Junior Students

Hello dear junior students!

Like all other students, you have received (or will receive) an invitation to the Orientation Unit (OU) at your departmental advising office. The OU is a course organized by students from higher semesters and is intended to make it easy for all first-year students to start their studies.

We would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that OU is at least as important for junior students as it is for everyone else: Just like most first-year students, you are coming out of school and are not yet familiar with the processes and structures of the university.What do lectures look like?What are exercises? Who can I turn to if I have questions? How do I use the computers at the Informatikum? All these (and of course many more) questions will be answered during the OU. In addition, you will meet a former junior student who can give you important tips about junior studies in computer science. You will also have the opportunity to meet your fellow students (including the other junior students).

As you can see, you are not only welcome, we are also well prepared for you! Since the OU for junior students will take place together with the OU for first semester students, you can find all further information on the homepage.

In addition, we have some important information for you:

  • When you arrive at the beginning of the OU, please mention that you are a junior student, so that we have the opportunity to take good care of you.
  • The OU is an official course of the department and the participation in the OU is strongly recommended by the Computer Science Office for all first-year students (and thus also for you), since important information is imparted for the start of your studies. If necessary, you should ask your school for an exemption from classes for the whole OE ( Friday, Oct 6th to Friday, Oct 13th), so that you can always be present. If your school is not willing to do so, feel free to contact us (mail address is below) and we will try to support you and find good arguments to your school to exempt you from classes.
  • If you (or your parents) still have questions, you can contact the students who take care of junior students in the OU at oe-infozentrale@informatik.uni-hamburg.de. We are also available to meet or call in advance to answer any questions that may arise.

We look forward to meeting you in the OU!

Universität Hamburg

Department of Informatics
Vogt-Kölln-Straße 30
22527 Hamburg