Welcome Week

In the week before classes begin, both the International Office and the schools hold various orientation programs that provide you with important information for your stay and for the organization of 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 come to Mannheim at least a week before the lectures start!


Orientation sessions by the International Office

Introduction to Uni Mannheim's academic system fall semester 2016

This introduction by the International Office is especially for exchange students. Here you will get practical advice and important information about the University of Mannheim, your studies, choosing courses and information about 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, 31 August 2016, 2 pm

Meeting Point: A3, Lecture hall 001


Following the orientation by the International Office, the Studierendenwerk will hold an orientation. This event is mandatory for students living in 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, 2 September 2016, 4:00 pm

Meeting Point: A3, Lecture hall 001


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

Events for international students fall 2016



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:

Date: Thursday, 1 September 2016, 12.30 pm-2:00pm

Meeting Point: A3

Verena Übelhör


Campus tour:

Date: Thursday, 1 September 2016, 11:00 am-12:00 noon

Meeting Point: Schneckenhof


School of Social Sciences

Orientation session: Friday, 2 September 2016, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Meeting Point: A5, 6, Entrance B, Room B 243


Political Science: Gledis Londo

Sociology: Maria Petrova

Psychology: Johannes Schuler


School of Humanities

Campus tour: Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 5:30pm
Meeting point: more information will be sent to you by Mr. Moritz via email
Orientation Session: Thursday, 1 September 2016, 3:00pm-4:30pm  
Meeting Point: W 117

Olaf Moritz

School of Business Informatics and Mathematics

Campus tour: Thursday, 1 September 2016, 10:00am

Meeting Point: Café Soleil (A5)

Orientation session: Thursday, 1 September 2016, 11:00am

Meeting Point: C 013

Lisa Wessa


Department of Economics

Bachelor students:

Campus tour: After the orientation session

Orientation session: Friday, 2 September 2016, 1:45pm

Meeting Point: L 7, 3-5, Room 001

Christiane Cischinsky 


Office hour for Master students:

Date: Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Meeting Point:  L9, 7, Room 409

Juliane Holzheimer


Department of Law

Campus tour and orientation session: Thursday, 1 September 2016, 10:00am

Meeting Point: EO Cafeteria

Annette Zehetbauer (Zimmermann)


For directions, please find a campus map here.








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