Welcome Week

In the week before classes begin, both the International Office and the schools hold various orientation sessions that provide you with important information for your stay and for organizing your class schedule. You should definitely attend these meetings! These events are also a great opportunity to meet fellow students. In order to take part in all of the events offered, we expect you to arrive in Mannheim at least one week before lectures start!


Orientation sessions by the International Office

Introduction to Uni Mannheim's academic system fall semester 2017

This introduction by the International Office is especially for exchange students. Here you will get practical advice and important information on the University of Mannheim, your studies, choosing courses, and information on who to contact if you have any problems. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about your stay and your studies in Mannheim.


The introduction is mandatory for all exchange students and will be held in English.


Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 2:00pm

Meeting Point: A3, lecture hall 001


Following the orientation by the International Office, Studierendenwerk will hold an orientation session. This event is mandatory for students living in a student residence.


Welcome Reception for international students and scholars

We kindly invite you to our Welcome Reception. Here you will have the opportunity to get to know staff members of the International Office, get in touch with fellow students and scholars, and enjoy snacks and refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere. International student organizations will also present their program of events for the coming semester.


Date: Friday, 01 September 2017, 4:00pm

Meeting Point: A3, lecture hall 001


You can also find the complete program of events in our brochure:

Program Fall Semester 2017 - Events for International Students



Orientation sessions and campus tours by the Schools:

In addition, there are orientation sessions offered by the Schools, which we highly recommend to attend:


Business School (mandatory for Business exchange students)

Orientation session: Thursday, 31 August 2017, 4 p.m.-5.30 p.m.

Meeting Point: Palace, SO 108


Campustour: Thursday, 31 August 2017, 11.00 a.m.

Meeting Point: Ehrenhof/Chapel

Verena Übelhör



School of Social Sciences

Orientation session: Friday, 1 September 2017, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Meeting Point: A5, 6, Entrance B, room B 244

Campus tour: Friday, 1 September 2017, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (after orientation session)

Political Science: Gledis Londo

Psychology and Sociology: Katharina Heck



School of Humanities

Campus tour for Media and Communication Studies: 30 August 2017, 5.30 p.m.
Meeting point: EW 048-053

Campus tour for Languages and Literature: 30 August 2017, 5.30 p.m. and 31 August 2017, 5.30 p.m.

Meeting Point: Ehrenhof


Orientation Session: Thursday, 31 August 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Point: EO 145

Ana-Sofia Uhl


School of Business Informatics and Mathematics

Campus tour: Friday, 1 September 2017, 1:00 p.m.

Meeting Point: A5, Entrance Café Soleil


Orientation session: after the campus tour

Meeting Point: B6, room A 101

Juliane Roth



Department of Economics


Orientation Session: 1 September 2017, 12 a.m.

Meeting Point: L9, 1-2, Raum 001

Campus tour: 31 August 2017, 1 p.m.
Meeting Point: L7, 3-5, hallway

Bachelor: Christiane Cischinsky
Master: Sebastian Herdtweck



Department of Law

Campus tour: Friday, 1 September 2017, 10:00 a.m.

Meeting Point: EO Cafeteria


Orientation session: Friday, 1 September 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Meeting point: W 156

Elisa Berdica




For directions, please find a campus map here.








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