Tips for new students
Welcome to our one-of-a-kind campus. It is both the heart of the University and a source of inspiration. Here you will find a study environment that is regularly awarded top marks in the Rankings. It is a place where careers - and friendships - are made. You'll be meeting other people and finding your way around our close-knit campus in no time. We've collected a few tips to help you get started here in Bayreuth.
Ease into student life
Some of our departments offer preparatory courses prior to the start of the semester to help you refresh your knowledge for your studies. We encourage new students to take advantage of these courses. The dates of our preparatory courses can be found on the website of the Student Administration Office.
You're cordially invited...
Lectures begin on 14 October 2019 with orientation and information sessions for the individual programmes of study that provide important information on the curriculum. The time and place of these events can be found on the website of the Student Administration Office.
Our University Governing Board and professors look forward to welcoming you at the Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony will be held in the Audimax on 14 October 2019 (6:15 p.m.). Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to network at our Cafeteria Evening.
Your Campus Card and username
Your Campus Card serves several different purposes. It can be used as your ticket for local public transportation, your library card, or to pay for your food in the cafeteria. The card has to be validated at the start of the semester; the terminal can be found in the ZUV Building (Central University Administration). Information on your username, which is used to log on to CAMPUSonline among other things, can be found in our account information (PDF).
Keeping your bearings
The abbreviations used by staff members and upper classmen can be confusing for new students. For example, RW, AI, and GW are three different buildings on campus. To help you find your way around the University, we recommend having a look at our Campus Map. Another note on abbreviations: Course times are often followed by "c.t.", meaning the course starts 15 minutes later. For example, a course listed as "18 Uhr c.t." will start at 6:15 p.m.
Planning your studies
The courses that are offered each semester are listed on CAMPUSonline. CM Life allows you to put together your schedule for the semester. The University of Bayreuth's Language Centre offers an Information Session on Foreign Language Training.
Connect with others...
In particular, the Departmental Student Representatives and our University Groups offer an interesting programme for first-semester students during their first few days of lectures. Campus tours and pub crawls are a great way to meet people. And if you get homesick, there's always Skype and FaceTime via our Campus WLAN.
Stay up to speed with our campus app
What is the cafeteria serving today? What else is happening in Bayreuth and on campus? The Campus App will keep you up-to-date so you are always able to tell your friends what's going on.
Do you still have unanswered questions?
The Office of Student Advising is happy to help. You may also find some of the answers you're looking for in our FAQs.