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Events at the University of Bonn

There is always something going on at the University of Bonn and something to experience every day: lectures, guided tours, scientific conferences and much more. With our event calendar you will always have an overview. It is the central source of information for events at the University of Bonn and summarizes the daily events in a clear and easily accessible manner.

Latest Events
Sprachcafé (language café)
International Club ...
07:00 PM
We hold a Sprachcafé (language café) every Monday evening. It gives us a relaxed atmosphere where we talk to each other either in English, in German or other ...
Ersti-Welcome 2023
Whole Day
Die zentrale Begrüßungsveranstaltung für Erstsemester: Offizielle Begrüßung in der Aula, anschließend Infomarkt mit zentralen universitären und studentischen ...
Sammlungstagung: Universitätssammlungen in Bewegung
Hauptgebäude, Fest- und ...
09:00 AM
Sammlungen in Bewegung – Chancen und Herausforderungen von analogen und digitalen Umzügen Die 14. Jahrestagung für Universitätssammlungen findet vom 5. bis 7. ...
International Register Law Conference
02:00 PM
Das Rheinische Institut für Notarrecht veranstaltet am 5. und 6. Oktober dieses Jahres eine internationale Tagung zum Registerrecht. Hierzu tragen Referenten ...

Events on a regular basis

The rector and the two porters, all covered with facemasks, move out of the auditorium. The facemasks are color-coordinated with the gowns.
© Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn

Opening of the Academic Year

The traditional ceremony on the 18th of October is the central celebration at the beginning of every academic year at the University of Bonn since its founding year in 1818.

First-semester-students at the Ersti-Party gathering in the Arcade Courtyard, which has been atmospheric illuminated in blue and yellow.
© Barbara Frommann / Uni Bonn


The annual First-Semester-Students' Welcome event at the beginning of the winter semester is the official, central welcoming event for first-semester-students at the University of Bonn.

The back of the heads of graduates can be seen with their different colored berets.
© Volker Lannert / Universität Bonn

Unifest Bonn

We were the first traditional German university to introduce a central graduation ceremony with the Bonn University Festival, at which all graduates appear in gowns and berets.

Previous uni-wide events

A large, curved "We" with rich ornamentation dominates the founding certificate of the University of Bonn. It is shown here behind one of the four Towers of the main building of the university.
© Uni Bonn

200 years of the University of Bonn

The 200th anniversary of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn took place on 18 October 2018 with a grand ceremony at the WCCB in the presence of the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

A fence banner with the words "Science is thinking, without barriers" can be seen in front of the main building of the university.
© Volker Lannert / Universität Bonn

International Conference

The internationalization conference examines the topic of internationalization from an academic and theoretical perspective and contrasts this with practice.

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