La Cite Universitaire de Geneve - a big village for 850 residents of 95 nationalities !

Our services

The Cité offers a range of services, free or at low cost, to make your life easier




Spare time



At the Reception you can buy the following cards (major credit cards are accepted): various telephone cards; public transport cards and passes valid for the Geneva Public Transports (TPG).


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Cité Jardin

  • Self service restaurant, open to public.
  • Open from 7:30 am to 10 pm every day, it offers two daily specials at noon.

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Miscellaneous purchases

Convenience store: Epicerie de la Cité

  • Access through building B (4-6 avenue Louis-Aubert).
  • Open 7 days a week until 10 pm (Monday to Thursday and Sundays) and until 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Large choice of products.
  • Phone: (+41 22) 347 91 35.


There are several shops around the Cité Universitaire. Find out more at the Reception.

Condom vending-machine

Machines can be found in building A (6th floor), building B (6th floor) and building C (ground floor).


  • Professional and user friendly washing machines (7 kg or more) and tumble-driers.
  • Central cash payment.
  • Located on the ground floor of building B, 4-6 avenue Louis-Aubert.
  • Accessible from the common room or from outside of the building.
  • Open 7 days a week from 6:30 am to 11 pm.
  • Management: MULTIWASHER Sàrl.
  • Phone (+41 78) 615 22 76.

Day care center

Under certain conditions, a day-care center in Champel offers their services for residents' and students' children.
Charges vary according to the parents' income.
Only children from 2 months to 3 years old are accepted.
Information: City of Geneva, BIPE.


  • The mail is delivered daily in your mailbox by the postman (Swiss Post).
  • For any change of address or mail forwarding, you should contact the Post Office on, or by calling number (0848) 33-22-11. This is only available to residents, not short-term guests.
  • Short-term guests: next to your mailing address should be written HP (for "Hôtes de Passage") as well as the dates of your stay on any mail that you should receive.


Room hire

  • A meeting room with kitchenette (B4.33) can be rented to groups (maximum 25 people).
  • A piano and music room (A01.00) is also available. Rules of usage.
  • The Conference room (B 7.0) has a capacity of 20 people, has audiovisual equipment and a kitchen.
  • Room A11.00 is also available for small-sized parties (no kitchen, only a sink and a fridge).
  • In Buildings A and B you can find study (A13.00 and B5.33) and television (B6.33) rooms and a large community space in building B, ground floor.
  • A Conferece room is available in the basement.

The use of these rooms requires a reservation at the Reception.


You can change your sheets and towels every two weeks, according to the schedules that are on display on your floor. The laundry room where you can change your bedding is located on the basement of building D.

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Spare time

Internet (CITEU)


If a resident wishes to screen a movie that could be viewed by other residents, please contact :

Welcome parties and entertainement

Shortly after the beginning of the term, the Cité organizes a great welcome party, with buffet and show.
It is an opportunity for new and old residents as well as the Cité's staff to meet.

In case of need of logistic and financial support to organize a party open to all residents, please contact :

Community center

  • The "Arcade 46" is a community center open to all residents.
  • Free access for residents.
  • Access is forbidden to any student younger than 18 years.

Cité Bleue

Within the walls of the Cité Universitaire, the Cité Bleue Theatre presents various productions throughout the year.
As a resident, you can get a 50% discount by presenting your ticket at the Reception.


  • A photo-lab is installed in the basement of Building C, down here, you can develop your silver black and white films.
  • It is run in partnership with the Cultural Activities of the University of Geneva.
  • More info on:

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Sport activities


  • 2 sports grounds with tennis courts, volleyball and basketball fields, as well as 2 ping pong tables are available for residents.


You can get a key for the bike garages located in the basements of buildings B and D and on the ground floor of building C. Other locations outdoors are available. Illegally parked bicycles will be towed away.

Sports hall and gym

Please refer to the University Sports Bureau Website :