LitParty - Music, dancing and freshly written literature

Freshly written texts and live music at the LitParty!

On May we are organizing the LitParty at the AStA Stadtcampus for the fourth time together with the Paderborn Cultural Office and the OWL Literature Office!
This time the authors Philipp Böhm, Beliban zu Stolberg, Laura Hansen and David Friedrich will be there. The four writers will compose the setlist themselves on the day of the event: All the texts performed will end with a music track, which will then be played live by Paderborn singer Laura Ferreira.

When? 23.05.24
Admission from 20:00 - 20:30, start 20:30.
Where? AStA Stadtcampus at Königsplatz 1, access via "Alte Torgasse".

You can easily take the elevator to the 6th floor. Admission is of course free. 

Aktivenmesse an der UPB!

On May 27 and 29, from 11 am to 2 pm, the Aktivenschaft will gather in the library foyer.

No matter how well you already know the Aktivenschaft, it's worth stopping by and finding out how they help shape life at the university. Whether you want to improve study conditions, organize exciting events or simply get to know other enthusiastic students and network, there's a place for everyone in the Aktivenschaft.

On the first day, you will find the student councils and StuPa lists at the fair. Each degree program will be represented by a student council, in which students can campaign for better studies, plan great events and help each other with their studies. Every degree program will be represented, so come along, find out more, get to know your student council and perhaps take the opportunity to get involved right away.

On the second day, all other student groups will introduce themselves. These include initiatives, project areas, the student parliament, campus radio and many other groups. These groups deal with a wide variety of topics, so come along and find a student group that you would like to get involved in.

Tender for AStA Sommerfestival 2025-27

The General Students’ Committee (AStA) of Paderborn University is looking for an organizing agency to host the traditional AStA Sommerfestival on the campus of Paderborn University for the years 2025 to 2027. Bids must be submitted by 31.05.2024.
To the tender text (German)

Action day against racism

To mark the annual International Weeks against Racism, the Central Equal Opportunities Officer, Dr. Annika Hegemann, together with the Diversity Officer, Laura Maring, the Vice Dean for Sustainability, Gender Equality and Diversity at the Faculty of Cultural Studies, Dr. Larissa Eikermann, as well as the Managing Director of the Centre for Gender Studies, Dr Claudia Mahs, and the student organizations of the Foreign Students' Representation (ASV) and the General Students' Committee (AStA), are inviting all interested parties to a day of action against racism at Paderborn University. Together with the Coordinator for Refugees at Paderborn University, Volker Verhoff , and other cooperation partners, they would like to set an example against racism. To this end, various participatory formats and information offers in the form of action stands will be offered the 30rd April in the Bibo Foyer from 11:00 to 14:00, which will deal with the topics of racism and racism-critical attitudes, among others, and are intended to provide initial insights and new perspectives on the complex of topics.

You can find more information here.

Poetry Slam - Expressing language correctly

At a poetry slam, self-written literary texts on individual topics are performed in front of an audience. Profound poetry can be just one type of poetry slam. Anything is possible: from heart-wrenching stories to charming and witty storytelling with a comedy touch to rap lyrics.
Once again this year, we are offering a workshop on poetry slams in the run-up to the slam, where you can expect an exciting mix of different styles and moods, which are always linked to the individual type of presentation. With the help of the well-known slammer August Klar, you will have the opportunity to find your individual style and mood and, if you wish, to perform it on the poetry slam evening.
If you would like to perform a slam at the poetry slam evening, please register in advance at .


  • 06.05. & 07.05. each from 6 to 9 pm
  • Gewölbe (Marienplatz 8, entrance to the left of Hans im Glück)
  • free of charge with registration

You can register for the workshop days here.

Poetry slam evening:

  • 16.05. - Admission from 7 p.m. and start 7.30 p.m.
  • Audimax
  • Admission 6€

Get a ticket for the poetry slam evening here.

AStA Beerpong Competition

AStA beer pong competition🎉
You've had enough of exam stress, homework & co. and would rather enjoy the lecture-free time with a cold drink? Do you want to finally show off your ball-sinking skills?
Then come to the AStA beerpong competition at march the 14. 2024!

You can register as a team of max. 3 people at

Places are limited, first come, first serve! After your registration you will receive a confirmation email from us. Admission is at 7 pm, the tournament starts at 7.30 pm on the 6th floor of the AStA Stadtcampus. Anyone who is not there by 7.30 pm will be excluded from the game.
The game will be played until the best team has been decided. The cups will be filled with water, so you can also play if you don't want to drink beer. Have fun & good luck!🖤


News about the Student ticket/Deutschlandticket

We can finally announce:
There will be a reduced Deutschlandticket as a student ticket for 29.40€.🥳

Since the decision for the ticket unfortunately did not come in time for the registration phase, you still have to pay the entire semester fee. We are currently working on a solution to fix this.

We will keep you up to date on everything else.
At the moment, however, we can't tell you any more than that you will definitely be able to travel through Germany in the summer semester with the semester ticket as a reduced Deutschlandticket. There are no extra costs for you.

AStA Christmas Market

Christmas is just around the corner and so is our annual AStA Christmas market! From December 12-14, the parking lot between the O and G buildings will be transformed into a winter wonderland, every day from 3 pm to 10 pm.

Food and Drinks:

You will find a wide range of culinary delights in the Christmas market huts, which are looked after by the active members: from classic mulled wine and hot cocoa to waffles and currywurst - there is something for everyone.


In the large party tent there is a daily changing supporting program of artists and DJs. Would you prefer to be on stage yourself? No problem! Karaoke is on every day from 7-8 pm.

AStA Welcome Days

To give the new students at the university a proper welcome, the AStA is once again organizing the Welcome Days this year, thus extending the O-Week. Of course, we also invite everyone who is no longer a freshman but still wants to meet new people.

At the Speedfriending on 14.11. from 7 pm in the Grill|Café you have the opportunity to meet new people regardless of your field of study and make friends for study and life!

Pub quiz
Do you have an answer to every question? Do you know things that nobody needs? Prove your knowledge at the pub quiz on november 22 at 8 pm in a team of 2-5 people. You can register for free here. The pub will be announced shortly.

Party games & karaoke
Would you prefer beer pong or Rage Cage? Would you prefer Mariah Carey or Taylor Swift? At Partygames & Karaoke on november 23 at 7pm in the AStA Stadtcampus you can expect an offer with something for every taste! It doesn't matter whether you come alone or in a group, the focus is on having fun, with or without alcohol!

We look forward to seeing you!

University elections

From June 5-12, you will once again have the opportunity to help determine the future of your university in the online university elections by voting for who will represent you in the following bodies:

  • The Student Parliament (StuPa) is the highest decision-making body of the student body and elects and controls the General Student Committee (AStA), which is your direct representation. The StuPa decides on issues that affect the entire student body.
  • The Fachschaftsräte (FSR) and Fachschaftsvertretungen (FSV) are your direct contacts when it comes to your courses of study. They work on making them better and more student-friendly and advise you on problems concerning your studies.
  • In the Senate, students work together with professors, academic and non-academic staff, and the University President on the direction of the University.
  • In the faculty councils, students work with the dean’s office on the direction of the faculty.

In all of these bodies, a strong student voice is important. Therefore, it is even more important that you vote. Therefore, we will raffle off an iPad Air with stylus and GoodNotes among all voters. If there is a turnout of 15%, we will also give away 100 liters of free beer and other drinks at the Grill|Café on the evening of the last election day!

The StuPa-O-Mat and our panel discussion on YouTube (in German) will help you decide.

Click here to go to the ServicePortal where you can cast your vote.