Where do I have to go? What will my schedule look like? Are there actually nice people there? When you start your studies and come to a completely foreign city, you have a few questions on your mind. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there ourselves. 

In order to be able to support you a little at the beginning of your studies, we try to make your life easier with our orientation week: 


Introduction to your studies

On Monday (29th of August ) there will be the official introduction to the M.A. Political Science/Sociology  from the university at 11 am for about one hour. You can ask your most pressing questions and get to know your student representative council a little better. Furthermore, your programme managers, Fabian Dorner (PoSci)/Stefanie Thye (Sociology) will welcome you and give you some important information.

Please find information for Bachelor courses on the German version of this webpage.


The campustour will take place on Monday (29th of August) from 12 am.

The meeting point is in front of Café Soleil at A5, 6.

Get Together For Master Students

You study in the Masterprogram Sociology or Political Science? To get to know your fellow students we have organised a meet up on Monday, the 29th ofAugust at 5.30 pm. Meeting place is the Mensawiese. We will have a BBQ togheter, please bring some food for yourself. We are looking forward to meet you!

City Rally

New in Mannheim and still no idea where the best spots to chill or party are? Then come to the city rally and get to know the city center. In teams you will navigate through the city center („Quadrate“) and master tasks. The best groups will win a prize as well as fame and glory!

The city rally is held on Saturday, the 3rd of September and starts at 2 pm.

Info: The tasks are written in German.

SoPo pub crawl

Always the highlight of the freshman week: the SoPo pub crawl. During this we give you the opportunity to get to know each other and your student representatives in small groups and also the best bars and pubs in Mannheim.

Wev will meet each other on Wednesday, the 1st of September in front of Café Soleil at 7pm. In small groups we will hop from bar to bar and end our crawl at the nightclub Das Zimmer. Togheter with students from other faculties we will dance the night away and start the new semester right!

study plan consultation

You are completely overwhelmed and have no idea what the Portal² already has against you and why you cannot enrol in courses? Are you unsure about the courses you should enrol in in the first semester and what you should do first in your minor subject? Don’t worry, we all did at the beginning of our studies! That is why we offer you a study plan consultation where we help you individually, show you how to take courses and what makes the most sense for you in the first semester. 

The study plan consultations are held in the Fachschaftszimmer A5, 6 room B012 on the following dates and take about 15 minutes:

Friday, 2nd of September 1pm to 4pm

Monday, 5th of September 1pm to 3pm


We wish you an exciting orientation week and a good start to your studies at the University of Mannheim!

Your FBV SoPo