Welcome Reception / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

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 spring semester 2021

    Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 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, 24 February 2021, 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, 26 February 2021, 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 via small break out rooms.


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.


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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.

Friday 9 October 2020, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday 15 October 2020, 2:00 p.m.

Please register via the student portal
(https://portal2.uni-mannheim.de:443/portal2/pages/startFlow.xhtml?_flowId=detailView-flow&unitId=52416&periodId=256&navigationPosition=studiesOffered,searchCourses) or by email (info@bib.uni-mannheim.de)

Literature research basics (30 minutes): Where and how do you search for scientific literature? What information resources are available for your subject at the university library?
Improve your literature research skills and use the possibility to ask all about literature resources, access to e-media and other library services.

Tuesday 13 October 10.2020, 12:30 p.m.

Please register via the student portal
(https://portal2.uni-mannheim.de:443/portal2/pages/startFlow.xhtml?_flowId=detailView-flow&unitId=52418&periodId=256&navigationPosition=studiesOffered,searchCourses) or by email (info@bib.uni-mannheim.de)

Virtual International Dinner

Every semester, we play host to an International Dinner in cooperation with the student initiative VISUM. Everyone brings a snack and/or drink typical of their home country. Take a tasty trip around the world surrounded by music and fellow students!

Time: 20 October 2020

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 107
68161 Mannheim