Below is a guide as to what you can expect when you attend Welcome Days, pus a few important links and information that will help you prepare for your university studies at PCU.
IT Services Tutorial (Online on Zoom)
These tutorials focus on best practices for the platforms that are used during your studies (G-suite, Moodle, Zoom, e-Vision, Student Records View) . 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. The Student Services team will be giving virtual demonstrations and will be available for a brief Q&A immediately following the technical part of the session. We hope to see you there!
New Student Orientation - City Centre Campus
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. Among other things, you will be introduced to PCU Student Council, Societies and other ways to get involved in the PCU community. The full program and additional information will be sent to you via email, so be on the lookout for the links and instructions!
Academic Programme Induction
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, materials that are needed and much more. This is also the time to meet your Programme Leader (and in some cases, even some of your lecturers) and fellow classmates! Each programme's Induction will take place at different times and places depending on the format of your specific programme. The schedule for each Programme Induction can be found here.
Important! It is highly recommended that all new students attend the Orientation Day and the 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.
Welcome Friday - City Centre Campus
Welcome Friday is the chance to further meet and greet your fellow classmates and enjoy some nice refreshments. On top of that, you will be able to attend a series of presentations:
Introduction to the Counselling Centre
Our students' health and well-being are important to us! Your Study Advisors are available to help you with academic support and 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.
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.
Meet & Greet with new and current students
After the presentations, you will be able to further hang out with other new students as well as current students (including the representatives of Student Council and other PCU Societies). 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!
Brdy Forest Walk
Take a walk through the Brdy Forest with the School of Media & IT (students from all faculties and programmes are welcome). Meet at Smíchovské nádraží bus stop C at 9.45am to take the 317 bus which departs at 10am to the town of Řitka.
Please register your place here so that the organisers know to wait for you at the bus stop.
Feb. 20th - 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!