Campus Events and Dates

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Because your experience at Rennes 2 is more about more than just studying, it will be important to get familiar with your new settings and spend some time meeting new people. Below are a few dates that you should note in your calendar to give yourself the best chances to get your year off to a good start! 

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Important Campus-related Events: 2023-2024 Academic Year


Looking for the official university academic calendar? Please look here.

International Students' Day 

International students, PhD students and researchers studying in Rennes, the CMI invites you to join them for their welcome event on Thursday, September 7th.  Come and share a friendly time, get informed and meet other students!  On the agenda: information and welcome packs for newcomers, entertainment, gifts, guided tours of Rennes city centre, possibility to reserve spots for cultural events organized by the CMI and partner organizations.

For: All Rennes-based International Students / Researchers

When: September 7, 2023 (from 1 - 6:30pm)

Where: CMI Rennes

Contact: cmi [at] (cmi[at]univ-rennes[dot]fr)

Semaine Campus / Campus Week

Campus Week takes place over the course of 2 days and is dedicated to helping all Rennes 2 students get to know their new campus and students services available to them in a convivial way.  University services that help with accommodations, food services, students rights, are present each year at this event. Organizations that help students get informed about cultural events, health and insurance questions, sports and many others types of activities will also be present. 

Don't miss the International Desk on the afternoon of Sept. 13! Meant for all international students as a one-stop help desk, university staff can help you find answers to questions you may have regarding your studies, campus, housing, social events, etc.

When: September 12 - 13, 2023

Where: Rennes 2's Villejean Campus

Contact: s-communication [at] (s-communication[at]univ-rennes2[dot]fr) 



International Exchange Students' Orientation and Welcome Week

Are you an international exchange program student at Rennes 2? Have questions and looking for answers? Come, listen, discuss and ask questions about anything and everything you need to know in order to make the best out of your time while here! The Orientation and Welcome Week is organized each year by the International Office - presence is obligatory for exchange students.

When: September 4 - 8, 2023 (for Semester 1)

            January 15 - 19, 2024 (Semester 2)  

Where: Rennes 2's Villejean Campus

Contact: dri-incoming [at] (dri-incoming[at]univ-rennes2[dot]fr)

Welcome Reception organized by the city of Rennes 

Organized by the City Hall, this reception is for all new international students studying in Rennes. This event is by invitation only. If you are a new international student who has not received an invitation, please contact the CMI.

When: October 5th, 2023

Where: Rennes Hôtel de Ville

Contact: cmi [at] (cmi[at]univ-rennes[dot]fr)

Tam-Tam Festival (new format)

All new students are invited to the Tam-Tam Festival, a welcoming event organised by the CRIJ Bretagne and the city of Rennes.

When: To be announced.

CMI Rennes World Cup

Prepare your team to represent your country.The mixed-gender teams are to be composed of 7 compulsory players and 3 optional substitutes. 

Register at the CMI website.

When: To be announced.

Where: Rennes Beaulieu Campus

Contact: cmi [at] (cmi[at]univ-rennes2[dot]fr)