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 spring 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, 08 February 2017, 2:00pm

Meeting Point: SO 108


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, 10 February 2017, 4:00pm

Meeting Point: SO 108


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, 9 February 2017, 1:30-3:00pm

Meeting Point: SO 108

Verena Übelhör


Campus tour:

Date: TBA

Meeting Point: TBA


School of Social Sciences

Orientation session: Friday, 10 February 2017, 2:00-3:30pm
Meeting Point: A5, 6, Entrance C, room C 013


Political Science: Gledis Londo

Sociology: Maria Petrova

Psychology: Johannes Schuler


School of Humanities

Campus tour: TBA
Meeting point: Center of Ehrenhof
Orientation Session: Thursday, 9 February 2017, 10:00am
Meeting Point: EW 145

Lukas Dausend

School of Business Informatics and Mathematics

Campus tour: Thursday, 9 February 2017, 10:00am

Meeting Point: A5, Café Soleil

Orientation session: after the campus tour

Meeting Point: B6, room A 101

Juliane Roth


Department of Economics

Bachelor students:

Campus tour: after the orientation session

Orientation session: Thursday, 9 February 2017, 11:00am

Meeting Point: L7, 3-5, room S 031

Christiane Cischinsky 


Office hour for Master students:

Orientation session: Thursday, 9 February 2017, 11:00am

Meeting Point: TBA

Benjamin Kretzer


Department of Law

Campus tour and orientation session: Thursday, 9 Febraury 2017, 10:00am

Meeting Point: EO Cafeteria

Annette Zehetbauer (Zimmermann)


For directions, please find a campus map here.








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