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
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Opening Fair
Get to know all associations University of Twente has to offer at the Opening Fair! Next to the associations presenting themselves, you can also get in touch with various companies. Have you become curious as well? Look around and take your first steps towards an amazing student life!
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Registration
The registration is the start of the Kick-In! Here, you will receive your goodie bag and participant wristband which gives you access to the activities of the Kick-In. Morning shift [09:00h – 09:30h] • Biomedical Engineering • Technical Medicine [09:30h – 10:00] • Psychology • Applied Physics • Health Sciences • Management, Society & Technology [10:00h – 10:30h] • Industrial Design Engineering • Electrical Engineering [10:30h – 11:00h] • Chemical Science & Engineering • Creative Technology • ATLAS • International Business Administration Afternoon shift [12:00h – 12:30h] • Applied Mathematics • Industrial Engineering & Management [12:30h – 13:00h] • Mechanical Engineering • Civil Engineering [13:00h – 13:30h] • Technical Computer Science • Business Information Technology [13:30h – 14:00h] • Communication science • Advanced Technology
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Grand Opening
At Grand Opening, you will be welcomed to Univeristy of Twente by the Kick-In Committee, the Student Union, and the Rector Magnificus. In addition, an opening show will be performed! We will kick off this fantastic period together!
12:30 PM - 6:30 PM Do-Group Market
At the do-group market you will choose your do-group! A do-group is a small group of about 8 to 12 first-year students of the same study programme. You will experience the entire Kick-In together with your do-group! Often, the students from your do-group will remain your friends for the rest of your student life!
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM OKIC Dinner
Have dinner together with your do-group and your do-group parents organised by your study association! This is a moment for you to get to know your fellow do-group kiddos and your do-group parents.
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Road to Enschede ft. Cnødde
Walk to the city centre in a big parade! Many associations and do-groups will walk together across the Hengelosestraat to the city for the first party of the Kick-In. [BRING YOUR OWN CUP]
9:30 PM - 4:00 AM Aspen Valley Kick-Off Party
To celebrate the start of the Kick-In there will be a party at Aspen Valley in the city centre of Enschede. This will be the first party together with your do-group. A night you won't forget soon!
Time Activity
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Culture Brunch
During the Culture Brunch you can enjoy good food while getting to know the culture associations! You will be entertained with all kinds of performances: singing, music and dance! [DO-GROUP TICKET] [BRING YOUR OWN CUP]
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Apollo Culture Festival
During the Culture Festival, you will be able to walk around a market where the culture associations of University of Twente will present themselves. Make sure to take a good look, because if you are interested, you can sign up for some of their free workshops!
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Apollo Culture Workshops
Dancing, singing, playing an instrument, or doing something else? Get to know the culture associations by participating in their workshops! You can sign up for the workshops beforehand or sign up during the Apollo Culture Festival.
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 towards the Bastille. Your do-group has to give it all to show that you can work together and have the best endurance. 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 and 13:00 at the start of the Storming of the Bastille, whilst stock lasts. Nonetheless, you also can join this activity without a ticket!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Domino's Dinner Show [Music & Theatre]
Enjoy a pizza for dinner, while being entertained by the culture associations! [TICKET]
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Domino's Dinner Show [Music & Dance]
Enjoy a pizza for dinner, while being entertained by the culture associations! [TICKET]
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Bachelor Campus Crawl
On campus we have 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!
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Game Night
Get to know the Analogue and Digital Game Associations Blueshell and Fanaat at the Game Night!
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Taste Cantus
A.S.V. Taste will organise an amazing introduction to student life in the form of a cantus! A cantus is a typical student activity, which is all about drinking, singing and eloquence. Make sure you are there to take a look at this student spectacle. PLEASE NOTE: You can already enter the tent at 19:30, the cantus will start at 20:00! [TICKET]
10:00 PM - 4:30 AM Vestingbar Party
A party hosted by the Vestingbar!
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Battle of the Bands
The bands of Cultural Umbrella Apollo will introduce themselves in a Battle of the Bands. Come sing and party along while enjoying live music.
