Information for Residents


RWTH Aachen will welcome this year's first-year students from October 1 to 5, 2018.

This is an important time for students: They have moved to a new city and have to find their way in their new home and at the university. They also want to make friends and contacts for the next few years.

From RWTH Aachen's perspective this time is particularly important for students' further development and academic success. The orientation week serves as a good foundation for the academic success of each and every students. This week is organized by the student representative councils, that is RWTH Aachen students, together with the faculties and university administration.

RWTH Aachen alone expects about 7,000 first-year students, mentored by 1,000 student volunteers. Newly enrolled students from the other Aachen universities are included in addition to this. This amount of people is a challenge not only for the university; you will meet many more young people within Aachen. We are doing our best to reduce the amount of nuisance and disturbances as much as possible. We have implemented additional measures during the so-called first-semester rally on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

We would love for you to also welcome the new Aacheners to their new chosen home.



You can reach the student organization team at .


Particular Details About the First-Year Student Rally

This year's first-year student rally will be on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Students will become familiar with the city and university during the rally.

The rally and training concepts for tutors was fundamentally revised together with city officials this year due to the high number of participants. The individuals responsible for the individual groups and stands are clearly designated and marked. Additionally, you can reach the central coordination team the day of the rally from 9am to 4pm at 0241 80 90 807.