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This year TOP Week will take place from Monday, August 24 till Friday, August 28.
Due to the Corona crisis, most TOP Week activities will be online. Physical activities will be small scale and in line with the guidelines of the RIVM (Dutch Health Organization). The program for the (online) TOP Week will consist of a mix of social and informative activities. During TOP Week, you will receive information about student life in Tilburg. Besides receiving all information related to your studies, you will also have the opportunity to participate in various social activities. These social activities are meant for you to get to know your fellow students. You will also get to know all aspects of Tilburg as a vibrant student city. Participating in TOP Week is the best start of your student life! On this page (see below) you will also find more information about all program components per day.
If you are not physically able to be in Tilburg, because e.g. you live in a foreign country and you cannot come to Tilburg as a result of corona, you can still participate in TOP Week! TOP Week has an online program this year. If possible, offline events will take place. Thus, you can even visit all events and meet you mentor group from your own home. This way, you will still get to know student life in Tilburg in the best way possible!
Please note: no rights can be derived from this program. This program is subject to change. Adjustments can still be made to, for example, the time schedule. You will receive information about the Program Introductions from the School your study program belongs to.
Program per day
On Monday morning, all new students are welcomed in Tilburg during a joint kick-off of the academic year. You will receive study-related information during your Program Introduction. It is mandatory to be present at these online activities. In the afternoon and evening, you will get to know your mentor group through an introductory activity and a Pubquiz! It is possible to meet your group online in an interactive way. If the RIVM measures allow, there is a possibility to physically meet with your group.
In the morning you will receive information about your study program again in the Program Introduction. It is mandatory to be present online. Do you want to become active, or meet students who have the same interests? Then visit the Explore 013 Online Fair! Here you can get acquainted with all student, study and sports associations that Tilburg has to offer. This is an online event. If the RIVM measures allow, this information market can also take place offline. In the evening you can meet one of the four major student associations in Tilburg during “Meet The Big Four”.
In the morning you will receive information about your study program and Tilburg University in the Program Introduction. It is mandatory to be present online. In the afternoon, you can discover all the hotspots of Tilburg during the city tour. You will be able to discover Tilburg in an online way. If the measures allow, you will get to know the city together with your group. After this, there will be another “Meet The Big Four”, where you can get acquainted with one of the four biggest student associations in Tilburg. The famous TOP Cantus takes place in the evening. Online this year, but just as spectacular! You can follow the cantus online with your group. If the measures allow, you can (physically) raise a glass with your mentor group on your new student life in Tilburg!
In the morning there will be another online Program Introduction. After this, you can show your sporty-side and get to know the student sports associations during the Sports Class. You can take an online sports class at home. If the measures allow, you can follow a class at the Tilburg University Sports Center. In the afternoon you can get acquainted with one of the four student associations during “Meet The Big Four”. We close the day with a Symposium, where current topics are explained from from various aspects, like the scientific and social side.
Friday is all about TOP activities. In the morning you can further develop your skills in various online workshops. After this, you can meet one of the four student associations in Tilburg for the last time. After the last “Meet The Big Four”, you can ask all your questions to all student-, study-, and sports associations. In this online Q&A session, you have the opportunity to get to know the association even better, and how to become active in Tilburg student life! This way, you can take your student time to an even higher level. We end TOP Week with a smashing online TOP festival! If the measures allow, you can follow the festival together with your fellow students and thus celebrate the start of your student life!