Welcome events for all first-semester students

From 10 to 21 October 2022 for all new students joining us for the winter semester 2022/23.

Take part in our cross-disciplinary orientation events for all new students during the introductory weeks from 10 to 21 October 2022.

How can you get the most out of your studies? The central institutions at the University of Konstanz offer you numerous options alongside your studies: you can, for example, learn how to study effectively, manage your time, write academically, use the ILIAS platform and organize your studies using the ZEuS portal, or you can take courses to boost your IT skills. And there is also a great range of leisure time options such as university sports and other activities on campus.

Meet us at the welcome event at the start of the semester: 17 October 2022 at 18:00 in the Audimax (A 600)

Following the event, the StuVe invites all new students to a get-together in the university beer garden starting at 7:30 pm.

The ZSB's "Erstsemester-Café" for first-semester students

Join the online event by our Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) to get all the information you need to get your studies off to a good start. You will hear, for example, about welcome events, creating a class schedule, choosing and registering for seminars, as well as important contact points, support services and about what the University of Konstanz has to offer in general.


  1. Mon, 10 October 2022, 14:00 - 15:30 (follow the link) (in German)
  2. Mon, 17 October 2022, 09:00 - 10:30 (follow the link) (in German)

Student representation (StuVe)

The student representation (StuVe) does just what the name says – it represents the interests of all the students at the university. The StuVe organizes plenty of events to help students get to know each other, discuss ideas and experiences, and join in on campus life. Check the programme for first-semester students (Ersti-Woche) (in German) and corresponding information in our welcome magazine Ersti Info.

Events and information from other central university institutions

Library/ Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM)

The Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM) is the university's central service provider for IT and library services. For all questions concerning library use, literature search or IT services, such as your university email account, KIM is here for you. You can use the Library for free, and, what's more, take part in free courses from various subject areas such as literature research, IT skills or information literacy. First-semester students can find all important information and services on the KIM website "New student?

Introduction to using the Library, researching and borrowing media:
11 - 21 October 2022, Tuesdays to Thursdays at 12:00 in room A704.
In addition, during the first week of lectures:
Tuesday to Thursday (25 - 27 October 2022) in the "Schulungsbereich" (training area) of the Library Information Centre.

IT Support information booth
Help with your email account setup, WLAN/Wi-Fi access, TAN list, programme installation, etc.
Mon 10 October - Thu 13 October 2022, 11:00 - 13:30, level A5
Mon 17 October - Thu 20 October 2022, 11:00 - 13:30, level A5


ZEuS introduction for first-semester students
ZEuS is the university's central enrolment and student portal. During this event, you will learn how to use ZEuS – a system you will need the entire time you study. You use it, for example, to register for exams or download your certificate of enrolment, so you definitely need access to ZEuS!

German introduction
Tue 11 October 2022, 14:00 - 15:00, lecture hall R712
Streaming link (via Zoom, meeting-ID: 947 6265 7028, code: 289260)
Mon 17 October 2022, 12:00 - 13:15, lecture hall R712
Streaming link (via Zoom, meeting-ID: 927 3527 4548, code: 723290)

Introduction to ZEuS for first-semester students
ZEuS is the central enrolment and student portal. During this event you will learn how to use ZEuS – a system you will need the entire time you study. You can, for example, register for exams or download your certificate of enrolment. For all of that and more, you will need access to ZEuS.

English Introduction
Tue, 18 October 2022, 14:00 - 15:00 in lecture hall R711
Streaming link (via Zoom, meeting-ID: 994 7386 7994, code: 281558)

Language Institute (SLI)

The Language Institute (SLI) of the University of Konstanzoffersa wide range of language courses – not only for the more frequently taught foreign languages English, French and Spanish, but also for up to fifteen other languages. In the PDF on the SLI website you can find an overview of all SLI information events during the orientation weeks for new students.

Writing Centre

The Writing Centre is the central point of contact for students on all matters related to writing. Here you can meet with fellow students at fixed writing times or get personal advice from trainers in the Writing Tutoring Service. You will also find helpful material as well as self-study courses in ILIAS related to the topic of academic writing skills. Watch this video to check out the Writing Centre and its services.

Centre for Transferable Skills

The Centre for Transferable Skills offers courses for students from any study programme. Our seminars focus on teaching cross-disciplinary skills for study and work contexts that require a dynamic set of digital and non-digital key competencies. For more information about the Centre for Transferable Skills, please visit our website.

University sports

After a long day at the university, you can wind down and clear your head while doing sports with others. Our university sports programme offers you a great range of courses and is one of the most popular programmes at the University of Konstanz. Watch the video about our university sports programme and discover what suits you best.

Green Office

The Green Office focuses on sustainable development at the University of Konstanz. It is the first of its kind at a German university and is led by students.

Information booth
Tue 11 and 18 October 2022 from 10:00 - 15:00 in the entrance area A5