Orientation week from 16 - 20 October 2017

for new students beginning the winter semester 2017/18

As a new student at the University of Konstanz, you are surely wondering what is awaiting you!

During the university’s introductory week, you will receive important information to help you get off to a successful start into your studies. On Monday morning, the rector will welcome you during an hour of celebration. The rest of the week is filled with many events.  The university’s central institutions and departments introduce offers and opportunities to you while answering key questions that you may have. Furthermore, the student union and student councils will highlight campus life and help make it easier for you to begin this next chapter of your life. Please note that events usually are held in German.

Welcome to the University of Konstanz!

The University of Konstanz welcomes its new students!

Monday, 16 October 2017, 10:00 - 11:30, Audimax A 600 & A-lecture halls*

The University of Konstanz welcomes its new students!
Opening ceremony with the university rector, the president of the student body, a university graduate and the combo of the university big band

* Since not all new students will be able to find a seat in the Audimax, the opening ceremony will be broadcasted live in the lecture halls A 701, A 702, A 703, A 704 as well as the entrance area of the university.

Departmental introductory events

Introductory events of the departments and study programmes (only available in German)

General introductory events

Starting your Lehramt studies (teacher education)

Mon, 16 Oct. 2017, 11:45 - 13:15, Audimax A 600: Information event for all first-semester students of teacher education (Lehramt)

General information event of the Binational School of Education (BiSE) for all new students of teacher education (Lehramt) This event is important for you, no matter what your subject combination might be. It will help you to successful start your teacher education studies. You will get information relevant for all subjects, e.g. on the educational science components of your studies and the orientation internship.

Monday, 16 October 2017
11:45 - 13:15
Audimax A 600
Presenter: Frank Maurer, BiSE and representatives of the Student Council Lehramt

In this PDF you can find further introductory events of the BiSE.

For more information on starting your teacher education studies please visit the websites of the BiSE (in German).
Please also visit the special information and introductory events of your subjects.

Central Student Advice Service (ZSB)

EventDateTimeLocation
Information boothMon, 16 Oct.
Tue, 17 Oct.
Wed, 18 Oct.
11:30-13:30Entrance area
Campus tour of the important
university service providers
Mon, 16 Oct.Start:
  • 11:30
  • 11:45
  • 12:00
  • 12:30
Meeting point:
Entrance area
at the clock
Opening event for the
participants in the
Schülerstudium (studying while in school)
Mon, 16 Oct.14:00-16:30D 436
Campus tour of the important
university service providers
Tue, 17 Oct.Start:
  • 10:00
  • 10:15
  • 10:30
Meeting point:
Entrance area
at the clock
Starting at the university - what now? Tips for planning your studiesTue, 17 Oct.16:00–17:30A 704
Campus tour of the important
university service providers
Wed, 18 Oct.Start:
  • 10:00
  • 10:15
  • 10:30
Meeting point:
Entrance area
at the clock
Presentation and questions: How do I fund my studies?Wed, 18 Oct.13:30-15:00 A 703
Starting at the university - what now? Tips for planning your studies (repeat event from 17 Oct.)Wed, 18 Oct.16:00–17:30A 704
First semester office hours of the ZSBFri, 20 Oct.10:00-11:30D 409
First semester office hours of the ZSBMon, 23 Oct.11:00-12:30D 412
First semester office hours of the ZSBFri, 27 Oct.10:00-11:30D 409

Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM)

EventDateTimeLocation
KIM-IT-Support:
Questions on WLAN (WiFi) and internet access
Mon, 16 Oct.11:30-13:30KIM information booth in the entrance area
Introduction to the libraryMon, 16 Oct.16:30-17:00A 702
KIM-IT-Support:
Questions on WLAN (WiFi) and internet access
Tue, 17 Oct.11:30-13:30KIM information booth in the entrance area
Introduction to the libraryTue, 17 Oct.12:00-13:00A 702
Introduction to the libraryWed, 18 Oct.08:30-09:30Audimax A 600
Introduction to the libraryThu, 19 Oct.12:00-13:00A 702
Introduction to the libraryFri, 20 Oct.12:00-13:00A 701

University sports programme

CourseDateTimeLocation
more than just sports
About the university sports programme
Tue, 17 Oct.15:15-16:45A 701

Event-supporting programme

CourseDateTimeLocation
MACBETH - dance theatre adaptation (public full rehearsal)
directed by: C. Rosenberg
Free of charge!
Wed, 18 Oct.20:00 - 21:00Studio-bühne
MACBETH - dance theatre adaptation
directed by: C. Rosenberg
Free of charge!
Thu, 19 Oct.20:00 - 21:00Studio-bühne
MACBETH - dance theatre adaptation
directed by: C. Rosenberg
Free of charge!
Fri, 20 Oct.20:00 - 21:00Studio-bühne

International Office

EventDateTimeLocation
Services of the International Office:
information on study abroad stays
More information on the event (in German)
Wed, 18 Oct.14:00–15:00A 702
How studying in Konstanz works - Introduction for international students (in English)Thu, 19 Oct.17:00-18:00G 300

Centre for Transferable Skills and Writing Centre

CourseDateTimeLocation

Information event on transferable skills

Tue, 17 Oct.13:30-14:15A 701

Academic writing - Writing Centre information event

Tue, 17 Oct.14:15-15:00A 701

Office for Equal Opportunity and Family Affairs

EventDateTimeLocation
Booth of the Office for Equal Opportunity, Family Affairs and DiversityMon, 17.10.11:00 - 16:00Entrance area
Booth of the Office for Equal Opportunity, Family Affairs and DiversityWed, 19.10.10:00 - 15:00Entrance area

Verfasste Studierendenschaft (student body)

EventDateTimeLocation
Student body information booths16-19 Oct.10:00 - 15:00Entrance area
A 5
First-year students' assembly

The student body information event:
We would like to provide all students, especially the first-year students, the opportunity to receive an overview of our organisation and ways to participate.

Tue, 17 Oct.15:15 - 16:45R 711
Advance ticket sale for the “"Uni-AStA-Ersti-Party"16-19 Oct.10:00 - 15:00Booth in the university’s entrance area
A 5
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