Orientation week from 15 - 19 October 2018

for new students beginning in winter semester 2018/19

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

During the university’s orientation 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!

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

Central Student Advice Service (ZSB)

EventDateTimeLocation
Information boothMon, 15 Oct.
Tue, 16 Oct.
Wed, 17 Oct.
11:30-13:30Entrance area
Campus tour to the most important
university service providers
Mon, 15 Oct.Start:
  • 11:30
  • 11:45
  • 12:00
  • 12:30
Meeting point:
Entrance area
at the clock
Campus tour to the most important
university service providers
Tue, 16 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 studies
Tue, 16 Oct.15:15–16:45A 704
How do I fund my studiesTue, 16 Oct.17:00-18:00A 704
Campus tour to the most important
university service providers
Wed, 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 studies (repeat event from 16 Oct.)
Wed, 17 Oct.15:15–16:45A 704
First semester office hours of the ZSBFri, 19 Oct.10:00-11:30D 412
First semester office hours of the ZSBMon, 22 Oct.11:00-12:30D 412
First semester office hours of the ZSBFri, 26 Oct.10:00-11:30D 409

Binational School of Education (BiSE) Lehramt Gymnasium (secondary education)

Ersti-Hütte Lehramt (cabin excursion): 12 - 14 October 2018
Preliminary meeting for the Ersti-Hütte: Wed, 10 October 2018, 15:00

CourseDateTimeLocation
New Bachelor of Education students: General information event of the BiSE for all first-semester students (all subjects) regarding cross-disciplinary questions, didactics and education as well as orientation internship
Presenter: Frank Maurer, BiSE
Mon 15 Oct.11:45-13:15

Audimax A 600

New Master of Education students: General information event of the BiSE for all first-semester students (all subjects) regarding cross-disciplinary questions, didactics and education as well as "Schulpraxissemester"
Presenter: Frank Maurer, BiSE
Mon 15 Oct.13:30-15:00C 358
Individual advice and support for Lehramt (teacher education) studentsTue, 16 Oct.12:00-14:00Consultation corner in the SSZ
Tips and advice on how to manage your class schedule
Presenters from the BiSE and the Student Council Lehramt
Tue, 16 Oct.15:15-16:45D 434
Tips and advice on how to manage your class schedule
Presenters from the BiSE and the Student Council Lehramt
Wed, 17 Oct.13:30-15:00D 434
Individual advice and support for Lehramt (teacher education) studentsThu, 18 Oct.12:00-14:00Consultation corner in the SSZ
First-year student rally with the Student Council Lehramt Thu, 18 Oct.15:00Marktstätte (city centre)
Barhopping (Student Council Lehramt)Tue, 23 Oct19:00Marktstätte (city centre)

Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM)

EventDateTimeLocation
KIM-IT-Support:
Questions on WLAN (WiFi) and internet access
Mon, 15 Oct.tbaKIM information booth in the entrance area
Introduction to the libraryMon, 15 Oct.12:00-13:00A 702
KIM-IT-Support:
Questions on WLAN (WiFi) and internet access
Tue, 16 Oct.tbaKIM information booth in the entrance area
Introduction to the libraryTue, 16 Oct.12:00-13:00A 702
Introduction to the libraryWed, 17 Oct.12:00-13:00A 702
Introduction to the libraryThu, 18 Oct.12:00-13:00A 702
Introduction to the libraryFri, 19 Oct.12:00-13:00A 702

University sports programme

CourseDateTimeLocation
more than just sports
About the university sports programme
Tue, 16 Oct.15:15-16:45A 701
more than just sports
About the university sports programme
Wed, 17 Oct.15:15-16:45A 702

International Office

EventDateTimeLocation
Services of the International Office:
information on study abroad stays
Wed, 17 Oct.14:00–15:00A 702

Centre for Transferable Skills and Writing Centre

CourseDateTimeLocation

Information event on transferable skills

Tue, 16 Oct.13:30-14:15A 701

Academic writing - Writing Centre information event

Tue, 16 Oct.14:15-15:00A 701

Studierendenvertretung StuVe (student body)

EventDateTimeLocation
Student body information booth15-18 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.

Thu, 18 Oct.15:15 - 16:45Audimax A 600
Advance ticket sale for the "StuVe-Ersti-Party"15-18 Oct.10:00 - 15:00Booth in the university’s entrance area
A 5
StuVe-Ersti-Party18. Oct.22:00Grey