You want to get to know the campus and take a first look without time pressure? The best opportunity to do this is our orientation week (also shortly known as "O-Woche" in German).
The FSinfo is responsible for the orientation week for new Bachelor students. Master students are welcome to attend any social events.
For international Master students, the International office organises a rich introduction programme in the weeks (!) leading up to the lecture start. We highly recommend taking part in the offered events! Our international coordinator and his team also organise events specific to our faculty. In addition, the Dean’s office holds a welcome and information event for all Master students at the beginning of every semester.
The length and schedule of the orientation week(s) differs between winter and summer semesters. A detailed schedule is usually published on the website of our faculty just before the beginning. You can find the latest slides of for the orientation week of the winter semester 2019/20 here.
For the beginning of the winter semester, the orientation week (despite its name) actually covers the last two weeks before the beginning of the semester. It mainly aims to provide an overview of the university campus, encourage the new students to get to know each other and clarify possible issues.
The core part of this programme is the introductory course consisting of a tutorial in mathematical basics and a hands-on introduction into Linux-based computer systems and the special features of our faculty's computer workstations.
For the beginning of the summer semester, a shortened version of this programme without the mathematics tutorial is offered. Students starting at this time are encouraged to attend the mathematics tutorial of the following winter semester to recall the basics previously learned at school.
To also have some fun, we offer additional events such as a puzzlehunt to get to know the campus, and a bar-hopping evening to get to know your fellow students.
Additionally we offer the QuiX-Guide (German), a brochure dedicated to new students of our faculty that contains lots of essential information regarding typical questions of newbies, the planning of your individual schedule and courses as well as our faculty and the university in general.
The guide (currently only printed in German due to resource constraints) is available during the kick-off event of each orientation week, and at our office throughout the semester.