OUR ACTIVITIES

Budenabend is organized twice a month or more. No other activities occur on these open-door evenings. There is a calm atmosphere: students can play chess, cards or another games, talk to each other, drink tea, coffee, beer and taste something delicious.

Scientific readings are meetings with experts in various fields of science and culture. There is a possibility to give and discuss a lecture on a current topic in front of the corporate students. Such readings occur once a semester.

Begrüßungsabend is time to meet old and new corporate members from friendly student associations. Such an welcome evening usually occurs once a semester.

Active recreation is organized 2-3 times per semester, depending on students’ wishes. It can be a sport (soccer, volleyball, basketball or tennis), a round trip.

Kneipe is a traditional student celebration with speeches, funny games, drinks and songs according to certain students customs and rules (Comment) and is intended to cherish friendship in a cheerful and sociable manner. Such feasts usually take place 2-3 times per semester.

Kommers is a solemn and representative form of the student Kneipe on a special occasion (e.g. on the occasion of the fraternity foundation, city or university anniversaries). The keynote speech plays an important role and when possible is given by an official.

Reception is the official candidate’s admission to the corporation organized by the Fuchsmajor or the Convent. This is is a ceremony of receiving by a student after his first semester in the association the status Fuchs (an unfull member of our academic corporation). A solemn reception and the two-color-ribbon receiving usually takes place in the official part of the Semester-end-Kneipe after a certain examination time.

Brandung (Branderung) is a ceremony of receiving by a student after his second semester in the association the status Brandfuchs (close to the full member of our academic corporation). The ceremony is held during the special Kneipe (Branderungskneipe) in its official part.

Burschung is the ceremony at which a student acquires the status of Bursch (after at least three semesters in our association). The procedure takes place only after he has successfully passed the Burschung-Exam and written an application to join the corporation. This event occurs at the end of the semester.

Philistrierung is the ceremony at which a Bursch becomes Philister (Alter Herr). This means he becomes an inactive member of the corporation. It takes place after his graduation from the university.

Foundation Day: September 2, 1997.

University opening Day: October 4, 1875.

Day of the City: October 8, 1408.