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Introductory Events

On the following pages, we have compiled basic information on orientation events about specific degree programs, the university library, and the services offered by the departmental advisory office during the first few weeks.

To make the subjects easier to find, we have organized them into the following categories:

Please note that, in some degree programs, there are mandatory courses that you have to attend before the semester begins. There is more information at Self-assessment and Planning. You can find information on student advising services on the following pages.

Cross-disciplinary events from the the Central Student Advisory Service

Mission possible: Welcome meeting for students with vocational qualifications

Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Place: Am Neuen Palais, Building 9, Room 2.04
Please register via: vera.yuuni-potsdamde

Welcome to the University of Potsdam: This welcome meeting is aimed at students with a vocational qualification and will provide an initial overview with lots of information about your studies!

Walk & Talk: Welcome event for students with health impairments for the start of the semester by the “One University for Everyone” team

Date: October 28, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting point: Am Neuen Palais campus, Building 8, courtyard
Please register via: eineunifueralleuni-potsdamde

We cordially invite you to our "Walk & Talk" – a relaxed get-together with a stroll through the Sanssouci Park in its autumnal beauty. "Walk & Talk" is meant to give you the opportunity to establish the first contacts with fellow students and to get to know your new university location from a different perspective. After the walk through the park, which will take about one hour and give you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the university's advisory services, you will have a chance to explore the university dining hall with the help of our student assistants.

The team of the "One University for Everyone – Organizing Inclusive University Studies" project is committed to an open university that offers equal opportunities for all. We advise and support students facing special life situations including, for example, psychological impairments, chronic illnesses, a disability, but also care responsibilities, a special university entrance qualification or an urgent study-related stress situation.

Please register via eineunifueralleuni-potsdamde. In your registration e-mail, please let us know what your degree program is and whether you have any specific needs that we need to consider. We look forward to meeting you.

Information on the advisory services offered by the "One University for Everyone" team can also be found here.

Forum Bachelor-Master for all study programs in the Faculty of Arts

Dear students,

The Faculty of Arts welcomes you at the University of Potsdam and wishes you a successful start to your first semester.We would like to invite you to our annual Bachelor-Master-Forum. You will have the opportunity to talk to different consultation services of the University of Potsdam as well as your department’s supervisors. Additionally, you can take part in a digital walk around the campus.

Due to the current situation the forum will take place as a digital event.

October 28, 2020, 2 - 6 PM
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Introductory Events of the University Library

Library introductions, which will take place online in the winter semester 2020/21, will help you find your way around the library. UB employees will show you how to find and borrow literature and will give advice on the use of electronic resources. For many degree programs, library introductions are already included and do not have to be booked separately. If no library event is planned for your subject during the introductory weeks, you are welcome to register for a course.

Information on the events, dates and registration