Your first days on campus

Lectures in the winter semester 2020/2021 will begin on 12 October. Details of how the semester will take place and how the classes will be given are still in planning. The University will inform you about this as soon as possible.

Starting off: what you need to know

WLAN etc. at the university

The WLAN introduction is in planning. We will give you further details as soon as possible.

The computer centre has compiled all important information on the university network on the intranet:

Information on access to the university network

Mobile net instructions

Contact and support of the data center

HE portal – University Intranet

The HE portal – enter the University’s Intranet

There are a number of areas that can be accessed by students that are not visible to external users. To reach this area, you need to log on to the HE portal. There you can find many topics of information that could be of interest to you.

You can access the portal with your personal username. There, you can find all the information you need about the lecture timetable/schedule (LSF), the learning platform, the University administration, and student representation - AStA, dates, and much more. 

access the Intranet portal (after login) 


First Semester Guide

The Guide for First Semester Students contains lots of information which can help you find your way around during your first few days on campus.

The Guide for First Semester Students can be downloaded here


Classes begin on 12 October. Timetables are available shortly before this date.

Where are the lectures/classes held?

How to find your room

The rooms at Esslingen University are numbered according to the following system:

Example: S 1.204

S/F/G = The letter tells you which campus
(S = Esslingen City Centre Campus, F= Esslingen Hilltop Campus, Flandernstrasse, G = Goeppingen Campus)

The number before the point
tells you the building number

The numbers after the point tell you the room number:
the first number denotes the floor within the building. 
If there is a minus sign (-1) before the first digit, the room is in the basement.

Thus, in our example, S 1.204 is located
on the City Centre Campus
in building 1
on the 2nd floor
and has the room number 204.



Orientation events

In order to familiarize students with all the services of the library, each campus has an orientation event at the beginning of the semester. The dates for the orientation events for the winter semester 2020 / 2021 will be published shortly.


Our libraries are located on our Flandernstrasse campus and our Göppingen campus.

Esslingen University Library
Flandernstr. 101
73732 Esslingen
Telefon: 0711 397-4103

Esslingen University Library in Goeppingen
Robert-Bosch-Str. 1
73037 Goeppingen
Telefon: 07161 679-1191


Health & Safety Information

Health & Safety Information

Health & safety precautions can save lives. 

A health & safety briefing will be held in your first days at the University.


The health & safety briefings are compulsory, as they contain necessary information needed e.g. before you work in the labs.
This is also compulsory for students who have taken part in other health & safet briefings, either at work or at other universities.


The dates of the health & safety briefings will be posted before classes begin.

Student ID

Student ID

You will receive a student ID with the following features:

  •     Copy and print card (electronic purse)
  •     Electronic key
  •     Library card
  •     Student ID
  •     Pay card

The letter you received about the enrolment procedure also contains further details about collecting your student identity card.


Student Advice Center

The Student Advice Center: support from day 1

Beginning your studies means starting a whole new part of your life. It is normal to feel insecure and to have lots of questions in this situation:

  • What kind of support can you offer? Who should I go to for what? What do I have to know about rules and regulations? How does this all work?
  • Am I going to manage ok in my studies? Am I going to find new friends?
  • Help! I can't find a place to live! Do I have enough money for this?

What to do when…?  The Student Advice Centre can support you from Day 1 in all general and personal questions. Advice is given in strict confidence.

further Information and contact

Apply for summer semester 2021!

Applications open October 15th 2020

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