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FRESHIE JOURNEY

 


 

Welcome to Jacobs

 

FRESHIE JOURNEY 2022

We at Jacobs have the greatest pleasure of welcoming our new students, our Freshies, to campus! Our goal is to support you in having a comfortable arrival and providing you with the best college experience.

Our online freshie orientation, known as the Freshie Journey, will prepare you for this new phase of your life before you arrive on campus. We want the transition to be as smooth as possible.

We have a sequence of online live events planned and content on-demand to help orient if need to quarantine upon arrival. The journey is informative but fun and interactive, and you will get the opportunity to connect with your peers during the final month of your summer vacation.

Your VIP page offers further information about Jacobs University and what you need to prepare and submit to become a full-fledged college student.

We are looking forward to seeing you on campus!

Videos

In this section, you can view video recordings of our Welcome to Jacobs live events between August 30th and September 1st. Stay Tuned!


Use your CampusNet username and password to watch the videos. The username should be written in the form "CAMPUSNETUSERNAME [at] jacobs-university.de". If you forgot your CAMPUSNETUSERNAME go to http://ircitweb.irc-it.jacobs-university.de/ldap-search.php and search for it by entering your name.

Schedule & Kick-off

The Freshie Journey consists of a series of modules designed to prepare you to live, work, and study with students worldwide.

Every week we will release a new batch of content and hold a live web session for questions and discussions on what you’ve experienced.

It’s all about you! All the modules will remain online, available on demand even if you join late. All the web sessions will be recorded and made available upon request.

Please remember that you must complete all the modules to begin studying at Jacobs University. They contain important information about the structure of your studies, which courses to register for, and how to successfully complete your program requirements. In short, it has everything you need to know to become a Successful Jacobs Student!

Please note that the only way to participate in the Freshie Journey is by submitting a scanned version of your signed study contract - you can find further information and details on your VIP PAGE.

Schedules are subject to change. Please download the latest schedule available.
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Social Activities

The Freshie Journey will be filled with many activities that will allow you to meet other first-year students, Peer Counselors, and other Jacobs University students. It is the first taste of college life and is designed to be helpful and informative with a series of modules to introduce you to all aspects of life at Jacobs.

Social activities during the Freshie Journey will be loaded with fun, excitement, and many online and in-person opportunities to get into the Jacobs community spirit and make friends for a lifetime.

You will receive your Social Schedule upon arrival on Campus on August 29th.

Overview of the social activities for the Freshie Journey 2022:

  • Intercultural Workshops
  • Jacobs Community Standard Workshops
  • Campus Tour & Scavenger Hunt
  • Ice Breaking & Speed Friending
  • Games Night
  • College Social Night
  • Vegesack Supermarket Raid
  • Bremen City Tour
  • And more!

Note: All in-person activities will follow the current Coronavirus guidelines in Germany. We will provide updates on the activities and the actual dates later.

Arrival

We look forward to welcoming our Fall 2022 Freshies on campus on August 29th, the official arrival and check-in date. On this date, you will be able to go through the check-in process upon arrival as all our staff is waiting to welcome you to the Sports and Convention Center on the Jacobs University Campus.

The earliest date our Freshies can arrive on campus and receive access to their room is August 27th. However, no additional support, directions, or transportation can be made available upon arrival on dates other than August 29th. Additionally, no events or activities are planned on campus before August 29th.

Further information regarding arrival and support can be found in the online Freshie Journey.

For those flying to Germany, here are some tips on different airports to make your air ticket booking process more straightforward.

Exploring Bremen

Will you arrive early to explore your new hometown and neighborhood?

Check out the Bremen Tourism website to find all information about where and what to see.

Questions?

Please see our FAQ for incoming students in 2022.

For an expert guide to packing, check out our blog!

Useful links for the first days: