Freshman (winter semester/beginning: October)

Hello freshman,

here you should find all the important information you need before you start your studies.

This website will be updated as soon as all dates are fixed. This will be the case around August. For the time being this site will give you a good orientation about the upcoming events.

During the freshmen events we will give you all other important information. Of course you can always ask us your questions. Simply write an e-mail using the contact form on this page.

See you then,

Your Erstsemester-Referat

The following information may be out of date. You may find more up-to-date information on the German page.

Freshman events for the winter semester 2023/2024

Due to the dynamics of the current Covid situation the here provided data can change within the coming weeks. Please be aware of the current contact restriction, you need to be either vaccinated, recovered or tested with an certificate not older then 24 hours and face mask needs to be worn until you reach your seat. Furthermore you will need to register in Intake for contact tracing.

Vaccination buses in Rheinland-Pfalz:
There are currently regular vaccination buses driving through Rhineland-Palatinate, at the end of October one will also come to the campus of RPTU. The exact locations and times of the vaccination buses can be found here.

The Mathematics Preliminary Course takes place form 04.10.23 to 13.10.23 Monday til Friday. A previous registration needs to be submitted here.

With the exception of the first day, on which the course starts at 10:00, where the student faculty council arranges additional activities, the following schedule always applies:

Time Event Meeting Point
08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast 46-267/268
09:30 - 11:30 Mathematics Preliminary Course - Lecture 13 - 305
13:00 - 16:00 Mathematics Preliminary Course - Exercise 46-308 and 46-576

Please sign up for breakfast here so we can plan better.

The arrangements for the first day and the list of our additional events are here:

Date Time Event Meeting Point
04.10.23 8:00-09:00 Welcome - Breakfast 46-387/388 Ausgeschildert
04.10.23 9:00-10:00 Freshman welcome from the university administration Audimax (42-105)
04.10.23 11:00 - 11:15 Welcome greeting from the FSR 46-270
04.10.23 12:15 going to lunch together Mensa
04.10.23 16:15 Informational presentations on RHRK/KIS, How to make my timetable* 46-387/388
05.10.23 12:15-13:00 Campus tour 46-387/388
05.10.23 16:15 City rallye* 46-387/388
05.10.23 19:00 "Turmbau zu Lautern"* 46-387/388
09.10.23 16:15 Unisport tour 46-387/388
09.10.23 18:00 "Nachbrennerabend" Nachbrenner
10.10.23 16:15 Pen&Paper evening 46-387/388
11.10.23 16:30 Library tour (groupwise)** 46-387/388
11.10.23 Following Escaperoom** (groupwise) 46-387/388
12.10.23 17:30 Start of the pub crawl 46-387/388
12.10.23 18:00 Dinner at the "Brauhaus" during the pub crawl In front of the Stiftskirche
12.10.23 20:00 pub crawl - only visiting the pubs In front of the Stiftskirche
13.10.23 15:00 Start of teh Freshmen trip to Weidenthal 48-387/388
13.10.23-15.10.23 see below Freshmen trip to Weidenthal siehe unten
23.10.23 18:00 Hiking to the Humbergturm Outdoor learning space "Gönnhart"; Bridge at ESA
24.10.23 11:45-13:15 Welcome of the physics department n.n.
24.10.23 16:00-19:00 freshmen-informationmarket Foyer 42

* with dinner and game night

** followed by a game night

Then on 23.10.23 the normal university everyday life begins.

Events of the Department of Physics

The physics department organizes official welcome and information events independently of us. These are already incorporated in our list above. Nevertheless, we give you here the link to their information to you.

Current information about the Mathematics Preliminary Course can be found here.


Note: We will also discuss the timetables with you again. Here is apresentationregarding the tool used for creating these timetables.

Most of the lectures will be accompanied by an exercise.

Slides of the information events

Here are some of the lectures heldin Weidenthal in the previous years:

For those interested there is also a lecture about the RPTU committees:

The presentation for the AP which takes place at the end of the term is foundhere.

Study instructions

Here are all the module guide books for the subjects..

The examination regulations, for the different courses are accessible in here.

Freshmen trip to Weidenthal

Dear freshmen, currently the Corona situation is still uncertain, so we can not ensure that a freshman trip will take place. Therefore we ask you to register early with us by mail, but until the request from our side NOT yet to transfer the below-mentioned expense contribution.

In the Mathematics Preliminary Course we will tell you everything again, so that you still have some time until you have to make a final decision. Nevertheless here in advance.

In the preliminary course we will tell you all this again, so that you still have some time until you have to make a final decision. Nevertheless here already in advance.

Between the Mathematics Preliminary Course and the beginning of the lectures, we offer a three-day trip to the Otto-Riethmüller-Haus in Weidenthal (Am Weiher 47, 67475 Weidenthal) in the winter semester from October 13th - 15th. There you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow students and the faculty student councill. You will also get all the important information about the start of your studies.


For the 2 overnight stays and full board we ask for a contribution towards expenses of 25€.

To participate, we need a registration (by e-mail, fax, post or personally) and transfer the fee to our account.

Proprietor: Fachschaft Physik

Account No.: 112 014 287
CODE.: 540 501 10

IBAN: DE83 5405 0110 0112 0142 87

Bank: Stadtsparkasse Kaiserslautern

Please enter your name, first name and "Weidenthal" in the "Verwendungszweck" field.

The rough timetable for this trip is:

Day Time Event Meeting Point
Fr, 13.10.23 18:00 Arrival with the hike 46-352
19:00 Dinner
Sa, 14.10.23 09:00 Breakfast
10:00 Information presentations on the various courses of study
12:30 Lunch
13:30 jDPG-Presentation
14:30 RHRK-Vortrag
15:00 Presentation of the professors
16:00 Coffee and cake
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Freetime
Su, 15.10.23 08:00 Breakfast
10:30 Departure Weidenthal
11:33 Arrival Kaiserslautern Main Station
12:02 Arrival Uni

Online Math Bridge Course

The Department of Mathematics offers an online math bridge course to prepare students for their studies. There you can check your level of knowledge of school mathematics and close existing gaps individually. In addition to the learning units and tests with solutions, there is also the possibility to ask questions directly to the OMB-tutors.

Frequently asked first semester questions

Here is our FAQ

AStA information brochure

The AStA (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss) has also published an information brochure for you freshmen with general information about the university, student life and the city of Kaiserslautern:AStA-Heft