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 2023

    Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 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, 30 August 2023, 3–4 p.m.
    Meeting point: TBA

    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, 1 September 2023, 4 p.m.
    Meeting point: TBA

    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

Library Tour (45 minutes): Get to know Mannheim's University Library and the most important library services while joining our library tour. The tour will be offered both virtually and in presence at the same time.

Tuesday, 07 February 2023, 1.45 p.m. Online

Thursday, 09 February 2023, 10.15 a.m. in Presence

Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 10.15 a.m. Online      

Thursday, 16 February 2023, 1.45 p.m. in Presence

Wednesday, 08 March 2023, 1.45 p.m. in Presence

ZOOM-Link 14 February 2023, 10:15 a.m.:


The meeting point for the library tours on campus will be in front of the Central Lending Library, Schloss Westflügel.

Please register via the student portal for the digital library tours or by email (info.ub@uni-mannheim.de) for the library tours on campus.

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

International Dinner

Wasabi or chili? Korean Kimbap or French Quiche Lorraine? This semester, the student initiative ESN VISUM and the International Office host an International Dinner.

Get together with (a) compatriot(s) and prepare a typical national dish or drink. At the same time you can try treats from different regions of the world!

Hungry yet?
Grab your ESN VISUM buddy and your friends, and start cooking!

Impressions from the International Dinner


Nadja Kindinger

Nadja Kindinger (she/her)

Team Coordinator, Advisor for International Exchange Students
University of Mannheim
Division II – Student Affairs
International Office
L 1, 1 – Room 110
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181–1153
Fax: +49 621 181–1161
E-mail: kindinger uni-mannheim.de
Office hours:
Working from home every Monday and Friday as well as Thursday in even calendar weeks; on these days you can reach me via email only.