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Welcoming Ceremony for our first semester students

Around 3,600 freshmen will start their studies at Osnabrück University in the winter semester! A highlight of this year's orientation week is once again the big welcome event for freshmen on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 9:30am to 1pm at the OsnabrückHalle. At around 80 information booths, first-year students can get a colorful overview of the university and life in Osnabrück and the region. In addition to tips on financing their studies, first-year students will also gain an insight into the services offered by the Center for University Sports and the university's counseling services, as well as an overview of the student initiatives at the university, the cultural offerings of the city and the district, and the Osnabrück pub scene.

At the official welcome, the University's Presidential Board, the Mayor of the City of Osnabrück Katharina Pötter and the Student Government extend a warm welcome to the first-year students.

Program Schedule

9:15am: Doors open

9:30 - 10:30am: Official welcome program in the Europa Hall 

10:30am - 1pm: Exhibition at numerous information booths

Official welcome program in the Europa Hall at 9:30am

  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Oltmer, Vice President for Academic Program Development and Teaching
  • General Student Committee (AStA)
  • Music: University band "Flaw and Order"
  • Katharina Pötter, Mayor of the City of Osnabrück 
  • Show of the Center for University Sports: HipHop show dance group 
  • Alumnus: Philipp Wedelich, Head of Division at the Ministry of the Interior and Sports of Lower Saxony.
  • Closing words: Prof. Dr. Jochen Oltmer, Vice President for Academic Program Development and Teaching
  • Music: University band "Flaw and Order"


OSKA mentoring program: Osnabrück fellow students for first-year students

Those who start their studies at the University of Osnabrück in the winter semester receive very special support: Experienced students - so-called OSKAs - accompany the first-year students through their first semester.Info on the OSKA Program

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Contact Person

Do you have any questions or would you like to set up a stall? Please contact:

Daniela Räuwer

Tel.: +49 541 969-6141

Raum: 13/E07
Kommunikation und Marketing
Neuer Graben 29/Schloss
49074 Osnabrück