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Happy Holidays!

The holiday season provide schools a reason to get creative and sometimes push the boundaries with social media. Find below a list of holiday cards/ wishes from some Universities in Switzerland.

Feel free to share more examples in the comments section below. And happy holidays!


Université de Lausanne (UNIL) created a whole user experience with the visit of the alien robot “Lonely.” This effort was a 100% in-house project and run across all of UNIL’s media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and had its own blog. Students and the whole community were encouraged to submit photos and become part of Lonely’s experience on Earth.

UNIL Holiday Project

UNIL- Season’s Greetings 2013

And its own video game

Lonely's video game

Lonely’s video game

Université de Fribourg


EPFL stayed true to its engineering roots and created a brainy holiday equation.

EPFL Holiday Card

EPFL’s Holiday Card

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich shared a video created by its Autonomous Systems Christmas Lab

St. Gallen’s

HSG’s Storify started in early December with the arrival of the Christmas tree on campus

HSG's Storify screen shot

Université de Neuchâtel

This school involved the community throughout the month of December, including a visit a of a fake St. Nicholas. Find below the card shared by the Dean’s office.

UNIL Holiday Card

University of Bern

Universität Bern leveraged the advent calendar traditional with its Advent candle holders

Advent Candle Holder


UNIGE Carte des Voeux


The CyberLearn office (participants of our Fall 2011 Study Tour) created their Holiday Card Project.


Author: Florencia Prada

Florencia Prada is the Head of Digital Marketing at swissnex San Francisco. While she loves all things tech, she tries hard not to get carried away by shiny objects and new ideas that are all too pervasive in Silicon Valley.

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