What is Purple?
Purple takes place on August 22 to 26, 2022
The new academic year will soon be upon us. Once again we’ll be organizing the Purple introductionweek for new Fontys students.
Monday 22 August and Tuesday 23 August are filled with study related activities organized by the studies and/or institutes. Some focus on teambuilding and conviviality, whilst others opt for a programme that primarily focuses on the study with guest lectures and practical assignments.
Wednesday 24 August students in Eindhoven and Tilburg will participate in a city programme from 12 AM to 5 PM. Afterwards, there is a horecaparty organised on one of the squares Stadhuisplein (Eindhoven) and Piusplein/Korte Heuvel (Tilburg) from 5 PM to 11 PM. And to end this day there is a pubtour with participating pubs in the city. The tour takes place from 11 AM to 1 AM.
Thursday 25 August, the week’s grand finale will take place. Here all the intro kids, dads and moms from Eindhoven, Tilburg,Venlo, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Sittard, Veghel and Utrecht enter the Purple Festival playground from 2 PM to 11 PM in Spoorzone, Tilburg.
There are still regular festival tickets left! Want to be part of Purple? Get your ticket via https://purple.tactile.events/event/purple-festival-2022.
Information and communication
You can find all information in the Woov app, download the app via http://woov.to/purplefestival.
Announcement about trains Tilburg, Eindhoven and Den Bosch.
Due to maintenance work, there will be no intercity trains and local trains for 17 days in August on the Den Bosch-Eindhoven and Eindhoven-Tilburg routes (besides via Boxtel). There will be bustransport from 9 to 26 August arranged by NS. ProRail expected that due to the good coordination with NS and the municipality of Eindhoven, this will have no impact on the replaced bus transport for train passengers. Check the latest updates via NS.
Your acquaintance and introduction.
Your student life is about to begin! If you are going to start a new study, there are quite a few things to arrange. We help you by providing information about your student card, your timetable, your study requirements and of course the intro that applies to you. Read this and more information via Fresh at Fontys and your study/insitute pages.
The new academic year 2022-2023 starts in August. For all new first-year students at Fontys, we will once again be organising the Purple Introduction Week at our Eindhoven and Tilburg locations from 22 to 26 August 2022.
This is the opportunity to bring your company into contact with our (international) students.
Purple in figures:
- 1.500 students spend the night at the Purple Camping in Goirle
- 2.500 students spend the night at the Purple Camping in Eindhoven
- 2.000 students in Tilburg and 5.500 students in Eindhoven will take part in the city programmes in Eindhoven and Tilburg.
- 14.000 Fontys students and staff are expected at the Purple Festival in the Spoorzone on Thursday 25 August
The possibilities are extensive. We are happy to offer a suitable sponsor package for every sponsor. To make the possibilities transparent, we have summarised our sponsorship packages. You can immediately see what you get and what it costs. If you have something in mind, please let us know, we are happy to think along with you. As an organisation, we're always looking for valuable partnerships in order to expand Purple.
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Also this introduction week, the boys and girls from Red Bull are back on the city day to provide our students with extra energy.
We are Strikers. We believe there is no second chance for a first impression. So we make sure our brands stand out. But that's just the beginning. Because after impact during that first moment, we use the opportunity to connect. Making connections between people and brand story. Based on content. Aided by the knowledge and experience we have built up in the past. In short, we know how to make optimal use of the contact moment.
Opvallers will be present at several moments during the introduction week with, for example samples.
With the help of mobility solutions, we contribute to our social mission: a sustainable, inclusive and vital society. By paying attention to our mobility (our transport flows), we give substance to good employership for you as an employee and also to our social task. Maximum support, so that you as a member of the Fontys society can pursue a vital and sustainable lifestyle and also contribute to a sustainable, inclusive and vital society. Good facilities and the right (and positive) mobility mindset make you as an employee agile and business operations sustainable.
