UU Welcome Week

Orientation Day

Utrecht University wants you to feel welcome and at home at the university. The UU Welcome Week is your first introduction to the university and city and helps you find your place!

The programme takes place the week before classes start. The UU Welcome Week for semester 1 (2024/2025) will take place from Tuesday the 27th of August until Friday the 30th of August 2024. Make sure you arrive before this date!

Sign-ups for the Welcome Week in August 2024 have just opened. Check your inbox for the link to sign up! Contact us via welcomeweek@uu.nl if you haven't received an invitation to sign up.


Why participate in the UU Welcome Week? 

The events during the Welcome Week are specially designed for international students who are new to the city and Utrecht University. They give you a quick and fun introduction to your new environment.

Here are some more reasons why you should join:

  • Meet your fellow international students! You will be placed in a group of approximately 10 to 20 new students. Your group will be guided by a student mentor. This is a perfect way to meet people who are in the same boat and start making new friends!
  • Get to know the city of Utrecht and the University! During the programme, we will host a number of events and activities designed to help you become acquainted with the university and learn more about Dutch culture by taking part in interactive workshops, sessions and activities.
  • Arrange your practical matters and ask any questions you have! When you have just arrived in a new country, all the practical matters may seem overwhelming. No worries: we’ve got you covered! During the UU Welcome Week, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and figure out everything you need to do together with your mentor and fellow students.

Get updates about the UU Welcome Week by following our Warm Welcome Instagram page! It's also a great place to meet the international community at UU. 

Do you want to know more about how your personal data is processed for the UU Welcome Week? You can find our privacy statement here. 

Privacy statement UU Welcome Week

Photos in column 1, row 1 and column 2, row 2 by Bart Weerdenburg. Remaining photos by Eline Bollaart (@elines.lens on Instagram), former Welcome Week project leader.