First Semester Student Welcome

Everything you need to know about starting your degree

Welcome first semester students!

We will be running special introductory events for our new students before classes for the Winter Semester 2022/23 begin. The welcome videos from the university and the orientation events for each faculty will be posted here.

We look forward to meeting you.

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Central programme

Welcome to the Winter Semester 2022/23 at HFU!
The following events are run for all first semester students regardless of what you are studying:

Tuesday, 4 October:

Wednesday, 5 October:

  • 2.00 - 4.30pm: "BAföG, Accommodation, Counselling & Co - Tips from Student Services" - Info session from Student Services Freiburg

Introduction to the digital services of Furtwangen University

Information and Media Center (IMZ) and Center for Teaching and Learning (ZLL) inform about HFU-Account, FELIX and more!

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

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 Internal link opens in the same window:DM First Semester Welcome page.

Faculty of Health, Safety, Society, Furtwangen

Monday, 26 September - Friday, 30 September

  • Preparatory courses in the Applied Health Sciences and Security & Safety programs. Attendance is voluntary but recommended. Registration procedures have been emailed.

GSG Faculty Team Building Dates

  • Saturday, 24 September (HW), Friday, 30 September (AGW), Saturday, 01 October (SSB), Saturday, 08 October (PT). Participation is voluntary, but recommended. The registration procedure was communicated by mail.

Tuesday, 4 October

10.00am:
Welcome by the faculty (Prof. Lambotte, Prof. Steinhausen, Prof. Weidmann) in O Building (Luisenstraße 17).

11.15am:
Introduction by the deans of studies

  • Applied Health Sciences programme, Dean of Studies Prof. Weidmann (Room O 0.10)
  • Physiotherapy programme, Dean of Studies Prof. Kromer (Room O 1.05)
  • Security & Safety programme, Dean of Studies Prof. Stienen (Room O 0.11)

from 3.30pm:
External link opens in a new window:Live chat with Andrew McDouall/Ramona Hummel (questions about language courses)

From 4.00pm:
External link opens in a new window:Live chat with Victoria Reineck - Central Student Advisory Service (general questions about starting your studies)

Wednesday, 5 October

8.30 - 9.00am
Safety briefing (mandatory appointment for all): O Building, Room 0.10/0.11

9.00 a.m.
First semester breakfast together with the Student Council, tour of Furtwangen University

12.30 - 2.00pm
Introduction to Felix, Information and Media Center, External link opens in a new window:Online

2.00 - 4.30pm
External link opens in a new window:"BAföG, Housing, Counseling & Co - The Studierendenwerk gives tips".

Faculty of Industrial Technologies, Tuttlingen

Tuesday, 4 October:

11.00am

  • Welcome,Room A E.01
    Prof. Dr. Swietlik, Dean of the Faculty Industrial Technologies
    Central welcome video, Prof. Dr. Rolf Schofer, President, Furtwangen University
  • Study programmes in focus, Room A E.01
    Information by deans of studies and students: Starter package, survey, campus tour with lab and library tour

1.00pm

  • Lunch snack A-3.foyer

2.30pm

  • Greetings, Room A E.01
    Stefan Bär, District Administrator of Tuttlingen County
    Ralf Thimm, University Campus Tuttlingen Support Association e.V.
    Award ceremony of the Dr. Winkler Foundation for the promotion of young talents, Dr. Hans-Henning Winkler
    Award ceremony of the Kreissparkasse Tuttlingen "Best Project 2021/2022",
    Wilfried Sauter, Member of the Board, Kreissparkasse Tuttlingen

3.00pm

  • Campus and Life, Room A E.01
    General information about studying, TUTicket, housing and parking, student advisory service, AStA, Studi-Abo of the Tuttlingen city halls and university sports

3.30pm

  • Introduction to the learning platform FELIX and library, Room A E.01
    Milena Spießer, Learning Services / Christina Gunzenhauser, Library Tuttlingen

4.15pm

  • City rally and get-to-know-you party with students at the university campus (open end)
    AStA of the University Campus Tuttlingen, meeting point in front of the A-Building

 

Faculty of Computer Science, Furtwangen

Tuesday, 4 October

11.30am - 1.00pm
Auditorium (B1.14a), Furtwangen Campus

  • Welcome of the Faculty of Computer Science - first semester students of the Bachelor programmes General Computer Science and IT Product Management
  • Award ceremony for best undergraduate programme
  • Mentoring kick-off
  • Campus tour

More information from the Faculty of Computer Science on the schedule on the "INside" first study week can be found under http://www.erstsemesterAIN.hfu-informatik.de and http://www.erstsemesterITP.hfu-informatik.de.

Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering, Schwenningen

Dear first semester students,

We are looking forward to welcoming you all personally on Tuesday, 04 October at 8.30am at the Schwenningen campus, in Room A 0.X.

On this day, several important information sessions will take place for you. Download file:A detailed schedule can be found here.

