Events to bring the EM Normandie Community together

Major events in the life of the school are landmarks for students that help to unite the EM Normandie community.

Orientation week, inter-campus sports days, and the graduation ceremony are just some of the events in the life of students and the school that help to create a sense of belonging to the EM Normandie community and maintaining our sense of spirit! 

The Spirit Division, at the Heart of the EM Normandie Experience

The Sprit Division is a collective commitment to invite you to experience life at EM Normandie to the full. 

Our aim is to create a unique experience during your studies. To this end, the Spirit Division (which includes the Link Office and the Alumni Association) works closely with the various departments and services in the school to develop a greater sense of belonging among EM Normandie students, thereby building a highly engaged community of students and alumni.  

This collective commitment starts on the day you join EM Normandie with the orientation week, to start your time at EM Normandie with a unique and memorable experience!

Orientation Week

Offered by EM Normandie in September to all newcomers, from France or elsewhere, on all campuses.  The entire EM Normandie community meets during the week for shared activities and social events in the day and in the evening, giving you the opportunity to discover your new city, the campuses, and the student societies. 

The Student Bureau (Bureau Des Etudiants - BDE) and the School’s Link Office create a fun, unique event to bring people together, with the highlight of the week being the Welcome Day, which is attended by around a thousand students and members of staff. It is an opportunity to go home with lots of memories in your head, an intense feeling of belonging and a desire to commit 200% during your time at EM Normandie!   

Welcome Day

Student Society Elections and the Inter-Society Day

How could you be more integrated than by joining student societies at EM Normandie? They organise a great variety of events with the aim of strengthening cohesion among the EM Normandie community and breathing life into the school in many different ways. Students are organised in societies for students, (Bureau des Elèves), culture (Bureau des Arts et de la Culture), sports (Bureau des Sports), solidarity (Bureau des Initiatives).

Each November, elections are organised to elect the new society leaders. Several lists of students stand for election during a fierce electoral campaign, which culminates in an all-day event on the campuses. The campuses are decorated around a theme that reflects the lists, with the aim of convincing you to elect the leaders who will take on responsibilities throughout the year. 
So, are you prepared to experience life at EM Normandie first hand? 

Student societies’ electoral campaigns are followed by the Inter-Society Day in January/February, which is a day to bring together and provide guidance to societies from all campuses, enabling them to get to know each another and identify best practices and ideas. 

Campagnes associatives


Every February, the semineige society offers all students the chance to meet up in the mountains for a memorable ski holiday, providing an opportunity to be together for a week in a ski resort and share a memorable experience with other members of the EM Normandie community!

Sémineige EM Normandie

Inter-campus Sports Day

Students and staff members from all campuses meet in March during this event, which highlights team spirit, fair play and good humour.  A fine day of sports and togetherness! 

Sport Day

The Caen Student Carnival

Attended by almost 30,000 participants in late March/early April, this is the largest student carnival in Europe. EM Normandie Student Bureau aims to make an impact with its own float, which is decorated to illustrate a predefined theme. An opportunity to fly the school colours in the streets of Caen and to take part in one of the biggest student events of the year! 

Caen carnival

Graduation Day

Each March, graduates, families and EM Normandie staff members meet to honour graduates from all the school’s programmes. This event is organised by the school and the Alumni Association.

A formal and important occasion, this ceremony will be a critical step in your life as it spells your entry into professional life and opens promising prospects for the future. For continuous education graduates it rewards the work of an entire year that has allowed the acquisition of new competencies required for the next steps in your career. 

Graduation ceremony