Moin! Information regarding the Winter-OU 24/25 will be updated around the end of August.

Welcome to the Orientation Unit!

Summer OU

Info on the OU for the summer semester 24

In the days preceding the first lectures, the Orientation Event (OE) takes place. It is organized and hosted by students from higher semesters to help ease your transition into your studies, yet it remains your first official academic event.

It takes place on: Monday, Mar 25th, and Tuesday, March 26. Since only the Master's program in Computer Science at the department starts in the summer semester, the OE is only aimed at those starting the Master's in Computer Science in the upcoming semester.

On Monday, Mar 25th, we'll start at 9:00 a.m. at the Informatikum, in House D, Room D-125/129 with a communal breakfast. This will be provided free of charge by us, so you can get to know your fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere. Registration for the OE is not required.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could bring along the following items:
- Cup/mug, plate, and knife so we can avoid using disposable tableware during breakfast
- STiNE login credentials (username and password) and the STiNE TAN list so you can register for events during the OE

Tentative Schedule

Monday (25.03.)
9:00 - 9:45 Frühstück und Kennenlernen
9:45 - 10:00 Begrüßung durch FB-Leitung
10:00 - 11:15 Studienbürovortrag
11:15 - 12:30 Studienberatung
12:30 - 13:30 Mittagspause
13:30 - 14:15 Ikumrundgang
14:15 - 16:30 Arbeitsbereichsvorstellungen 1

Tuesday (26.03.)
9:30 - 12:30 Arbeitsbereichsvorstellungen 2
12:30 - 13:30 Mittagspause
13:30 - 15:30 Rechnerbenutzung (STiNE usw.)
15:30 - 16:00 AG-Vorstellungen, Tipps und Tricks
16:00 - 16:30 Feedback

Changes to the schedule and times are possible!

What is the OU?

During the orientation session, you will get to know your fellow students and learn a lot about the University of Hamburg. Additionally, you will get to know the Informatikum. Furthermore, we will introduce you to the system (STiNE) with which you must register for lectures and help you to enroll in the right courses.

During the departmental presentation, the individual research groups of the department will introduce themselves. So, on the one hand, you will get an overview of the research at the department, but on the other hand, also about the range of courses offered. This will make it easier for you to choose modules.

It is therefore worth it for you, even if you already have a solid circle of friends in Hamburg or have already completed your Bachelor's degree at the University of Hamburg.

Universität Hamburg

Department of Informatics
Vogt-Kölln-Straße 30
22527 Hamburg