Orientation Programs, Receptions, and Events

New surroundings, new university, new everything. To help you “arrive” and settle in, we offer different orientation programs, receptions and events. The International Office and the various schools are looking forward to seeing you there!

During the Welcome Week, the International Office and the schools will hold orientation events in English. You will receive tips for your stay in Mannheim as well as assistance in arranging your semester schedule. In addition to receiving important information on your studies, you will also be able to meet fellow students.

Events organized by the International Office

  • Introduction to the studying system of the University of Mannheim for the fall semester 2022

    Wednesday, 31 August 2022, 2–3 p.m.

    Meeting point: TBA

    This event is especially geared towards exchange students. You will be given tips and important information about the University of Mannheim, studying, choosing courses and your contact persons. Important information on visa and residence permits will also be presented.

  • Orientation event of the Studierendenwerk

    Wednesday, 31 August 2022, 3–4 p.m.
    Meeting point:

    The orientation event of the Studierendenwerk is meant for all students living in a student residence hall of the Studierendenwerk. You will be given information on the services and counseling offered by the Studierendenwerk. Questions such as
    – Who do I contact when something needs to be repaired?
    – Who can help me if I have trouble with my Internet connection?
    and many others will be answered here.

  • Reception for international students and researchers

    Friday, 2 September 2022, 4 p.m.
    Meeting point:

    You are cordially invited to attend! All international students and researchers will be officially greeted by a member of he President’s Office and the head of the International Office.
    International student organizations, the Institute of Sports, and the counseling services of the Studierendenwerk will present their programs.
    Afterwards you will have the opportunity to get in touch with fellow international students.


Click here for a brochure containing all the events for international students taking place this semester.

Events organized by the schools

The more specialized orientation events of the departments are your opportunity to ask your departmental exchange coordinator all about courses and classes. You can also ask for assistance in arranging your semester schedule.

 Click here for our campus plan

Digital Library Tour

Virtual Library Tour (45 minutes): Get to know Mannheim's University Library and the most important library services while joining our virtual library tour.

Thursday 10 February 2022, 1:45 p.m.

Monday 21 February 2022, 1:45 p.m.                                                                          

Thursday 24 February 2022, 10:15 a.m.

Thursday 10 March 2022, 10:15 a.m.


Please register via the student portal or by email (info bib.uni-mannheim.de).

Please check out our general libray tour, access to print publications, and access to e-media.

International Running Dinner

Chili or wasabi? Korean Kimbap or French Quiche Lorraine? This semester, the student initiative VISUM hosts an International Running. Experience a variety of culinary specialties at our International Running Dinner.

How does the Runnig Dinner work?
Get together with your buddy or find a partner you would like to cook with and register for the Running Dinner before the deadline. You will then learn via email which course (starter, main dish or dessert) you will be preparing. On the evening, you will have a delicious three course menu. Each course will take place at a different location, one will be at your place. At every location you get to meet other people. So you will have each course with new and totally awesome people!

Hungry yet?
Grab your VISUM buddy and your roommate(s), sign in, and start cooking and dining together!

Impressions from the International Dinner


Nadja Kindinger

Nadja Kindinger

Team Coordinator, Advisor for International Exchange Students
University of Mannheim
Division II – Student Affairs
International Office
L 1, 1 – Room 110
68161 Mannheim