Welcome Day

The start of your studies at the University of Magdeburg marks the beginning of a new chapter in your life, which will lay the foundation for your future. For this reason it is extremely important to us to offer you a special welcome to our campus. We would be delighted for your friends and family to join you too.

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For the winter semester 2021/22, the Welcome Day will take place on 07 October 2021. You can register for the various program items from end-August. It is important that you and each of the people accompanying you register so that we are able to smoothly manage our visitor numbers in respect of both possible restrictions that may be enforced to contain the coronavirus and also for contact tracing purposes.


OVGU Inside – enrolled, inspired, integrated
10 am, 11.30 am, 2.00 pm, 3.30 pm
Sports Hall 3

You are new to the University of Magdeburg and perhaps new to the city too. The most important thing for settling in well is nice people who will become acquaintances and then friends. By interacting get to know not only the staff of the University of Magdeburg, but also many of your fellow students in a completely different way.

You will also receive your first semester gift here.

Opportunities Fair
11 am – 5 pm
Building 22

Studying doesn't just mean sitting in lectures and seminars or writing essays in the library and revising for exams. Studying also means trying things out and perhaps getting involved in something new. At the Opportunities Fair you can find out about our student initiatives and committees and discover the wide range of leisure activities available in the city.  Musical, cultural, sporty or political, there is something for everyone. Take a look around and make the most of your opportunity to shape your life as a student.

Official Welcome by the President of OVGU
1 pm
Refectory Forecourt

Between the refectory and the library, the President of the University of Magdeburg, Professor Dr.-Ing. Jens Strackeljan, will welcome you and your relatives on this special day, a day on which you have officially become part of the student body and also a trailblazer.

Chat with the President
5 - 6 pm

In a relaxed atmosphere chat with the President, a representative of the city of Magdeburg and a representative of the student council. You can ask any questions you like here and tell us about your wishes for and expectations of your dream degree course.

You will also receive your first semester gift here.

Refreshments will be available from the refectory and round about (café in the library and coffee bar in building 29), and there will also be music from the university's Big Band to enjoy.

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