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Program of the Orientation Week Winter Semester 2019/20

Please note that for organizational reasons some introductory courses and foreign language placements are scheduled after the Orientation Week during the lecture period.

Time
Place Event Language
9:30 am -
10:30 am
Audimax Official Reception
University Vice President Janine Nuyken,
Central Student Advisory Service, StuPa & AStA
German
10:30 am -
11:00 am
Audimax Viadrina Compass
Gründungszentrum ViadrinaCareer Center / Mentoring / Gender Equality Office of Viadrina / Viadrina PeerTutoring / Viadrina Family
German
11:00 am -
12:00 pm
GD Foyer Questions & Answers - Coffee & Cookies
Central Student Advisory Service / Department of International Affairs / Welcome / Career Center / ZSFL / IT-services / Studentenwerk / AStA & StuPa / Gründungszentrum Viadrina / University Sport / Gender Equality Office of Viadrina, Viadrina Family & Mentoring / Language Centre
German
English
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm GD HS1
Introduction for international exchange & Erasmus students
German
English
2:30 pm -
3:30 pm
in front of GD Guided City Tour German
English
3:30 pm -
7:00 pm
Kleist Forum Get-together for all degree-seeking, exchange and visiting students
Welcome reception hosted by the University President
Prof. Dr. Julia von Blumenthal and the mayor of Frankfurt (Oder) René Wilke. Afterwards there will be live music and free draught beer.
7:00 pm in front of Kleist Forum Barhopping
Go out with your fellow students to the best bars in Frankfurt (Oder). We will get to know Frankfurt by night together, enjoying a Mojito at Havana Bar or a beer at the cosy WG Bar.
German
English
11:00 pm Stuck, Lindenstr. 7 After Party
The night should not end? Let's go dancing! 
Entrance fee: € 3
Time
Place Event Language
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
AM 03 Information about foreign language education
Language Centre
German
English Spanish
2:15 pm -
3:45 pm
GD HS1
Information Meeting with Departmental 
ECTS-Coordinator
Faculty of Law
German
English
7:00 pm Fforst
Forststr. 3&4
Karaoke Party at Verbuendungshaus Fforst
Let's have fun and sing together to our favourite songs!

Time Place
Event
Language
10:45 am -
12:15 pm
Audimax Virtual Life at the Viadrina
Introduction to the university's online systems (viaCampus/HIS, Wi-fi, e-mail, e-learning, Moodle)
English
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
GD 03 Sneak-Preview: The Writing Center's Co-Writing Space
discovering services, materials, working spaces and meeting Peer Writing Tutors
German
3:30 pm -
4:15 pm
Audimax Financing living & studying
Information by the Studentenwerk
and by the Familiy Affairs Office 
German
4:30 pm - 
5:00 pm
GD 102 Starting a business and working on a self-employed basis during your studies (Gründungszentrum/Viadrina Business Incubator) German
3:30 pm -
4:30 pm 
AM 203 Get-together for students with health impairments
In a relaxed atmosphere we want to talk about studying with chronic physical as well as mental illnesses and disabilities. We will also present the university's counselling and support services.
German
4:30 pm -
6:30 pm
in front of AM City Rallye - familiarize yourself with Frankfurt (Oder)
Get to know your new home town as well as your fellow students.
10:00 pm Frosch
Der Club
Ziegelstr. 
36
Party for all students at Frosch Der Club
Let's dance till the morning comes!
Entrance fee: € 3
Time Place Event Language
9:00 am - 10:00 am GD HS2 Introduction to the Writing Center
Find out how the Writing Center can support you as an academic writer.
German
English
10:00 am -
3:00 pm
AB Foreign language placement tests for
English / Spanish / French / Polish

Please notice that tests do start at different times.
10:15 am -
11:15 am
GD HS8 Semester abroad, traineeship, vocational preparation
Department of International Affairs, Career Center
English
11:30 am -
12:30 pm
GD HS8
Information Meeting with Departmental ECTS-Coordinator
Faculty of Social and Cultural Science
German
English
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm GD HS2
Information Meeting with Departmental ECTS-Coordinator
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
German
English
3:00 pm -
5:00 pm
in front of GD Jumping at the JUMPHOUSE
This activity is limited to 40 people. Please register in advance via www.facebook.com/fsrwiwi.eu
Entrance fee: € 6
7:30 pm in front of AM Bowling at Frankfurter Hütte
You will get to know a lot of fellow students while bowling in a nice atmoshpere. Team spirit is the key word! Let's have fun.
This activity is limited to 30 people. Please register in advance via www.facebook.com/fsrwiwi.eu
Entrance fee: € 3
Time Place Event Language
10:00 am - 3:00 pm  AB Foreign language placement tests for
English / Russian / Turkish

Please notice that tests do start at different times.
7:30 pm GD "Kleines Kino" presents the film "Das schönste Paar"
produced by Sven Taddicken, Germany/France 2018, 93 min,
Tickets: € 3
German
11th-13th October 2019, excursion to Międzyzdroje (Polish Baltic Coast)
Please register via erstifahrtviadrina@outlook.com by 30th September 2019 at the latest.
German
English
Time Place Event Language
11:00 am -
1:00 pm
AB Foreign language placement tests for German
Please notice that tests do start at different times.
12:00 pm -
2:00 pm
AB Advice on foreign language education by the language centre
1:00 pm- 
2:00 pm
AM K14 Open hour at the Family Affairs Office
Counselling services for pregnant students and/or students with children or close relatives in need of care
German
3:00 pm CP Foyer, 
Słubice
Collegium Polonicum
Guided tour through the Collegium Polonicum
German
Polish
English
3:30 pm CP library,  Słubice Collegium Polonicum
Guided tour through the library
German
Polish
English
Time Place Event Language
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
HG,
biblioteka
Polskojęzyczne zwiedzanie biblioteki Polish
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm AB Advice on foreign language education by the Language Centre
3:00 pm -
4:30 pm
AM 113 Open hour
Counselling service for students with a disability or chronic illness
German
English
Time Place Event Language
12:00 pm -
3:00 pm
GD Foyer Student representative unions and initiatives fair (AStA) German
English
1:00 pm online Registration deadline for language courses at the Language Centre
6:00 pm  AM 03 Case study by VCG (Viadrina Consulting Group e.V.)
Are you also a new student at the Viadrina? Just drop in and get to now other students during our interesting case study. Free pizza and beer is served.
German
Time Place Event Language
10:00 am -
11.00 am
HG,
biblioteka
Polskojęzyczne zwiedzanie biblioteki Polish
Time Place Event Language
10:00 am Allocation of language courses, Language Centre
Remaining places in the laguage courses will be allocated until 1st November 2019, 6:00 pm.
12:00 pm Logenstr.
9-10
Last call for language courses at the viadrina sprachen gmbh
Please register for language courses personally.
Time Place Event Language
9:00 am - 
12:00 pm
AB Foreign language placement tests for remaining courses
for 
German / French / Spanish / Turkish
Time Place Event Language
1:00 pm -
4:30 pm
AB Foreign language placement tests for remaining courses
for
English / Polish / Russian
Time Place Event Language
11:30 am -
2:30 pm
GD Foyer Information Fair "How to finance your studies in Germany"
Student representative unions and initiatives
German
English
Time Place Event Language
11:00 am -
12:00 pm
HG, library Guided tour: University Library
Introduction to the library and its research systems
English
Time Place Event Language
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
HG, library Guided tour: University Library
Introduction to the library and its research systems
English
Monday, 7th October
as from 3:30 pm
at Kleist-Forum

Live music & free draught beer
Fun & games
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