Events

The Welcome Office is excited to present an array of carefully prepared events and activities. These events and activities are completely free of charge for our international students, employees, and guests. Dive into fascinating presentations, participate in interactive workshops, or attend various activities led by expert professionals. Embrace this chance to enrich your personal and professional development at times that fit into your schedule. We are looking forward to seeing you at our events.

Orientation Days

Core Information For Your Stay at Palacký University


Start your studies in style! Don't miss this must-visit event, carefully prepared by the professionals and lecturers of Palacký University Olomouc. Get all the information you need in just one day! Learn about online systems, residency documents, visas, and healthcare in the Czech Republic. Discover the best entertainment spots and explore everything about the Czech Republic, Olomouc, and Palacký University. Join our guided tour and wrap up the day with an informal meetup where you can make new friends, enjoy refreshments, and experience the historic nightlife of Olomouc.

On request, it is possible to do a similar event for international employees or even do a “micro” orientation day during the semester. Contact us an e-mail at welcome@upol.cz.

Organiser Welcome Office Team
Date 10th and 18th of September
Place Vodární 6, Room 1.04
Target Group International Students
Registration Now Open

Program

9:00-11:30 

  • Opening Speech by the Head of the Welcome Office
  • The Czech Republic and Olomouc
  • Palacký University
  • International Bingo
  • Welcome Office
  • Residency documents
  • Online Systems

11:30-12:15

  •  Lunch Break

12:15-14:30 

  • Czech Culture and Habits 
  • Presentation from International Ambassadors 
  • Settling in Olomouc 

14:30-16:30

  • Sightseeing Tour of Olomouc

18:00

  • Informal Meet Up at St. Wenceslaus Brewery Restaurant 

Sightseeing Tours

Explore Olomouc and University Landmarks


The Palacký University Welcome Office extends a warm invitation to all international students and staff for our semesterly guided tours of Olomouc and key university buildings. These tours are a fantastic way to explore not only the city's stunning churches, lively squares, and numerous historical landmarks but also to familiarize yourself with important places within the university. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Moravia and our esteemed university through these tours. We offer two such tours in both the winter and summer semesters.

Further information and options for registration can be found at Sightseeing with Welcome Office.

Library of Old Prints

Manuscripts That Shaped Our History


We are thrilled to invite you on an extraordinary adventure through time with our historical texts tours. Established in 1573, Palacký University Library called Zbrojnice (Armoury, as it used to serve as one) has been a custodian of rare manuscripts, incunabula, and historical texts, reflecting the development of human thought and creativity. Our guided tours offer a unique opportunity to explore these invaluable texts with the expert assistance of our library staff.

This tour is intended for anyone interested in how our great-great-grandfathers and great-great-grandmothers lived and enjoyed themselves, or those who are looking for non-traditional entertainment, instruction and inspiration for their own creations. These prints were not intended for quiet entertainment in the corner but for singing and telling stories. As you journey through our library, you'll marvel at the intricate details and exquisite craftsmanship of these ancient texts. Our guides will describe the historical context of each manuscript, shedding light on the cultural, religious, and intellectual circumstances that shaped their creation.

For individuals and university departments interested in organizing group tours of this kind, please contact us directly at welcome@upol.cz. The latest photos from our Library of Old Prints can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you in Zbrojnice and presenting you with this unique opportunity.

Lector Lubomír Borýsek
Date To be determined for the winter semester
Place Armoury library (Zbrojnice)
Capacity 20 people
Registration To be determined for the winter semester

Welcome to Well-Being

A Journey To Your Mental Harmony


Explore new insights into mental health and effective learning strategies at Palacký University Olomouc. Our Welcome Office has prepared an engaging lecture series for the summer semester 2024, focusing on mental well-being and learning techniques.

Join us every Friday morning to learn from experts and acquire practical skills essential for your academic journey. Whether you're deeply interested in mental health or seeking effective stress management techniques, these sessions are designed to suit your needs.

Participation is free, but remember, space is limited! To ensure your spot, be sure to register quickly using the special forms provided for each lecture. We look forward to welcoming you to these enriching experiences!

 

Music Relaxation: A Touch of Healing Tones
More information
16. 02. 2024
Emotions and Mental Health from the Chinese Medicine Perspective I  
​​​​​​More information
01. 03. 2024
Emotions and Mental Health from the Chinese Medicine Perspective II
​​​​​​More information
22. 03. 2024
Well-being and Self-Care: Fostering a Balanced Life
More information
05. 04. 2024
Strategies for Effective Learning   
More information
12. 04. 2024
Time Management and Techniques for Successful Planning
More information
19. 04. 2024
Nutrition Practices with TCM: Self-Massage Techniques
More information
26. 04. 2024
Positive Effects of Tibetan Dance Techniques on Mental Health  
More information      
03. 05. 2024
Mindfulness: Focusing on the Present Moment     
More information   
10. 05. 2024

Tai Chi

Master the Art of Balance


Explore the world of Tai Chi, the renowned Chinese martial art known for its health and relaxation benefits. This summer semester, seize the unique opportunity to learn from Zdeněk Chmelka, a martial arts specialist who has dedicated his life to mastering Tai Chi techniques. Participate in our 60-minute sessions, offered at no cost and conducted in English that are carefully prepared for an international community at Palacký University Olomouc. Don't forget to bring comfortable clothing, shoes with white soles, a towel, and your favorite beverage.

Lector Zdeněk Chmelka, MAT
Date To be determined for the winter semester
Place B. Václavek dormitory gym, Campus Envelopa (Šmeralova 8, Olomouc)
Capacity 25 people
Registration To be determined for the winter semester

Privacy settings

We use cookies and any other network identifiers on our website that may contain personal data (e.g. about how you browse our website). We and some of the service providers we use have access to or store this data on your device. This data helps us to operate and improve our services. For some purposes, your consent is required to process data collected in this way. You can change or revoke your consent at any time (see the link at the bottom the page).

(Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the website to function properly.)
(Statistics cookies collect information anonymously. This information helps us to understand how our visitors use our website.)
(They are designed for promotional purposes, measuring the success of promotional campaigns, etc.)