DC | Activities

Find more information on activities during the December Calendar here.

1 December | Candles
Enjoy a bright December! We kick off the December Calendar with the one and only NPO candles. We will hand out the candles at various places throughout the day.

2 December | Games day
It's time for games! If you can stand this freezing cold, we invite you to come play table tennis or chess in front of the Kingsberger. If you'd rather be inside, come to De Vagant for a game of table football or a fun board game!

4 December | Wat de f*k is geluk
On 4 December, we invite everyone to the performance 'What the f*k is happiness' on 8 and 9 December at Parnassos. The performance is free for UU students - it is Dutch spoken.

5 December | Pepernoten recipe
Check our Instagram for the recipe to bake your own pepernoten with friends or family. We can't let Sinterklaas pass completely without a snack of course.

6 December | Tour De Tolakker
Do you already know The Tolakker? The Tolakker is the farm of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. It is a farm with 70 dairy cows, 200 sheep and 120 sows. Today, several free guided tours in English and Dutch are available. Don't forget to sign up.

9 December | Something sweet
On Friday 9 December, we will hand out treats at various locations in Utrecht. You can keep an eye on our locations on our Instagram.

12 December | Bouldering
Come bouldering at Boulderhal de Energiehaven on today. For an own contribution of 5 euros, you will get climbing shoes and can come bouldering all day. No experience is necessary, but don't forget to sign up via our main page.

16 December | Beanie giveaway
Another giveaway! On the 16th, we will hit the road with the one and only NPO beanies. Again, you can keep up with our location via Instagram.

18 December | Winter walk with Christmas lights
In these dark days you can look for light in Utrecht. You can discover light artworks in the city center and beyond, both on foot and by bike. For example, walk the Utrecht Lumen route. A walk along light art objects that make you discover the city in a different way. These works of art shed special light on the history, residents, function or symbolism of a building or location.
You can find the route here.

20 December | (Outdoor) singing led by Sascha Beynon
December is a time of music! On Tuesday 20 December, Sascha Beynon will accompany a sing-a-long in 1.04 in Parnassos. You don't need any experience, just come and join in!
Parnassos Culture Centre | 16.00-17.30 | No sign up needed

22 December | Hot chocolate & Christmas donuts
On 22 December, you will have a low-key opportunity to meet different companions inside and outside your faculty. We call this group of staff members the guidance chain. This chain includes, among others, the student advisers - who can help you with facilities during your studies or when you are in danger of falling behind due to personal circumstances. Also included in this group are the student psychologists - who offer help with study problems, mental challenges or personal problems. The student deans will also be there - helping you with financial arrangements and facilities, studying with a disability, board work, top-level sport, illness and/or special family circumstances. The Skillslab cannot be forgotten either - who offer training, workshops and guidance on writing, studying and other academic skills. And many more tutors! 

We can well imagine that it is sometimes difficult to oversee which part of the university you can turn to with your concerns and questions. To get you acquainted with the various tutors within and outside your faculty, you can have a chat with them over a hot drink. You will also have the opportunity to meet other students from both inside and outside your programme.
Free | The Vagant | 15.00-17.00

23 December | Winter scavenger hunt
Not reached the 10,000 steps yet? Then join the winter scavenger hunt on Science Park today. Gather your friends or housemates, or go out by yourself and find all the UU soles!

25 December | Dinner together x Warm Welcome
There will be a Christmas dinner on 25 December. We will provide a menu, most of the ingredients and a small group of students to cook with.
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26 December | Winter Walk x Warm Welcome
On 26 December, we will organise a Warm Winter Walk through Utrecht city centre. Walk the route with a group of students, enjoy all the beautiful decorations and lights, and get a warm drink and snack along the way.
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28 December | Book Club x Warm Welcome
On 28 December, you can pick up a free book and join the Warm Winter Book Club! Read the book with a cosy blanket on the couch or read it together with some other students.
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