The Eurekaweek is the official introduction week of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Eurekaweek is not a hazing period nor an initiation event. When your son or daughter is starting a study at Erasmus University, he or she might be unfamiliar with student life in Rotterdam. The goal of the Eurekaweek is to introduce your child to the university and student life in the best possible way.
The Eurekaweek consists of a program starting Monday August 19th and ending on Thursday August 22nd. The official program is daily between 10.00 and 23.00. After 23.00, the students associations organize parties. Various activities are organized during the week, centered around: Erasmus University Rotterdam, your child's study, fellow students, the student associations, the sport associations, the study associations and the city of Rotterdam. It is desirable for your child to participate in all activities, as this is the best introduction to studying at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Your son or daughter will join a group of around 15 students, who are all in the same study. During the week, the group will be accompanied by two older student guides from the same study as well. With this group, they will explore the student life in Rotterdam. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. We strongly advise participants to stay in Rotterdam during the week. If you do not live in Rotterdam, your child can stay at the university or at a house of one of the student associations.
The Eurekaweek is organized by the Eurekaweek Board, consisting of eight students. If you have any questions regarding the Eurekaweek, please visit our FAQ page. If you do not find your answer there, feel free to contact the board through firstname.lastname@example.org.