Student's Council of Physics
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät V - Institut für Physik
O-Week / Information for Freshies
Information for Freshies
Welcome first semesters! The first week on the university will be the orientation week (O-week). You can find the program and additional information here on our Webside under Events.
Please remind that the program is currently in progress, so please look at our side regularly.
If you have questions, the category Information and FAQ is worth a visit. Or ask us from the students council, during the O-week we are available for questions every day from 9 am to 18 pm in the o-week office (W2 1-143). In the O-week 2022 the O-week lounge will also take place online in BigBlueButton. Here is the link:
For important questions, you can also call the help-phone:
Also follow us on Instagram (@fsphysikoldb):
For the winter semester 2022/23, a preliminary course will be organized in presence (Disclaimer: The course will be held in German!). In this course you will not only learn the basics of mathematics but also get to know your first new fellow students! In order to get all of the necessary information, please register as soon as possible. All information about the pre-course can be found here:
As an alternative to the pre-course, there is an online maths course (OMB+). Disclaimer: This site is in German! This course is recommended by the department of physics, so every student has (nearly) the same knowledge of maths before the start of the semester.
In the department of maths, there will be also a maths pre-course this year. Please note that this course will be held in German as well!
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are just concepting an O-week with events, which conform with the safety measurements of the university. As soon as the plan is finished, we will publish it here.
The orientation-week (O-week) is your first week at university. There is also an international orientation-week one week before that. There will be no regular lectures or seminars, but lots of events, which will show you, how to orient yourself in the university. We also help you with your schedule for your courses or we show you, how to use the campusmangement-system Stud.IP. You can also get to know other students in the first semester. There are central events from the university and there are events from us, the student council of physics. Please have a look at "Program o-week" for the newest schedule of these events!
Here our current time schedule:
The mentoring programme is a program for which you can register as a freshman in order to have better first steps into university and to get to know new people. You can find further information here:
Study management system Stud.IP
StudIP is the study management center of Oldenburg University; you have gotten your account information (format abcd1234) with your starting documents. On the website you can access your inbox and organize your timetable. Additionally, the system manages exam registration, grade assignment, registration to group workrooms and more.
Link to Stud.IP:
Campusmanagement center Stud.IP
If you need more information, you watch our Stud.IP introduction video, which also includes some explanation on how to create your timetable:
Online-conferences in BigBlueButton
For video-conferences in university it is recommened to use the program BigBlueButton (BBB). Here will be held most of your lectures and tutorials. BigBlueButton is very easy to use. For participating at online meetings with BigBlueButton you do not need to download anything. The system just works fine with your Internet browser. The IT-Service department advises to use the newest versions of Chrome or Firefox for it. For iPads you can use Safari.
You also can use the software for video conferences with other students. Therfore you need to creat a study group in Stud.IP or log in into studconf.uol.de and create a new BBB-room. Our o-week office and many other events during the o-week will also take place in BBB.
Here are further information on BBB (in German):
IT-Dienste: Video-Konferenz und kollaboratives Arbeiten
An explanation to this program you can find here: