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We at Jacobs take every safety precaution to welcome you and start classes in person on September 1st to provide you the best college experience.

Our online freshie orientation known as the Freshie Journey will prepare you for the new phase of your life before you arrive on campus to make the transition as smooth as possible.

We have planned a sequence of online live events as well as content on-demand to help orient you regardless whether you will need to quarantine upon arrival or not. The journey is informative but also fun and interactive and you will get the opportunity to connect with your peers already during the final month of your summer vacation.

Further information about Jacobs University as well as what you need to prepare and submit in order to become a full-fledged college student can be found on your VIP Page.

We are looking forward to seeing you on campus!


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See videos of our Welcome to Jacobs live events:

Welcome on campus:

Live event to give you an overview of campus life, rules & regulations.
Click here to watch the video.

Annual Opening Ceremony:

To kick-off the semester.
Click here to watch the video.

Use your CampusNet username and password in order to watch the videos. The username should be written in the form "CAMPUSNETUSERNAME [at]". If you forgot your CAMPUSNETUSERNAME go to  and search for it by entering your name.


Schedule & Kick-off

The Freshie Journey consists of a series of modules designed to prepare you to live, work and study with students from all over the world.

Every week we will release a new batch of content and hold a live web session for questions and discussions on what you’ve experienced.

It’s all about you! All the modules will remain online, available on demand even if you join late. All the web-sessions will be recorded and made available upon request.

Please bear in mind that you must complete all the modules in order to begin studying at Jacobs University as they contain important information about the structure of your studies, which courses to register for and how to successfully complete your program requirements. In short it has everything you need to know in order to become a Successful Jacobs Student

Be aware that the only way to participate in the Freshie Journey is by submitting a scanned version of your signed study contract - you can find further information and details on your VIP PAGE.

Jacobs University is preparing to accommodate those students who will need to quarantine upon arrival by offering an Early Arrival Day on August 20th. Please find more information below in the Arrival section or in your program schedule.

Please take into consideration that early arrival will not be possible for students who do not need to quarantine and no on-site activities will be offered during the quarantine period.

Schedules are subject to change. Please always download the latest schedule available.
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Social Activities

The Freshie Journey will be filled with a lot of activities that will allow you to meet other first-year students, the Peer Counselors, and other Jacobs University students. It is the first taste of college life and designed to be helpful and informative with a series of modules to introduce you to all aspects of life at Jacobs.

Social activities during the Freshie Journey will be loaded with fun, excitement, and many opportunities both online and in-person to get into the Jacobs community spirit and make friends for a lifetime.

Overview of the social activities for the Freshie Journey 2021:

  • Intercultural Workshops
  • Jacobs Community standard workshops
  • Campus Tour & Scavenger Hunt
  • Ice Breaking & Speed Friending
  • Games Night
  • College Social Night
  • Vegesack supermarket raid
  • Bremen City Tour
  • And more!

Note: All in-person activities will follow the preventive regulations, currently in force, against the Corona virus in Germany. Possible updates on the activities and the actual dates will be provided later.



Peer counselors & GSA mentors

Your peer counselor or mentor will get in touch with you before you arrive and help you orientate before, during and after arrival on campus. They will support in many ways to make sure you onboard easily and become a part of the Jacobs community quickly. You will be provided with all the information you need for a successful start on campus and off-campus (for Graduate students).




Based on the current travel requirements for quarantine in August Jacobs is prepared to welcome students who need to quarantine as soon as August 20th. During quarantine, you will have a chance to get settled and by August 30th you will be able to join your peers in safety.

For those who are flying to Germany, here are some tips on different airports to make your air ticket booking process easier.



Early Arrival

Please note that August 20th is the earliest arrival date. We cannot offer campus accommodation to students who may need to arrive earlier. Students who do not need to quarantine will not be roomed on campus earlier than August 30th.



Exploring Bremen

Will you arrive early to explore your new hometown and neighborhood? Check out the Bremen Tourism website to find all information about where to go and what to see.




Get in the Jacobs spirit with our university branded merchandise! Jacobs University and LEWINI are collaborating to offer unique and exclusive university apparel. The new fashion brand LEWINI was founded by David Lewis, a Jacobs University graduate of the class 2021,


The online shop offers T-shirts, Polos, Hoodies and Jackets with worldwide shipping. Order your exclusive merchandise now – 15% off on limited items! *

* LEWINI by David Lewis is the exclusive contract partner for all orders, products and services offered at this online shop, including Jacobs University Merchandise.




Please see our FAQ for incoming students 2021.

For an expert guide to packing check out our blog!