First semester at the FIT BUT?
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Before the beginning of teaching
The traditional Start@FIT event starts on the 16 September 2021, it introduces new students to the faculty and to one another. The students will receive basic information about their studies and learn how to use available information systems. They will also learn how to search for information that might be needed during their studies. We recommend that that the participants move into the dormitories on 15 September 2021. Thise option should be available online;if not, it can be arranged by phone or in person with the contact persons at the Halls of Residence. Just mention that you are attending Start@FIT.
The event will begin with compulsory training lessons: How to information system and schedule, which will take place on Thursday. These tutorials will help you find your way around IS FIT and introduce you to schedules and registrations in courses and activities, which will start on Saturday. Student ID cards or ISIC cards will be issued simultaneously, as well as welcome packs.
The training is followed by the "Closed doors day" and escape game.
Introduction to academia, Informal meeting with academics
In the afternoon, you can attend the social event Informal meeting with academics. You can meet your new classmates and teachers in an informal setting. You'll learn that your teachers are not only top experts in their fields but also caring and willing people, that you can ask for help, work with them on interesting projects and your bachelor thesis.
Matriculation, which takes place on the last Friday before the beginning of classes in winter semester, is an academic ceremony which takes place on the occasion of admitting students for their studies. Attendance in matriculation is de facto compulsory. For detailed information and division into groups, please refer to the Study News.
OHS and FP Training Lessons
After every block of matriculation, there will also be Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) training and Fire Protection (FP) training, which are mandatory.
Guided Tours of the Faculty
This will be followed by guided tours of the faculty with the Student Union; the Student Club "U kachničky" (U Kachničky - At the Duckling) will be opened, where there will be a chill zone, and you will have the opportunity to meet your new classmates.
There will be a team building event Tour de Pub in the evening.
Chat with members of the Student Union
Whether by streaming or meeting directly in the Student Club, you will be able to ask about things around your studies and beyond. We're just as happy to help you with your final preparations for course registration.
Registration for and enrolment in courses
On Saturday, course and schedule registration will take place. At the same time, there will be another "closed doors day" and escape game, and there will be last-minute help with registrations in the Student Club.
Barbecue and Getting to Know Brno
On Sunday, you can play "Brnění" (a game about getting to know Brno) and than you can barbecue with Student Union of FIT in Lužánky park.
Student Advisory and Student Union
You can find more information on the student counselling page. We recommend that you check the list of tasks that all first-year student should remember. If you have any questions or concerns, you can also contact the Student Union of FIT. SU FIT is a group of students interested in the goings-on at FIT. The group participates in the decision-making of the faculty and represents the students. They also organize Start@FIT event.
For students of each year SU FIT will create 2 groups on the Facebook - for students who start their bachelor's study in 2021/2022, they are VUT FIT BIT 2021-2024 (for study related problems) and VUT FIT BIT 2021-2024 Teambuilding (for student life, etc.). For Masters programme students they are VUT FIT MIT 2021-2023 and VUT FIT MIT 2021-2023 Teambuilding. There's also an unofficial Discord server maintained by students.
Note for students who are not new at BUT
Students who have studied at BUT before need not (and in fact cannot) set their BUTpassword. The password they used most recently remains valid. In addition, their previous faculty account is only reactivated. If a student has a student identity card (from any faculty), he/she need not order a new card. The identity card is activated at the time of enrolment; for the identity card to be used as proof of study, it is necessary to have the validation stamp glued to it at the Study Department. The ISIC validation stamp should be ordered at the BUT portal, whereas the BUT validation stamp can be collected in person. The BUT stamp can also be used to validate ISIC, thus reducing it to a BUT card.