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Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Every October, UCF hosts a Welcome Week for all new students starting the Liberal Arts and Sciences study program. At the Welcome Week, we want to introduce you to the people and the structure of UCF and LAS, give you an overview of your foundational year, and provide some general information, e.g. on course and exam registration and academic advising. At the Sign Up, you will receive the widely traveled green LAS bag and your Student Handbook.

Most importantly, every new cohort of LAS students is introduced to each other and to current LAS students. The UCF Students Council has numerous fun activities planned – city tours of Freiburg, hiking outings, fun and games, pub crawls, jam sessions, and our Opening Celebration.

Here you can have a look at the Welcome Week schedule 2019. Please note that there might be minor changes.

Here are some impressions from the previous years:

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2020 everything was a bit different... We invited all new students to our opening session in the Aula of the university – of course under physically distanced conditions. Those who could not make it to Freiburg followed us via Livestream. During the Welcome Week, small-group hikes outside were possible thanks to the weather and not overly strict coronavirus regulations. Also, the Student Council opened a virtual common room for gathering and games.

Our traditional Opening Celebration was moved from the Peterhofkeller to the Internet and, surprise, it was a fabulous party with music, costumes, welcome speeches, and that LAS spirit already visible in our 2020 LAS cohort!

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Here you can find the program and all info on the Welcome Week 2020.