What is the O-Week?

The first steps on the university campus without time pressure? The orientation week (O-week) makes it possible. It helps you find your way around the university campus, get to know your future fellow students and clarify your first questions.

The two largest components of the O-week at FIM are the Maths Bridge Course and the Computer Introduction. The Maths Bridge Course is intended to simplify the transition from “school mathematics” to the demands of university courses. In the computer introduction, the handling of Linux-based computers and the special features of the computer systems at our faculty are explained.

In the summer semester there is a somewhat reduced programme - the maths bridge course is omitted and the O-week therefore occupies only one week directly before lectures begin. However, the beginners of the summer semester are cordially invited to take part in the Maths Bridge Course in the following winter semester and brush up on their school knowledge in the process.

On this page you will find an overview of the most important dates and the O-week programme of FSinfo.

Our events

Kick-off event

The kick-off event is the first and most important event of the O-Week. Here you will get an overview of the most important topics concerning the start of your studies, the rest of the O-week and get to know some important people from the faculty.

Helpdesk and counselling

Directly after the kick-off event, you will have the opportunity to ask your questions at our helpdesk in the FIM foyer. You can also reach us during the rest of the O-week by e-mail at fsinfo@fim.uni-passau.de or in our office in room IM 244 - or by phone.


Within the framework of our mentoring programme, you have the opportunity to directly contact a mentor who is enrolled in the same degree programme as you if you have questions about your studies or anything else. This gives you the chance to get information about your studies unbureaucratically, quickly and personally.

Registration for the mentoring programme takes place during the kick-off event.

Teaching profession

If you are studying a teaching degree programme, we have a separate information event specifically on the topic of teaching at FIM for you. In addition, you should also take a look at the O-week offer of the StuVeLA (student representation for teaching) and the kick-off event of the Fachschaft Philo.

… and more!

To make sure that fun is not neglected, we also offer some social events during the O-week, such as a games evening, a campfire and, of course, the pub crawl. Times and meeting points can be found in the timetable.

More about the O-Week

The O-Week consists of events organised by different parts of the university. Apart from the FSinfo events, the two largest blocks of the FIM O-week are the Maths Bridge Course (only in the winter semester) and the Computer Introduction.

Other events in the O-week: