Course Descriptions and Syllabi
New Student Orientation
An orientation programme for new degree-seeking students and study abroad students alike is organised each semester from the Wednesday through the Friday of the week before classes begin. This programme is mandatory for all new students. During this week, staff and current students introduce newcomers to the workings of the College, both academic and social, and to life in Brussels. There are also several social events at which new students can get to know each other and can meet current students as well as faculty and staff.
The first day of orientation is designed to familiarise new students with the organisation and the philosophy of the College, as well as to give them practical information on academic policies, course registration and internship and study abroad opportunities and to introduce students to the Vesalius Student Government (VSG). On this day, Academic Advisors are scheduled to meet with each student in order to provide advice on course selection.
During orientation, students will receive campus tours and will activate their student computer accounts. Study abroad students and continuing Vesalius College students who have applied for internship positions will interview for these positions on the Thursday of orientation.
The Friday of orientation is reserved for course registration.
For the seven-week summer term, an abbreviated orientation session is offered to students. This session consists of a brief introduction to the College, a tour of campus and activation of each student’s computer account.