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We kick off the new academic year and the winter semester 2018/2019 with two events. The welcome event for all first-semester students will take place at Nikolaisaal Potsdam on Oct. 15, 2018. The president of the university as well as representatives of the city of Potsdam will welcome all first-year students.
The university's semester kick-off in the Schiffbauergasse cultural district rings in the academic year for all students of the University of Potsdam on Oct. 18, 2018. This event is meant to give all students an opportunity to meet with their colleagues and teachers in a relaxed atmosphere. While enjoying waffles and mulled wine on the 'market square', you can get to know university groups, clubs and companies from Potsdam. The Waschhaus-Arena hosts "MeetUP", where you can get answers to almost all questions regarding your studies. Staff from the student advisory service and the international office will be there from 6 to 9 pm. Highlights of the evenings will be concerts and performances. WarmUP ends at 10pm but the party doesn't stop. The start-of-semester party in the Waschhaus is always a big hit, with dancing going on into the wee hours.