Welcome and welcome back!


Università della Svizzera italiana

14 September 2020

Dear students, USI welcomes you / welcomes you back, and is glad to provide some useful information to walk you through your first steps on our campuses. 



The COVID19 protection provisions are the measures introduced by USI that comply with federal and cantonal regulations to combat and continue to contain the new coronavirus. 

Watch the short video  

Read the provisions




The autumn semester 2020 will take place as far as possible on the campuses. USI has adopted the principle of guaranteeing social distance in every classroom and reorganised the spaces and schedules. Courses will take place in mixed mode: in attendance and online.

Your course schedule shows when and where the front teachings on campus are held. Teachings shown on the schedule as online are the synchronous teachings (with the teacher live connected). All other teaching activities will be asynchronous.

The material will be available on www.icorsi.ch at the beginning of the weeks when lectures are not on campus.

All courses will start and finish with campus presence.


Course schedules: 

Bachelor's programmes  

Master's programmes




Where are the classrooms? 


IT services


USI website: where do I find what?

  • To get acquainted with our website you can check the video The USI website in 99 seconds:
  • Main practical information (schedules, exams, regulations,...) are available at: www.desk.usi.ch


What cooking in the USI Cafeteria today (Lugano Campus)?

The Lugano campus Cafeteria menu is available at this link:


For your safety on campus

  • Emergencies: dial 112
  • Lugano campus security: dial 058 666 4730
  • Mendrisio campus: dial 058 666 5820

For further information of the subject of communication in cases of emergency or crisis: