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INTRO 2024

The INTRO is coming up and it's the best way to kick off your studies 💚 From 27 to 29 August, you'll get to know your study programme in depth, meet your future classmates and lecturers, and discover your student city. It's time to get a taste of Saxion and start your studies by making unforgettable memories 🎉 Ready for the best start to your studies? Sign up now! Go, go, go!

🎫 Yes, I want to sign up for the INTRO!

🎪 Sign up

The INTRO is the best way to kick off your studies. You will get important information about your programme (you don't want to miss that!) and you will meet your fellow students. You will get to know Saxion altogether and go on an adventure in your new student city. Good to know: what do you get when you apply?

  • The cost is 45 euros for a programme packed with cool activities
  • You will receive your own INTRO t-shirt and wristband 
  • Dinner time! You get two tokens for the food trucks (Enschede/Deventer) on Tuesday and a meal on Wednesday. In Apeldoorn, you get a meal on Tuesday and Wednesday.

😴 Book your sleeping spot

Convenient and cosy: stay over during INTRO! At all three locations, we provide a nice place to stay. Watch out: spots are limited, so be quick!

  • The costs are 20 euros per night, including breakfast. Book your spot via the registration form
  • More info about the location, practical matters and a packing list can be found below at your location 📍

📅 Find your INTRO programme

You can find your full INTRO programme in the Starters' Information of your study. Type the name of your study in the search bar below and bingo! 👇

Discover your INTRO programme!

🕺 Check below for extra info on activities and places to sleep at your location

Sleeping in Apeldoorn

Will you come and stay with us during the INTRO? Book your spot in the registration form! (spots are limited) Good to know: 

  • Lodging is possible on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 

  • The cost is 20€ per night
  • In the registration form for the INTRO in Apeldoorn, you can reserve your place to sleep. 
  • Toilets and showers are available. 
  • Breakfast is arranged for you every morning. 
  • You sleep comfortably together in rooms with bunk beds. 
  • Important: the accommodation is closed every day between 10:00 and 17:00. 
  • You will be given a sleeping wristband, which must be visible to security. 
  • You are allowed one bag of luggage (for logistics reasons). Attach an easily identifiable tag to your bag. 
  • Luggage can be dropped off at registration on Tuesday, it will be taken to the accommodation. 
  • You are responsible for your own belongings. 

Packing list

Sunscreen - Water bottle - Phone charger - Comfortable shoes - Sleeping bag or blanket - Mattress cover - Pillow - Towel - Power Bank - Flashlight - Toiletries - Pyjamas - Clothes for several days - Slippers - Earplugs

Activities: what will you do with your classmates?

Tuesday 27 August

  • A session for international students
  • Barbecue
  • Movie night

Wednesday 28 August

  • Pop-quizz
  • Meet Saxion's study and student associations

Thursday 29 August

  • INTRO market
  • Apeldoorn City Game
    • With this game, you will get to know Apeldoorn and students from other schools. Which places are handy to know? Where to experience cool nights in the coming years? Where to chill out or study outside of school? You will find out during a puzzle tour created by students, the municipality of Apeldoorn, Aventus, Saxion and Wittenborg University. 

Sleeping in Deventer

You will sleep at Deventer's City Camping De Worp, a unique location across the beautiful river IJssel. Good to know:

  • Lodging is possible during the evenings: Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 30 August.
  • The cost is 20€ per night.
  • There are toilets and showers on the campsite.
  • Breakfast will be arranged for you every morning at the campsite.
  • You will sleep together in a large tent, so there is no need to bring your own tent.
  • Please note that you will need to inflate your air bed yourself or roll out/inflate your mat.  
  • You are allowed to bring one bag of luggage (for logistics reasons). Bags will be dropped off at Saxion location and will be transported to the campsite by the INTRO organisation.
  • You will need a sleeping writsband to access to the site. Each night has a different colour, this will be explained to you at the campsite!
  • You are responsible for your own belongings.

Route to the campsite
The city camping is located across the river IJssel. Swimming is not really an option, so you'll have to take a ferry to the other side! The ferry sails a few times an hour, until 02:00. You'll get a wristband, so you can cross for free. Your INTRO parents will also explain the route to the campsite to you. Tip: going to the campsite together with your fellow students is more fun!

Packing list

Sunscreen - Water bottle - Phone charger - Comfortable shoes - Air mattress/sleeping mat - Sleeping bag - Pillow - Power bank - Towel - Toiletries - Clothes for several days - Slippers 

Activities: what will you do with your classmates?

Tuesday 27 August

  • 19:00 - 22:30 at Burgerweeshuis: Concert with Sigourney K. / The Dean en De Makelaar / Cupido Soundsystem (DJ set Banksitters) - get your free tickets here

Wednesday 28 August

Thursday 29 August

Let's Go Deventer

Let's Go Deventer knows better than anyone else why Deventer is a brilliant place to study. Check here for extra info on INTRO in Deventer and everything you want to know about your new student city!
Let's Go Deventer

Activities: what will you do with your classmates?

Tuesday 27 August

  • 12:00-17:00 | INTRO Relax & Connect

    • Take a break between your activities
    • Do bonus activities with your group
    • Pimp your INTRO T-shirt
    • Sensory-friendly room
    • Location: Saxion Klimaatplein/Grand Café
  • 17:00-20:00 | INTRO Relax & Connect + DJ

    • Party place with music
    • Prepare for the evening programme
    • Location: Saxion Klimaatplein
  • 17:00-20:00 | Food Truck Festival

    • Check your INTRO programme for your time slot
    • Location: Saxion Parking area
  • From 20:00 | KOSS Pub Crawl

    • Note: not all study programmes participate
    • Check your INTRO programme schedule
    • Location: City centre

Wednesday 28 August

  • 12:00-17:00 | INTRO Relax & Connect

  • 17:00-20:00 | INTRO Relax & Connect + DJ

  • 20:00-01:00 | Introduction Concert

  • 20:00-00:00 | RMTNext Museum Night x Concordia

    • Information coming soon!
    • Location: Rijksmuseum Twenthe
  • 01:00-04:00 | Afterparty Introduction Concert

    • Location: HBO Sociëteit De Generaal & De Admiraal

Thursday 29 August

  • 10:00-11:00 | Info Session for Internationals

    • Location: To be announced
  • 11:00-12:00 | International Activities

    • Location: To be announced
  • 12:00-20:00 | Saxion Summer Festival

    • Location: Volkspark
  • 20:00-00:00 | Afterparty Saxion INTRO

    • Location: Aspen Valley & HBO Sociëteit De Generaal & De Admiraal

Packing list

Sunscreen - Water bottle - Phone charger - Comfortable shoes - Air mattress/sleeping pad - Sleeping bag - Pillow - Plate, cup & cutlery for breakfast - Power bank - Towel - Toiletries - Clothes for several days - Slippers

Sleeping in Enschede

You will come to sleep in the Pathmoshal in Enschede. This is a large sports complex. Good to know:

  • Lodging is possible on all nights: from Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 August.
  • The cost is 20€ per night.
  • In the registration form for the INTRO in Enschede, you can reserve your sleeping place.
  • Toilets and showers are available.
  • Breakfast is arranged for you every morning.
  • You sleep together in the hall on your own mat or air mattress (bring your own).
  • Important: the hall is closed every day between 10:00 and 17:00.
  • You will be given a sleeping wristband, which must be visible to security.
  • You are allowed to bring one bag of luggage (for logistics reasons). Please attach an easily recognisable tag to your bag.
  • You are responsible for your own belongings.

🎓 Study and student associations

During the INTRO, you are guaranteed to meet people from the many study and student associations at Saxion. Check here to see if your study programme has one and what they do!
Your student life

💚 Do you feel safe?

We think it is very important that everyone can be themselves and feel at home at Saxion. Check out our policy, what you can do if you don't feel safe and how to ensure a nice INTRO for everyone.
More info

Do you have questions about the INTRO? Have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions

Go to the FAQ

Saxion protects the privacy of all those involved in its educational and research activities. It considers it its duty of care to handle the personal data of all its stakeholders carefully and transparently. Therefore Saxion takes organisational and technical measures to prevent breaches of the privacy of its students, students and alumni, former and current staff and applicants, external parties including temporary staff, guests and field representatives.

Saxion wants to set an example for its students, who must also take responsibility in their own (future) professional practice.

We ask you to provide certain personal data for participation in INTRO 2024. These include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth, education, student number, telephone number contact person in case of emergency, and medical data (allergies, use of medication, illnesses, diet, etc.).
These data are (partly) provided to the INTRO organisation, security and caterers in connection with possible emergencies. Agreements have been made with these parties regarding the handling of this data. Two months after the INTRO, this data will be deleted from all the above recipients.

During the INTRO, photographs and film recordings are made. Participating in the INTRO means that visual material (photo and video) with your picture may be used for publicity purposes.