UU Welcome Week

Orientation Day

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

This takes place the week before classes start: the next UU Welcome Week will be from 30 August to 2 September. Mark these dates in your calendar!

Why participate in the UU Welcome Week? 

The events of the Welcome Week are specially designed for international students who are new to the city and the University. This way you will get 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 and your group will be guided by a student mentor. A perfect way meet people who arena the same boat and to 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 get better acquainted with the university as well as learn more about the Dutch culture through interactive workshops, sessions and activities.

  • Arrange your practical matters and ask any question you have!
    When you just arrive in a new country, all the practical matter can be extremely overwhelming. No worries: we've got you covered! During the UU Welcome Week, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask your question and figure out everything you need to do, together with you mentor and fellow students. 

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