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First Semester Student Welcome

Everything you need to know about starting your degree

Welcome first semester students!

Classes will begin for the 2021/22 Winter Semester on Monday, October 4, 2021.

Below we will post the individual orientation events that each faculty has prepared for their new students. Our central welcome video for all freshmen students will also be shown here.

For each of the faculty programmes, we have noted whether the programme takes place online (with the access link) or face-to-face (with the room number of the lecture hall).

External link opens in a new window:How to install our video-conferencing tool alfaview

Willkommen Erstsemester! Video zum Start ins Wintersemester 2021/22

Programmes for individual study programmes

This list is updated regularly.

The programmes for each faculty are listed below - simply click on the plus sign to show each programme
Faculty of Digital Media, Furtwangen

Study programmes:
Computer Science in Media
Media Design
Online Media

The programme for the first semester welcome and the first few days of university, and all other important information on starting your studies at the Faculty of Digital Media can be found on the External link opens in a new window:DM-First Semester Welcome page.

Faculty of Health, Safety, Society, Furtwangen

Study programmes:

Applied Health Sciences BSc (AGW)
Midwifery Sciences BSc (HW)
Physiotherapy BSc (PT)
Security and Safety Engineering BSc (SSB)
Applied Health Promotion MSc (AGF)
Risk, Reliability and Safety Engineering MSc (RIW)

Monday, 5 October
10.00am

External link opens in a new window:Official welcome by the members of the University Executive (video)

Rooms: AGW + HW O 0.10; SSB + RIW O 0.11; PT Freiburg Study Center

AGF+RIW: Lectures according to timetable

11.15am

Welcome by the Deans of Studies (Split up into various study programmes - Rooms: AGW + HW O 0.10; SSB 0.11)

1.15 - 2.15pm
Introduction to IMZ (Learning Services) – (online) (AGF, HW, SSB, RIW without AGW)

External link opens in a new window:Digital Auditorium 1 or Digital Auditorium 2

3.30 - 4.00pm

Information from the student representatives of the Faculty Council (online, GSG-13

4.00 - 5.00pm

Victoria Reineck, HFU Central Academic Counselling  (live, online)

External link opens in a new window:Access link (0-100 participants)
External link opens in a new window:Access link (from 101 participants) 

Tuesday, 5 October

9.00am - 12.00 noon

First semester breakfast with Faculty Student Council
Tour of Furtwangen University

Rooms: AGW+HW O 0.10; SSB 0.11; Reserve room O 1.05

1.15 – 2.15pm:

AGW: Introduction to IMZ (Learning Services) (online)

Digital Auditorium 1 or Digital Auditorium 2

Wednesday, 6 October

11.30am
AGW: Safety instructions (mandatory attendance!): Prof. Lambotte (Dean) and Mr Wilke (Room O 0.10)

2.15pm
SSB+RIW: Safety instructions (mandatory attendance!): Prof. Lambotte (Dean) and Mr Wilke (Room O 1.05)

Teambuilding dates:

30 September, 1.30 - 5.30pm: Midwifery Sciences
1 October, 9.00am - 5.30pm: Physiotherapy (several groups)
4 October, 1.30 - 5.30pm: Applied Health Sciences
7 October, 9.00am - 1.00pm: Security & Safety Engineering

From Wednesday, 6 October: lectures begin following timetable

Other important dates:

3 November

2.15 - 3.15pm or 4.15 - 5.15pm

Introduction to the Study and Examinations Regulations (SPO) - ( room to be advised by email).

