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

August 27

  • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • 6 to 7:15 p.m.

Welcome meeting for graduate students
Room A-1150 in the Pavilion A (1100 Notre-Dame Street West)
Through this session, you will get all the information you need to maximize your success at ÉTS. A networking period and a guided tour will follow.

August 28

  • 10 to 11:15 a.m.
  • 2 to 3:15 p.m.

Welcome meeting for undergraduate students
Room A-1600 in the Pavilion A (1100 Notre-Dame Street West)
Through this session, you will get all the information you need to maximize your success at ÉTS. A networking period and a guided tour will follow.

August 29

  • 10 to 11:15 a.m.
  • 2 to 3:15 p.m.
  • 6 to 7:15 p.m.

Welcome meeting for undergraduate students
Room A-1600 in the Pavilion A (1100 Notre-Dame Street West)
Through this session, you will get all the information you need to maximize your success at ÉTS. A networking period and a guided tour will follow.

September 3

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Guided tour of the campus
Hall A
Learn how to find your way around campus more easily, and discover the places that every student should be familiar with.

September 3

5:00 p.m.
Living in an ÉTS residence
Courtyard of Phase 1 and 2 residences
Are you living in an ÉTS residence? Take advantage of this orientation activity.

September 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Looking for an apartment or roommates?
In front of Room E-3042
Are you still looking for a place to live in Montréal? Would you like to find some roommates? Come and see us, and we will do whatever we can to help.

September 5

9 a.m.
Club Odyssey
Cadillac-Fairview field (behind Pavilion B)
New students are divided into teams by program as they take part in friendly competitions organized by ÉTS student clubs and committees.

September 5

4 p.m.
ING 101
Montréal
Learn about ÉTS, its history and departments, other engineering universities, and the City of Montréal.

September 10 and 11

12 to 2 p.m.
Corn roast
Pavilion B forecourt
Join the Student Services team to celebrate the first week of orientation.

Wednesdays, beginning September 11

12 to 1:30 p.m.
Language Café (Facebook page)
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!

September 14

Afternoon and evening
Rally and scavenger hunt
Downtown Montréal
Solving puzzles to hunt for treasures

September 17

12 p.m.
ÉTS cultural get-togethers
Pierre-Yves Roy-Desmarais

September 17

4 p.m.
Ingénieuses orientation evening
Videotron Alumni Room
Welcoming new female students

September 25

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Celebration of student clubs
Pavilion D
An opportunity to meet the people who do ÉTS proud every year in academic competitions: the ÉTS scientific and student clubs and groups.

August 27

  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • 5 to 6 p.m.

Welcome meeting for new foreign graduate students
Room A-1150 in the Pavilion A (1100 Notre-Dame Street West)

August 28

  • 10 to 11 a.m.

Welcome meeting for students participating in an exchange program
Room A-1150 in the Pavilion A (1100 Notre-Dame Street West)

August 28

  • 2 to 3 p.m.

Welcome meeting for new foreign undergraduate students
Room A-1150 in the Pavilion A (1100 Notre-Dame Street West)

August 29

  • 10 to 11 p.m.

Welcome meeting in English for new foreign students
Vidéotron graduates’ lounge, room E-2033, Maison des étudiants building (1220 Notre-Dame Street West)

August and September

Tryout camps for sports teams
Would you like to represent the Piranhas in badminton, cross-country golf, rugby, soccer or women’s volleyball? Find out about their tryout camps.

September 3

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sports massage
Pavilion A Hall
Come and discover the new sports massage service at the ÉTS Sports Centre.

September 4

12:05 to 12:55 p.m.
Outdoor spinning class
Pavilion B forecourt
The Sports Centre will bring some of its equipment out into the courtyard of Pavilion B for a demonstration of its popular spinning class.

September 6

7 p.m.
Rugby – Opening game
Collège Notre-Dame (3791, chemin Queen Mary in Montréal)
The Piranhas open their season at home against Ottawa.

September 9

12 noon
Information session for student-athletes on Piranhas teams
ÉTS Sports Centre
Would you like to represent the Piranhas in badminton, cross-country golf, rugby, soccer or women’s volleyball? Don’t miss this meeting!

September 9 to 13

Based on class schedules
Free tryout for group classes at the ÉTS Sports Centre
Pavilion B, 3rd floor
Try a group class for free. Just show up for the class you want to try at the scheduled time.

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!

My ÉTS

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.