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Early-bird applicants who have accepted their offer to study at AUC starting in September 2023 will be invited to the AUC Welcome Day. An optional event, the Welcome Day gives applicants the chance to meet current students, staff members, their future classmates, and to tour campus and the student residences.

Event details of Welcome Day for Early-bird Applicants
21 April 2023
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13:00 -17:00
0.08 (Common Room)

Meet the AUC community and future classmates

The Welcome Day in April is an opportunity for students from the early-bird application round who have accepted their offer to start their studies at AUC in September 2023 to come to campus to meet and mingle with their future classmates, learn what they can expect over the summer from our Admissions Office, and tour the student residences before the housing selection rounds start in May. There will also be social activities arranged by the AUC Student Association to get incoming students excited about the various clubs, committees and activities on campus! All eligible students will be informed by email of how to confirm their attendance. 


12.50-13.00: Arrival & check-in

When you arrive, you'll be greeted by members of our communications team, checked in and directed to the Common Room where the opening plenary session will take place.

13.00-13.30: Welcome & Introduction from Admissions

Prof. Dr. Martin van Hees (Dean of AUC) will give a brief introduction to the Welcome Day, discuss the institutional vision of AUC and describe the community of enthusiastic learners and change-makers you'll be joining. AUC's Admissions Officer, Kasia Malarek, will briefly discuss the next steps in finalising your enrolment, immigration procedures, submitting any final documents and an overview of housing selection. AUC tutor and member of the Admissions Committee, Luis Suarez, will also be there to tell you more about the tutoring system and the challenges (and solutions!) students typically face when getting started at AUC. 

13.30-14.10: Get to know your classmates

Learn more about who else is coming to AUC! Let Student Life Officer, Aino Kekkonen, lead you in an activity where you'll get to know who will be joining you at AUC in September 2023. 

14.10-14.30: Student life at AUC - Ambassadors & the AUC Student Association

Now that you know some of your classmates, you'll get the chance to hear from representatives of the AUC Student Association about all of the different extracurricular groups and events that they run, and the role that they play in social life at AUC. You will also get a chance to hear from current AUC students about their favourite places in Amsterdam Oost and some tips on what to do over the summer before coming to AUC. 

14.30-14.45: Coffee/tea break & explore the academic building

Grab a coffee or tea and have a look around AUC's academic building. You'll have time to view classrooms, project rooms and the many study spaces on campus. 

14.45-16.00: Visit to the student residences

Student ambassadors will bring you to the student residences (just a five-minute walk) where you'll be able to see where the residences are located, receive some information about housing options at AUC and view a few student rooms.

16.00-17.00: Snacks and drinks at Cafe Maslow

To finish off the day, you'll be visiting one of the popular student restaurants on campus, Cafe Maslow! Enjoy some snacks and a (non-alcoholic) drink while asking any final questions you might have before heading home.


All activities for the Welcome Day will take place at the Amsterdam University College academic building located at: 

Amsterdam University College (AUC)

Room 0.08 (Common Room)

Science Park 113
1098 XG Amsterdam