Welcome Day - 06 October 2022

For the Welcome Day on 6 October 2022 at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, first-year students can expect an extensive programme on campus. Student initiatives, student councils, central institutions and the faculties will introduce themselves to the first-semester students. On the campus of Magdeburg University, families, students and friends will celebrate the start of their studies in detail. We have put together an extensive programme so that you can get off to the best possible start in the new phase of your life and the semester. Because from now on, the motto is: Let's rethink the world together!

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Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg attaches great importance to giving all first-semester students the best possible start to their studies. Our welcome day on 6 October is the highlight of the introduction days. On this day, you can expect an insight into future student life. The university, the city and the students will introduce themselves to you and welcome you to the main campus in the centre of Magdeburg.

11:00 - 16:00: Market of Opportunities

At the University of Magdeburg, students can get involved in over 50 student initiatives and thus not only pursue hobbies alongside their studies, but also make many new friends. At the Market of Opportunities, first-semester students had the opportunity to find out more about getting involved and to talk to fellow students.

Location: Building 22

11:00 - 16:00: My campus, my place

The campus is the place where students will spend most of their time during their studies. This is where they study, eat, teach, do sports and party. Between 11:00 and 16:00, new students should discover the campus and shape it together with fellow students. Numerous projects will be offered in the buildings and outdoors.

Location: Between Mensa square, Building 22 and Building 18

13:00 - 13:45: How do we want to use the campus?

In which direction should the students' home develop? It remains a place of togetherness, but numerous initiatives, committees and institutions have different ideas about how the campus of the future can look. We want to create a modern place that allows us to rethink the world together. For this, however, we need the participation of all OVGU members. Let's get talking!

Location: Mensa square

15:00 - 16:00: Matriculation ceremony

Celebrate your entry into Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg in the heart of the main campus. The university administration and creative minds from the state capital will welcome you on Mensa Square. Together with your family and friends, we will get you in the mood for studying and living in Magdeburg.

Location: Mensa square

From 4:30 pm: Concert with Make A Move

The musician combo Make A Move is the perfect way to start your university life. With them you will dance and sing, jump and sweat. The six artists usually fill concert halls, but on Welcome Day they come to the heart of the university campus. All OVGU members can expect a mix of groove, bass, rap, funk and a concert full of good humour and fat beats in the open air.

Location: Mensa square

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On campus, students, families and friends can expect numerous food trucks, exhibitors, hands-on activities and a photo box. This way, the first week at Magdeburg University will not only remain in good memory, but will also be captured for the four walls at home. In addition, new students can pick up their first semester gift. During the day, culinary delights will be provided at numerous stations on campus.

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