Get Ready for a New School Year at ÉTS

Is it your first semester at ÉTS? Here you’ll find all the information you need to know about orientation activities, your student card, a campus map and materials, books and lodging.

Steps to Complete

Be sure you’ve completed all the steps required for your program of study.

Schedule of activities

April 26

11 am to 12:15 p.m.
Welcome meeting for graduate students
Vidéotron graduates’ lounge, room E-2033 in the Maison des étudiants building
At this welcome session, you can find out everything you need to know to maximize your success at ÉTS.

12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Networking, snacks and guided tours
Vidéotron graduates’ lounge, room E-2033 in the Maison des étudiants building
A chance to ask your questions to the resource persons present. Learn how to easily find your way around the campus and identify the most important student life locations, thanks to this guided campus tour.

April 29 to May 3

Depending on the course schedule
Free group classes at the ÉTS Sports Centre
3rd floor, Pavilion B
Try a group course entirely free of charge. Just show up for your chosen course, at the given time.

Wednesdays, beginning May 8

Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Language Café
In front of E-3042
Come practice French, English, Spanish or any other languages you would like to improve with peers who come from just about everywhere on the planet!

April 26

10 to 11 a.m.
Welcome meeting for new foreign students
Vidéotron graduates’ lounge, room E-2033 in the Maison des étudiants building

The essentials

Your student card, which is required for exams, gives you access to ÉTS labs and services (like the library, sports centre and ÉTS Coop). It can also be used as a debit card for some photocopy machines.

Your photo can be taken at Service de la gestion des actifs immobiliers, office A-1410.

Business Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursay and Friday: from 8:30 am to 12:00 am and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: from 8:30 am to 12:00 am and from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

ÉTS is a connected campus! Before you start the school year, learn more about our digital services, as you will need them beginning on the first day of class. To start, configure your e-mail address  so you can receive official communications from your professors, as well as those from different ÉTS services and departments, like the co-op work program!


A number of digital tools and collaborative platforms are available to you to monitor and organize your student life more easily. These services, which are accessible from the MyÉTS portal (in French), these services will help you:

  • find class schedules and register
  • locate available computers on campus
  • share your notes with classmates
  • centralize your administrative exchanges
  • find out your exam results, etc.

Reserve a Locker Online

Lockers, which are available only to undergraduates, are shared between two people. To reserve a locker, you must know the name and permanent code of the person with whom you’d like to share a locker beforehand.

Reservations are made through MyÉTS portal beginning on the first day of each session, under the “My File” tab.

Please note that the ÉTS Sports Centre also rents lockers on the third floor of Pavilion B. For more information, visit the reception desk.

Wi-Fi: Connect to ÉTS!

On the ÉTS campus, a Wi-Fi network is available in all pavilions.

Purchases That Are Required Before Classes Begin

  • Undergraduates : You’ll need the TI-Nspire CX CAS calculator (in French) by Texas Instruments for your very first math and science courses. Buy it at a great price at the ÉTS Coop (in French).
  • Students pursuing the Technological Academic Path : To enter certain laboratories, you must have shoes with toe protectors and protective goggles.

Wait until after your first course before you buy your books and materials. You’ll know the specific requirements of each course in terms of books, class notes and IT equipment. Please note that a number of IT labs are available to you throughout your session.

A Smart Way to Get Your Books and Materials

  • Get your Textbooks from the Lexya platform.
  • Become a member of Coop ÉTS to get low prices on school supplies and books. As a member, you’ll save money while encouraging a cooperative, democratic and fair-trade business. The ÉTS Coop helps student development by offering students jobs and contributing a portion of its sales in the form of scholarships, donations or sponsorships of student organizations.

Get Required Manuals and Other Resources From the Library

Copies of all manuals required for courses given at ÉTS are available at the Library (in French). A few copies are available for 72-hour loans at the reservation desk behind the circulation counter for your needs throughout the session.

The Library also gives you access to all kinds of specialized engineering documentation, primarily accessible in electronic format. To access these electronic resources from your home, configure off-campus access (in

Don’t have a place to live yet? Your room in one of the ÉTS dormitories isn’t open yet? Need to find temporary housing? Here are some useful resources for your housing search. 

Not familiar with Montréal’s boroughs?
Check out these city maps.
ÉTS is in the Sud-Ouest borough.