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Welcome Activities

The Welcome Activities at Prague City University are your first chance to really meet the PCU community (staff, lecturers and fellow students), to learn more about studying at PCU, and to become familiar with the university and the city - if you have just moved to Prague. Our staff and current students will be on hand to provide useful information on living in Prague, getting around, dealing with any challenges, and helping you settle in.
 

For welcome week you can expect some fun events to welcome new students and for returning students to reconnect with the PCU community! Below are a few important links and information that will help you prepare for the weeks ahead.

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Important days: 

Orientation Day is your big welcome to PCU! This is an exciting day that allows you to meet new friends, learn about the school, and explore the neighbourhoods around the university campuses, either in person or virtually. 

Your Academic Programme Induction is an event that will provide you with detailed information about the courses you will be taking, the grading system, the expectations from lecturers, and much more. This is also the time to meet your Programme Leader and fellow classmates!

It is highly recommended that all new students be sure to attend the Orientation Day and your Academic Programme Induction. Attending both of these days will provide you with all of the information you need to make your transition to university as easy as possible. 

Useful Links: 

Academic Calendar  |  Moodle  Student Life  |  PCU Facebook  |  Covid-19 Policies


This page will soon be updated with the September 2022 programme. In the meantime you can see  is the programme that was organised in February 2022 that will give you an idea of what to expect in September.

February 2022 Welcome Activities 

Feb. 3rd - PCU Buddy Programme - 1st Meet-up (Online)

For our first meet-up we will introduce you to our Buddy programme. Buddies will briefly introduce themselves, there will be a group activity and finally, you will be able to meet your Buddy for a more 1-to-1 experience. We look forward to everyone having the chance to get to know each other better, and perhaps even planning some future meet-ups! For any Buddies that cannot attend, don't worry! We'll connect you and invite you to our next events.

Feb. 10th - IT Services & Tutorials (Online)

These tutorials focus on best practices for the platforms that are used in both in-person and digital campus studies. The first part of the tutorial will be a step-by-step guide to using each of the tools, which will be followed by an opportunity to try it yourself and ask questions. Nelli Pontes, Head of Student Services, will be giving virtual demonstrations and will be available for a brief Q&A immediately following the technical part of the session. Student Services colleagues will also join the session to give support and answer other questions about the coming weeks. We hope to see you there! 

Feb. 10th - Parents of Incoming Students Webinar

The parent session will focus on questions and answers regarding the start of the semester, academic policies/procedures, as well as our health & hygiene planning for the return to in-person teaching. If your parents cannot attend at the given time, please also inform us about their questions and availability so that we can organize an individual session, if possible. The session can be held in three different languages (English, Czech and Russian). Please let us know if your parents are interested, and what suits them best. Participants will be able to log into the session via their web browser - the format of this session does not require downloading the Zoom app, though we do recommend it!

Feb. 15th - New Student Orientation (Online)

Important! Students will officially be welcomed to Prague City University and have an opportunity to meet their Study Advisors.  The Student Services team hosts activities with members of the Student Council that include interactive ways to get to know the PCU campuses and the surrounding neighbourhoods. This semester's orientation will take place online. The full program and additional information will be sent to you via email, so be on the lookout for the links and instructions.
 
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Feb. 17th - Programme Inductions 

Important! Academic Programme Inductions are your opportunity to meet with your Programme leader (and in some cases, even some of your lecturers). Information about the courses, lecturer expectations, important materials that are needed, and much more insight will be shared during these sessions. In addition, it's a great way to meet some of your direct classmates in case you are already planning for study groups and group projects. Each programme's Induction will take place at different times and places depending on the format of your specific programme. Click below to find yours!

The full program and times will be found here!


Feb. 18th - Getting Settled In Your New City

Introduction to the Czech Language & Culture
 

Join us for a FREE introduction to the Czech Language! Our colleague Nela will share some common phrases, tips on pronunciation, and even talk a little bit about Czech people. Learning Czech is not only a valuable asset, it can also help you feel connected to the culture around us. Prague City University is always pleased to offer a series of Czech language classes at beginner and pre-intermediate levels to our students and staff. Our lessons typically take place on Friday mornings and are divided into groups based on level and availability. 

We'll send an official sign-up email for the semester's Czech lessons in the coming weeks.

City Practice
 

Our students' health and well-being are important to us! Your Study Advisors are available to help you with academic support as well as light topics related to personal life. If there is a time that a student feels they would benefit from additional professional support, our partners at City Practice are there to offer FREE counselling to our students! Stop by for their introduction and some activities to help us learn about adapting to new cultures and experiences. The City Practice s.r.o. is an independent centre that provides individual and group counselling by multi-lingual counsellors. They provide holistic mental health support to help students achieve their academic and personal goals.

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Pizza Party With Student Council and PCU Societies 

Students will meet members of the Student Council to learn more about their initiatives as well as the PCU Societies that they can join. This is the last official event before the semester officially kicks off. Be sure to join us, even if it's just for a quick bite and something refreshing! 
 

Feb. 21st - 25th: The 1st week of the Spring Semester! 

Enjoy your first classes, get familiar with your syllabi, and start organizing yourself for success! Be sure to check in with Student Services, or directly with your Study Advisor if you have any last-minute questions. If you need to contact lectures, or just to find a classroom, reach out to your Buddy as well! 


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We really look forward to meeting you soon! In the meantime, if you haven't done so already, then please connect with us on social media! 

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