The StartWeek 2024 takes place from 9 to 13 September.

StartWeek – the beginning of your studies

Since 2001, new students have been gathering on the campus of the University of St.Gallen (HSG) the week before the academic year begins for a unique event. The StartWeek is an integral part of the Assessment Year, with the goal of comprehensively preparing new students for life at HSG and their new role at the university.

Case study, administrative integration and new surroundings

During the StartWeek, new students are introduced to scientific work in an academic environment by working in a team on a case study to solve interdisciplinary problems. At the same time, students learn about the HSG degree system, the IT infrastructure and the university library. The StartWeek is also a great opportunity for the new students to meet other students and make friendships.

Please check out the Quick Links below to find out what to do next before your programme starts, or for details on your arrival in St.Gallen, HSG campus life, our digital platforms and IT tools or to get in touch with our counselling services about financing your studies, language courses, the Military Liaison Office and Special Needs Advice Center.

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