Welcome to the orientation page! Below, you will find all the information concerning the Orientation
The orientation is a yearly event which is organized in August for all first-year students of the
Radboud University. This is a week that is dedicated entirely to introducing the new students to the
campus, the city of Nijmegen and everything that comes with the student’s life. As can be expected
this year will be a little bit different because of COVID-19. The orientation will take place from
Saturday 22 nd of August until the Wednesday 26 th of August. The physical activities during this week
will be small-scale and in line with the guidelines of the RIVM, some of the program may also take
place online. When we have a final program, we will post this on our Instagram @beevee_boc and
this will also be made clearer in the email you get from us. Part of this program will be organized by
the Radboud University, however with a large group of peer mentors, the Biology Orientation
Committee (BOC) (Dutch: Introductie Commissie or IC) organizes a biology orientation that you will
remember and in which friendships are made that last for a lifetime!
As a first-year student, chances are that you do not know a lot about the student’s life in Nijmegen.
Maybe you have travelled from far to come study in Nijmegen and maybe this will be your first
experience living on your own. Maybe you are still commuting. It is also possible that you have
already studied in Nijmegen for a few years and have decided to take your study into a new
direction. Whatever your background is, the orientation is an awesome week of fun and a perfect
way to start your study with a bang! Not only will you meet other first year students through daily
activities, you will also explore the Faculty of Science with fun games and we will try to give you a
small hint of the great nightlife in Nijmegen through a (online) pub crawl. During the orientation, the board of
BeeVee will also help with ordering the first of your books and study materials in the web shop that you
will need for your study.
When you do decide to participate in the orientation of biology, you will be assigned to a group of in
between 7 and 10 first year students. There are 10 groups, each with their own name (and of course
their own yell with which they make their presence known!). Do not be scared, you will have all the
fun in the world with your orientation group and with other groups as well! The three peer mentors
will see to this. The peer mentors are biology students that chosen to devote their time to share
their experiences in the study association BeeVee and city of Nijmegen with you. These sweet and
awesome people will lead your orientation group and they will mind the group’s wellness and oversee
that everyone has a good time! Without the dedication and enthusiasm of these peer mentors a major
part of theactivities that you will participate in could not have been made possible.
If you have any further questions concerning the orientation, do not hesitate to fill out the
questionnaire on the BOC-page.
Hopefully, we will see you during the orientation!
Information on the Orientation of Biology 2020
The Orientation week of Biosciences is from the 22nd till the 26th of August this year.
About the Orientation
Becoming a member of BeeVee and study