Practical Information


The Nuit de la Magistrale will take place on October 7, 2023, at the SwissTech Convention Center.


A guarded wardrobe will be available on the Garden floor, where the evening event takes place. For dinner participants, a guarded wardrobe will be available during dinner. Everything will be transferred to the main wardrobe on the Garden floor at the end of dinner.

Prohibited items

The following items are prohibited inside the SwissTech Convention Center and you will be asked to dispose of them in an unattended box at the entrances:

  • Bags
  • Bottles and beverages
  • Pets
  • Umbrellas
  • Vehicle-like objects (including skateboards, scooters, etc.)
  • Weapons and dangerous objects (including knives, helmets or any other object deemed dangerous by the security services)


The SwissTech Convention Center is located on the EPFL campus, and is accessible by:

  • Metro: 3 minutes from the EPFL stop on the M1 metro.
  • Bus: 5 minutes from the Ecublens VD EPFL bus stop.
  • Car: via Route Cantonale, all green and white parking spaces are free except “Rivier” and “l’Esplanade”, which will be free at 5pm.



Cabs from Taxi Services Lausanne will be available behind the SwissTech Convention Center, and CHF 5 discount vouchers will be available

Return shuttles

For the return journey, free shuttles will leave from the “Ecublens VD, EPFL” bus stop and will be accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Departures will be at: 01:15, 01:35, 02:05, 02:25, 02:50, 03:10, 03:30 and 03:50.

Return shuttles

Health & Safety

Glass guards are available free of charge in all bars to prevent drugs from entering your glass.

We’d like to thank the Equality Office for providing us with these protections.

Please be vigilant: if you feel pain in your arm, hand or leg, and/or if you feel dizzy, nauseous, headachy, feverish or sick to your stomach, tell someone you trust who can take you to the infirmary. These symptoms could be signs of drug intoxication.

Above all, don’t isolate yourself in a situation like this.

High-volume music can damage your hearing. In some areas, the sound can reach an average of 100 dB. Prolonged exposure to such high levels can cause permanent damage to your eardrums.

There’s no cure for hearing loss due to high-volume music, so we strongly advise you to protect your precious ears!

To protect your hearing, here are a few tips:

  • Wear earplugs during concerts. Hearing protection is available in all bars.
  • Avoid exposure to loud sounds for long periods.
  • Take regular breaks to rest your hearing.

If you experience one or more of the symptoms of hearing loss, you are strongly advised to report it to a first-aider or come to the infirmary for medical advice. Symptoms may include:

  • Earache
  • Buzzing
  • Difficulty hearing conversations
  • Speech comprehension problems

We carry out sound checks throughout the evening to ensure compliance with current legislation.

A Safe Zone is available for everyone, next to the infirmary.

If you feel uncomfortable in a situation or with other people, ask a staff member to help you. He or she will know how to help you and will take you to the safe zone if you wish.

You can also discreetly order the cocktail alert, which will be displayed in the toilets.

If you’re feeling psychologically distressed, you have a question, you’ve been the victim of an unreported assault, or you need any help at all, don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Here are a few resources to help you:

  • The psychological distress hotline (Centrale téléphonique des médecins de garde du Canton de Vaud) is available 24/7 at 0848 133 133.
  • La Main Tendue is available 24/7 on 143. This Swiss helpline offers emotional support and advice on how to cope with difficulties. It is also available anonymously, by e-mail or chat.
  • If you prefer to get help at EPFL, you can visit the help section of the AGEPoly website.