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First steps (for students in their first semester)

You are a first-semester student and recently enrolled. You have received a blue document from the university (semester registration form/ matriculation form, also called Leporello).


On this document you will find, among other things, your initial access data for your IT account and your student e-mail address.

To Do

For a successful start to your studies, please note the following steps to be done by each individual themselves.

  1. Activate your IT account
  2. Activate your student email address at  https://webmailer.hs-mainz.de
  3. Register on the learning platform OpenOLAT
  4. The directory of lectures can be found on the university information portal HIP
  5. Your department or your faculty may have prepared further steps for you. Please have a look at the brochure First Things First! You will find it linked on this page or as a haptic version with your faculty/in your department.
  6. Check the relevant instructions for you in the internal section of the ZIK (only available in German) (login with IT account)

First Things First!

The university offers a brochure [PDF] with a summary of the online services, updated by semester: