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 Basic Academic Competences. You can find information on student advising services on the following pages.

Cross-disciplinary events from the the Central Student Advisory Service

Study Stream #2: Welcome at the UP 

Date: October 1, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in English)

Welcome to the University of Potsdam: The Central Student Advisory Service welcomes you to the University of Potsdam. Together with our guests, we will answer your questions about starting your studies at the Potsdam Alma Mater.


Mission possible: Welcome meeting for students with vocational qualifications

Date: October 14, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Place: Am Neuen Palais, Building 8, Room 0.58
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 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m.
Meeting point: information will be sent out after the registation
Please register via: eineunifueralleuni-potsdamde

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 7, 2021, 2 - 6 PM
More Information


Info Friday in the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

October 22, 2021
Digital event
More information

Introductory Events of the University Library

Library introductions, which will take place online in the winter semester 2021/22, 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