Dare 2B Aware

During the KEI-week there is a social campaign for students to make them aware of the possible risks that come during student life and living alone. This campaign is called ‘Dare 2B Aware’ and this logo you will see during the KEI-week. Every day of the KEI-week there is another theme:

Monday Safe Clubbing
Tuesday Online Awareness
Wednesday Healthy Student
Thursday Student and the City
Friday Sex, Drugs and Alcohol

Student life in the Netherlands has a lot of great things to offer, but there are also a lot of risks and uncertainties that could possibly come to play. During the KEI-week every day has a different theme. On Monday, you will get advice on how to live in a healthy manner in the beginning of your new life. On Tuesday the subject is Stadjer & Student, Stadjers are the citizens of Groningen. There is no one at your home who’s going to say that your  music’s too loud, so remember your neighbors (who might not be students!) who have to work the next day.

Wednesday’s theme is remembering to think of your friends when you are out together. Going out together means looking after each other, and during the pubcrawl on Wednesday you’ll be attended to this subject. 

On Thursday it’s time to pay some attention to the subject of hearing loss. Music playing in clubs is loud enough to cause lasting hearing damage, so make sure to wear ear plugs during the KEI week.

On the last day of the KEI-week there will be information regarding the temptations and possible risks of drugs, alcohol and sex during the event ‘Love, Lust and Lounge’. Make sure to pay a visit to the Pathé Cinema where the event is happening on Friday!



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Frequently asked questions for KEI-lopers

When is the KEI-office open during the KEI-week?

During the KEI-week the KEI-office (Pelsterstraat 23, near the Vismarkt) is open at the following times:


Monday: 09:00-19:00

Tuesday: 09:00-18:00

Wednesday: 10:00-17:00 (contactable till 18:00 on whatsapp)

Thursday: 10:00-17:00 (contactable till 18:00 on whatsapp)

Friday: 10:00-16:00 (contactable till 18:00 on whatsapp)

What does the KEI-week have to offer?

During the KEI-week you get to know all the different aspects of Groningen. The KEI-week provides general information about renting a room student grants. You can also get in touch with sports organizations, student societies and other sorts of associations. Besides all this, there will be a lot of festivities and activities which you can participate in.

Can the KEI-week be seen as an initiation?

No, not at all! You should see the KEI-week primarily as something that is just fun to do. It is a week full of information. Signing up for the KEI-week does not mean you are obligated to participate in the online events. You are free to join the events you like.

Is it possible for me to change KEI-groups during the KEI-week?

Yes it is. If you want to change your KEI-group for any reason you can contact the OFFICE-crew. To do so, you can call them (050 363 80 90), email them (info@keiweek.nl) or contact them via Whatsapp (+31 6 4422 6680).

If you have found another group which you think is more fun or suits you better? Thats also possible, you’ll will have to contact the OFFICE-crew about your replacement. This is important because we need to know which group you’re a part of in case of an emergency.

What does ‘KEI’ stand for?

KEI stands for “Kommissie Eerstejaars Introduktie” , which can be translated as “The commission for the introduction of first-year students”. The KEI-week is the general introduction week for all incoming higher education students, both at the University of Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences. The KEI-week is the oldest, largest and cheapest introduction week in the Netherlands.

When does the KEI-week takes place?

The KEI-week 2021 takes place from 16th until the 20th of August!