Mandatory attendance & key dates Please note the following important information concerning mandatory attendance and the dates of the Kick-off Days: Dates Academic Programme 15 September 2017 (Fri) Extended Introductory Programme 11-14 September 2017 (Mon-Thu) Compact Introductory Programme 16 September 2017 (Sat) New students: Completion of the Academic Programme and one of the Introductory programmes is obligatory for all new students. Please register for the Extended Introductory Programme or the Compact Introductory Programme on our website. The registration link will be activated from 21 till 30 August 2017. Re-matriculated students: Participation in the Academic Programme is obligatory for re-matriculated students. An Introductory programme can be taken on a voluntary basis. “Direktübergänger”: For HSG students who are changing level without interruption (from Bachelor to Master or from Master to PhD), attendance at the Kick-off Days is not mandatory. Participation in the programme is possible, however. For this purpose, please send us an e-mail with the following information: forename, surname, matriculation number, level of study, programme, native tongue, and the name of the programme for which you would like to register (i.e. the Academic Programme or the Extended / Compact Introductory Programme).