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.

To help you get off to a good start, Student Services offers orientation sessions and a number of activities to kick off the new school year.

A day at ÉTS :

Follow the ÉTS Facebook page and the student life newsletter Interface to keep up to date on ETS news.

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.

From January 3rd, 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 My ÉTS  (in French) 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.

A Smart Way to Get Your Books and Materials

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.

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

Buy your class manuals at the Book Fair (in French) that is organized at the start of each session.
Become a member of the ÉTS Coop  (in French) 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.

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 a university track in technology : To enter certain laboratories, you must have shoes with toe protectors and protective goggles.

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.  

Off-Campus Housing, Long-Term Lease
A number of sites advertise places to rent or share in Montreal. Here are some of them

Short-Term Housing
Here are some addresses where you can stay for a few days:

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

Can’t find what you’re looking for?
Ask Student Services (room E-3042) for help.