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 at the info point or in the Aula if the info point is closed!

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?

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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 12. The Physical OWee will take place between Sunday 18 and Thursday 22 August. So keep these dates free in your agenda!

When do I receive my Mentor groupnumber?

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Your group number will be send to you by text, the day before the OWee! With this number you will be able to see your personal program in the OWee App. 

You can already check out the temporary in the App when you do not fill in your group number yet. Do not forget to fill in your group number as soon as you receive it!

IS THE OWEE REALLY THAT IMPORTANT?

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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 in THE OWEE?

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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 culture, DO YOU still HAVE TO participate THE OWEE?

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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 2024? 

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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! 

Does the Digital International Pre-Owee cost money?

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No, it is free! So definitely come and take a look on the to get to know everything you need to know about Delft and being a student here in the Netherlands!

Information about FIRST YEARs WEEKEND

The first years weekend (EJW) is organized by the study association of your study. Check out their website.

WHAT IS A first years WEEKEND (EJW) AND WHEN DOES MY FIRST YEAR WEEKEND TAKE PLACE?

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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

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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!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Everything you need to know before participating.

PART OF MY STUDY IS IN ANOTHER CITY. SHOULD I STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE OWEE?

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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?

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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' in the BINAS.

I'M GOING TO STUDY AT A  HOGESCHOOL IN DELFT, CAN I participate in THE OWEE?

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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. So register here now!

WHAT IS AN OWEE GROUP AND HOW IS THIS GROUP FORMED?

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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 HAVE A SPECIAL DIET. IS THIS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT?

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During the OWee, special meals are offered for people with certain allergies. Among others for:  gluten allergy, lactose intolerance and nut allergy. If you have another allergy, you can contact us to see what we can do for you.

Is it possible to find the BINAS online?

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Currently there is no online version of the BINAS. As soon as more information is available this can be found here.

Information about associations

Delft offers a lot of asssociations which each offer something unique.

 


When can you sign up for an association

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The OWee is meant to get to know all associations and to sign up at the association that appeals to you. Some associations have a limited capacity; if you want to sign up here you shouldn't wait too long. Signing up at an association  is often only possible during the OWee, both during the day and in the evening. If you want to become a member, but you can't join the OWee, please contact the aforementioned association.

What is the  Introductory period?

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This is a period in which new members of an association get to know each other and the association. The content and duration of this time differs for each association, however most often this starts subsequently after the OWee.  If you are planning on signing up for an association, it is smart to keep the week after the OWee free. In between the OWee and introductory time it is possible to go home and swap your stuff used in the OWee for the stuff needed for the introductory period. 

Participant information

useful information to know.

 


Where can i ask questions about the Owee

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You can always ask questions to the OWee Board through the website, social media (Instagram and Facebook), or by sending an email to [email protected].

What are the costs for the OWee?

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The OWee costs €98.50 for participants. For this price, you will receive daily meals and access to all events.

 

What should I do in case of unwanted behavior (on the TU Delft campus)?

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 In case of emergency, call 015-2788888 on the TU Delft Campus.

If you experience unwanted behavior such as bullying, aggression, (sexual) harassment, stalking, or discrimination, you can contact the Confidential Advisor for Unwanted Behavior at TU Delft. These contacts are always voluntary, confidential, and anonymity is guaranteed.

What is the role of the external confidential advisor? They:

  • Provide appropriate support for individuals who have experienced unwanted behavior.
  • Offer a listening ear.
  • Initially explore informal solutions with the person reporting the incident.
  • Discuss other options available with the person reporting the incident.
  • Provide guidance to the person reporting the incident if desired.
  • May refer the person reporting the incident to other support services or professionals.
  • Maintain confidentiality.


What is NOT the role of the external confidential advisor? They:

  • Do not have a hierarchical relationship with TU Delft as an employer. They function as an independent and confidential advisor.
  • Do not act as a mediator between parties.
  • Do not investigate complaints or interview witnesses. The focus is not on "finding the truth," but on providing the person reporting the incident with the appropriate resources to address the situation.
  • Do not take over the conversation. It is up to the person reporting the incident to act upon the assistance, tips, and advice provided by the advisor.


Contact:

The Confidential Advisor for Unwanted Behavior, Carin van der Hor, can be reached by phone at 06-40016234 and by email at carin[email protected]

Where can i find my lost belongings?

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All of the lost and found stuff are brought to the lost and found location at the info point or in the Aula if the info point is closed!

Mentors

Information about mentorship during the OWee.

 



I have registered as a mentor pair. When will I find out if I will be a mentor for the OWee?

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The mentor days take place the week before the OWee. It is important to be present during these days. If you want to become a mentor but haven't registered yet, you can do so here.

 

Is attendance mandatory for the mentor days?

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 Yes, attendance at the mentor day(s) is mandatory. If you are unable to attend on that day, unfortunately, you cannot become a mentor. At least one mentor from the mentor pair must be present.

 

What is expected of me as a mentor?

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 As a mentor, the three main responsibilities are to guide the new students, foster social cohesion, and provide them with information about studying in Delft.