Faculty of Computer Science, Furtwangen

11.30am - 1.00pm
Auditorium (B Building, Furtwangen)

  • Welcome to the Faculty of Computer Science - first semester student of Computer Science and IT Product Management study programmes
  • Prize-giving - student with the best grades in the foundation studies
  • Mentoring kick-off
  • Campus tour

3.00pm

External link opens in a new window:Central First Semester Welcome by HFU (online)

  • Welcome of students by the university executive
  • Information about the university and the information events
  • Information about study programmes and teaching in the Winter Semester 2021/22
  • Study and campus life
  • Student Union (AStA)
  • Central Academic Counselling (ZSB)
  • Student Services Freiburg (SWFR)
  • Job Centre offers
  • Insights into everyday student life and tips for first semester students ("For students, from students")

4.00 - 5.00pm
Victoria Reineck, HFU Central Academic Counselling (online)

External link opens in a new window:Access link (0-100 participants)
External link opens in a new window:Access link (from 101 participants)

More information for students about the first week at the Faculty of Computer Science can be found here: https://www.hs-furtwangen.de/fakultaeten/informatik/fuer-erstsemester/inside/

Faculty of Industrial Technologies, Tuttlingen

Study programmes:

Engineering Psychology BSc
Mechatronics and Digital Production BSc
Medical Engineering - Technologies and Development Processes BSc
Materials Technology and Manufacturing BSc
Applied Materials Sciences MSc
Mechatronic Systems MSc

External link opens in a new window:Participants link to virtual room in alfaview
External link opens in a new window:Audience link to virtual room in alfaview (to watch, listen and chat)

9.45am
External link opens in a new window:Central HFU First Semester Welcome (online)

  • Welcome of the students by the university executive
  • Information about the university and about information events
  • Information about studies and teaching in Winter Semester 2021/22
  • Studies and campus life
  • Student Union (AStA)
  • Central General Academic Counselling (ZSB)
  • Student Services Freiburg (SWFR)
  • Job Centre offers
  • Insights into student everyday life - First Semester tips (For students, from students)

11.00am
Welcome and introduction to the Faculty of Industrial Technologies (live sessions)

  • Welcome by the Dean, Prof. Dr. Albrecht Swietlik, Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Technologies
  • Campus and life
  • General information about studying, TUTicket, accommodation and parking, AStA Tuttlingen, university sport, and much more.

11.30am
Study programmes in detail – Information from the Deans of Studies (parallel live sessions)

4.00 - 5.00pm
General academic counselling with Victoria Reineck (online)
External link opens in a new window:Access link (0-100 participants)
External link opens in a new window:Access link (from 101 participants) 

Download file:Download the programme here.

HFU Business School, Schwenningen

Semester start: IBW1

Monday, 4 October

10.00am

External link opens in a new window:General HFU First Semester Welcome session (online)

  • Welcome by the members of the University executive
  • Information on the University and the various information events
  • Academic information for Winter Semester 2021/22
  • Study and campus life
  • Student Union (AStA)
  • Central Academic Counselling (ZSB)
  • Students Services Freiburg (SWFR)
  • Job Centre offerings
  • Insights into everyday student life and tips for freshers ("For students, from students)

11.15am

Welcome by the Vice Dean of the HFU Business School, Prof. Dr. Uwe Hack (live, online)

Access link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/361817125
(Note: download GoToMeeting app in advance (free of charge, necessary to take part): https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/361817125)

1.15 - 2.00pm

Introduction to the Information and Media Center, Dr. Sandra Hübner, Head of Learning Services (live, online)

alfaview links:
External link opens in a new window:Link 1 1-100 participants
External link opens in a new window:Link 2 over 100 participants

2.15 - 3.45pm

Orientation Session Part 1 (live, online)
Prof. Dr. Frank Kramer | Dean of Studies
Natascha Steffens | Programme Coordinator

Link: GoToMeeting:https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/736695021 
App: GoToMeeting (free, necessary for participation): https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/736695021

4.00 - 5.00pm

General academic counselling with Victoria Reineck (live, online)
External link opens in a new window:Access link (0-100 participants)
External link opens in a new window:Access link (from 101 participants) 

Wednesday, 6 October

2.15 - 3.45pm
Orientation Session Part 2 (face-to-face, Room F 1.02)
Prof. Dr. Frank Kramer | Dean of Studies
Natascha Steffens | Programme Coordinator

