Hey there! We would like to invite you to the orientation week of the Fachschaft Mathematik/Informatik.

You recieved this letter because you were admitted to a program of Mathematics or Informatics at KIT. If you enroll, you will be a member of the Fachschaft Mathematik/Informatik, the student body of these faculties.

With our orientation week, the “O-Phase”, we want to prepare you for your studies. This is a multi-day event specially planned for the students of the first semester. It takes place in October every year.

What can I expect there?

In the O-Phase you will get plenty of useful information and you can ask some experienced students all of your questions. You will meet many of your fellow students, some of them might become your friends.

This year’s program will be on-campus. If you’re not from Karlsruhe or if you do not have an appartment here, we recommend to look for a place to sleep. In the worst case, we surely will find some space on someone’s couch for you on Monday.

Participation and events

The O-Phase is in the week from October 16th to October 21st 2023, from Monday to Saturday.

There will be many informative and social events during this week. We commence the program with an opening event in the morning of October 16th. In this event, we will tell you all the details about the other events.

For the rest of the O-Phase, you will be assigned to a group. The meetings take place over the course of the entire week, from dawn until dusk. Therefore you should try to be available the whole day so you can take part in all events.

The most important event during the week is the “Fachbereichsinformation” at 02:00 PM on October 17th which will tell you everything about your program. If you cannot attend at this time, just visit us at any other time during the week or write a message to .

We collected all the information about the O-Phase on the following pages. You will find a schedule and a check list attached. If you have any questions, feel free to check the information on our website at o-phase.com. For any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via .

Greetings from Karlsruhe, see you soon! Your Fachschaft Mathematik/Informatik


Monday (16.10) Thursday (17.10) Wednesday (18.10) Thursday (19.10) Friday (20.10) Saturday (21.10)
Morning 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Opening Event (Audimax)
Groups Groups Groups Groups 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Girls’ Brunch (Mathebau)
Afternoon Groups 02:00 PM
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
O-lympia (Forum)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Closing Event (Gerthsen)
Evening 06:00 PM Uhr
BBQ (Infobau)
Groups Groups Groups

The time periods labeled with ‘Groups’ will be filled by each group on their own. You’ll be divided into groups during our Opening Event.

Check list

These are a few things you should keep in mind:

Things you should take with you to the O-Phase:

  1. Using the KVV-Warrant, you can use public transport within the KVV region for free from 06:00 PM and on weekends. You need to bring your student ID with you. You can create a KVV-Warrant in the Campus Portal at Certificates. You can present it using your phone or you can bring a printed copy.↩︎