Time Activity
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Praise & Prayer
This Praise and Prayer event will be jointly organised by the Christian student associations of Enschede. All Kick-In participants are welcome to attend the service, regardless of their religious background. During the service, you are invited to sing along with songs accompanied by a band. The church service will be conducted in English.
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Aquadrome Swimming
Fancy a refreshing dip? Come swim at the swimming pool Aquadrome in the city! It is important that you can swim to join this activity.
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Bachelor Scavenger Hunt
Discover the city centre of Enschede whilst participating in some fun challenges! Go to the Kick-In stand on the Oude Markt for more info and join via!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM FACT Lunch
Come by, enjoy some lunch and chill out at the different FACT associations! [DO-GROUP TICKET]
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM AEGEE Pubquiz
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 great prices!
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Euros Watersport Paradise
Explore the Watersportcomplex by enjoying dinner and watersport! Euros Rowing, Sailing and Kayaking will introduce you to everything the watersportcomplex has to offer.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Audentis Dinner
Enjoy some food from food trucks during the dinner hosted by social association Audentis.
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Alpha Amplified
Student association Alpha will organise a spectacular party at the Oude Markt!
9:30 PM - 4:00 AM Pakkerij Party
Want to know how to party with the four biggest social associations in Enschede? Come to the Pakkerij tonight and experience it!
9:30 PM - 4:00 AM Aspen Valley Party
Party all night long in the Aspen Valley!
Time Activity
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Warming Up
Get ready for the sports day by joining the warming up!
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Sports Lunch
Get ready for a day full of sports with a good lunch! [DO-GROUP TICKET] [BRING YOUR OWN CUP]
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM F4A Charity Stunt
Are you convinced that you can build the fastest racing car? Or that you can pedal the fastest to generate energy? Contribute to a good cause by participating in the Charity Stunt! You can win great prizes for your entire do-group!
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sport Games
Try out every sport at the sport games! All sport associations have a game ready to give you the best impression of their association.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cooling Down
Calm down after a day full of activities with some refreshing drinks, music, bean bags, and a lounge!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sports Associations Eat & Greet
Chill and eat with your do-group at the different sport associations! [TICKET]
8:00 PM - 1:00 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 submerged in 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 live bands from 5 sports associations!
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM Foam Party
Come and party at the Vestingbar for a great foam party!
Time Activity
8:00 PM - 10:30 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 sweet or salt popcorn. Drinks can be bought during the night itself. Nonetheless, you also can join this activity without a ticket!
Time Activity
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Bike Market BSc
New to the Netherlands? Maybe you’ve noticed that travel by bicycle is very popular and convenient! If you don’t have a bike yet, come to the bicycle market at the O&O Square to check out the selection of second-hand bikes for sale. For more information visit
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Facility Market BSc
An informative marketplace for new international 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. For more information visit
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dish of the Day
Enjoy a dish of the day at one of the restaurants in Enschede together with your do-group! [TICKET]
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM RMT Next x Concordia
8:00 PM - 12:30 AM 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 will start at 20:00.
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM Aspen Valley After Party
Did you enjoy the Concert at the Oude Markt? Continue the partying at the after party!
Time Activity
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM More than a Degree Lunch
Explore activism of the UT at the More Than a Degree Lunch, organised by the Student Union!
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM Do-Group Battles
Challenge other do-groups in a variety of games and battles!
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 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 different kinds of food to enjoy with your Do-Group! [TICKET]
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM Kick-Out Party
After a Kick-In programme 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! There will be a Closing Show and an epic light show created by the crew.
10:00 PM - 10:30 PM Closing Show
The Kick-In will be wrapped up with an epic Closing Show!
Final activities
Draft activities

Programme information

During the general programme you'll get to know your fellow students, the campus, the city centre of Enschede, and all the various associations at our university. The programme consists of many activities to introduce you to the student life of Enschede! The general programme takes place between Wednesday the 21st of August 2024 until Sunday the 25th of August 2024 and from the evening of the 28th of August 2024 until the 29th of August 2024. The gap is filled by the study-related programme organised by your study association and your study programme!