Annual Introduction Days

Monday 13 February 2023

Registration, meeting your guides and fellow studentes (Location: Forum building Droevendaalsesteeg 2, 6708 PB Wageningen)
At the registrations, keep the email with your barcode ready on your phone, it is not necessary to print it. Here you will also receive a WinterAID wristband, as proof of your participation in the WinterAID, which you will need to enter some activities. You will also meet your group for the first time and get to know them. 


Bike Sale:

 During the AID and your studies it is necessary to have bike in Wageningen. There will be a bike sale outside the Forum building during the registrations. There will be plenty of time to visit both.

Lunch: The Spot, Orion, Bronland 1, Wageningen

Study afternoon:

 Various rooms in Forum. Depending on your study program. An overview can be found at the registrations. Here you will get to know Wageningen education & your program. This is only for students from MBE, MBI, MBT, MES, MFN, MID, MLP (pre masters), MPS and exchange students. Students of other studies are welcome to join the program of the exchange students.

University Welcome dinner (Location: Orion, ground floor)

Official opening:

 After dinner, the Rector Magnificus of the University will officially open the Winter AID.

Pubquiz by ESN (Erasmus Student Network) (Location: Orion, ground floor):
 Immediately after the official opening, ESN Wageningen will organise an exciting evening for your AID group at the Spot. Come together, test your knowledge and challenge each other. The pubquiz starts at 20:15. There are prices, so may the best group win!

Tuesday 14 February 2023

All that we share



During the program parts of this afternoon there is the option to register yourself at the municipality if you will be staying in the Netherlands for more than 6 months.


Campus tour & Studium Generale: During this afternoon there are multiple options to spend your time(it is possible to do all).

There will be different Campus Tours, starting at 14:00 and 15:30, during these tours you will get to know the Wageningen campus a bit better.

Parallel to that there will be a workshop organised by Studium Generale in IMPULSE: Have you ever thought about the world beyond your own scientific discipline? Studium Generale challenges you to expand your horizons by exploring topics and disciplines outside your niche expertise. The extracurricular education programmes at Studium Generale provide a practice arena for you to discover more about science, society, and yourself.  Join us to get a taste of how Studium Generale can enrich your academic development and personal experience in Wageningen. Explore the difference between what you know and what you think. Curious? Take us up on this invitation to experience a slice of what Studium Generale has to offer you in open, extracurricular activities that better prepare you for the world beyond your studies!


Dinner will again be provided in the Spot in Orion (Bronland 1)


Lock & Key party:

 This evening we will have a valentines day themed party at Loburg. And the night will end with karaoke hosted by ESN.

Wednesday 15 February 2023


Healthcare in the Netherlands

Taking care of your (mental) health is essential for a successful and pleasant time in Wageningen. This meeting informs you about the healthcare system in the Netherlands. How to arrange health insurance, what is the role of the General Practitioner in the Netherlands – what (not) to expect -, what to do in case of emergency, and what does WUR offer students when it comes to study support, special circumstances and mental health issues.    



During the program parts of this afternoon there is the option to register yourself at the municipality if you will be staying in the Netherlands for more than 6 months.

Crazy 66:
 Explore the city center by doing some fun challenges with your aid group. Team up to scan QR codes, play games and be the best AID group ever! all challenges can be found and pictures uploaded on The winning team will get a prize!

Dutch Kitchen organized by ESN (Location: SSR-Wageningen):
 On Wednesday evening ESN Wageningen invites you to enjoy a Dutch dinner from 19:00h at SSR-W! 

Thursday 16 February 2023

Sports Brunch (Location: Sports Centre de Bongerd)

Sport afternoon (SWU Thymos) (Location: Sports Centre de Bongerd)
 Your chance to be active this week! Try out different sports in the student sport centre and find out what you like. Don't forget to wear sport shoes! During this afternoon you also have to pick up your ticket for tonight's dinner.


Taste of Wageningen:

 Tonight you can get a dinner at the various restaurants on campus. You can pick up tickets for the restaurant of your choice during the sports afternoon.


Open Podium:

 Various local artists willl perform on a stage in the Spot(Bronland 1)

Viva Hollandia Party: After the performances have ended, those who want are invited to join the organisation for a party at the Bunker (Dijkgraaf 6).

Friday 17 February 2023

Kickstart your studies:

Starting an academic study is always an exciting challenge, especially for international students. The Dutch university system may differ a lot from what you are used to. Study Adviser Annemarie Teunissen and Peer Coach coordinator Heleen Franssen share essential inside info on studying in Wageningen. What is expected of you at WUR? How to study effectively and what to do - who to turn to - for a helping hand if things aren’t going so well.


Infomarket (Location: Orion, Bronland 1, ground floor):
 You will get the opportunity to meet several student organizations on the ground floor of Orion. Come by to see if you want to join a new club or start a new hobby. There will also be some support services from the university on this information market, so it is very useful to swing by. 

Potluck Dinner:

 Various organisations in Wageningen will provide some food so you can pick out your favorite dishes. We urge you to bring your own plate, cup and cutlery to this dinner. location: (Forum, Droevendaalsesteeg 2)



 We end the week with a bonfire on campus, feel free to join ESN for some good vibes and snacks.