Welcome Days for International Students

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We are happy to invite you to our Welcome Days for International Students from 23rd to 28th of February 2023:
Get to know BOKU and your fellow students!

Further information and a draft programme will be availbe here in January


Additionally we offer the online info sessions "First Steps at BOKU"  before the start of the semester. The exact dates will be available in January.

Welcome Days for International Students Winter Semester 2022/23

Thank you for your participation in our Welcome Days for International Students from 27th to 30th of September 2022!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation the Welcome Days were held as a combination between online (no registration) and on-site events (in groups, registration necessary).

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Did you miss the Welcome Days or would like to meet even more fellow students?
Then join the "International Stammtisch" - BOKU Friending International, Tuesday, October 4th, 18:30

Where? - Centimeter, Währinger Gürtel 1


Did you miss the info session on the "First Steps"?

-> Last info session "First Steps at BOKU"
Thu, 6.10., 16:00 - 17:00 (online: https://bokuvienna.zoom.us/j/7773059754​​​​​​​ ; Meeting ID: 777 305 9754) 


Please find here our presentation:
Infosession First Steps at BOKU

Did you miss the info session on BOKUonline and BOKU-IT?
Please check the tutorials at
https://short.boku.ac.at/it-services-stud-videotutorials-en


Presentation Study at BOKU

Presentation Erasmus Student Network

Tuesday, 27th of September 2022

10:00-12:00

Official Welcome and Introduction

Presentation "Welcome Days" (29.09.2022)

Presentation "Erasmus Student Network" (29.09.2022)

 

Bilingual
EH05, Exnerhaus, Peter-Jordan-Str. 82

Welcome speech by Prof. Karsten Schulz, Vice Rector for Teaching, Continuing Education and Students

  • Introduction to the BOKU-International Relations team (BOKU-IR) and the ERASMUS Departmental Coordinators
  • Presentation: Studying at BOKU
  • Introduction: Austrian Student Union (ÖH), Department for Inter-national Affairs, the Erasmus Student Network, Department for Foreign Students
  • Introduction: Institute for Development Research
  • Overview: further programme

14:00 - 15:30

Infosession "First Steps at BOKU"

Bilingual
EH05, Exnerhaus, Peter-Jordan-Str. 82

Practical Information about the enrolment and registration (forms, etc)

 

Presentation "Infosession First Steps" (29.09.2022)

    from 18:00

ESN Pub Quiz

Would you like to test your general knowledge at our pub quiz in one of the most famous Viennese bars for international students? Then visit us at the Travel Shack!

  • Where: Mariahilfer Gürtel 21, 1150 Wien
  • When: 27. September, 19:00
  • Contact for questions: +436763065480
  • No registration necessary!

Attention: This is not an official BOKU event; BOKU does not assume any costs or responsibility.

Wednesday, 28. September 2022

10:00 - 13:00     

BOKUonline and the University Library

Meeting place: EH05, Exnerhaus, Peter-Jordan-Str. 82

Introduction to BOKU-IT-Services  (BOKUonline)

(10:00-11:30 English, 11:30-13:00 German)

Introduction to using the University Library (UB)

(10:00-11:00 German, 11:30-12:30 English)

 

Video Tutorials: IT Services for new BOKU students

Presentation "Bibliotheksrundgang"

15:00 - 17:00

"Discover Vienna" City Tour

5 groups (4x English, 1x German), max 25 persons per group - registration required (registration from 14.09. until 27.09., 14:00 CET) BOOKED OUT

Vienna has a lot to offer! Official city guides will show you Vienna's 1. District - the historical city center - in order for you to get to know your new home. Enjoy immersing in our city's extraordinary atmosphere!

Attention: Participation is only possible if you have registered online, have received a registration confirmation by e-mail and if you abide to the Covid-19 safety regulations.

Thursday, 29th of September 2022

10:00 - 15:00

(Miteinanderfest
until 21:30)

Campus Discovery Tour (Campus „Türkenschanze“)

Bilingual
Meeting place: EH05, Exnerhaus, Peter-Jordan-Str. 82

Would you like to get to know your new university?
We created an online tour through the Campus Türkenschanze that will help you discover not only the most important places on campus, but also find some great views.

In small groups you will go from station to station, solve riddles, answer questions and get to know the nicest fellow students.  There is also a prize to be won :-)

At 14:00 we will meet again in EH05 to choose the winners.

After the discovery tour we would like to invite you to the BOKU Miteinanderfest (workshops, information booths, music program,...).

