59 Years of Bugenhagen-Konvikt

A journey through the changing history of the Konvikt

Since the winter semester of 1958/59 we provide students from in and abroad affordable living space. There were always challenges: Radical changes in society and science (the„68er“), shortage of flats and rising energy costs.

Just because of the work of helping supporters who have good connections to the department of Protestant Theology and the Protestant Lutheran Church in North Germany and the dedicated work of the management board and board of trustees we could stay on target. And last but not least the reliable work oft he team on-spot.

Let us go on a review of history through over 55 years of Bugenhagen-Konvikt!

  • 7th of December 1956

    Founding of the association of Bugenhagen-Konvikt in Hamburg e. V.
  • 1958

    In winter semester 1958/59 first residents move in
  • 1962

    Building of a prayer room in the basement. Bronze cross of sculptor Rolf Goerle
  • 1970

    Cancel of visiting hours 9 a.m. til 22 p.m.
  • 1971

    Discussion to paint the walls of the floors in the colour pink. In winter semester 1971/72 after 3 year long debate the first female students move in. At first her proportion is limited on 30 %
  • 1974

    Serious financial crisis, thoughts of closing the Konvikt. The combine with the ecclesiastical student residences is taking into consideration
  • 1977

    Takeover of the Konvikt through the Nordelbische Kirche. Thoughts of combine with the association for ecumenical student halls
  • 1980

    Installing of a new heating boiler. Stopping of the canteen service
  • 1985

    Cornerstone ceremony of house III a on the 29th of April Upgrading of house. Combining the smaller rooms to larger ones. Full finnacing through the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
  • 1985

    Roofings ceremony of House IIIa on the 11th of July.
  • 1986

    Inauguration ceremony of house IIIa on the 29th of May
  • 1990

    Renovation of the windows of House I and II. Financing through the authority for science and research and the credit institution for house constructing Hamburg
  • 1991

    Installation of warm water in all rooms in House II. Full Renovation of all bathrooms and kitchens in the houses I and II. No more providing bed-sets and towels
  • 1992

    Plans to build a floor on top on House II
  • 1993

    Beginning to build the extension of house II on the 27th of July
  • 1994

    Inauguration ceremony of the on-top construction on 24th of June
  • 1997

    Installation of a new heating system
  • 1998

    Thermal insulation of the facade. General meeting of the inhabitants who decide a solidarity fund for residents who have financial difficulties.
  • 2004

    Renovation of the roof and thermal insulation of House IIIa
  • 2005

    Wireless-LAN. Internet access in every room
  • 2008

    Installation of smoke detectors prescripted by law in every single-room, kitchens and living rooms. New facade painting for House II.
  • 2009

    Cycle storage as a weather-proof place for 60 bicycles. Supported by HaSpa. New Wireless-LAN for a faster internet
  • 2010

    Renovation of all shower units. Part-financing through the authority for science and research
  • 2011

    We made the energy transition! With help of a cogeneration unit we could reduce the energy consumption. Part financing through the authority of urban development and environment and the EDG Kiel foundation.
  • 2014

    New web presence
  • 2015

    Renewal of WLAN System on high technical and newest standards
  • 2016

    Building of a pavilion used as a multifunctional prayer room in the heart oft he Konvikt
  • 2017

    New web presence