Ophase & Ofahrt

For orientation purposes, the student council offers two events. These are the Ophase at the beginning of the winter semester and the Ofahrt in the first month of the summer semester. The Ophase is organized for both bachelor and master students in the winter semester. In the summer semester, it is only offered to master students. We explain the details in the following.


Ophase

The Orientation Week / Phase (Ophase) is organized by the student council to provide first-year students with an easy introduction to their studies. During this week there are various lectures and introductory events as well as social activities. Here you can get to know other students and Darmstadt. You will also learn everything that is important for an easy start to your studies. Of course, you will also be shown how to set up accounts, the student mailbox and how to use the central campus portal. Since certain knowledge is also helpful in later studies, the student council offers a series of workshops in which you can learn, for example, LaTeX or git (for Bachelor students).

When? 10/07 - 10/11/2024 (Bachelor)
When? 10/09 - 10/11/2024 (Master)
Where? Robert Piloty Building (S2|02) - Livestream
What? IT systems, meeting people and general orientation

Furthermore, there is the registration. This is not required, but you help us to plan the Ophase better, and it is useful for you, because we can better inform you about changes and further information.

Registration

You can find all the comprehensive information about the exact process and useful things around it in our Moodle course. Or you can talk to one of us personally. A summary of the most important information and the key data of the Ophase can be found in the following overviews/PDFs:

CentralDecentralGroupOptional
Breakfast
09:00-11:00 S2|02 A020 (LZI)
Welcome meeting
11:00-12:30 S1|01 A1 (Audimax)
Groups
12:30-15:30 Kleingruppenraum
Expert talk
15:30-16:30 S2|06 030
Games pre evening
16:30-19:30 ???
Breakfast
08:30-10:00 S2|02 A020 (LZI)
Student Advisory Talk
10:00-12:00 S1|01 A1 (Audimax)
Groups
12:00-16:00 Gruppenraum
IT infrastructure Expert talks "Speed-Dating"
16:00-17:45 S3|11 08 (Hexagon)
Elective events
17:45-19:00 verschiedene
Bar Tour
19:00-20:00 S2|02 C205
Breakfast
08:30-09:30 S2|02 A020 (LZI)
Mentoring system, TUCaN, Moodle
09:30-12:00 S1|05 122 (Maschinenhaus)
Groups
12:00-14:30 Gruppenraum
Campus game
14:30-19:00 S3|11 08 (Hexagon)
Games evening
19:00-20:00 Piloty (S2|02)
Breakfast
08:30-10:00 S2|02 A020 (LZI)
Exam
10:00-12:00 verschiedene
Groups
12:00-14:30 Gruppenraum
Workshops (slots 1-3)
14:30-18:30 verschiedene
Math theatre
19:00-21:00 ???
Breakfast
08:30-10:30 S2|02 A020 (LZI)
AStA, complaint management
10:30-11:30 S1|05 122 (Maschinenhaus)
Groups
11:30-14:30 Gruppenraum
Closing
14:40-16:00 S1|05 122 (Maschinenhaus)
Campus and city tour or games evening
16:00-19:00 S2|02 C301
FB20 Party
20:00-21:00 ???
DepartmentLeisureUniversityGet to know GermanyOptional
Breakfast
09:30-11:00 S2|02 A020 (LZI)
Welcome meeting
11:00-11:30 S2|02 C205
Student Advisory Talk
11:30-13:00 S2|02 C205
ULB Tour & Lunch
13:00-14:30 ULB & Mensa
IT infrastructure
14:30-16:00 S2|02 C205
Get-together
16:00-17:00 S2|02 A020 (LZI)
GnoM (Games evening)
17:00-19:30 S2|02 A020 (LZI)
Breakfast
08:30-10:00 S2|02 A020 (LZI)
AStA, complaint management
10:00-11:30 S2|02 C205
Scientific-Speed-Dating
11:30-13:30 S2|02 C205
Lunch
13:30-14:15 Mensa
Studying abroad
14:30-16:00 S2|02 C205
Unirallye
16:00-19:00 S2|02 C205
Bar Tour
19:00-20:00 S2|02 C205
Breakfast
08:30-10:00 S2|02 A020 (LZI)
Intercultural Talk
10:00-11:30 S2|02 C205
Master and PhD Panel (with Q&A)
12:00-13:00 S2|02 C205
Student council & Closing
13:00-14:00 S2|02 C205
Master BBQ
14:00-16:00 S2|02 A020 (LZI)
University / city tour
16:00-19:00 S2|02 Foyer
FB20 Party
20:00-21:00 ???

If you have any questions about the orientation week, please send an email to ophase-leitung@d120.de. If you already study at the TU Darmstadt and you want to help, feel free to also write an email.

We recommend that all participants get an Athena card as early as possible to avoid increased canteen prices. More information can be found here.

Ofahrt

The O(rientierungs)fahrt is the first semester trip of the student council at the TU Darmstadt at the beginning of the summer semester. The goal of the Ofahrt is to continue to establish contacts between the new students and to give them the opportunity to exchange ideas about common interests in various workshops.

The next Ofahrt took place from May 3 to 5, 2024. During the registration for the Ophase you can express interest and receive further information. Usually, the Ofahrt takes place on the Starkenburg near Heppenheim (about 30km south of Darmstadt). The participation costs include accommodation, meals and program and amounted to 30€ last time.