 

Friday, 30th of September 2022

09:00 - 12:00

Tour Campus "Muthgasse" or
Tour Experimental Farm Groß-Enzersdorf or
Tour Forestry Experimental Garden "Knödlhütte"

in groups (max 30. persons per group) - Registration period has ended

Get to know the Campus Muthgasse (Muthgasse 18, 1190 Vienna) or the experimental farm Groß-Enzersdorf. BOKU's researchers report about their research work and show you around the laboratories resp. fields.

  • Department of Water Management OR
  • Institute of Food Technology OR
  • Institute of Biotechnology OR
    (Start: 10:00)
  • Experimental Farm Groß-Enzersdorf
    (Start: 9:00)
  • Forestry Experimental Garden "Knödlhütte"
    (Start: 9:20)

Attention: Participation is only possible if you have registered online, have received a registration confirmation by e-mail and if you abide to the Covid-19 safety regulations

19:00 - 22:00

"Beislabend"*

On-site in small groups (max 14 persons each Beisl) - BOOKED OUT

When moving to a new city/ starting at a new university, it is important to make new friends.  In order for you to easily get to know each other, we made reservations in some of Vienna's "Beisln" (= pubs). In each Beisl, there will be one representative of either the Erasmus Student Network or a Buddy to answer questions.

Attention: Participation is only possible if you have registered online, have received a registration confirmation by e-mail and if you abide to the Covid-19 safety regulations.

Attention: This is not an official event organised by BOKU; BOKU does not assume any costs or responsibility associated with this event.

*Beisl = Pub

Saturday, 1st of October 2022

13:00 - 20:30

ESN Local Erasmus Games (LEG) (Saturday, 1st of October)

Registration required (until 28.09.2022)


The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) invites you:

You like team sports and meet new people? Then you should join us at the Local Erasmus Games!

Sports we will play: volleyball, football, basketball
How to join: There is a registration sheet, that you should fill in until September the 28th. (first come, first serve)
Where: Wehlistraße 326, 1020 Vienna
When: 1st of October, 1p.m. - 8:30p.m.
Costs: 20€ for incomings without ESN Card, 16€ for incomings with ESN Card (you can buy your ESN Card in the Welcome Week at Boku)
Contact for questions: +43 681 10446756

Rules: The teams are mixed (max 2/3 of the same gender on the field) e.g: volleyball: 4 guys and 2 girls  

  • 8 volleyball teams (min 8, max 11 players) - at the field there will be 6 players constantly
  • 12 football teams  (min 7, max 10 players) - for the group phase 5 players will be constantly on the field [for semifinals and finals will be  7 players on the field ]
  • 6 basketball teams (min 5, max 8 players )-  for the group phase 3 players will be constantly on the field [for semifinals and finals will be  5players on the field ]

Attention: Participation is only possible if you have registered online, and if you abide to the Covid-19 safety regulations.

Attention: This is not an official event organised by BOKU; BOKU does not assume any costs or responsibility associated with this event.

Sunday, 2nd of October 2022

13:00 -

ESN Kahlenberg hike and wine tasting

Registration and entry in the list of participants is required

Do you want to see Vienna from the top while enjoying some fresh wine?

On Sunday 2nd of October we are going for a hike to the biggest “mountain” in Vienna, the Kahlenberg. This small hill is a vineyard area where local producers also sell their wines in typical “Heurigers” (Viennese wine taverns). In addition to tasting Austrian wine while walking, at the top we will have amazing views of the entire city Vienna!

  • Date: Sunday 2nd of October
  • Meeting point: at the tram station Nussdorf/Beethovengang (tram D)
  • Meeting time: 1pm
  • Hiking is for free, you just have to pay for your drinks!
  • For extra comfort at the viewpoint you might bring a blanket to sit on
  • We recommend to wear sturdy shoes like sneakers or walking boots. Bringing some water might also be recommended if it´s a hot/sunny day.
     

Attention: This is not an official event organised by BOKU; BOKU does not assume any costs or responsibility associated with this event.


COVID-19 Safety Regulations for On-site Events:

  • Bring a FFP2 mask!. FFP2 masks are recommended (from 23.09.2022 not mandatory anymore)  in all shared places at BOKU, also outside, if you have less than 2 meter distance. Keep the distance to the other participants. Wash your hands regularly and use the disinfectant dispensers.

  • Keep 2 meters distance (wherever feasible).

  • Wash your hands regularly and use the disinfectant dispensers.

  • Do not join, if you have any cold symptoms.

  • If you are tested positive with COVID-19 within 7 days after the event, please contact erasmustoboku(at)boku.ac.at so that we can inform the other participants.