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New Student Welcome Ceremony

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Accessibility participation

The stage is located at the Westend in the central hall. Seats in front of the stage are reserved for wheelchair users and are accessible at ground level. The stage programme will be broadcast on a screen and interpreted by a sign language interpreter.


From the tram stop "Universität" to the main university building, cross the bridge in the direction of the main entrance.

You can find a map here. Alternatively, you can use UniMaps, the app for accessible campus navigation.

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New Student Welcome Ceremony Winter semester 2023/2024

The official welcome for all students who will begin their studies in the Winter semester 2023/2024 will take place on October 9th at 10 am in the central hall in the main university building. The chairpersons of the General Students' Committee (AStA), the new Rector Professor Dr. Angelika Epple and the Mayor of the City of Bielefeld, Andreas Rüther, will be on hand to introduce life in the city and at the University. You will also be provided with the most important information about starting your studies at Bielefeld University and have the first opportunity to get to know your fellow students. All first-year students are cordially invited to attend the 40-minute event. The New Student Welcome Ceremony will be moderated by Hannah Rosenthal and Felix Wilke from the Bielefeld campus radio station HERTZ 87.9.

Registration is not required.


Photographs will be taken during this event for the purpose of event documentation.

The photographs will show and reproduce individuals or groups of people who are not in the foreground. These recordings will be made on the basis of legal permission. You have the right to object to the production and use of the photographs.

For recordings in which people are in the foreground, we obtain your (verbal) consent. You can revoke your consent at any time without giving reasons.

If you do not wish to be photographed, please contact the photographer first. If you would also like to object to the processing of the photographs or withdraw your consent, please contact the event management (

You can find the detailed data protection information here.

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