Every year, Mercurius organizes activities to herald the new academic year. The students will be able to attend the education introduction with a tour of the most important University building in Amsterdam and parents can visit the special parent night. To officially kick off the new academic year, all new and old students will be welcome to raise the glass at the first get-together of the year.
Every year, Mercurius organizes an introduction weekend for all new Communication Science students. Over the course of this weekend, you will be able to participate in various activities and get to know your fellow students and Mercurius better. More information.
By tradition, every second Thursday of the month over the course of the academic year, the so-called Mercuriusborrel will take place. The first get-together will take place in September and is mainly focused on getting to know your fellow students and the Mercurius Board. Apart from the fun, we will also have an open bar! More information.
The education introduction
In the last week of August, the faculty education introductions will take place, most often on Monday and Tuesday. This will be an introduction to your new course. Over the course of this day, you will get to know your course, your professors, important locations and – most importantly – Mercurius. Attending this introduction is mandatory, as you will receive important information on the first phase of your BA or MA course. Your course coordinator will let you know when and at what time this introduction will be held. During the introduction, you will be able to become a member of Mercurius. More information.
The Intreeweek is the general introductory week for all new UvA students. This week will always take place during the last week of August. You will be assigned to a group of about 15 fellow students and two older supervisors, all studying the same as you. During this week, you will learn everything what Amsterdam and university life have to offer. Over the course of this week, you will meet a lot of new people and you will be able to enjoy various activities and parties. More information.