3.30 - 4.30pm
Information from Student Services Freiburg
BAföG, Accommodation, Counselling & Co - Tips from Student Services

alfaview links:
External link opens in a new window:Link 1 1-100 participants
External link opens in a new window:Link 2 over 100 participants

Semester start: IBM1

10.00am

General HFU First Semester Welcome session (online)

  • Welcome by the members of the University executive
  • Information on the University and the various information events
  • Academic information for Winter Semester 2021/22
  • Study and campus life
  • Student Union (AStA)
  • Central Academic Counselling (ZSB)
  • Students Services Freiburg (SWFR)
  • Job Centre offerings
  • Insights into everyday student life and tips for freshers ("For students, from students)

11.15am

Welcome by the Vice Dean of the HFU Business School, Prof. Dr. Uwe Hack (live, online)

Access link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/361817125
(Note: download GoToMeeting app in advance (free of charge, necessary to take part): https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/361817125)

1.15 - 2.00pm

Introduction to the Information and Media Center, Dr. Sandra Hübner, Head of Learning Services (live, online)

alfaview links:
External link opens in a new window:Link 1 1-100 participants
External link opens in a new window:Link 2 over 100 participants

2.15pm

Welcome Session IBM 1 (live, online)
Prof. Dr. Daniel Cerquera | Dean of Studies
Silke Mühlbach | IBM Programme Coordinator

Link GoToMeeting:https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/875393621

For both IBW 1 and IBM 1

From Tuesday, 5 October on:
Regular lectures
according to timetable https://stundenplan.hs-furtwangen.de

Wednesday, 6 October:

3.30 - 4.30pm
Information from Student Services Freiburg
BAföG, Accommodation, Counselling & Co - Tips from Student Services

alfaview links:
External link opens in a new window:Link 1 1-100 participants
External link opens in a new window:Link 2 over 100 participants

Faculty of Business Information Systems, Furtwangen

WIB:

IBS:

BCM:

BAM:

  • 04.10.2021, 11.00am - 12.00 noon: German safety instructions in alfaview (WI01)
  • For participation online, please use the following guest link: External link opens in a new window:alfaview WI-01
  • 06.10.2021, 8.00 - 9.30am: Welcome and introduction by Dean of Studies Hr. Baier (Room C0.14)
Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering, Schwenningen

Study programmes:

Bachelor:

Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics (MM)
Medical Engineering - Clinical Technologies (MKT)
International Engineering (IEB)

Master:
Advanced Precision Engineering (APE)
Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Micromedical Engineering (MZT)
Precision Manufacturing and Management (PMM)

Monday, 4 October:

8.00 - 9.00am
Welcome of all students by the Dean Prof. Dr. Gunter Ketterer, and introduction of the Student Faculty Council (live, Room A 0.X)

9.00 - 10.00am
Welcome by the President Prof. Dr. Rolf Schofer (External link opens in a new window:video, Room A 0.X)

10.00 - 11.00am
Welcome and introduction by the Deans of Studies (split into the following rooms: MM1 - A 0.X;  MKT1 – E 1.05;  IEB – F 2.02; APE1 – G 0.03; MZT1 – G 2.02)

11.00 - 12.00 noon
Safety instructions (mandatory for all study programmes) by Prof. Dr. Magnus Schmidt (Room A 0.X)

1.00 - 2.00pm
Introduction to the library (in English) - mandatory for the following master's programmes: APE, BME, MZT (online, alfaview room: External link opens in a new window:MME 02)

2.00 - 3.00pm
Introduction to the library (in German) - mandatory for the following bachelor's programmes: IEB, MKT, MM (Room E 0.02)

3.00 - 4.00pm
Tour of the Schwenningen Campus by the Student Faculty Council. (Meeting point: inner courtyard)

4.00 - 5.00pm
Central general academic counselling with Victoria Reineck (live, online)
External link opens in a new window:Access link (0-100 participants)
External link opens in a new window:Access link (from 101 participants) 
 

From Tuesday, 5 October:

Lectures according to timetable

Wednesday, 6 October:

