Tilburg Orientation Program is the organization behind the annual introduction week for all new students in Tilburg. Every year, approximately 4000 new students from Tilburg University, Fontys, and Avans Hogescholen participate in this week in August. During the week, the new students get acquainted with all aspects and facilities of Tilburg as a city, as well as the student life. TOP ensures that the new students have a perfect start in Tilburg and can begin their studies optimally prepared. Throughout the week, they explore the Tilburg University campus, the city center, and other well-known locations in Tilburg, such as the Spoorzone. Additionally, the new students get to know all the student, study, and sports associations that Tilburg has to offer. In summary, everything Tilburg has to offer. In addition to the introduction week in August, TOP also organizes a smaller introduction week in January for students starting their new studies in February.
The organization of TOP consists of 7 board members every year who are already busy preparing TOP Week and TOP Winter Week for the following year from September onwards. From early March, about 14 committee members join to assist in organizing TOP Week. These committee members are divided into various committees, each with its own tasks related to TOP Week. Additionally, there are about 40 crew members who help during the week itself wherever needed. While organizing TOP Week, you come into contact with more than 150 different parties and can have a lot of input.
If you are interested in a board year or want to join a committee or crew, feel free to check out the website: https://www.top-week.nl or visit our socials.
Watch this video for an impression of the atmosphere: