of you will also have to make arrangements for health and hospitalization insurance. For more details, visit the New student journey.

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.


 Any questions?