4.00 - 5.00pm
Introduction to HFU programs (in German): alfaview, timetable, FELIX etc.
Mandatory for IEB1, MKT1, MM1 (Online, alfaview room Auditorium)

Download file:Programme for the first week to download

Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering, Furtwangen

Electrical Engineering (ELAN)

Monday, 4 October

9.15am

First Semester Welcome by Prof. Dr. Spiegelberg, Dean of Studies of Electrical Engineering (ELA) (face-to-face, Room A 2.07 (with introduction to FELIX, StudiPortal and other central departments and functions)

10.15am
General safety instructions (mandatory attendance!) (face-to-face, Room A 2.07)

11.00am
Tour of HFU

11.45am
External link opens in a new window:Central First Semester Welcome (video)

4.00pm
Live chat with Frau Reineck, General Academic Counselling, to clarify any further questions regarding your studies
External link opens in a new window:Access link (0-100 participants)
External link opens in a new window:Access link (from 101 participants)

Faculty of Medical and Life Sciences, Schwenningen

Monday, 4 October:

10.00am

General HFU First Semester Welcome session (online)

  • Welcome by the members of the University executive
  • Information on the University and the various information events
  • Academic information for Winter Semester 2021/22
  • Study and campus life
  • Student Union (AStA)
  • Central Academic Counselling (ZSB)
  • Students Services Freiburg (SWFR)
  • Job Centre offerings
  • Insights into everyday student life and tips for freshers ("For students, from students)

11.00am

Introduction to the library for ANB and MTZ (in German)

1.00pm

Introduction to the library for master's programmes (in English)

2.00pm

General security information for all first semester students (mandatory attendance!)

Tuesday, 5 October:

8.00am (Room E 0.02)

Welcome by the Dean of the MLS Faculty, Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Deigner

Following this, the various study programmes will split off into different rooms as follows:

  •         ANB – Room A 0.11
  •         MTZ – Room E 0.02                   
  •         NBT – Room G 2.03
  •         PMD – Room G 2.01
  •         TP   – Room G 0.01

Ca. 9.30am (inner courtyard)
Tour of the campus
Introduction of the Student Faculty Council

From Wednesday, 6 October

Lectures according to timetable found under: https://stundenplan.hs-furtwangen.de

Wednesday, 6 October

4.00 - 5.00pm

Introduction to the services of the Information and Media Center (IMZ) for ANB and MTZ (in German)

Thursday, 7 October

3.00pm

General safety instructions for master's students (in English) - (online)
External link opens in a new window:alfaviewraum MLS01

Faculty of Business Administration and Engineering, Furtwangen

10.00am

External link opens in a new window:General HFU First Semester Welcome session (online)

  • Welcome by the members of the University executive
  • Information on the University and the various information events
  • Academic information for Winter Semester 2021/22
  • Study and campus life
  • Student Union (AStA)
  • Central Academic Counselling (ZSB)
  • Students Services Freiburg (SWFR)
  • Job Centre offerings
  • Insights into everyday student life and tips for freshers ("For students, from students)

11.15am

Welcome by the Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Engineering (online)
External link opens in a new window:Access link

1.15pm

Introduction to the services of the Information and Media Center (IMZ) (Introduction to alfaview, FELIX, timetable tool, etc.) (live, online)

External link opens in a new window:Access for participants: (for the first 100 people)
External link opens in a new window:Access listeners only: (from 101 people)
If the first 100 participant places are taken, use the second link with which you can follow the session, but are unable to switch on your camera or microphone. You can ask questions over the chat.

4.00 - 5.00pm
General academic counselling with Victoria Reineck (live, online)
External link opens in a new window:Access link (0-100 participants)
External link opens in a new window:Access link (from 101 participants) 

Other important events

"BAföG, Accommodation, Counselling & Co" - tips from Student Services
Wednesday, 6 October at 2.00pm (students on Furtwangen Campus) and 3.30pm (students on Tuttlingen and Schwenningen Campuses)

External link opens in a new window:Access link 0-100 participants
External link opens in a new window:Access link from 101 participants