Fontys Duurzaam will be present during the entire introduction week. They strive to make Fontys as sustainable as possible and that is happening in the form of, among other things, electric cars (Amber) and a bicycle campaign.
KPN is also sponsor of Purple 2022. KPN provides several activations during the introduction week, including at the festival.
Albert Heijn Meerhoven
This year, Albert Heijn Meerhoven sponsors camping Flight Forum. This supermarket is located around the corner of the camping. Convenient for the camping visitors!
Purple 2022 is the introduction week of Fontys Hogescholen that will take place in the week of August 22, 2022. The event is for all new Fontys first-year students and affects all study programs. More information about the programme can be found at Fresh@Fontys.
Are you a current second and third year student (school year 2020/2021 and 2021/2022)? Then a Purple Festival ticket is available with a 50% discount (from 16 to 8 euros), so that you can catch up on a nice party now that the weather is allowed!
Purple Festival timetable
Koepelhal mainstage: 14.45-15.30 Massi / 16.00-17.00 Kawala / 17.45-18.45 Blanks / 19.30-21.00 Band With Benefits / 21.45-22.45 Mental Theo
Parkeerplaats: 17.30-18.00 Gullie / 19.00-19.30 Flabbergasted / 20.00-20.30 Otto Wunderbar / 21.00-22.00 Plug 'N Play
Boulevard: 14.00-16.00 Smerrig Diskjochies / 16.00-17.30 Disco Snolly / 17.30-19.30 Rewind Allstars / 19.30-21.30 Hiphop Journaal / 21.30-23.00 Fab x Paans
The RumRum Club: 14.00-17.00 RumRum Club / 17.00-18.30 Sueside / 18.30-20.00 Odin / 20.00-21.30 Paquito Moniz / 21.30-23.00 Wantigga
Club Smederij: Herrie met Gerrie
Smederij tuin: Kunsten Talent Stage
Accessability and route
The Koepelhal is a 5 min walk from Central station Tilburg.
Kiss and ride
Will you be dropped off and picked up again? In that case, use free parking spaces that are available around the Koepelhal. No specific kiss & ride will be set up.
Are you coming by car? It is easiest to park your car in the Tivoli or Knegtel parking garage.
You can park your bicycle in the NS bicycle shed at Tilburg Station. There is plenty of space here and the opening times are long. From here you can walk to the entrance of the Koepelhal in a few minutes. Due to all the work in the Spoorzone, we kindly ask you to only place bicycles in the NS bicycle shed.
Are you disabled? No problem, the party is open to everyone. We do not specifically take wheelchair spaces into account, but there are special toilet facilities. The outside area is slightly less accessible.
Location and facilities
Are lockers available?
Yes, you can easily book this in advance or on location by scanning a QR code. You pay immediately and can use your locker immediately. This year the lockers are available at the campsite and the festival. This system works with a reservation in advance or you can scan a QR code on site. There will also be a master key, if you have lost the QR code or are left with an empty phone. Please note: full = full so reserve your locker in time at this location(s). You rent a locker for the entire introduction week. A medium locker is 6.50 euros (/week) with the measures 25x25x40 cm | A large locker is 8.00 euros (/week) and measures 25x35x40 cm. The lockers from the camping vs. the lockers at the festival require another QR-code scan and payment for one day.
Is there a wardrobe?
No, there is no separate wardrobe available.
Can I charge my phone?
No, that is not possible.
Are there toilets for disabled persons?
Yes, there are! Do you need help with something? Our people are happy to help you.
Can I pay with pin everywhere?
At the Purple festival you pay at the bars and food corners with your wristband. You can easily top up via your account. Do you have any balance left after Purple? The money will be automatically refunded to your bank account within 14 days. Keep in mind that you pay €1 service costs per top-up.
Is there a WIFI connection?
There is no WiFi network available for visitors.
I've lost something, what now?
Please contact the customer contact center of Fontys 08850 80000
Smoking inside and in tents is not allowed. There is plenty of space to smoke outside elsewhere.
Is there security present?
