Programme for Bachelor Kick-In - General programme

On this page, you can preview the concept programme of the Kick-In. This means that some changes in the programme can still occur. Kies-Op-Maat students, Exchange students and Pre-Master students will participate in the Master Kick-In.

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Programme activities

Time Activity
9:30 AM - 3:00 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, culture 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! Are you coming to Enschede by yourself and do you want to walk together with other students during the Opening Fair? Then go to the Kick-In meeting point and discover the Opening Fair together with a group of fellow students.
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM Registration
During the registration, you will receive your participant band and bag. After this, you can walk onto the Opening Fair, where you can explore all associations and companies from in and around Enschede! The registration will happen in shifts. Make sure you are there on the right shift! [09:30 - 11:00] Group A entails the people of the following studies: - Chemical Science and Engineering - Applied Physics - Creative Technology - ATLAS - Civil Engineering - Industrial Design Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Technical Medicine - Biomedical Technology - Electrical Engineering - Industrial Engineering and Management [12:30 - 14:00] Group B entails the people of the following studies: - Applied Mathematics - Communication Sciences - Psychology - Business and Information Technology - Technical Computer Science - Advanced Technology - Health Sciences - Management Society and Technology - International Business Administration
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Grand Opening
At Grand Opening, a splashing opening show will be performed and you will be welcomed by the Kick-In Committee, the Student Union and the Rector Magnificus. We will kick off this fantastic period together!
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM Do-group Market
This is the first moment in which you will become acquainted with your do-group, your do-group parents, and peers you will enjoy the rest of the Kick-In with!
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM Cnødde City Tour
Tonight the first party of the Kick-In will take place in the centre of Enschede. You can travel by bike or you can join the Cnødde City Tour! During this activity, participants travel from the campus to the city centre in a big procession provided with music.
10:30 PM - 4:00 AM Kick-Off Party @ Aspen Valley
To celebrate the start of the Kick-In, there will be a big party at Aspen Valley. This will be the first party together with your do-group and hopefully a night you won't forget soon!
Time Activity
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Culture Brunch
During the Culture Brunch, you can enjoy a nice brunch and get to know some of the culture associations! They will entertain you with all kinds of performances: singing, music and dance! [DO-GROUP TICKET]
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Apollo Culture Festival
During this festival, all culture associations will present themselves through an information market and workshops. Come to the information market and decide in which workshop you want to participate!
12:30 PM - 6:00 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 obstacle course and water events, you will be storming 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! For this activity, a ticket can be obtained to enter via the fast lane. Head do-group parents can pick-up the fast-lane tickets between 10:00-13:00 at the start of the Storming of the Bastille, whilst stock lasts. Nonetheless, you also can join this activity without a ticket!
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Euros Paradise
You are invited by the associations Euros Rowing, Sailing and Kayaking to come get a drink and an ice cream at their Watersportscomplex! Try the different sports and come enjoy the vibe and music in their lounge.
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Domino's Pizza Dinner
Enjoy a pizza for dinner, while learning about the culture of the ancient martial arts performed by V.A.S. Arashi! [TICKET]
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Campus Crawl
At the Campus there are five student pubs run by study associations. Tonight you can discover them all during the Campus Crawl. Start at the O&O square so that you can get a map and can cross off all the student pubs!
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Taste Cantus
This evening A.S.V. Taste is organising the Taste Cantus. The cantus is a typical student activity that is all about drinking, singing and eloquence. Make sure you're there to take a look at this student spectacle. PLEASE NOTE: You can already enter the tent at 19:00, the Cantus will start at 19:30! [TICKET]
10:00 PM - 4:00 AM Celebrate our Differences Party
Come to VIOS in Hengelo and let's party the night away together, in the beautifully decorated rooms in all colours of the rainbow! You'll have free entrance by showing the Kick-In wristband. It will be an amazing student party on several floors with a variety of music and laser shows. For this activity, a ticket can be bought to obtain two consumption coins for free. Nonetheless, you also can join this party without a ticket!
10:30 PM - 4:30 AM Buses to VIOS
You don't have to bike all the way to the party in Hengelo, you can take the bus! Take the bus from the Stationsplein in Enschede at 22:30h, 23:00h or 23:30h or in front of the Spiegel (building at the campus) 15 minutes after departure from the centre. You can also take the bus back from Hengelo to campus or the city centre. The first bus from Hengelo to Enschede departs at 1:00 h and the last at 4:30h in front of the Rabotheater at the Beurstraat in Hengelo. [TICKET]
Time Activity
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Warming Up
Start of your day with an energising warming up.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Food Fair
Enjoy a great lunch with food from different cultures! [DO-GROUP TICKET]
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM Sport Games
Meet the sport associations during the Sports Games. Together with your do-group, try to score as many points as possible at the different games and perhaps you will win a nice prize! You can check the livescore of your do-group on Sports and/or swimwear might be useful!
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Charity Challenge
Convinced that you are able to build the highest tower of crates? Show everyone in the Charity Challenge and win a cool prize for your entire do-group. All money that is collected will go to this years charity!
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Kick-In Stunt
Join your fellow students in a huge game of musical chairs!
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Sports BBQs
After the Sports Games, you can chill and eat with your do-group by enjoying a BBQ. There are different locations at and outside the Campus. [TICKET]
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Piranha Pool Party
