The new academic year starts in September... But before your studies start, you'll first take part in the introduction week. That's Purple 2021! During this introduction week (Monday 23 to Friday 27 August), getting to know each other is key.

Get to know your course and make friends for life

You get to know your fellow students and meet friends for life. You will be introduced to your study programme and study city. You will eat together, discover the city together, get to know each other and the study programme, make memories together and much more... What that will look like, what you need, where you need to be, who you can contact, you can find all that here! We will make it a fantastic week, of course within the Corona rules.

* If necessary, the programme may be changed to take account of the Corona measures in force at the time. Check this page regularly to stay informed.


Below you can see all the activities in which you will participate:

On Monday, August 23rd:

Only the International students are expected at 9 a.m. in the central hall of building R3, Rachelsmolen 1 Eindhoven.

On this day, the staff of the International Office will inform you about diploma validation, studying at Fontys, and your study period in the Netherlands. The end of the day will be around 4 p.m.

On Tuesday, August 24th: We will start at 9 a.m. with a walk-in/reception of all National and International students. After an official reception by the management, you will meet your buddy, mentor, and fellow classmates. There will be a lot of time to get to know each other and ask any questions you may have, and we will have a lot of fun together! The introduction is the perfect opportunity to get to know your new classmates and often friendships are made here for the rest of your school career. This day is mandatory, so make sure you are there!

On Wednesday, August 25th at 12 a.m., the third (mandatory) introductory day starts in the Fontys building R4. This day is filled with lots of fun activities, music, and games. At the end of the day, you will have dinner with your new classmates at a foodtruck on Campus (at your own expense) and in the evening we will have fun with a silent disco.

On Thursday we will meet at 11.30 am at 'De Ijzeren Man Eindhoven'. We will having a sports day! You will have the opportunity to meet another international program, International Business! Together, we will be playing fun games and activities at the Ijzeren Man. This is a lake location, so please bring something you are comfortable getting wet in. There will be opportunities to go swim or to stay on dry land and compete in games with your fellow classmates. There will be foodtrucks in the early afternoon for lunch (please bring cash or an EU card to pay for the lunch). In the evening we will be having a (free) barbecue dinner at the location. There will be vegan and Halal options for those with diet restrictions. Drinks are not included./
Your introduction week is done! Time to pack your things and head home. We hope you enjoyed it and made many new friends. Good luck during your studies and see you at Fontys!

Photos and videos

During this introduction week, many photos and videos will be made. They will include selfies and videos made by students on mobile phones as well as photos and videos made by professional photographers. By participating in this introduction week you automatically agree that these photos and/or videos are being published (i.a. social media, flyers, ads and websites).


We would love to see how you experience Purple. Add #purple2021 to your photo's and videos!

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