FAQ

When does it start?

The first day of lecture for the Fall-/Wintersemester (HWS) 2017 is the 4th of September 2017. The first day of lecture for the Spring-/Summersemester (FSS) 2018 is the 12th of February 2018.

Whom can I approach with questions or concerns?

We should always be your first point of contact, especially when dealing with matters regarding your studies, such as timetables, registration for tutorials etc. In cases we cannot or may not help you, we’ll naturally point you towards the relevant position. Should you not get through to us, the student advisory personnel, student services or the student government (AStA) may be able to help you .

Where do I get my timetable?

Either from us, during introductory events or applicable webpages of the Faculty.
Master students of Business-Informatics have to compile their own timetable using the module catalogue and Portal2. In case of inquiries or problems we are of course happy to help.

What is the "ecUM"?

The ecUM is your student ID, semesterticket and method of payment in facilities of student services: cafeterias, cafes as well as washing machines in the dorms. For the winter semester you can acquire it during your introductory weeks; should you take part in our Tigerrallye (and you should), you’ll automatically pass by the issuing office.

Where do I get my student ID/ecUM?

You can get your ecUM at the info-center of the University in the east-wing of the palace.

Where can I get the semesterticket?

You can get it at an ecUM-Terminal, which will print the ticket directly onto your ecUM. Alternatively you can get it at a regular ticket counter, e.g. in the main station. The ticket costs 165 € and lasts for an entire semester. You can find additional information from the local transportation authority or student services. You can get first ticket for free when you register as a resident in Mannheim.

How can I access the internet in the University?

  • WiFi: Wherever you are at the university, you should have access to the university WiFi. The official networks are called “Adonis” (WPA2 Enterprise), “eduroam” (WPA2 Enterprise) and “Doniluma”; additionally “Adonis_Speed” and “Doniluma_Speed” for 5GHz networks. To connect to the internet you need to log in using your username and password for the computer center (same login as Portal2). To connect to “Doniluma” you’ll also need a VPN-client. The university uses “Cisco AnyConnect”. For Windows and Mac the Cisco client is recommended, for Linux “openconnect” is a viable alternative. You can find additional information at the website of the computer center. There is also the possibility of using a HTTP-proxy (www-cache.uni-mannheim.de:3128) to connect to websites. To use it you have to login using your computer center credentials as well.
  • Cable: In EO, the east wing and in the libraries you may find so-called “NetPoints”. You can use those to connect to the “Doniluma” network per cable. To use the internet you’ll have to use a VPN or Proxy as detailed under WiFi.
  • Computer pools: the BWL-Pool is located in L7. To login you need your credentials for the computer center. The PI-Pool is in the basement of A5 C, here, you’ll be given a separate account, created on the spot.

You received your login and password for the computer center with your enrollment documents. Your username is up to 8 characters long and includes parts of your first and last name. Your first password is generated automatically and should be changed after your first login.

Where can I eat/get a coffee in Mannheim?

  • Studentenwerk
    • The Cafeteria is open 11:30 til 14:15, with prices ranging from 2,80 – 4,00 € without a drink.
    • From 17.00 til 19.00 “EO” has a dinner special for 2,80€ .
  • Quadrate
    • near the Uni around the Schillerplatz (behind A3)
    • “Fressgasse” and Planken
    • Marktplatz
    • Around the main station (L15)

Whats the nightlife like in Mannheim?

Every Thursday during the Semester there’s a university party (Katakomben or Schneckenhof). Over the Weekend Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg often host events, concerts and parties. Check meier-online or Schneckenhof for details. On Mondays and Tuesdays bars and restaurants often have specials like cocktail happy hours or all-you-can-eat buffets. You can check respective webpages for their current offers.