Security is in place for you and our safety.
Is there EHBO present?
First aid is also available during the party, at a fixed post and mobile on the site.
When can you buy tickets?
Entry ticket printed or digital?
We like to work as sustainably as possible, so it is not necessary to print your ticket. You can show this from your phone at the entrance.
Information and communication
You can find all information on the Woov app, download it before to be fully prepared, via http://woov.to/purplefestival.
The doors open at 2 pm and the festival lasts until 11 pm.
The doors will open from 2 p.m. and we will offer the program. Be on time and don't miss a moment!
Food and drinks
We do not sell individual coins, but you pay with your wristband.
Is there loud music playing?
There are different stages and music styles and they all have their own volume. This music is generally loud. It is therefore advisable to use hearing protection. These earplugs are also for sale at the bars.
Corona is unpredictable and therefore this information can change (last minute). At the moment there are no corona measures that we and you should take into account. If this is the case, we will of course inform you.
The organizer's house rules apply to this event. You can read these at the entrance of the event.
Photo and video
Can I make photo's and video's?
Of course you can take photos and videos with your mobile phone for your own use. Bringing your own professional equipment is not allowed. Photographers and videographers also walk around the party. If you are at the party you automatically agree that photos or video footage may be taken of you. You can indicate to the photo/videographer that you do not like this. Images are mainly used for personal reporting.
Will you join us in building the best student party of the year? Become a sponsor of Purple 2022 now! View the options in our sponsor kit and we will be happy to call you to discuss the options (customized).
Over night stays
In Eindhoven there will be a new pop-up camping Flight Forum. Eindhoven is the largest Fontys student city and approximately 2.700 students sleep here during the introduction week. Thecamping offers opportunities to show your brand at different times. Because the students return to the inn several times a day, this is an ideal place to advertise your brand repeatedly. Curious about the possibilities? View the toolkit and feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities!
Time-table camping Flight Forum (Eindhoven)
Monday from 8 AM check-in at camping. Check-in is possible during this day. From 7 PM till midnight there will be a party hosted by Vroeg Pieken in the tent.
Tuesday breakfast between 8 AM and 10 AM. In the morning there will be activities at the campsite. These activities will be organised by local entrepeneurs, but also study associations or sportclubs nearby. After diner there will again be a party hosted by Vroeg Pieken in the tent.
Wednesday breakfast between 8 AM and 10 AM. In the evening the cityday, horecafeest, cultural program and pub tour will take place in the center of Eindhoven. For the stay-at-campsite visitors and the people who are already back at the camping, there will be music at the tent till midnight.
Thursday breakfast between 8 AM and 10 AM and after dress-up for festival and prepare to go, by bus, to Purple festival at Spoorzone, Tilburg. The festival opening hours are from 2 PM till 11 PM.
Vrijdag breakfast between 8 AM and 10 AM. After breakfast it's time to pack bags, clean-up and check-out.
Eindhoven has the largest group of new students. They take a route through the city and along various cool locations. Think about De Effenaar, the Stadhuisplein and the center. This route offers endless possibilities to let students see, feel, hear and taste your brand. Curious about the options? Contact us to discuss (customized) options! Nothing is too crazy and we like to think along about sponsorship.
Another regular part, at the end of the city day, is the catering party. This is an activity conceived and carried out by local entrepreneurs from Eindhoven. The catering party takes place between 17.00 and 23.00 followed by the pub crawl. The DJ line-up is: Thomas van Groningen, Fresh Coast, James Kaduro, TREN. and Wes.
In case you don't want to party, the doors of Dynamo are open from 7 PM till 10 PM! There will be enough cultural entertainment at the mainstage with a pub quiz, open mic and workshops.
A regular part, at the end of the city day, is the pub crawl. This is an activity in which the students visit the most famous bars in Eindhoven and get acquainted with the nightlife of their new student city. In both cities an evening visit to the famous bars in the city center take place from 11 p.m. More information about the participating bars will follow.
