Welcome Week Program

Welcome to your first semester at Hochschule Geisenheim University! We warmly invite all of our new students to join our Welcome Week with lots of presentations, info sessions and tours.

The live stream of the official welcome event starting at 10 am will be available here: Hochschule Geisenheim (hs-gm.de)

The Admissions Office (Müller-Thurgau-Haus, ground floor) will be open from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm on October 16, and from 09:00 am to 4:00 pm on October 17. If you have any questions about admissions, student cards, etc., please stop by. We are looking forward to you.

Monday, October 16, 2023

When What Where
09:00-09:45 am Church Service (in German) for first-semester students Rheingauer Dom (Cathedral)
10:00-12:00 noon Welcome Event for ALL students and all degree programs (also via livestream) simultaneous translation to English available Rheingau-Atrium (Geisenheim town center)
12:00-1:15 pm Campus tours from students for students (organized by degree programs) Meet in front of the Atrium
1:15-2:15 pm Lunch break Mensa (Campus Building)
3:30-4:30 pm StudIP, timetable, etc. - Short introduction to teaching and learning platforms and other digital tools – for the english-speaking programs International Wine Business (B.Sc.), ViniferaEuromaster (M.Sc.), Vitis Vinum (M.Sc.) Lecture Room 33 (Campus Building)
starting at 5:00 pm Evening event at Villa Monrepos with reception organized by VEG Alumni Association, Rhenania and Hochschule Geisenheim University for ALL first-semester students Lecture Hall 10 and park (Monrepos)

Additional Program on Monday, October 16

  • The Admissions Office is open between 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm.
  • General Study Advice and Career Service (info table in the Campus Building from 1:00 - 4:30 pm)
  • International Office: Info on going abroad (info table in the Campus Building from 1:00 - 4:30 pm)
  • Language Center: Info on language courses (info table in the Campus Building from 1:00 - 4:30 pm)

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

General Program

9:00-12:00 noon International Wine Business: Introduction to the program, support and counseling during your studies (Lecture Hall 34)  
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch break  
1:00-1:30 pm Fit for your studies: how to study smart Workshop (English) (Lecture Hall 32)  
1:30-2:00 pm   Info on study financing and BAföG provided by Studierendenwerk Frankfurt – appointments until 14:30 (Lecture Hall 33)
2:00-2:30 pm Fit for your studies: self and time management Workshop (English) (Lecture Hall 32) Info on study financing and BAföG provided by Studierendenwerk Frankfurt – appointments until 14:30 (Lecture Hall 33)
2:30-3:00 pm International Center: Information in English - Scholarships for going abroad and language courses (Lecture Hall 30)  
starting at 3:30 pm First-semester rallye organized by AStA – Campus and city center  

Additional program on Tuesday, October 17

The Admissions Office (Müller-Thurgau Haus) is open between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

The "Studierendenwerk Frankfurt" provides advice on study financing  (Lecture Hall 33)

Info tables in the Campus Building:

  • General Study Advice and Career Service
  • Geisenheim Alumni Association (VEG): membership opportunities/interactive events
  • Language Center (info on language courses)
  • International Office (info on going abroad)
  • Green Office / Sustainability Office: interactive events
  • AStA: general Information on what we do
  • University Sports: info on sport program and courses
  • Rhenania: who we are
  • Studierendenwerk Frankfurt (10:30 am - 3:00 pm): info and advice
  • Stiftung Arbeiterkind (10 am - 2 pm): info and advice
  • Catholic University Community: popcorn maker!

Friday, October 20, 2023

When What Where Who
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Favorite spots for students in Geisenheim : City tour followed by a glass of wine Meet at Villa Monrepos Jaqueline Palzer, Culture and Wine Ambassador Rheingau
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Cellar tour introducing wine-growers and wineries of Geisenheim REGISTRATION REQUIRED!(see below) Start: Rondell Campus Building Yvette Wohlfahrt, member of the Department of General and Organic Viticulture & wine-grower
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Short evening walk through the vineyards followed by a glass of wine at Rothenberg. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp if you have one. Start: Rondell Campus Building Wolfgang Blum, passionate sports enthusiast and Rheingau ambassador

Registration Cellar Tour

Please note that the number of participants is limited – max. 30 people. Please register here


Andrea Wünsch
Andrea Wünsch, M.A.
Building 9006
Room N.N.
Phone +49 6722 502 303
Andrea.Wuensch(at)hs-gm.de Details
Daniela Archontas-Fadl
Daniela Archontas-Fadl, M.A.
Building 5905
Room 01.01
Phone +49 6722 502 7047
Daniela.ArchontasFadl(at)hs-gm.de Details