frequently asked questions
About participating in the OWee
Lost and found!
All of the lost and found stuff are brought to the lost and found location in the Aula!
Participating in the owee
Participating in the OWee is super fun and also useful! You immediately get to know the city well, learn everything about your new student life and get to know a lot of new people!
WHAT IS THE OWEE AND WHEN DOES THE OWEE TAKE PLACE?
OWee stands for 'Reception Week'. During this week you will get to know a lot about Delft. This way you get to know the associations, tour the city, visit special places on campus and make new friends. The perfect introduction to your new domain: Delft!
The Digital OWee will take place on August 10. The Physical OWee will take place between Sunday 15 and Friday 20 August. So keep these dates free in your agenda!
IS THE OWEE REALLY THAT IMPORTANT?
Yes, it is important that you feel at home in the city where you are going to study. You will see so much of what Delft has to offer in a week, so everyone can find their own place
I DO NOT KNOW ANYONE WHO IS GOING TO STUDY IN DELFT. IS IT still FUN TO participate THE OWEE?
Yes! This week you will follow the program with your OWee group. This group consists of ten prospective students who are in exactly the same situation. They are all new in Delft. If you want to get to know people, this week is perfect for the start of your new phase! There is always someone with whom you can get along!
SUPPOSE YOU DON'T LIKE THE ENTIRE STUDENT HAPPENING, DO YOU still HAVE TO participate THE OWEE?
Yes, we definitely recommend that! The OWee is not only about parties and associations, but also about getting to know Delft. For example, we organize a campustour, a challenge through the city of Delft, an information market and a sports and culture day. You will meet a lot of people this week. Whether you end up joining a association or not, it's always nice to start your student days with friends around you!
WHEN WILL I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE OWEE 2021?
After your registration you will receive a confirmation. In August you will receive a letter with more information about the week. When you have registered, you will have access to the OWee app before the OWee starts, which contains information about studying in Delft, the program and much more. This way you can look forward to all the fun activities! If you want to stay informed about everything, sign up for the newsletter!
WHAT IS A first years WEEKEND (EJW) AND WHEN DOES MY FIRST YEAR WEEKEND TAKE PLACE?
A first years weekend usually takes place in the weekend before the OWee and is organized by the study associations. Here you can find all data for the first years weekends of all studies. During this weekend you mainly get to know your fellow students. During this weekend you usually also put together an OWee group with friends you have made. If you cannot go to your first years weekend, but you do want to participate in the OWee, we will ensure that you are placed in a random OWee group with fellow students.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FIRST YEARs WEEKEND AND THE oWEE
The first years weekend is intended for the new students of your study programme, is organized by the study association of your study and usually does not take place in Delft. The OWee will start after this weekend. During the OWee, you get to know students from other studies, the city, campus and associations while doing all kinds of cool activities!
Everything you need to know before participating.
PART OF MY STUDY IS IN ANOTHER CITY. SHOULD I STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE OWEE?
A few studies of the TU Delft are given in combination with another university. Molecular Science & Technology or Life Science & Technology partly take place in Leiden, Nanobiology partly takes place in Rotterdam. When you start the study Clinical Technology, your study is combined with both cities!
You could combine the introduction week of Delft, Leiden and Rotterdam. So if you are partly in another city or don't want to participate in the El Cid, Eureka and OWee, it is useful to choose the city that appeals to you the most or where you want to live.
CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE OWEE IF YOU ARE UNDER 18?
Yes, you can participate in the OWee if you are under 18 years old. You will then receive a special 18 bracelet. Please note that normal Dutch laws and regulations apply throughout the week. More information about the alcohol policy of the OWee can be found under the heading 'Alcohol policy' on page 17 in the BINAS.
I'M GOING TO STUDY AT A HOGESCHOOL IN DELFT, CAN I participate in THE OWEE?
Yes! The OWee is for all prospective students of the hogescholen and the university in Delft. It is becoming more and more common to participate in the OWee as a HBO student. Last year there were 430 HBO students who participated in the OWee.
WHAT IS AN OWEE GROUP AND HOW IS THIS GROUP FORMED?
An OWee group consists of ten prospective students and two mentors. With this group you follow your own OWee program. The mentors have already studied in Delft for a year or more, so they know where to find everything in the city.
I'M A VEGETARIAN OR HAVE A SPECIAL DIET. IS THIS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT?
During the OWee, special meals are offered for people with certain allergies. This is offered for: vegetarians, gluten allergy, lactose intolerance and nut allergy. If you have another allergy, you can contact us to see what we can do for you.