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Lille campus


The Lille campus is the historic campus of Icam. It was founded in 1898 by Camille Féron and Philibert Vrau, with the help of the Society of Jesus.

Each year, the Lille site welcomes approximately 800 engineering students, 500 vocational training students and 120 employees.

Icam Lille campus is a member of the Catholic University of Lille.

Student life


Video: Raid Icam, the multisport association

On Icam Lille campus, student associations are very diversified (more than 40 associations!) and cover many fields: artistic, sports, musical, recreational… It is composed of several units, supervised by the BDE, Student Office.

All students can get involved in the associative life of the Icam. In addition to bringing students together around a common passion, associations are also a vehicle for personal and professional development. Indeed, organization, communication and teamwork are qualities developed at the heart of associations.

Among the associations at the Lille site, here are some of them:

  • The BDE, Bureau Des Etudiants, is a team of 30 people who represent students to the Icam management. He manages the associations. He animates student life at the Icam by organizing sporting, cultural and festive events. He is also there to bring new ideas, new projects to improve life within the Icam.
  • The BDS, Bureau Des Sports is a team of 16 people that brings all sports to life at the Icam: rugby, football, hand, volleyball, tennis, badminton basketball but also squash, boxing, fitness, aikido, rowing… It organizes sporting events (T5B, Ovalies, University Cup, Recreation, Interpromos, Cross in coming,…). It ensures the maintenance of the Icam’s sports infrastructure.
  • The Icam Junior Enterprise is an association that connects companies and students who carry out concrete projects in response to business needs.
  • The Raid Icam is an association whose aim is to organise a multisport raid and a trail of about fifteen kilometres each year.
  • The Festi is a major event in the student and cultural life of Lille. It is an amateur theatre festival, produced by a team of a dozen Icam students and involving a dozen directors and a hundred actors.
  • P&F, the Icam radio. It offers a playlist of a different kind each week, interviews presenting the new associations, testimonies from students about their internship, their experience abroad…
  • Film’Icam takes pictures of Icam events and videos to promote the actions of the school’s various associations. The association also produces fiction videos for short film competitions or simply out of a desire to create.
  • The Low Tech Icam workshop is a community of DIYers of all levels gathered around a workshop fully equipped to carry out the craziest technical and low-tech projects! It is possible to make simple inventions from recycled materials that meet the problems of everyday life, such as wind turbines made from HS printers, solar ovens that allow cooking without using a single Kw of electricity, a machine that can make footballs with plastic waste.
Student Handbook
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Practical informations

Renovated in 2015, the Maison des Icam de Lille is located directly on the school site, which offers a real comfort of life and work to its residents.

Its operation is based on the values and commitments common to all Icam residences.

It offers single rooms of 9 m2 in apartments of 10 to 13 students, which share common spaces: kitchen, dining room, relaxation room…

  • a sports and weight training room
  • a sports field
  • workplaces
  • games rooms (table football, billiards, etc.)
  • a projection room
  • a chapel
  • laundry room
  • postal service

The collective life is managed by the BDR (Office of Residents). On site, the BDE (Student Office) also offers many clubs and activities: Sports Office, promotional and inter-promotional life, leisure clubs, pastoral care…

The method of re-reading the experience, specific to the Icam, is also applied to life in residence, both from a personal point of view (living conditions) and from a student’s point of view (pace of work, possible difficulties). The idea is to facilitate immersion in the Residence and provide all the conditions for success.

An advisor is present at the residence in order to propose activities to the students and to be able to provide assistance if difficulties related to the appropriation of student life are identified.

A night guard, in charge of security, is also in place.


The Icam is served by 2 bus lines with regular passages: line 12 (Leclerc stop) and the Citadine (Place du Maréchal Leclerc).

Less than 10 minutes walk from the Icam you will find 3 metro stations (Port of Lille, Gambetta and Cormontaigne)

You will find 6 V’Lille stations less than 500 metres from the campus among the 110 stations of the urban community of Lille.

The campus is also equipped with bicycle parking spaces.