Kick-In 2021: All you need to know
The Kick-In is the introduction period of the University of Twente. The Kick-In is the perfect opportunity to discover the university, the campus and the city of Enschede, and all other aspects of your student life. Furthermore, it offers the opportunity to arrange all the formalities necessary for your time in the Netherlands. Hereby you can think of housing, banking, buying a bike, and registering at the municipality. Take a look at the 'Study support' page for more information about these formalities.
The Kick-In 2021 will take place from Wednesday the 25th of August until Thursday the 2nd of September. You can find the program of the Kick-In here. Also, watch the after movie to get an impression of the event. Do you have questions? Check the FAQ, contact the Kick-In committee or Dimensie. Dimensie's contact details can be found here.
After you enrolled for the general Kick-in via the website, you will have access to all the information about the Kick-In. The program can be consulted at any time without access. The Kick-In starts with the big opening fair. This part is fascinating because of the size, the number of students, the nice weather in most instances, and the conviviality. Also, the opening fair can be overwhelming because you will have so many impressions in a short period of time. Tips to survive the flood of promotion, flyers, and impressions are: Just go with the flow and just take what the associations give you. Use the map to see where the various associations and organizations are on the big field to select the stands that are relevant for you. We as Dimensie are also there, of course! The weekend after the Kick-In can be the moment for you to reflect on the Kick-In days and cut through the sea of promotional material you received.
On the 25th of August, the first Kick-In day, you also have the do-group market in which you choose for a group led by psychology students who are going to guide you through the Kick-In. These students have experienced the Kick-In themselves in most instances and can give you all the tips and advice about the Kick-In, but of course also about living in Enschede and studying at the UT. On the 30th of August, you will switch from all the fun stuff to the more important activities. These being the Faculty days in which you receive information about your study, all the services and systems you have to use and you learn about the Dutch culture and the digital learning environment. During these days we from Dimensie will also try and show you the facilities on the only campus university of the Netherlands (and the only University in the Netherlands with cows on it).
On the 31st of August or on the 1st of September you can sign-up to take part in the Dimensie Day, we will assign you to one of the two days, depending on the assigned day for the Faculty day workshop you receive from the program. But do not worry we will take care of all that and notify you via Email what the program is, what you need for it, and when and where you will need to be. Currently, this is being planned offline, but we will keep all participants posted about the status of the event.