Programme for Bachelor Kick-In - General programme

On this page you can preview the activities of the Kick-In. PLEASE NOTE: The entire programme is provisional, we will always adhere to the rules of the Dutch government regarding Covid-19, which might cause changes in the programme! By default we only show the activities of a single programme, but it is possible to register for multiple programmes. When logged in and applying for the Kick-In, we show you exactly for which programmes you can apply. After application we also provide a personal programme for you.

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Program activities

Time Activity
12:00 AM - 10:00 AM [Online] Registration
Before the Kick-In really takes off, it is important to register yourself. In this way, we know you are here to start the Kick-In! You can register via your personal dashboard on our website and this can be done between Tuesday, the 24th of August, 10.00h and Wednesday, the 25th of August, 10.00h. Please make sure you have done this before coming to campus!
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Registration
During the physical registration you will receive your participant band and bag. After this, you can walk onto the Opening Market, where you can explore all associations and companies from in and around Enschede!
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Opening Fair
Kick-off to a flying start at the Opening Fair! After you have registered for the Kick-In, you can discover all the sports, performing arts and social associations that the University of Twente has to offer. Next to the associations, which will present themselves enthusiastically, you can get in touch with various companies. Have you become curious as well? Look around and take your first steps towards an amazing student life!
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Grand Opening
After the Opening market there will be a central opening with an amazing show that will make sure that you have a perfect start of your Kick-In!
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Do-group market and dinner
This is the first moment in which you will become acquainted with your do-group, your do-group parents, and classmates you will enjoy the rest of the Kick-In with!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Flashing Moment
After the official opening a picture will be made with all participants! After this, everyone will be guided in groups per study to the Do-group market.
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM [Online] Escape Room
During this nerve-racking activity you and your do-group solve all kinds of puzzles. Will your do-group be the first to finish?
10:00 PM - 4:00 AM [Provisional] Kick-Off Party @ Aspen Valley
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM [Provisional] Cnodde Activity
'Het College Cnodde' is an independent 'College' existing of students of the University of Twente. They will arrange a nice activity for you!
Time Activity
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM [Online] Facility Market
An informative event for new international Bachelor students. During the webinar, you will hear about the various facilities, services and student associations the UT has to offer, such on-campus medical services, career services, the library, Notebook services, UnionCard, student world associations, Erasmus Student Network, Buddy programme and student study associations. You can also ask questions via the chat box. You can join from anywhere in the world or watch the replay videos. Check out the programme and register here:
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Performing Arts Brunch
During the Performing Arts Brunch, you can enjoy a nice brunch and get to know the Performing Arts associations! They will entertain you with all kinds of performances: singing, music and dance!
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM Apollo Festival
During this festival, all culture associations will present themselves through workshops and shows. You can get in touch with all these associations at the opening market.
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM Storming of the Bastille
The Storming of the Bastille is considered the start of the fabulous student life at our University! In a spectacular assault course, water event and finally the climbing of the Bastille, the other do-groups become your arch rivals and you will give it all to show that you can work together and have the best endurance. It certainly won’t be easy to complete the trail, even some soldiers will be present!
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Dish of the Day
Before the concert you can enjoy a 'Dish of the Day' in one of Enschede's restaurants. A ticket is needed for this programme part.
7:30 PM - 12:30 AM [Provisional] Introduction Concert
It is time to enjoy a massive concert at the Oude Markt, at the heart of Enschede’s city center! The awesome performances wil start at 19:30. The line-up is still a secret, but we are sure you are going to have the time of your lives! The concert is organized by the Kick-In / University of Twente, Saxion University of Applied Sciences location Enschede, Vereniging Horeca Stad Enschede, Metropool, and the Municipality of Enschede in collaboration with Enschede Promotie.
Time Activity
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM [Online] Dutch Workshop
Join Céline Schouten from the UT Language Centre for an online introduction to the Dutch language and culture. Register here:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Warming Up
Start of your day with an energizing warming up.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Sports Brunch
Get your own bag with a tasty lunch and find a place where you can have lunch with your do-group. Every bag has a different content so share and trade with other do-groups.
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM Sports games
Meet the sport associations during the Sports Games. Sports and/or swimwear might be useful!
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Campus Tours
During a cycle tour on the green campus of the UT you will hear a lot of stories about everything happening on campus and the active student life on campus! IMPORTANT: Bring your own bike!
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sports Barbecue
After the Sports Games you can chill and eat with your do-group enjoying a BBQ. There are different locations at and outside the Campus.
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM [Provisional] Piranha Pool Party
ZPV Piranha has once again transformed the outdoor swimming pool of the UT into a splashing open-air party location! You can take a fresh dive into the swimming pool and order a drink at the bar in the water. The DJ will take care of some great music. An excellent moment to relax with your do-group and to get into the party mood!
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM [Online] Speed Dating
Get to know your fellow students during the speed dating! Join online to meet people from all studies, countries and backgrounds!
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM Sports Party
Sing along to all the greatest hits in the big tent, accompanied by a live band on this party organized by five sports associations. Don't worry about not knowing the lyrics, they will be provided on-screen!