We will introduce you to the HFU programmes the week before. Please attend one of the following events:

Friday, 30 September - 10.00 - 11.30am, Introduction to German; will take place online.

Wednesday, 28 September - 10.30am - 12.00 noon, Introduction in English; will take place online

All information about alfaview as well as links to the events can be found here: External link opens in a new window:Access without HFU account / External link opens in a new window:Access with HFU account.

Regular lectures according to the timetable will start on Wednesday, 05 October.

See you soon!
Best regards

Prof. Dr. Gunter Ketterer
Dean of the Faculty MME

Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering, Furtwangen

Electrical Engineering (ELAN) programme

Tuesday, 4 October

9.30am

First Semester Welcome by Prof. Dr. Spiegelberg, Dean of Studies of Electrical Engineering (ELA) (face-to-face, Room A 2.03 (with introduction to FELIX, StudiPortal and other central departments and functions)

10.30am
General safety instructions (mandatory attendance!) (face-to-face, Room A 2.03)

11.15am
Tour of HFU

1.00pm
Central First Semester Welcome (video)

Wednesday, 5 October

8.00am
Start of lectures according to timetable with project seminar 1, Room B 1.28, introduction and group allocation

3.00pm
Online introduction to the digital services (WLAN, HFU-Mail, Studiportal, etc.) Please also note the information in the FELIX course.

External link opens in a new window:Access for participants without HFU account

External link opens in a new window:Access for participants with HFU account

Faculty of Medical and Life Sciences, Schwenningen

Tuesday, 4 October

9.00am
First semester welcome video from the university
Online (video on this website)

10.00am
Introduction to the library for ANB and MTZ (German)
Online, alfaview External link opens in a new window:MLS-14

11.00am
Introduction to the library for PMD, NBT and TP (English)
Online, alfaview External link opens in a new window:MLS-14

1.00pm - Mandatory attendance!
Electrical safety instruction for bachelor's degree programmes
Online, alfaview External link opens in a new window:MLS-14

2.00pm - Mandatory attendance!
General safety briefing for all first semester students (German)
Online, alfaview External link opens in a new window:MLS-14

3.30pm
External link opens in a new window:Live chat with Andrew McDouall/Ramona Hummel (Q&A language courses)

4.00pm
External link opens in a new window:Live chat with Victoria Reineck (Q&A starting your studies)

Wednesday, 5 October

8.00am - Room A 0.X
Welcome by the Dean Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Deigner

Afterwards division into individual study programmes:

  • ANB - Room E 2.04
  • MTZ - Room A 0.X
  • PMD - Room G 2.03
  • NBT - Room H 1.01
  • TP - Room G 2.01

Approximately 9.30am in the courtyard

Guided tour through the campus
Student Council (Fachschaft) presentation

12.30 - 2.00pm
Introduction IMZ for ANB and MTZ (German)
Online, External link opens in a new window:access without HFU account

3.30pm
BAföG, Housing, Counseling & Co" - The Studierendenwerk gives tips
External link opens in a new window:Live chat

Thursday, 6 October

External link opens in a new window:Lectures according to lecture schedule at https://stundenplan.hs-furtwangen.de

 

 

HFU Business School, Schwenningen

International Business Administration IBW

Tuesday,  4 October
9.45 -10.30am
E 0.02

Welcome by the University executive and the Dean and members of the HFU Business School
Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Schneider | Dean

10.30am -12.30pm
E 0.02

Welcome by the Student Council of the HFU Business School
Bruno Ahlert | Chairman of the Student Council
-Presentation of the student council and the committees at HFU
-Q&A
-Distribution of first-year bags
-Guided campus tours

3.30 - 4.00pm
Online via External link opens in a new window:alfaview
(If needed F 0.02)

Live chat with...
Andrew McDouall | Director School of Languages and Cultures (SLC)
Ramona Hummel | Academic Assistant School of Languages and Cultures (SLC)
- Q&A language courses

4.00 - 5.00pm
Online via External link opens in a new window:alfaview
(If needed F 0.02)

Live chat with...
Victoria Reineck |Central Student Advisory Service
-Q&A about the start of the semester

Wednesday, 5 October
10.45am - 12.15pm
E 1.05

Introduction Library
Sabine Vetter-Hauser | Deputy Head of the library - Please bring a laptop!

10.00am - 12.15pm
F 1.02

Orientation Seminar
Prof. Dr. Rütger Conzelmann | Dean of Studies
Natascha Steffens | Programme coordinator

12.30 - 2.00pm
Online via alfaview
(If required E 1.05)

Introduction to HFU's digital services Diana Krippl | Head of Learning Support
Information and Media Center (IMZ) & Center for Teaching and Learning (ZLL) inform about HFU-Account, FELIX and more!
External link opens in a new window:Login as guest (without HFU-Account)
External link opens in a new window:Login with HFU-Account

3.30 - 5.00pm
Online via External link opens in a new window:alfaview

Tips from Student Services Freiburg: BAföG, Accommodation, Counselling & Co.

