Monday the 14th of August
10:00 - 16:00
On Monday the 15th of August the KEI-week will start with the Registration Day. In the Academy Building you need to finalize your sign-up where you will receive the first important things that you will use during the rest of the KEI-week. You can sign-up on Monday until 16.00!
Already signed-up on the website?
To finalize your sign-up for the KEI-week you must print your E-ticket and the information of your KEI-group. (The E-ticket will be sent by email when you sign-up on the KEI-week website. The information about your KEI-group will be sent just before the KEI-week). On the Registration Day, in the Academy Building, you can go to the “E-ticket row”. When your E-ticket is scanned, you will receive a KEI-wristband that gives you access to the events during the KEI-week. If you do not have a wristband you cannot participate in the events.
Not yet signed-up on the website?
For those who did not sign-up via the website, no worries, as you can still do so during the Registration Day. For these participants there are special rows available, “CASH/PIN rows”. At these lines you can register and pay immediately. After signing-up, you will be placed in a KEI-group, you will receive the information about your KEI-group, and of course get your KEI-wristband.
When you are all signed-up and have gotten your wristband, you will also receive a KEI-bag with all the important things you can use during the KEI-week. In the bag you will find your program booklet, a discount booklet, information about organizations that are interesting for students and much more.
10:00 - 17:00
This is it! You have registered yourself for the KEI-week at the dag registration, you’re in a new city full of new people and bags of opportunities. Wondering where to go next? The information market is the place you need to be!
The information market contains more than a 100 different representatives from Groningen and its student life, to help you get on your way. The police are around to tell you about getting yourself a safe student room, student associations are there to explain what life can hold outside of your studies, there are also political parties to join and even work opportunities of offer! Come and have a nose round the stalls, and let us show you what Groningen has to offer!
In addition to all this information there is a house-hunt lounge where you can sit down, have a rest and get some help finding a student room. You can also sign up for ‘get a room!’. Who knows, you might end up with a new room as well as new friends at the end of the KEI-week.
15:00 - 17:00
Welcome! This event is all about new international students who are going to study in Groningen. You will be welcomed to your new city by volunteers of the KEI-week. They will give you tips that you can use during the KEI-week and during your study! So if you are an international first year student, make sure to visit the Welcome! It will be held in Huize Maas nearby the Information Market.
Sit and See
12:00 - 17:00
Close to the information market is the hop on hop off sightseeing bus. This open-topped double-decker bus, chauffeured by some joke-ready student tour guides, will show the sights of the city. Step on for a chance to spot the best places to spend your KEI-week and beyond!
In addition, the busses also drive past the location many of the events will be taking place during the week. Seeing this on Monday will help you not getting lost during the week.
Dinner with your KEI-groepje
17:00 - 19:30
Before going to the Grand Opening, it is time to meet your fellow group members! You will meet them at the house of one of your KEI-leaders where you will all enjoy dinner together. Your KEI-leaders won’t only show you around on Monday evening, they will stay with you during the whole week to make sure you discover all the ins and outs of the Groningen student life.
The Grand Opening
20:00 - 01:00
The last event on Monday is The Grand Opening on the Grote Markt. This is the moment where the KEI-week will truly be opened in a spectacular manner, and the party will get started. During The Grand Opening you will be welcomed officially to Groningen by famous people from Groningen and the board of the KEI-week who make this week possible.