Events at a Glance for new students of the BTU

Welcome events for the winter semester 2023/24

The welcome and introduction week for the start of your studies | OTIWO week for the new students will take place from 8 to 13 October 2023.

8 October 2023Spreewald boat trip (with registration via
9 October 2023Welcome of the student teachers | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. | Großer Hörsaal 11.122, Building 11, Senftenberg Campus
Only for students of the study programme "Teaching Degree for Primary Education"
9 October 2023"OTIWO matriculation" - students welcome the new students! I 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. I Audimax, ZHG, Zentralcampus Cottbus
Lectures on study organization, eLearning system and staying abroad

Infomarket | 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Foyer ZHG, Zentralcampus Cottbus
  • leisure time activities
  • BTU Sports
  • languages
  • university library
  • clubs
  • introduction of the cities Cottbus and Senftenberg
  • BTU partners
  • and much more
9 October 2023Matriculation ceremony and opening of the academic year | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Stadthalle Cottbus
Afterwards Get together
All new students, their parents and guests are cordially invited. We will welcome you with a festive and entertaining programme!
Please note: admission is only possible with a free, valid ticket. Click here to book your ticket
Freshmen must also book a ticket if they wish to attend.
10 October 2023City rally in Cottbus | from 8:00 a.m.   
Registration via

Rehab Party | 8:00 p.m. | Muggefug, Cottbus
10 October 2023City rally in Senftenberg | from 11:00 a.m.
Start point in front of Building 11, Senftenberg Campus
No registration required
11 October 2023Introductory events of the study programs
11 October 2023Games evening | from 8:00 p.m. | Mensa, Senftenberg Campus
12 October 2023Day at the lake in Senftenberg | from 2:30 p.m.
Start point in front of Building 11, Senftenberg Campus
12 October 2023Uni Cinema | 8:00 p.m. | Audimax, ZHG, Main Campus Cottbus
13 October 2023Campus Club Night | 6:30 p.m. | Main Campus Cottbus
13 Ocotber 2023Semester Opening Party | 7 p.m. | Mensa, Senftenberg Campus
18 October 2023Semester Opening in Senftenberg | 7 p.m.
At the theatre neue Bühne Senftennberg (Theaterpassage 1, 01968 Senftenberg)
Entertainment programme, free beer and snacks
Free admission
More information

Information of the faculties and study programmes

In addition to the central events, there are programme-specific introductory events with relevant information. It is also worth taking a look at the website to discover other events organized by the faculty.

Preparatory Study Programmes

For details on the start of the preparatory study programmes, visit the website for each programme.