Dare 2B Aware


During the KEI-week there is a social campaign for students to make them aware of the temptations of the student life. 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 Housing
Tuesday Stadjer & Student (citizens of Groningen)
Wednesday Out together, Home together
Thursday Hearing loss
Friday Sex, Drugs & Alcohol

The student life has a lot of nice things to offer, but there are also a lot of problems and temptations in this new way of life. During the KEI-week every day has a theme. On Monday you will get advice to prevent burglary and fire in your student house.

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 you’re music is to loud, so think of your neighbors who have to work the next day.

Also it’s nice to go out with your friends, but it’s more important that you’re all going home together.  During the pub crawl on Wednesday you will be attended to this subject.

On Thursday it’s time to pay some attention to the subject of hearing loss. This subject is chosen because music is almost always too loud and this can lead to permanent hearing damage.

On the last day of the KEI-week there will be information regarding the temptations 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

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 start?

The KEI-week 2019 takes place from 12th until the 16th of August!

What does the KEI-week cost?

The fee for registration is only €25,-: the cheapest introduction week in The Netherlands! You can also sign-up during the KEI-week, this costs €28,-. When registered, you have access to all events. The KEI organisation will provide coupons that will enable you to buy drinks and meals in bars and restaurants for reduced prices.

Who can sign up for the KEI-week?

The KEI-week is organized for all first year students of the University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Obstetric Academy Amsterdam Groningen, Stenden University of Applied Sciences and HBO-NL. Pre-Master and Master students are also more than welcome!

Can I receive a refund if I have paid but choose not to attend the KEI-week or KEI-hostel/Sleep-in?

It’s not possible to claim a refund for any previously paid for ‘articles’ such as a ticket for the KEI-week or a place to sleep during the KEI-week (KEI-hostel, Sleep in). We advise you to wait with your registration until you are accepted at the university/school. We don’t have a maximum of participants for the KEI-week, so you can always sign up online for the KEI-week until the 9th of August. However, we don’t have an unlimited amount of places to sleep, so we can’t guarantee a place to sleep if you wait too long.

What is the deadline for registration?

Online registration is possible until Friday the 9th of August. During the KEI-week you can also sign up on Monday during the Day Registration. If you are not able to sign up before Monday evening, you can sign up at the KEI-office located at Pelsterstraat 23, during the rest of the week.