The Introduction week usually covers the city with beer and thumping music as new students ‘settle in’
Translated by Thomas Ansell
KEI-week, the not-so-International-friendly freshers week for new students in Groningen will kick off on August 16 this year, with in-person events planned throughout the city of Groningen. Though the Dutch government recently decided to ban multi-day festivals on Coronavirus grounds, KEI will still go ahead, but with certain safety precautions in place. As reported by the GIC.
The ‘information market’ (where students can fill up on free pens) will take place at the Drafbaan in the Stadspark, whilst the ending party at the Roodehaan will both have maximum numbers of guests- with no more than 500 people allowed in at any one time. It is possible that the KEI committee will look into moving about start and end times for people, too.
Despite the fiasco of ‘Testen voor Toegang’, it is likely that this will be the main safety feature for the KEI parties; and the organisation is speaking to the various Student Association that litter the city to try and convince them to make their introduction events Corona-safe, too.
The full programme will be released in the next week or so.