Thursday, 6 October

External link opens in a new window:Lectures according to timetable

International Business Management IBM

Tuesday, 4 October
9.45 - 10.30am
E 0.02

Welcome by the University executive and the Dean and members of the HFU Business School
Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Schneider | Dean

10.30am - 12.30pm
E 0.02

Welcome by the Student Council of the HFU Business School
Bruno Ahlert | Chairman of the Student Council
-Presentation of the student council and the committees at HFU
-Q&A
-Distribution of first-year bags
-Guided campus tours

2.00 - 3.15pm
F 0.02

Welcome Session, Prof. Daniel Cerquera (Dean of IBM) and Silke Mühlbach (Assistant)

3.30 - 4.00pm
Online via External link opens in a new window:alfaview
(On request F 0.02)

Live chat with...
Andrew McDouall | Director School of Languages and Cultures (SLC)
Ramona Hummel | Academic Assistant School of Languages and Cultures (SLC)
- Q&A language courses

4.00 - 5.00pm
Online via External link opens in a new window:alfaview
(On request F 0.02)

Live chat with...
Victoria Reineck |Central Student Advisory Service
-Q&A about the start of the semester

Wednesday, 5 October
10.45am - 12.15pm
E 1.05

Introduction Library
Sabine Vetter-Hauser | Deputy Head of the library - Please bring a laptop!

12.30 - 2.00pm
Online via alfaview
(If required E 1.05)

Introduction to HFU's digital services Diana Krippl | Head of Learning Support
Information and Media Center (IMZ) & Center for Teaching and Learning (ZLL) inform about HFU-Account, FELIX and more!
External link opens in a new window:Login as guest (without HFU-Account)
External link opens in a new window:Login with HFU-Account

3.30 - 5.00pm
Online via External link opens in a new window:alfaview

Tips from Student Services Freiburg: BAföG, Accommodation, Counselling & Co.

Thursday, 6 October

External link opens in a new window:Regular lectures according to timetable

Faculty of Business Information Systems, Furtwangen

Monday, 26 September to Thursday, 29 September

  • 8.00am - 12.15pm every day: Maths Bridging Course, Room C0.14
    (Participation voluntary, but highly recommended!)

Thursday, 29 September

Tuesday, 4 October

Wednesday, 5 October

  • 8.00am: First breakfast and introduction of the student council, Mensa
  • from 9.45am: Introduction BAM by the Dean of Studies and First Semester Student Welcome video from university, Room H0.10
  • from 9.45am: Introduction WIB by the Dean of Studies and First Semester Student Welcome video from university, Room C0.14
  • from 9.45am: Introduction BCM by the Dean of Studies and First Semester Student Welcome video from university, Room C0.13
  • from 9.45am: Introduction IBS by the Dean of Studies and First Semester Student Welcome video from university, Room I2.14 and External link opens in a new window:online
  • 2.00pm: SwFR event: "BAföG, Accommodation, Counselling & Co - Tips from Student Services Freiburg" - External link opens in a new window:online
  • 3.00 - 4.30pm: Introduction to FELIX, Information and Media Center: External link opens in a new window:online
  • from 4.30pm: Student Council WI: Presentation of the work of the Student Council (Fachschaft) and Student Union (AStA); Questions and answers about studying (from students for students), room details to follow
Faculty of Business Administration and Engineering, Furtwangen

Tuesday, 4 October

10.00am - 12.00 noon
Welcome and introduction of the faculty WING, Dean Prof. Jörg Jacobi, lecture hall G 0.04 (G Building, Baumannstraße 38 in Furtwangen)

Official welcome video of Furtwangen University (stream in lecture hall G 0.04)

12.00 noon - 1.00pm
Tour of G Building and important contact points Martina Scherzinger and Verena Heckele (start in lecture hall G 0.04)

1.00 - 3.00pm Lunch break

3.30pm
School of Languages and Cultures: External link opens in a new window:Live chat (Q&A language courses) Andrew McDouall / Ramona Hummel

4.00pm
Student Advisory Service: External link opens in a new window:Live Chat (Q&A starting your studies) Victoria Reineck

Wednesday, 5 October

2.00 - 3.00pm
External link opens in a new window:SwFR event "BAföG, Accommodation, Counselling & Co. - Student Services Freiburg gives tips"

3.00 - 4.00pm
Information and Media Center: External link opens in a new window:Introduction to services and facilities

We recommend the work show of the DM faculty with presentation of student work in the I Building, M Building and "Guckloch-Kino" Furtwangen; from 8.00pm Aftershow Party in the Alte Cafete (directly under the Auditorium)

From Thursday, 6 October
Start of lectures according to the timetable

Other events

The Student Union (AStA) on the Schwenningen Campus invites you on Tuesday, 4 October 2022 to:

  • a city rally with the faculty MME from 11.00am to 1.00pm
  • a pub crawl with first-year students of all study programmes starting 6.00pm (meeting point in the inner courtyard at the campus)

Church on Campus