Freshman (winter semester/beginning: October)

Hello freshman,

here you should find all the important information you need before you start your studies.

During the freshmen events we will give you all other important information. Of course you can always ask us your questions. Simply write an e-mail using the contact form on this page.

See you then,

Your Erstsemester-Referat

The following information may be out of date. You may find more up-to-date information on the German page.

Freshman events for the winter semester 2020/2021

Due to the dynamics of the current Covid situation the here provided data can change within the coming weeks. Please be aware of the current contact restriction, you need to be either vaccinated, recovered or tested with an certificate not older then 24 hours and face mask needs to be worn until you reach your seat. Furthermore you will need to register in Intake for contact tracing.

Vaccination buses in Rhineland-Palatinate:
There are currently regular vaccination buses driving through Rhineland-Palatinate, at the end of October one will also come to the campus of TUK. The exact locations and times of the vaccination buses can be found here.

The Mathematics Preliminary Course takes place form 04.10.21 to 15.10.21 Monday til Friday. A previous registration needs to be submitted here.

With the exception of the first day, where the student faculty council arranges additional activities, the following schedule always applies:

Time Event Meeting Point
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast 46-267/268
09:00 - 12:00 Mathematics Preliminary Course - Exercise 46-267/268
14:00 - 17:00 Mathematics Preliminary Course - Lecture 46-270

Please sign up for breakfast here so we can plan better.

The arrangements for the first day and the list of our additional events are here:

Date Time Event Meeting Point
04.10.21 12:00 Welcome - Lunch In front of the mensa
04.10.21 14:00 - 17:00 Mathematics Preliminary Course - Lecture 46-270
05.10.21 12:00 Campus tour Foyer 46
05.10.21 14:00 - 14:15 Welcome greeting from the FSR 46-270
05.10.21 17:00 Informational presentations on RHRK/KIS* 46-110 / Discord-Server
06.10.21 17:00 Unisport tour 46-267/268
06.10.21 n.n. Networking event for Techno-Physicists n.n.
07.10.21 17:00 City rallye 46-352
07.10.21 19:00 "Turmbau zu Lautern" * 46-387
08.10.21 17:00 How to make my timetable Discord-Server
11.10.21 17:00 Escape-Room ** 46-387/388
11.10.21 17:00 Library tour (for one group) 46-387/388
12.10.21 19:00 Digital game night Discord-Server
13.10.21 18:00 Library tour (for one group) In front of the entrance (building 32)
13.10.21 18:00 Barbecue*** AStA-Terasse
14.10.21 17:30 Start of the pub crawl 46-352
14.10.21 18:00 Dinner at the "Brauhaus" during the pub crawl In front of the Stiftskirche
14.10.21 20:00 pub crawl - only visiting the pubs In front of the Brauhaus
n.n. n.n. Information event for the student teachers you should have received onformations from the ZfL
15.10.21 9:00 Freshman welcome from the university administration 46-215 and 46-220, video from last semester
19.10.21 19:00 Digital game night Discord-Server
n.n. n.n. Information event of the department about the course of studies of Bachelor Physics and Diploma Physics Link
n.n. n.n. Information event of the department about the course of studies of Bio and Techno Physics Link
25.10.21 10:00 Welcome of the physics department 46-215 (at the beginning of the lecture 'Mechanik und Wärme')
25.10.21 18:00 Hiking to the Humbergturm 46-352
29.10-31.10 see below Freshman trip to Weidenthal see below

* with dinner and game night

** followed by a game night

*** We will provide steaks, bread, salads and drinks. You are welcome to bring your own meat, grilled cheese, salads or dessert.

Then on 25.10.21 the normal university everyday life begins.

Events of the Department of Physics

The physics department organizes official welcome and information events independently of us. These are already incorporated in our list above. Nevertheless, we give you here the link to their information to you.

Current information about the Mathematics Preliminary Course can be found here.


Note: We will also discuss the timetables online with you again. Here is apresentationregarding the tool used for creating these timetables.

Most of the lectures will be accompanied by an exercise.

Slides of the information events

Here are some of the lectures heldin Weidenthal in the previous years:

For those interested there is also a lecture about the TUK committees:

The presentation for the AP which takes place at the end of the term is foundhere.

Study instructions

Here are all the module guide books for the subjects..

The examination regulations, for the different courses are accessible in here.

Freshmen trip to Weidenthal

Dear freshmen, currently the Corona situation is still uncertain, so we can not ensure that a freshman trip will take place. Therefore we ask you to register early with us by mail, but until the request from our side NOT yet to transfer the below-mentioned expense contribution.

In the Mathematics Preliminary Course we will tell you everything again, so that you still have some time until you have to make a final decision. Nevertheless here in advance.

In the preliminary course we will tell you all this again, so that you still have some time until you have to make a final decision. Nevertheless here already in advance.

After the first week of lectures, we offer a three-day trip to the youth hostel in Weidenthal (Am Weiher 47, 67475 Weidenthal) in the winter semester from October 29-31. There you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow students and the faculty student councill. You will also get all the important information about the start of your studies.


For the 2 overnight stays and full board we ask for a contribution towards expenses of 25€.

To participate, we need a registration (by e-mail, fax, post or personally) and transfer the fee to our account.

Proprietor: Fachschaft Physik

Account No.: 112 014 287
CODE.: 540 501 10

IBAN: DE83 5405 0110 0112 0142 87

Bank: Stadtsparkasse Kaiserslautern

Please enter your name, first name and "Weidenthal" in the "Verwendungszweck" field.

The rough timetable for this trip is:

Day Time Event Meeting Point
Mi, 17.10.18 11:30 Arrival with the hike 46-352
11:30 Arrival by train 46-352
19:00 Dinner
Do, 18.10.18 09:00 Breakfast
10:00 Information presentations on the various courses of study
12:30 Lunch
13:30 jDPG-Presentation
14:30 RHRK-Vortrag
15:00 Presentation of the professors
16:00 Coffee and cake
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Freetime
Fr, 19.10.18 08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Departure Weidenthal
10:31 Arrival Kaiserslautern Main Station
10:45 Arrival Uni

Online Math Bridge Course

The Department of Mathematics offers an online math bridge course to prepare students for their studies. There you can check your level of knowledge of school mathematics and close existing gaps individually. In addition to the learning units and tests with solutions, there is also the possibility to ask questions directly to the OMB-tutors.

Frequently asked first semester questions

Here is our FAQ

AStA information brochure

The AStA (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss) has also published an information brochure for you freshmen with general information about the university, student life and the city of Kaiserslautern:AStA-Heft