Welcome Week

In the week before classes begin, various orientations are held that give you important advice for your stay and help in organizing your timetable. You should definitely attend these meetings! In addition, the schools and the student representatives (Fachschaften) of the schools also hold orientation meetings and organize events to introduce you to the student life in Mannheim (for example pub tours). They are a great opportunity to meet other students. We strongly recommend you to come to Mannheim at least a week before the start of lectures!



Orientation sessions by the International Office


Orientation session in English for all new international degree-seeking students

Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 2.30 p.m.

Location: Palace, SN 169



Orientation session in German for all new international degree-seeking students

Date: Thursday, 31 August 2017, 2.30 p.m.

Location: Palace, SO 135



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 organisations will also present their program of events for the upcoming semester.


Date: Friday, 1 September 2017, 4 p.m.

Location: A3, lecture hall 00.1



Intercultural training for all new international degree-seeking students

Date: Friday, 6 October 2017, 8.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.

Location: Palace, SO 418



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

Program Fall Semester 2017 - Events for International Students




Orientation sessions by the Schools:

In addition, there are orientation sessions offered by the Schools, which we highly recommend to attend. Information on your study-related orientation session can be found in the freshman portal.


Events by AStA:

The General Students' Committee (AStA) offers events for freshers as well. More information can be found here.




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