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Global Fair
Meet the world associations during the Global Fair. Play games with as many world associations as possible and learn all about their multicultural traditions and how being active can enrich your student life!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Luxury Brunch
Enjoy a luxury brunch together with your do-group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Factivity
Are you interested in joining a social student association but still doubting which one suits you best? During the Factivity: College Tour four members of the associations in the Pakkerij will tell about their experiences within their association. This will be a dynamic interview where viewers also get the chance to ask their questions!
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM AEGEE Pub Quiz
Join AEGEE in a pubquiz. Show off your general knowledge with your do-group, and win some nice prices!
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Alpha's Dinner
Student Association Alpha will host a dinner for you and your do-group.After your dinner, you can participate in a fun Salsa Workshop, hosted by the Rico Latino.
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM [Provisional] Campus Crawl
At the Campus there are multiple student pubs run by study associations. Tonight you can discover them all! At every location you can have a drink and there will be an activity as well.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Taste Cantus
This evening A.S.V. Taste is organizing the Taste Cantus. The cantus is a typical student activity that is all about beer, singing and eloquence. The whole evening will be singing, drinking and partying, so make sure you will be there.
9:00 PM - 11:30 PM [Online] Cup Pong
During this fun activity, you will be matched with your fellow master students to play some fun rounds of Online Cup Pong!
10:30 PM - 12:30 AM Audentis' Concert on the Carillonveld
At night, student association Audentis will organize an energizing activity to close off this day.
Time Activity
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Campus Tours
During a cycle tour on the green campus of the UT you will hear a lot of stories about everything happening on campus and the active student life on campus! IMPORTANT: Bring your own bike!
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Free activities
Today will be all about chilling after some busy days. Take it easy and enjoy free activities in the city centre and around campus.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM [Online] Gaming Activity
Show off your game skills in the game activity! You can for example participate in a gaming tournament or let your inner Picasso out in
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Gaming Activity
Show off your game skills in the game activity! You can participate in a gaming tournament, play some board games, or let your inner Picasso out in
3:45 PM - 6:45 PM ChOOSE Church Service & Dinner
The Christian student associations will organize a church service. This service is open for all Kick-In participants: both Christian and non-Christians. After the service, there will be a free meal where you can get to know the various Christian student associations of Enschede. The Church service will be held in English.
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM [Online] Movie Night
Are you in need of a relaxing evening? Get some popcorn and chill during the online Movie Night!
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Open Air Cinema
Are you in need of a relaxing evening? Come and chill as a true open-air cinema is waiting for you. Sit back and relax!
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7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Extra Registration Bachelor Students
Registration of Bachelor students for the study-related Kick-In and the last part of the General Kick-In
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Euros Paradise
You are cordially invited by the association Euros Rowing, Euros Sailing and Euros Kano to enjoy a pizza at their watersports complex!
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM [Online] Your Sustainability Journey
Are you interested in sustainability? Do you want to learn to be even more sustainable? Come and join the online Sustainable Journey Workshop!
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Domino's Pizza Dinner Show
Enjoy a good pizza while watching and listening to a variety of performances of many different performing arts associations.
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Grolsch Craft Beer Tasting
Try some craft beers together with your do-group/mentor group and maybe you will find your new favourite beer!
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM [Online] Trivia Night
Test your knowledge during the online trivia night / pub quiz!
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM [Provisional] Pub Crawl
Get to know the many pubs Enschede knows and enjoy some drinks during the Pub Crawl!
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM More Than a Degree Lunch
Enjoy a wonderful lunch and be inspired by everything the University has to offer for expanding your horizons during your student life! During this lunch, you can get to know more about being active at the University of Twente.
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Puzzle Hunt
Rack your brain at Pandora's Puzzle Hunt and maybe you win a price together with your do-group!
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM Kick-Out Festival
The Kick-Out Festival will once more show you everything the student life can offer you. A mix of music, sports, games and lounging will keep you occupied for the entire afternoon!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Your Sustainable Journey Workshop
Are you interested in sustainability? Do you want to learn to be even more sustainable? Come and join the Sustainable Journey Workshop!
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Food Truck Festival
During the Food Truck Festival, you can get all kinds of food to enjoy with your do-group!
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Closing Show
The Kick-In will be closed with a spectacular closing show!
Final activities
Draft activities

Programme information

During the general programme you'll get to know your fellow students, the Campus, the city of Enschede, and all the various student associations at our university. The programme will take place in Enschede, with some online additions and will introduce you to the student life of Enschede! The general programme takes place between Wednesday the 25th of August until Sunday the 29th of August and from the evening of the 1st of September until the 2nd of September. The gap is filled by the study-related programme organized by your study association. Please note: The entire programme is provisional, we will always adhere to the rules of the Dutch government regarding COVID-19, which might cause changes in the programme! Is it not possible for you to be in Enschede during the Kick-In or do you need to quarantine? Don’t worry! You can still participate in the online programme (you can separately sign up for this online programme).