Orientation on Campus
Are you new to the University of Bremen? You can't find your way around the campus (yet)? On this page we have compiled helpful tips for you to find the right building or room.
Prior to and during orientation week, there will be campus tours especially for first-year students, for which registration is required. (in German)
But you can also explore the campus on your own with our campus tour app! (in German)
Last but not least, we have produced two clips for you in which a student shows the campus of the University of Bremen:
Click here for the campus tour: youtu.be/X9mnY-BSRZU
Click here for a tour of the consulting facilities: youtu.be/-rmBp30ObmI
How Do I Find My Way Around?
The University of Bremen is a campus university with short distances. A large part of the buildings and service facilities can be found near the boulevard or the "Glashalle". The Boulevard runs from the Mensa to the so-called "Keksdose" ('cookie jar', the lecture hall building), to the sports tower. Between the "Glashalle" and the Mensa is the Campus Park. It forms the green center of the campus and provides space to linger, meet and exchange ideas. A detailed overview of the campus can be found on the central university pages.
The buildings and their abbreviations help you to find your way around the campus, e.g. GW1 and GW 2 for Humanities 1 and 2, SFG (Special Research Building) or SuUB (State and University Library Bremen).
You can find all details in the campus map. It is interactive and also allows a room search in the respective buildings.
A typical room information is "GW2 B 3200" and is composed like this:
GW2: Building "Geisteswissenschaften 2 (= Humanities 2)"
B: building part B
3: on the 3rd floor
200: room number 200
For all buildings in the site plan, it is indicated how buildings can be reached barrier-free.
The KIS Office for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Diseases and the Critical Initiative for Diversity and Inclusion (kivi) provide online information about the barrier (in)freedoms on the campus of the University of Bremen and want to make it easier for students, visitors, employees and scientists to find their way around the campus. They are the central point of contact for students with physical or mental disabilities and offer a wide range of support services to make everyday life easier for students with disabilities.
Since 2007, the University of Bremen has been committed to a family-friendly university. For example, it offers students with children special counseling services and childcare. The AG Familienfreundliches Studium, a student working group, also ensures the continuous improvement of the situation of students with children. All important information and contact persons on this topic can be found in the family portal.