Arrival and your first day in Konstanz

Now the time for your stay in Konstanz has finally arrived! This page includes important suggestions for your first days in your new study location.

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Information from Seezeit

If you have requested a room in a residence hall, then Seezeit will have sent you confirmation of your reservation via email.
This message also includes all the important information about:

  • your residence hall and room (address and number)
  • your monthly rental costs (including internet access, heating, electricity and garbage services)
  • When you move in:
    You can pick up your key from the building manager on weekdays only (Monday-Friday). You may not move in on a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) or on a holiday. Unfortunately, you are also not allowed to move in before the date your rental contract begins. Be sure to make an appointment to pick up your room key from “Mieterservice” (tenant services) via email.
  • office hours and contact information for the building managers
  • how to pay your monthly rent
  • which furniture is in your room
  • how to contact Seezeit
  • how to access the internet in your residence hall (LAN). No WLAN/WiFi access is available, so please bring along a LAN cord.
  • You can find additional information on the Seezeit student services pages.

Important:
Make sure you contact Mieterservice early to set a move-in date!
Please also remember to bring your own pillow, blanket and sheets for your room in the Seezeit residence halls. You may also purchase them for 45 euro from the building manager. These 45 Euro will automatically be deducted from your deposit at the end of your stay.
In this case, please be sure to also request bedding and sheets from the Mieterservice when you set a move-in date.

Information for participants of GO-Konstanz March 2020

GO-Konstanz March 2020 (4-31 March 2020)

Arrival in Konstanz:
We recommend arriving on 2nd or 3rd of March.
Please check our detailed information about travelling to the university.

Please note:
You may not move into your residence hall before 1st March and also not on the 1st March (weekend).
If you arrive on a day at which you CANNOT move into the residence halls, you will need to find another accommodation until your move-in date. Please check the information on your Seezeit reservation confirmation.
Here are some important addresses.

Welcome-Stammtisch:
On the evenings of the two recommended arrival days, all orientation participants and their family, flatmates, “buddies” and friends are invited to join in a relaxed evening out at the Constanzer Wirtshaus to get to know each other (better) (Spanierstr. 3, “Sternenplatz” bus stop).
When?
Monday, 2 March and Tuesday, 3 March, starting at 20.00.

Start:
The German intensive course and orientation programme GO-Konstanz begins Wednesday, 4 March at 9.00am in room R513 at the university.
Signs as well as information on the monitors in the main entrances will help you find the room.

After you are welcomed to the programme, you will also take a German language assessment test in order to place you in the right German course.

Please bring the following items with you on the first day:

  • passport or ID card (NOT a driving licence)
  • a printout of your reservation confirmation from Seezeit (which you received via email)
  • a printout of your letter of admission to the University of Konstanz (exchange students: download from Mobility Online; degree-seeking students: download from ZEuS)
  • a printout documenting your payment of the course fee and (if applicable) the student services fee and administrative fee
  • health insurance certificate (EU: EHIC - please check the expiry date!)
  • the Erasmus+ confirmation of arrival (Erasmus+ students only). Your Erasmus+ coordinator at your home university can provide you with the required form.
  • about 120 Euro in cash, to pay for a bus ticket and the excursions.
    Important:
    If you have not yet paid your course fee, (if applicable) the student services fee and administrative fee, please also bring along this additional amount in cash to be paid to the Universitätskasse (university cashier's office).
  • a passport photo hardcopy (only non-EU students)
  • A confirmation from your landlord/landlady that you moved into you apartment ("Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung")
  • your smartphone and any device that has access to the internet (tablet, laptop etc)

Information for participants of OriPro April 2020

OriPro April 2020 (3-9 April 2020)

Arrival in Konstanz:
We recommend arriving either 1st or 2nd of April.
Please check our detailed information about travelling to the university.

Please note:
You may not move into your residence hall before 1st April or on the 10th/13th October (national holidays) or on a weekend.
If you arrive on a day at which you CANNOT move into the residence halls, you will need to find another accommodation until your move-in date. Please check the information on your Seezeit reservation confirmation.
Here are some important addresses.

Welcome-Stammtisch:
On the evenings of the two recommended arrival days, all orientation participants and their family, flatmates, “buddies” and friends are invited to join in a relaxed evening out at the Constanzer Wirtshaus and get to know each other (Spanierstr. 3, “Sternenplatz” bus stop).
When?
Wednesday, 1 April and Thursday, 2 April, starting at 20.00.

Start:
The orientation programme OriPro begins Friday, 3 April at 9.00am in room R513 at the university. Signs as well as information on the monitors in the main entrances will help you find the room.

After our welcome to the programme, you will also take a German language assessment test in order to place you in the right German course for the semester.

Please bring the following items with you on the first day:

  • passport or ID card (NOT a driving licence)
  • a printout of your reservation confirmation from Seezeit (which you received via email)
  • a printout of your letter of admission to the University of Konstanz (exchange students: download from Mobility Online; degree-seeking students: download from ZEuS)
  • a printout documenting your payment of the student services fee and (if applicable) administrative fee
  • health insurance certificate (EU: EHIC)
  • the Erasmus confirmation of arrival (Erasmus students only). Your Erasmus coordinator at your home university can provide you with this form.
  • about 120 Euro in cash, to pay for a bus ticket and the excursions etc.
    Important:
    If you have not yet paid the student services fee and (if applicable) administrative fee, please also bring along this additional amount in cash to be paid to the Universitätskasse (university cashier's office).
  • a passport photo hardcopy (only non-EU students)
  • A confirmation from your landlord/landlady that you moved into you apartment ("Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung")
  • your smartphone and any device that has access to the internet (tablet, laptop etc)

Have you arrived in Konstanz and not yet registered for an orientation programme? If so, please head straight to our Check-In - Office - your first point of contact as a new international student.

Check-International

open March/September until lectures start

September: Monday – Friday 12:30–13:30 hrs
October: Monday - Friday 9 - 16 hrs

March+April: Monday – Friday 12:30–13:30 hrs

Room G 302




A team of student tutors is looking forward to meeting you and answering your questions.


Please remember:
Businesses in Germany are closed on Sundays and holidays (e.g. 3 October, the German national holiday).
Download an info sheet with a complete list of holidays and other important information and dates for the academic year 2019/2020.