Timetable of the Orientation Week (Ophase)

To ensure you know what to expect in the Ophase and when you should definitely be present, here is the schedule for our orientation week.

Bachelor Students

The ophase for Bachelor students in the winter semester 2021 will take place from Monday, October 10. until Friday, October 14. The essential contents will be discussed in the small group meetings and the central stream, the optional fun parts take place in the evening.

The ophase for Bachelor students is in German, so all information is available in German here!

Master Students

The ophase for Master students in the summer semester 2022 will take place from Thursday, October 13. to Friday, October 14. The essential topics will be discussed in the mornings, the optional topics (Getting to know each other, New in Darmstadt, General IT-Stuff, Games & Fun) will be presented in the afternoons.

Most of the Masterophase will be in German, an additional Q&A-Session in English will be held on Friday, focusing on DSS students.


D120 Breakfast Television:

A relaxed start into the day. Each day some people will have breakfast and tell you about university life, Darmstadt, and almost everything you want to know. The topics will vary from day to day – just show up to check it out, and ask all your questions.

How do I find help?

You may always need help during your studies – but how to find the best addressant? We'll give a short overview over the most important institutions. Luckily, there are many helpful places.

Student Advisory Lecture:

The probably most important talk in the Ophase. You'll learn everything about your studies – directly from the responsible department.


Advanced students tell stories from their studies and answer to your questions – a great possibility to get insider tips.

Professor Interviews:
Short interviews with some Computer Science professors.

As offline games can't be done, we'll have to use online games: You'll get a large selection of online games and even a pubquiz. A good possibility to get to know your mates.

Corona-specific Infomration:

Information about the effects of the Corona virus on your studies – and the differences to the "normal" times.

Account Activation:

The first essential steps for your studies: account activation. You'll learn what accounts you have and what you need them for, and how to use them.


You'll learn how to get access to the internet at TU Darmstadt and – even more important right now – how to connect to the university network from a remote location. With the remote connection, you can use special software remotely on university computers and get access to a variety of digital literature from the ULB (library).

City Tour:

A city tour showing the most important locations in Darmstadt. The tour is a recorded bicycle ride with oral explanations.


The most important IT systems you'll need. We give a short introduction for both, so you'll know how to use them later.

The Ophase isn't quite over yet; the organizers still want to say goodbye to you.
PhD-Panel = Doctorate - why (not)?:
Another panel, this time students intending to pursue a doctorate or thos already working on it (junior and senior). We talk about how we came to this decision, what experiences we made, and answer all your questions.

An online party – yeah, that's possible!

Further Study Programs

We do not explicitly organize any ophase beyond the ones for B.Sc. Informatik and M.Sc. Informatik and the special masters (Autonomous Systems, Distributed Software Systems, Internet and Web-based Systems, IT Security, Visual Computing). Students of other study programs concerning the FB 20 are free to participate in the programs described above according to their own preferences.

Traditionally there will be events for your information in particular, you'll find those on the german version of this site