Introduction and start of studies

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This course starts in the winter semester.
Dates for the start of the course in October 2024 will be published in August 2024.
Until then, you can get an impression of last year's courses.

The most important dates and offers for the start of your studies

At the University of Kassel, there is no introductory event the . Rather, there is an extensive range of offers from various "organizers":

  • On the one hand, the departments offer an official program. This type of introduction is about the subject: What is the subject about? What specializations are offered in Kassel? Which Professors and subject areas determine the content? So: be sure to attend and ask questions!
  • For some (not all) degree programs and subjects, we recommend taking part in  preliminary courses. Pre-courses are aimed at first-year students who would like to refresh their knowledge in certain subjects. The preliminary courses start before the introductory dates.
  • The student councils often also offer introductory events. The student council is part of the student self-organization and deals with the specific questions of the students of a department. In terms of content, it deals with questions about the course of study, the organization of the curriculum, learning organization and examinations. The student councils therefore offer help on how best to study this subject.
  • There are also"welcome events" at : First semester welcome, offers for students with children, offers for international students.

Important terms explained

The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers you the opportunity to take a free preliminary course in mathematics before the start of the first semester. A total of seven different mathematics pre-courses (tailored to the respective degree course) are offered. The courses last between four and six weeks and take place before the actual start of lectures.

The Intensive 2 or Compact 1/2 preliminary course is recommended for this degree program.

More information

Monday, 16.10.23

  •  09:00-11:30 a.m. 
    Location: Campus Holländischer Platz, Campus Center, Lecture Hall 6
    Welcome by the Dean Prof. Dr. Matthias Gaßmann
    Presentation of the institutes, followed by a campus tour
  • 13:00-18:00 (from 14:00 start of the rally)
    Location: Campus Holländischer Platz, Campus Center, Lecture Hall 6
    City rally, Briefing by the student council
  •  from 18:00
    Location: Campus Holländischer Platz, Mönchebergstraße 7, room 2214 (student council room)
    Student council party

Tuesday, 17.10.23

  • 10:00-12:00
    Get-to-know-you breakfast(please bring your own crockery and cutlery)
    City rally award ceremony
    Location: Campus Holländischer Platz, Mönchebergstr. 7, rooms 0608 and 0614 (near the Gießhaus)
  • 12:00-14:00 
    Introduction to B.Sc. Civil Engineering
    Dean of Studies Prof. Dr. Carsten Sommer
    Location: Campus Holländischer Platz, Diagonale 3, Lecture Hall 2
  • from 18:00
    come together in the Irish Pub The Shamrock
    Location: Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 24, 34117 Kassel

Wednesday, 18.10.23

  • 10:00-12:00 
    Interesting facts about studying
    Important information about starting your studies from the student council
    Location: Campus Holländischer Platz, Campus Center, lecture hall 6

Lecture period: 14.10.24 - 14.02.25

The regular courses begin on Thursday, 17.10.24

Lecture-free period: 21.12.24 up to and including 12.01.25

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The department introduces itself

Dear first semester students,
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (FB14) would like to welcome you to the University of Kassel! We are delighted that you have decided to study with us and would like to offer you an interesting and smooth start to your studies.
To this end, we have put together a wide range of activities during the introductory week, the dates of which can be found in the menu above on this website. The introductory week is mainly organized by our student council - consisting of committed and helpful students from higher semesters. The student council is open to all concerns and problems and can be contacted at any time.
For further information, please visit our departmental website. Here you can find out more about the department's profile, find information about the degree programs and contact our student services and student council, who will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about your studies.

The department introduces itself: To the department website

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