Orientation and Tutoring

For first-year and regularly enrolled students

The start of university study represents a decisive moment in the life of a student to reach autonomy and independence.  Like many situations of transition and growth, the beginning of university life can bring about uncertainties and/or difficulties. For this reason, the university offers a series of activities to accompany and facilitate the student in his/her approach and entrance into this new world.


Student and faculty tutors will help you in compiling your study programs, in preparing for exams, in using the university library, and in taking advantage of all of the services the university makes available to you.

For degree candidates and graduates

Through training programs designed to introduce the graduates to the different professions, and through the organization of internships with different companies, the service aims to facilitate the transition from university studies to the working world.

The Department organizes group meetings, workshops and seminars aimed at the orientation of students in developing a project for their individual professional future. The objective is to help the students find an ideal connection between their study area and their future profession, and to consolidate practical skills (how to work within a group, how to prepare for a job interview, how to put together a resume).

For students in the final years of high school

To help you decide what to study after high school, the Department makes available a ‘menu of services’ that can be downloaded at the link below. Here you can find a list of all of the services for families and students provided by the University of Siena and our Department to help facilitate making this difficult decision.


For example, you can:

1. Participate in a personalized orientation interview in which professors answer all of your and your parent’s questions (check the calendar for available dates in the link below);


2. Meet student ‘experts’ who attend the university and share their experiences within the university context in an informal setting where you will feel more at ease  (see “tutor” link below);


3. Hold internships and training sessions within the university participating in lessons, seminars and laboratories that will help you understand how and what to study at the university level;


4. Participate in an ‘Open Day’ at the university during the month of February at the Pionta Campus (together with your classmates you will be welcomed to visit the classrooms, the library, the laboratories, the services) while meeting university students and professors (at the end of January the complete program of events will be published on this page);


5. Organize some activities that involve your entire class. For example, it is possible to ask university professors to hold a thematic lesson on a topic of particular interest, to participate in one of the open days organized at the university to make the campus and its services known to the public, ask that an orientation point be activated within your school.