First-Years’ Event: Welcome@TUM

For the youngest members of our TUM family, a new and inspiring phase of their lives begins, and President Thomas F. Hofmann warmly welcomes them to our university – with the first-years’ event “Welcome@TUM.”

The Event

The first-years’ event will take place on October 18, 2021, at 5 o’clock (p.m.) in the open air on the square facing the Faculty Building Mathematics & Informatics (Boltzmannstr. 3) at Garching Campus. The campus is easily reachable by public transport via the U6 Garching Forschungszentrum and the event location is just a few steps away from the subway station.

Simultaneously, the event will be streamed live on this website.

Participation on site

Each first-year student will receive an e-mail from the organizing team regarding the raffle of the free and personalized event tickets. Due to the pandemic, the number of participants on the event grounds must be restricted.

Hygiene precautions

In order to protect the participants’ health as much as possible in times of the Covid-19 pandemic, only vaccinated, recovered or negatively tested first-semester students with a ticket will be admitted.

A double check-in system at the entrance and at the seats will allow for contact tracing as well as free choice in seating for the guests. Check-in at the site is controlled by the event’s service staff. The maximum number of people per table is determined by the applicable hygiene regulations.


President Thomas F. Hofmann will lead through the first-years’ event. The program includes:

  • Welcome and speech by the President Thomas F. Hofmann
  • Introduction of the various TUM locations
  • Video messages from first-year students
  • Beverages and snacks: soft drinks and soft pretzels

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What to do when you start your studies

We want you to get the best possible start to your studies. On this page you will find offers to get to know your campus, to network with other students and much more: Welcome at TUM.