Over night stays
This year there is a pop-up campsite in Tilburg near Tilburg. Approximately 1.600 students will sleep in Goirle during the introduction week. The camping offers opportunities to show your brand at different times. Because the students return to the campsite several times a day, this is an ideal place to advertise your brand repeatedly. Curious about the possibilities? View the toolkit and feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities!
Time-table camping Walhoeve (Goirle)
Monday from 8 AM in-check at the campsite. Check-in is the whole day possible. From 19 PM till midnight there will be a party with Arie Bangsma in the tent.
Tuesday breakfast from 8 AM till 10 AM. In the morning and midday there are also activities on the campsite. These activities will be organised by different groups. For example by local companies, but also study associations or sportclubs situated in Tilburg. In the evening there is a music bingo night and party till midnight.
Wednesday breakfast from 8 AM till 10 AM. In the morning there are several sportsessions (yoga, pilates and active) organised by Tilburg University Sportcentre. In the midday and evenening the city day, the horecaparty, cultural program and the pub tour take place in Tilburg center. For the stay-at-campsite visitors and the people who are already back at the camping, there will be music at the tent till midnight.
Thursday breakfast from 8 AM till 10 AM and prepare to go, by bike, to the Purple festival at Spoorzone, Tilburg. The festival takes place from 2 PM till 11 PM.
Friday breakfast from 8 AM till 10 AM. After breakfast it's time to pack bags, clean up and check-out.
Tilburg should certainly not be missed. Here, many students will also get to know the city through various activities and parties in the bustling inner city. These locations offer endless possibilities to let students see, feel, hear and taste your brand. Curious about the options? Contact us to discuss (customized) options! Nothing is too crazy and we like to think along about sponsorship.
Another regular part, at the end of the city day, is the catering party. This is an activity conceived and carried out by local entrepreneurs from Tilburg. The catering party takes place between 17.00 and 23.00 followed by the pub crawl. More information about the catering party will follow.
In case you don't want to party, the doors of Factorium are open from 7 PM till 10 PM! There will be enough cultural entertainment at the foyer and mainstage with a popchoir, workshop by Peer de Graaff, karaoke and infostand from local cultural parties.
A regular part, at the end of the city day, is the pub crawl. This is an activity in which the students visit the most famous bars in Tilburg and get acquainted with the nightlife of their new student city. In both cities an evening visit to the famous bars in the city center take place from 11 p.m. More information about the participating bars will follow.
Over night stays
This year there is a pop-up camping at HC Delta. This hockeyclub is located in Venlo. Approximately 300 students will sleep in Venlo during the introduction week. The camping offers opportunities to show your brand at different times. Because the students return to the campsite several times a day, this is an ideal place to advertise your brand repeatedly. Curious about the possibilities? View the toolkit and feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities!
Venlo has it's own cityday to let (international) students explore the city. Here, many students will also get to know the city through various activities and parties in the bustling inner city. These locations offer endless possibilities to let students see, feel, hear and taste your brand. Curious about the options? Contact us to discuss (customized) options! Nothing is too crazy and we like to think along about sponsorship.
Questions and / or remarks? We are here to help you out!
The introduction week does not organize itself. To this end, a team has been put together with various expertise in event management. Before, during and after Purple you can follow Purple via the Fontys socials, including the Instagram account. Do you have questions, comments or your own intrusion? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you the helping hero we're looking for?
Every year we take in a lot of new students at Fontys. Here we are always looking for students and employees who want to help us during the purple introduction week. The introduction will take place this year from 22 to 26 August 2022. As a volunteer you get a unique behind the scenes in a dynamic and educational removal. Of course we provide all meals and drinks during your shift and you will receive a unique shirt. Bonus: as a volunteer you are assured of a ticket for Purple Festival.
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In 2022 we organise the Purple Introduction Week. Via Purple, new students get a 'warm welcome' and make sure they get to know their fellow students, the study program and the city better. Keep an eye on this page for updates about the next edition.