Arrival and First Steps
Orientation Days and Meet & Greet
At the beginning of each semester, our h_da International Office organises an orientation programme for all our exchange students helping you find your path here in Darmstadt. Not only do they assist with the paperwork such as enrolment, but they also organise a comprehensive leisure programme, so you can get to know Darmstadt and your fellow exchange students. Your German intensive class also starts during the orientation days.
Shortly before lectures start, we will invite you to a Meet&Greet with our International Team and give you a warm welcome at the Department of Computer Science answering your questions concerning your studies here.
The Department of Computer Science is located at the main campus Schöfferstraße, all the buildings are pretty close to each other: Campus Map. All the buildings belonging to our department start with the letter 'D', most of your courses will be taught in these buildings.
The library is located in building D10. We have a great assortment of books that you may borrow for a period of time or use them online.
Building C11 is probably also very important to you as it hosts our cafeteria, called "Mensa". You can check out the menu for the week here. You can also download the app for Android and iOS.
The CampusCard is your student ID card for the entire duration of your studies at h_da. It combines various features:
- RMV-Semesterticket (Free Public Transport)
- Payment Card for the Cafeteria
- Library Card
- Theatre and Cinema Ticket (Discount)
You have to revalidate your CampusCard each semester. Before revalidating you need to pay your semester fee for the next semester. The validation device will reprint your card on the back. The closest one is in D10 (map of all validation devices).