ZPV Piranha has transformed the outdoor pool to a beautiful place to party in the open air. You can take a nice swim here and order a drink from the bar situated in the middle of the pool. A DJ will play good music while you swim and party, a good moment to party with your do-group during the Piranha Pool Party!
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM Sport 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!
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM Foam Party
The Vestingbar has organised an amazing foam party, so come and party in the foam!
Time Activity
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Picnic
Have a picnic in the beautifully green 'het Volkspark' together with your do-group! [DO-GROUP TICKET]
11:00 AM - 2:00 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!
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Crazy 88
Discover the City Center of Enschede whilst participating in some fun challenges! Go to the Kick-In stand on the Oude Markt for more info!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM FACTivity
Get to know the different social associations with a tour through the Pakkerij. [TICKET]
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM AEGEE Pub Quiz
Join AEGEE in a Pub Quiz. Take your do-group to one of the many pubs in Enschede, show off your general knowledge, and win some nice prices!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pakkerij Dinner
During this dinner, you get to know the student associations and experience the Pakkerij in a different setting! [TICKET]
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Alpha’s After Dinner Dance
After a nice meal in the Pakkerij it‘s time to shake it up at C.S.V. Alpha‘s dance show. Enjoy live music on the terrace and learn how to salsa dance from Rico Latino!
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Audentis Party: The Next Level
At night, the student association Audentis will organise a spectacular party and cover the Volkpark with the colour pink!
11:00 PM - 4:00 AM Pakkerij Party
Want to know how to party with the four social associations from the Pakkerij? Come to the Pakkerij tonight and experience it!
11:00 PM - 4:00 AM Aspen Party
Party throught the night at Aspen Valley!
Time Activity
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Campus Hunt
Discover the University of Twente by participating in this puzzle hunt that takes you across campus!
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Facility Market
An informative marketplace which is highly recommended for new international Bachelor students. You will find out about the various facilities, services and student associations the UT has to offer, such as on-campus medical services, career services, the library, UnionCard and student world associations. UT Student Services will also be present to answer your questions about visa, housing, formality appointments and other student administrative matters. The Facility Market will take place in the Vrijhof Audiozaal. Please attend during the time spot for your faculty: 11:00 - 12:00 BMS 12:00 - 13:00 ET & TNW 13:00 - 14:00 EEMCS & ATLAS Furthermore, there is also the opportunity to buy a bike at the Hogekampplein!
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Activities around Enschede
Today will be all about chilling after some busy days. Take it easy and enjoy free activities in the city centre and around campus. Go lasergaming at ZERO 55, play pool at Poolcafé the Brigde or go bowling at Starballs (one drink compulsory for all). Or go bouldering at the Cube Bouldergym (call in advance to 06-109 687 07 to make a reservation and bring sports clothes and shoes!), take a look at the Rijksmuseum and the Museumfabriek or dive into the Aquadrome pool or the UT outside swimming pool! 14:00-19:00 lasertag @ ZERO 55 14:00-19:00 playing pool @ Poolcafé the Bridge 14:00-19:00 bowling @ Starballs 14:00-19:00 bouldering @ the Cube Bouldergym (reservation necessary!) 14:00-16:30 indoor swimming @ Aquadrome 14:00-17:00 visiting @ Rijksmuseum Twenthe 14:00-17:00 visiting @ Museumfabriek 14:00-19:00 swimming @ UT outdoor pool
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM ChOOSE Church Service & Dinner
The Christian student associations will organise a church service. This service is open to 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, or you just can have a chat with your fellow students. The Church service will be held in English. Click here to enroll to the Churche service
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Apollo Theatre
Sit back, relax and enjoy the various performances given by the Culture associations. For this activity, a ticket can be bought to obtain popcorn and a drink. Nonetheless, you also can join this activity without a ticket!
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM Concordia Open Air Cinema
Come chill out and watch a movie during this open-air cinema! For this activity, a ticket can be bought to obtain popcorn and a drink. Nonetheless, you also can join this activity without a ticket!
Time Activity
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Extra Registration for Bachelor Students
Registration of Bachelor students for the study-related Kick-In and the last part of the General Kick-In
Time Activity
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dish of the Day
Before the concert, you can enjoy a 'Dish of the Day' in one of Enschede's restaurants. [TICKET]
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Concert @ Oude Markt
It is time to enjoy a massive concert at the Oude Markt, at the heart of Enschede’s city center! The awesome performances will start at 20:00.
1:00 AM - 4:00 AM After Party
Did you enjoy the Concert at the Oude Markt? Continue the partying at the after party!
Time Activity
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM More Than a Degree Lunch
Enjoy a wonderful lunch and be inspired by what the University of Twente has to offer regarding your student life! During this lunch, you can get to know more about the activism at the UT. [DO-GROUP TICKET] for Bachelor's & [TICKET] for Master's Please attend during the time spot for your faculty: 12:00 - 12:40 BMS 12:40 - 13:20 ET & TNW 13:20 - 14:00 EEMCS & ATLAS.
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Do-Group Battles
Challenge other do-groups in a variety of games and battles!
2:00 PM - 7:00 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 and games will keep you occupied for the entire afternoon!
5:00 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! [TICKET]
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM Kick-Out Party
After nine days full of activities dedicated to get to know the university, the campus, the city and your fellow students, it is time for the Final party.
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Closing Show
The Kick-In will be wrapped up with an epic and popping 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 and will introduce you to the student life of Enschede! The general programme takes place between Wednesday the 24th of August until Sunday the 28th of August and from the evening of the 31st of August until the 1st of September. The gap is filled by the study-related programme organised by your study association!