OU for winter term 2019/2020
Start: October 4th 2019, 9 a.m.
Informatikum, Vogt-Kölln-Straße 30, 22527 Hamburg
What to bring: weatherproof clothing, STiNE-username, TAN list, cup
The OU takes place in the days before the first lectures start. It’s organized by students from higher semesters to make your start into uni life as easy and carefree as possible but at the same time it’s your first official “course” at uni. It takes place from Friday the 4th of October until Friday the 11th of October with an exception for M.Sc. Intelligent Adaptive Systems. Please check out our FAQ for further detail.
During the OU you’ll get the chance to meet the other students and learn lots of things about the Uni Hamburg that you’ll need in your studies and day-to-day life. So don’t worry to much beforehand, we’ll show you all of the important stuff! To do that, we’ve planned a variety of activities. In addition to an introduction to all of the important things you’ll have to do and know for your studies, we’ve planned a scavenger hunt across the main campus and a city tour for you to get to know your new home. We’ll also show you around the “Informatikum”, the CS campus. Furthermore you’ll also get to know STiNE, the campus management system, which you’ll need to enroll in courses and we’ll help you in finding the right courses for you. There will even be two test lectures to give you a first impression of what studying will be like.
In the evenings you’ll get a chance to get to know your peers during board game nights or barbecues that will take place at the Informatikum. Even if you already have friends in Hamburg, getting to know the other students is worthwhile since working together in groups will be essential in your studies!
If you’re working or planning on working parallel to studying, try to keep the time of the OU as free as possible, especially the first Friday, as we’ll be going over some essential stuff on that day. We know it may be hard to manage this, but we promise it’ll be worth it.
On the 4th of October the day starts at around 9 a.m., with the actual OU starting at 10 a.m. with a welcome address by the head of the CS department. Because we’re expecting a large number of freshmen, you should preferably come at a random time between 9 and 10 a.m. This way we hope to keep waiting times and rush as low as possible. But don’t worry, we’ll keep you entertained until 10 a.m.
Because the welcoming address and the wait before will be outside, you should wear appropriate, weatherproof clothing. Lunch is available at the local cafeteria at reasonable prices. Snacks and drinks can be bought in our OU-Café. There will be no throwaway paper or plastic cups. You can get a cup for a small deposit of one Euro or you may bring your own.