Orientation Week

Welcome to the orientation page!  Below, you will find all the information concerning the Orientation of 2022!

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 Sunday 21st of August until the Sunday 29th of August. 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 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 10 and 15 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 the activities 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 contact form on the BOC-page.

Hopefully, we will see you during the orientation!

Information on the Orientation of Biology 2022

The Orientation week of Biosciences will take place from 20th of August until the 28th of August this year

About the Orientation

Becoming a member of BeeVee and study

Get to know BOC
Jens Loenen
Hello, I’m Jens, a fifth-year student who is interested in the ecological part of this beautiful subject called biology. Currently I'm also doing a minor in education, which means I'm a high school biology teacher on the side. Things I really enjoy are hanging out, going out, or mainly every social activity. I also like to spend some time with my friends playing (board)games or just have a chat with them. Furthermore, I really like to be active within our amazing study association BeeVee. I'm really looking forward to meet you all coming August and I'm honoured to be the chairman of the orientation 2022! I’m known to have a quite loud voice, so you will probably hear (about) me during the orientation ;). I’m really looking forward to meeting you all!!

Lina de Bruin
Hello everybody, my name is Lina and I am the secretary of BOC. I am 22 years old and currently in my fourth year of Biology. I was born and raised in Nijmegen, which means I know everything there is to know about Nijmegen and I will teach you the ins and outs. I am a proud member of BeeVee’s sport committee, which is called ATP (Activation Through Performance). I like to play volleyball and I am also a member of nsvv Heyendaal. Besides playing sports, work and uni I also like to go to parties, borrels and hang out with friends and family. See you at the orientation week!

Jerom Vermare
Hellohello, it’s me, Jerom! I am the treasurer of BOC this year and I am 24 years old. Getting to know me is not that hard, but there are a few key points to remember. I was born in the province Zeeland which makes me a proper ‘Zeeuw’ and you should never call me a ‘Zeelander’. My music taste is not really exotic. If they are playing some Hip-hop or the so called Dutch ‘slettendisco’, I am a happy man. When I am not busy studying (so actually always) I love doing fun stuff with my friends, watching some Netflix, working or going to the gym.

Lars de Bont
Hellooo, I am Lars. I’m 22 years old and I’m in my third year of Biology, doing the medical trajectory. I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Nijmegen, so I definitely know my way around. Overall, I’m a pretty calm and relaxed person, but I am also always up for hanging out, or drinking and going partying. I really enjoy being active within the study association so you can often find me at many of the BeeVee activities, and I am also a part of the sports committee, the almanac committee and since this year: the orientation committee! I am very excited to meet you all during the orientation week, as I had a great time during my own orientation and I want to make sure that you do as well!

Renée Schepers
Hee everyone! I’m Renée, 21 years old and in my 3th year of biology. I’m a real Brabander (living in the south of the Netherlands) and I have been living happily in the beautiful Nijmegen for a while now. Besides being a proud member of BOC, I’m also joining the committee PRAC, where you may see me during the awesome borrels which are organized by us. Furthermore, I like horseriding, mountainbiking, and love to play some games and drink some beers with my friends. I’m really looking forward to meet all of you in next orientation!

Camiel Gilissen
Hi everyone! My name is Camiel and I’m 21 years old. I'm a fourth-year Biology student interested in the so called ‘green’ Biology, namely plant physiology and ecology. My hobbies include playing (electric) guitar, listening to and talking about different kinds of music (anything loud will do) and hanging out with friends. I’m an active member of our study association BeeVee, as member of the excursion and games committee, VACUOLES. After being a mentor myself three times, I’m now also part of BOC! I grew up around Maastricht and have been living in Nijmegen since the start of my study. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and having an amazing orientation week together!