PhD Welcome Day 2021 - Great Enigma Game

Start of the year The university in general, For students
On  December 9, 2021Saint-Martin-d'Hères - Domaine universitaire
JAD 2021 - English
On December 9, 2021, the College and Doctoral Schools are organizing a welcome day (bilingual event) for all first-time PhD students: Start of the year in your Doctoral School, discover all the services of the Doctoral College and, more broadly, the University and its partners through a great game in the form of a journey to the heart of the doctorate at the UGA.

Who's it for?

All first-year PhD students enrolled in 2021 to start their thesis.


To get your doctoral program off to a good start and to understand your university environment, come and discover all the actions and services offered by the College, the Doctoral Schools, the University (training, culture, promotion and career, health...) and its partners.


At the Maison du doctorat Jean Kuntzmann at 110 rue de la Chimie 38400 Saint-Martin-d'Hères


December 9, 2021 on a half day depending on your Doctoral School
Schedules Doctoral Schools
from 9am to 1pm (welcome at 8:30am) EEATS, SE, PHYS, SHPT
from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm (welcome at 10 am) LLSH
de 12h00 à 16h30 STEP, SJ, MSTII, ISCE

The Doctoral Schools I-MEP², CSV, SG and PHILO organize their re-entry at another time.


We have brought together for you in the same place, on the same day, all the services available to you within the College and the Doctoral Schools, the University and its partners in a universe which is that of the doctoral journey at the UGA.
During this day, you will be welcomed by your Doctoral School. You will navigate between different poles (regrouping the numerous university structures) which will guide you during your course. Registration/diplomation, BU, training, career development, but also practical life, sports, culture, social support, health, international, will no longer have any secrets for you. This day will give you the keys to make the most of your PhD and our campuses.
You are above all researchers and in order to make this day unforgettable, we have asked Challenge the Room, a company specialized in escape games, to offer you a game of fun enigmas all along your journey.
How will the trip be expressed? We don't tell you everything, but the PhD is international, we have a sense of welcome, we promise you to meet people, to have your eyes, ears and even taste buds filled, to leave with gifts and souvenir photos.

Depending on your arrival time and therefore on your affiliation to your Doctoral School (see above), you will alternately and in a variable order :
  • follow the start of the academic year in your doctoral school;
  • solve the enigma with the tour in the services poles;
  • eat in one of the two foodtrucks at your disposal (free meal).

Great enigma game on December 9, 2021 in the form of a journey to the heart of the PhD at UGA

Logo Challenge the Room« December 2021,
We have just received in the Doctoral College a message signed by an enigmatic Mr. A.
He presents himself as a lover of knowledge coming to help new PhD students. For this, he has deposited a present on campus. Unfortunately, we do not find the old plans of the University. We have contacted you, the new doctoral students, because this present is intended for you. We invite you to meet the different services of the university in the Maison du Doctorat. Who knows? You may find clues to help you find the present and identify Mr. A to thank him. To save time, we have made a list of services that can help you and of people who can hide under the pseudonym of Mr. A.
Good luck. » 


Registration required
>>Day reserved for PhD Students registered in the first year of their thesis in 2021<< 
Published on  November 8, 2021
Updated on  November 8, 2021