Orientation week

Orientation week 2021

The orientation week 2021 will take place in the week before lectures start, i.e. from 11.10. to 15.10. Due to the current situation the orientation week will take place in parts (possibly exclusively) online.

The orientation week has the following three objectives:

  1. We want to provide you with all the tools and information you need to make your entry into university as pleasant as possible.
  2. We offer you the opportunity to get to know not only your fellow students, but also fellow students from higher semesters, to make initial contacts and make friends. Due to Corona, this will not be as easy as usual.
  3. Last but not least, fun will also play a major role in the design, planning and implementation of the programme.

The orientation week is an unforgettable experience at the start of your studies. We look forward to welcoming you to the orientation week. Even though everything in the orientation week is voluntary, we strongly advise you to participate.

I can't express how cool the orientation week is! - Freshmen winter semester 2018/19


After you are enrolled in a course of study in the Department of Mathematics, you will receive an invitation to the orientation week. Here you will find all the necessary information and also a timetable for the orientation week. If you have lost your invitation, just come to the front of building S2|15 on Monday, 11October 2021 at 9:50 a.m. To find your way around the campus, if you want to take advantage of the presence offers, you can use the campus navigation system. Should you lose your invitation or have any questions or difficulties, please contact the . In any case, we ask you to register for the orientation week if you would like to take part in it.

For the first day of the orientation week,, you need to be vaccinated, recovered, or tested (“3G rule”). Please note that from 11/10 there will be no free rapid tests anymore.

Beyond that, all you need is some money for the canteen or a recharged Athena card, if you already have one. A pad and pen and something to drink would of course also be handy. Everything else will be arranged in the course of the orientation week.

However, since this year a lot will also take place digitally, it makes sense to get familiar with programmes such as Zoom and Discord and to have an internet-capable device to be able to participate in the whole programme.

The orientation week takes place in the week before lectures start from Monday to Thursday. On each of these days there is a programme from the morning (sometimes with breakfast) until the afternoon. In addition, each day there is the opportunity to participate in the digital evening programme.

If you do not have time during the entire orientation week, for example because meetings collide with a part-time job or other important events, please contact our and we will find an individual solution.

In general, the orientation week is free of charge for you. The only thing you have to pay for yourself is lunch in the canteen or food and drink during the evening programme.

Yes, there are special programme points (e.g. on specialisation opportunities) for first-time Master's students which are integrated into the orientation week. The division into Bachelor's and Master's students takes place on Monday morning.

Further information can be found in the information booklet for the orientation week, the OWO-Info, as well as on the websites of the department and the university.

If you have specific questions, you can also contact us by or phone.

The orientation week is organised by students of the department. For this purpose, an orientation week orga is chosen each year to coordinate everything. They are supported by the orientation week team, which you can recognise by a motto jumper. If you feel like helping out after your orientation week, just come to the first orientation week plenary, which is announced early and typically takes place at the beginning of the summer semester.

Picture: Fachschaft Mathematik

Digital services will mainly be offered via Discord and Zoom.