Wednesday, time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm • Location: German Department Lounge
Kaffeestunde is a weekly gathering of the University's German-speaking community. It is held on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30pm. It provides a relaxed social setting for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to meet and speak German. Undergraduates who wish to practice their German speaking skills, listen to native German speakers, or meet members of the department are encouraged to attend, and baked goods and snacks are provided by members of the department. Please note, Kaffeestunde is not held during reading period or summer/winter breaks.
For more information about Kaffeestunde, please call (314) 935-4276.
Please note: This event is open to WashU community members only.
Fridays, once per month as scheduled • Location: German Department Lounge
Pizza Pause is held four times a semester to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to practice their German in a relaxed social setting. Pizza and other snacks are provided by the department. Undergraduates interested in developing their German speaking skills or meeting members of the department are encouraged to attend. Upcoming Pizza Pausen are listed on the events page of this website.
For more information about Pizza Pause, please contact Frieda Fichtner.
Swedish Film Night
Date/time: tbD • Location: see flyer
Swedish Film Night is an event organized by graduate students for those interested in discussing Swedish cinema. Undergraduates interested in developing their Swedish listening comprehension skills are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments are provided. Each semester, a flyer with the new schedule is posted on the bulletin board outside the department's main office. Also check out our upcoming events below.
Orientation Open House (August)
Our Orientation Open House is a catered luncheon held the Friday of orientation week. New students, returning students, and parents are invited to join us as we celebrate the beginning of a new year. Exact dates/times can be found on our Upcoming Events page in fall. For more information, please call (314) 935-5106.
Parents and Family Weekend Open House (October)
Parents and Family Open House is another opportunity for parents to visit with the members of the German department. Our Open House coincides with the university's parents' weekend event. Exact dates and times can be found on our Upcoming Events page at the beginning of Fall semester. Light refreshments are provided. For more information, please call (314) 935-4276.
Every Spring the department celebrates the graduation of its undergraduate and graduate students with a catered luncheon. Parents and students are encouraged to join us for this event. For more information, see Upcoming Events in late spring or contact Cecily Stewart Hawksworth. Location: Department lounge.
End of the Year Student Reception
The department celebrates the achievements of its outstanding undergraduates with a catered reception at the Whittemore House. Recipients of department awards, honors, and study abroad scholarships, as well as members of Delta Phi Alpha Honor Society, are invited, as are their parents. Invitations are sent out mid-spring by Cecily Stewart Hawksworth. Location: Whittemore House.