Welcome to 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.

Here you will learn more about our Welcome Week events for newly enrolled students during the first week of the semester! 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


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz

Check In

Kepler Hall


October 4 - 8, 2021


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

This was JKU Welcome Week 2021!

Science Busters, soccer and volleyball tournaments, campus tours, parties and more ... Kicking off your studies at the JKU:


Check-in at the Kepler Hall

After checking in at the Kepler Hall, you will pick up your JKU ‘swag bag’ and then get ready to explore the campus! Use your voucher to get your swag bag (you will receive the voucher via e-mail once you have been admitted to the university).


JKU Impfstraße an der Kepler Hall

Campus Tour

The JKU Somnium observation platform, the Science Park, the floating café at the by the university pond, dining halls, libraries... 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 - law, social sciences, business & economic sciences, engineering, computer sciences, or natural sciences. This is an ideal way to get to know your future fellow classmates

The dates are full but there is a possibility to take part on short notice, see the program.

Studierende Open Innovation Center

Instagram Live Campus Tour & Instawalk

Our JKU "Study Buddies" Luca & JKU social media manager Gregor will take you on a virtual tour of campus, showing you their favorite spots and what they think are the most important places for students on campus to know about. During the tour, they will also give away cool items from the JKU Merchandise Shop and a brunch box from the Teichwerk

Instagram Live Campus Tour in English Tuesday, October 5, 4.00 - 5.00 PM
Instagram Live Campus Tour in German Thursday, October 7, 4.00 - 5.00 PM
[Translate to Englisch:] Somnium JKU Linz

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 a beach volleyball tournament, soccer, bubble-ball, or beer pong at the Raiffeisen OÖ-Freizeitarea.

Join in the fun at the Circus of Knowledge as 'Science Busters' Martin Puntigam and Martin Moder perform their program "Corona Spezial" on Tuesday, October 5, at 6 PM.

Learn more about the University Orchestra by listening in during a rehearsal session (string instrument rehearsals on Mondays and wind instrument rehearsals on Wednesdays) at the Pfarrsaal Hl.Geist, Schumpeterstraße 3, 4040 Linz.

Also, mark the start of your studies by enjoying your first student party of the year!

Beachvolleyball Platz Linz

Raiffeisen of Upper Austria Bike Challenge

Push those pedals as part of the the Raiffeisen of Upper Austria Bike Challenge! Rack up those stationary kilometers and you could win one of many great prizes! You can take part without signing up in advance. Take the Bike Challenge by the Raiffeisen container next to the beach volleyball courts.


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! There is also a grand prize waiting just for you: We will raffle off a large, sustainable JKU merchandise package!

Naschhecke am JKU Campus

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

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

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

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:



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.

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