Facebook page said that those agreeing to put on the veil would "experience the stigmatisation experienced by veiled women in France".
A dozen students handed out flyers at the university by a table covered in colourful headscarves with a sign reading: "France got 99 problems but Hijab ain't one", adapted from a hit by US rapper Jay Z.
"It is to raise awareness, open the debate and give the floor to women who are often debated on in public but rarely heard," said Laetitia, one of the organisers.
Another student, Imen, said she wore a veil for the first time Wednesday morning on the metro and felt "stares" in her direction. (read the whole thing)