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Study Start Events

A good start is essential for study success and enjoying your time in Groningen. In order to make the most out of your stay in Groningen, it is necessary to get induced to your new (academic) environment. In the week before courses start, the university organizes various activities that will help you arranging  practical matters and finding your way around the university and the city. When booking your plane ticket and/or accommodation, please make sure to arrive in Groningen on time!


Study start events / Spring semester 2018

Wednesday, 31 January & Thursday, 1 February

Movin' to Groningen: On Wednesday 31 January (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) and Thursday 1 February (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) there will be a team of friendly, enthusiastic and very helpful students present at Schiphol Airport to help you on your way to Groningen. Sign up here and you will be welcomed at the arrival gates!
Thursday, 1 February

Welcoming Ceremony for all international students of the university.

Starts at 4 pm. Location: city centre. More detailed information can be found here. During the Welcoming Ceremony, you can also register for the ESN Introduction week.

Monday, 5 February


Faculty Introduction for incoming exchange students: during this event, you will receive your welcome kit incl. student card. Also, we will provide you with a lot of practical information about studying at Faculty of BSS.

Bouman building, 1st floor, room 0126 ('Gadourekzaal')
Grote Rozenstraat 31
9712 TG Groningen

12:00 Presentation about ICT facilities/ practical matters and distribution of welcome kit/ student card
12:30-13:30 Scavenger Hunt
13:30-14:30 Pub Quiz + drinks and snacks in a down town pub (announced at the start)
14:30-15:30 Meet and mingle, announcement of the winner

Please register HERE before 22 January !!

Monday, 5 February Start of 2nd semester courses > check the academic calendar
Tuesday, 6 February

Introduction to the Library : this introduction will start with a short presentation about the library services and finishes with a short tour through the building.

University Library (City)
'Jantina Tammes Room' (4th floor)
Broerstraat 4
9712 CP Groningen

Due to the high number of exchange students, there will be two groups:
13:00 - 14:00 Group 1 (family names A-L)
14:00 - 15:00 Group 2 (family names M-Z)

Please register HERE before 22 January !!

Friday, 2 February - Wednesday, 7 February

► Optional: Start of ESN Introduction Week

The Introduction Week of ESN Groningen is the biggest introduction week for international students from February 2 till 7 2018! Joining this week is the perfect kick-off for your study abroad, the chance to make new friends, and discover the ins and outs of Groningen! Buy your tickets here and join the Facebook group ESN Spring Semester . Also, make sure to check the ESN Website and Facebook , and join one of the more than 150 social, cultural, travel, integration and sport activities organised throughout the year.

ESN Buddy Program: Sign up for the buddy program of ESN Groningen! Your buddy can pick you up from the station, help you get through the first few days after your arrival and can help you with some practical things that need to be done. Your buddy will help you further with getting familiar with activities of the association and all the other possibilities of extra-curricular activities provided for you!

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