Your First Week at the JKU.


Welcome Week is an opportunity to get to know your university before starting your studies, meet classmates and fellow students as well as learn everything you need to know for a successful start to your university experience.

Welcome Week is an opportunity for newly enrolled students to learn more about the JKU during the first week of the semester! You can sign up for a campus tour, activities, fun, a student party as well as an academic advising appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Welcome Week


October 3 - 7, 2022


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz

Where (October 3 - 4)

JKU MED Campus
Krankenhausstraße 7a
4020 Linz


Current safety protocols and mandates along with the JKU rules of conduct are available here:

Campus Tour

The JKU Somnium observation platform, the Science Park, the floating café at the by the university pond, dining halls, libraries, the new MED Campus... Join our guides and your fellow students on a tour of the JKU campus! At the end of the tour, enjoy a welcome drink together in front of the new JKU Learning Center

You can also take a campus tour that focuses more on your major; tours are available in two locations:

  • Monday - Tuesday: Medicine at the MED Campus
  • Wednesday - Friday: Law, Social Sciences, Economics & Business, Engineering, Informatics and Natural Sciences on campus at the JKU
Studierende Open Innovation Center

JKU Services

Are you interested in working while studying, do you need help with the application process, or do you need information about grants and scholarships? Are you a student who needs childcare? Are things a bit tough at the moment in your studies or in your personal life and you would like to talk to someone you can trust?

We offer many different services on campus to help you during your studies, ranging from making friends to managing your time more efficiently. Welcome Week is an opportunity to learn more about these services and talk with representatives directly.

drei gehende Studierende im Außengang Keplergebäude

Action, Fun & Partying

Games, sports & fun are also part of starting your studies! Try out classes offered by the University Sports Institute (USI) or join in on the fun and practice your team spirit playing tournaments at the Raiffeisen OÖ-Freizeitarea.

The new JKU Linz basketball team was making its debut! On Thursday, October 6 at 3:30 PM, the "JKU Astros" played their first game at Kepler Hall, hosted exclusively by 2:tages:bart.

In addition, musician Tina Naderer performed at the Circus of Knowledge on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 PM.

Beachvolleyball Platz Linz

Scavenger Hunt under the motto "Sustainability at the JKU"

Discover just how committed your university is to sustainability and get to know the campus from a new and different perspective!

Naschhecke am JKU Campus

Chill Out

Between classes, you can relax on lounge chairs located next to the university pond. Enjoy music and entertainment or browse the university library's book flea market.

Studierende gehen beim Teich entlang
Kepler Hall am JKU Campus

The Kepler Hall

Check-in here during JKU Welcome Week. Use your voucher to get your JKU swag bag and meet future fellow classmates for a campus tour. Welcome drink included!

Photo C: Ars Electronica/Bauernhansl

Self-Guided JKU Campus Tour

A drone catch net, edible hedges, a floating café, and much more at the JKU - and at any time! If you have time to take a walk, grab your smartphone to visit the spots on the map and use the QR codes for info. You'll find a lot of interesting information about your university. Click here for the map and start a self-guided tour:


This was JKU Welcome Week 2022!


Student Housing at the JKU Campus

Your home away from home. Student dorms or shared flats - learn more about student housing options here.

Recreation at the JKU Campus

Cafés, the university cafeteria, beach volleyball courts, fitness studio, shopping - everything you need on a daily basis, plus recreational activities on campus.
Beachvolleyball Platz Linz

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