SUMMER Programme

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OWL 2017 Programme

Monday August 28th
Registration @ Beestenmarkt
10:00 - 12:00

Sign up at the Beestenmarkt and meet the rest of your group and your guides

Lunch @van der werf
12:00 - 13:30

Pick up lunch with your group at the lovely Van der Werfpark and join the Citywalk afterwards!

City walk & Bike Sale @ Haagweg
13:30 - 16:00

Walk through the city's most beautiful streets and see some of the main highlights of Leiden with your group. Earn points for the OWL-game with your group, visit some interesting places and if you want to buy or lease a bike go to the Haagweg!

Word of Welcome & Reception @ Hooglandse Church
16:00 - 18:30

Visit the beautiful Hooglandse Kerk- church for the official opening of the OWL week, with speakers from the University and the municipality. Also, be sure to get your free drink at the reception afterwards!

Dinner at restaurants
18:30 - 21:00

Sit down and have a lovely diner at one of our dinner venues. Re-energise for the evening programme ahead of you!

First Night Out
20:30 - 00:00

Go to one (or more) of the four OWL venues to have some drinks , relax, get to know your group and prepare yourself for the day after!!

Tuesday August 29th
Faculty Morning
09:00 - 13:00

This morning you will get a first introduction to Leiden University! You'll visit your own faculty, and get all the information you need to get started with your studies!

Lunch at Faculties

The University offers you and your future classmates a typical Dutch lunch at your faculty.

Festival @ Huigpark
14:00 - 20:00

It's time for some Festival Fun after the Faculty morning! Enjoy the music, have a drink and experience a cool Dutch festival in Leiden. Games will be there as well as some cool water activities. There will be snacks, bars and dinner is provided at the Festival, so get ready to get wet and wild!.

Pubquiz powered by ISN and Leiden United
20:00 - 23:00

ISN and Leiden United are organizing a pub quiz in some cool Leiden pubs. If you prefer some fresh air to the pub-atmosphere, join a very special evening walk in the city powered by Leiden locals!

Wednesday August 30rd
Wednesday Workshops
10:00 - 12:30

For all non-master students, there will be some fun workshops to join; dancing, ISN-clubs demonstrations like music club, make delicious food with the cooking club etc. They will have almost anything your heart desires. DO NOT MISS IT! For Master students we have some workshops focusing on what a future in the Netherlands might look like with this career-focused Wednesday morning! The University’s Career Service will be there providing further insight into their services, and an internationally oriented company will also be there to paint a better picture about working in this country. These workshops will be mostly faculty-specific and held at several University locations Lipsius for Humanities, Archeaology, Lipsius for Social Sciences & The Hague students LUMC for Medical and Science Studies KOG for Law Studies

Lunch @ Van der Werf park
12:30 - 14:00

Enjoy some sandwiches at the Van der Werfpark and sit down in the grass to relax!

Infomarket @ Hooglandse Kerkgracht & Boat tours
14:00 - 17:00

During this event all sorts of (student) organisations and clubs present themselves to you. Find something you can be active in during your stay in Leiden and meet lots of new people. You can also pick up your (pre-ordered) Leidse Pas here and many of the parties have some awesome goodies! (In this time frame you might also be scheduled to go on a boat tour through the canals of the city!! Check your coupons for your shift!)

Dinner with your Guides
17:30 - 20:00

Pizza @ Guides Enjoy some pizzas with your guides! They will pick them up from Domino’s, so make sure you remind them of any allergies you may have beforehand and give them your Coupon. Your guides will arrange a location for you to eat at!

20:30 - 23:30

Make sure you bought your pub crOWL ticket and join the epic PubcrOWL. It is an awesome way to visit all sorts of pubs in Leiden and enjoy some (non)-alcoholic drinks!

Thursday August 31st
Brunch @ Hortus Botanicus
11:00 - 13:00

Recover from the night before and enjoy a lovely brunch of sandwiches & freshly made smoothies at the beautiful green pastures that is the Hortus Botanicus

Dutch Workshops & games @ USC
13:30 - 17:00

Today you’re going to learn more about the Dutch culture. Leiden University Language Center will introduce you to some Dutch habits and teach you the basics of the Dutch Language. Please check out your coupons to see in which shift you are. Reboot your Dutch-self during the Dutch Day. Besides Dutch courses, you will learn some of the most fun games Holland has to offer. Leiden United will introduce you to all sorts of traditional Dutch games you can bring back home to play with your family and friends! Furthermore, you can try a typical Dutch cookie: Stroopwafel! You certainly don’t want to miss this! And the group with the highest scores will win a fantastics prize!

Dinner @ USC
17:00 - 20:30

At the USC you will enjoy your oriental dinner powered by Eazie!

Movie night @ USC!!!
21:00 - 23:30

For the first time in OWL history, we have created an outdoor movie night for you to enjoy below the beautiful night sky of Leiden. Get cosy in the bean bags, lounge chairs or on a your blanket in the grass, pass the candy and popcorn around and reboot at this Walk-in-movie-night. Don’t miss out on this once in a life time OWLexperience. Which movie? That will be a surprise, but keep an ear open because you might receive hints during the week.

Friday September 1st
Sports day Programme @ USC!
10:00 - 14:00

Kickstart the last day of the OWL with a packed sports day courtesy of the University Sports Centre (USC)! All kinds of sports/activities will be available to you, ranging for volleyball, football, to yoga and salsa dancing classes! Have a look at the schedule in the booklet (p38) to see what you like to be involved in. We will be providing some tasty salads midway through the sports day for a healthy recharge before the afternoon. Don’t forget your sports gear, and to bring money if you want to buy a Sports Card so you can benefit from the USC for the entire year!

Museums/optional Workshops
14:00 - 17:30

If you feel like you haven’t had enough sports for the day, fire up your adventurous side at the boulder hall Kunststof. It opens its doors from 13:00h till 18:00h for free today for OWL participants! Or pay a visit to one of Leiden’s museum and get acquainted with the cultural side of the city. At this optional part of the Friday a small group will get the possibility to go on a biketour to the countryside to a nice traditional goat dairy farm. Get to know the surroundings of the city and its unique heritage.

BBQ @ Hooglandse Kerkgracht
17:30 - 21:00

The final dinner will make you glow. Come join us with your group at the outside barbecue in one of Leiden's most beautiful streets @ the hooglandse Kerkgracht.

ISN Welcome to Holland Party @ Nobel
22:00 - 02:00

Buy your ticket and end the week with an OWLsome party! ISN and IIAM have organised an unforgetable night, that will definitely fire you up.