Semester Dates and Deadlines Events

Orientation day

The beginning of university life.

The orentation day for first-year students is always the Friday before the start of the fall semester.

The orientation day is an introduction to studies at the University of Bern. It should provide answers to any questions students may have about their upcoming studies and help them find their way around the University of Bern. The orientation day also gives a representative picture of life at and around the university, and gives students a chance to make new contacts.

After an official welcome by the Rector, there are introductory events at the various faculties. Apart from an introduction to studies at the university, it is possible to get to know the various university groupings.