The frisch annual planner, 2021/22

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All important dates at a glance

When starting at uni, it can all be a bit much. To help you keep track of everything whilst juggling classes, exams and your social life, we’ve put together a list of the most important dates for your diary.

The dates

Kursanmeldung Hochschulsport/ Sprachenzentrum
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Language Centre: This is where to go to brush up your language skills. You need to register for classes during the lecture-free period.

University Sports: Studying will keep your mind fit, but what about your body? If you want to stay in shape while at FAU, we recommend checking out what’s on offer from Hochschulsport, the university sports service. If you want to sign up for something online, you need to be fast because the courses can fill up really quickly.

18. Oktober Vorlesungszeit startet
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18. Oktober: Lecture time starts

 

18. Oktober Erstsmesterbegrüßung
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New students’ welcome event. FAU welcomes you officially to the university. This is your chance to get an overview of everything on offer at the university – from sports courses to the many student groups.

4. November Dies academicus
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24. Dezember bis 6. Januar Weihnachtsferien
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Holidays: That wonderful time of the year when you can do whatever you like! No lectures are held over the holiday break. But don’t forget that things like the Examination Office and the Student Advice and Career Service are also closed, and that the libraries have shorter opening hours.

Anfang Februar Rückmeldung
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Remember to re-register! The Students Records Office will send you a reminder to your university e-mail address. You need to transfer the semester fees during re-registration week.

11. Februrar Ende der Vorlesungszeit
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25. April Anfang der Vorlesungszeit
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21. Mai Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft
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Long Night of Sciences: Every two years, more than 350 institutions in Nuremberg, Fürth and Erlangen open their doors and present the latest research trends and future technologies from 6 pm until long into the night. The programme offers fascinating experiments, guided tours through laboratories and research institutions, presentations and a whole lot more besides.

2. bis 13. Juni Bergkirchweih
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Bergkirchweih: We remain optimistic that it’ll be possible again sometime soon: every year at Whitsun, Europe’s biggest beer garden opens on the Berg in Erlangen. FAU used to have a one-week “Berg holiday” during the beer festival because it was impossible to run the university properly with drunken students all over the place. The holiday was officially abolished in 1999. However, no lectures are held on the Tuesday after Whitsun.

25. Juni Schlossgartenfest
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Schlossgartenfest: Every year on the last Saturday in June, around 6,500 guests gather in Erlangen’s Schlossgarten for a lavish ball. We hope to be able to celebrate again in 2022. If the weather is poor, it is postponed by a week. Reduced-priced student tickets are available.

Juni Hochschulwahlen
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University election: Once a year, FAU students elect their representatives for the student committees and the student assembly. The elected students act as a mouthpiece for the issues that affect you.

 

Here’s some impressions of the last Schlossgartenfest before Corona

Anfang Juli Rückmeldung
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Remember to re-register! The Students Records Office will send you a reminder to your university e-mail address. You need to transfer the semester fees during re-registration week.

 

29. Juli Ende der Vorlesungszeit
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FRISCH! at FAU

Cover Magazin frisch 2021

frisch! at FAU is the magazine for freshmen. In it, you’ll find everything you need to know about starting your studies. From service facilities to reports on faculty projects and extracurricular activities at the university to alumni interviews, it’s all here.

FAU Magazine Frisch (June 2021/ German)

As a first-year student, you received a copy together with your enrollment folder. Individual copies are also available at FAU, for example in the dining halls and various student offices. You can also read the magazine online.