New Students

Are you going to be a new American Studies student in the ’20-’21 academic year? Then this page is meant for you!

WhatsApp Group

EPU is the Study Association for American Studies students and we organize a lot of fun activities throughout the year. We created a WhatsApp group for all first-year American Studies students. In this group, you can already get to know your fellow students and ask any questions you might have. We will also keep you updated about everything EPU, including the Introduction Weekend and the entire Introduction Period. If you want to join, all you have to do is click this link: AS First Years ’20

AS Introduction Day

Are you coming to the American Studies introduction day on September 4th? Then this is your chance to get to know EPU! After the initial online introduction from the American Studies Department and the mentor meetings, we are inviting you to join us on a City Walk at 14:00. The walk ends at the Noorderplantsoen where we can chill, eat together, and get to know each other and EPU! This will start at around 15:00. Can’t come to Groningen in person, but still want to join the fun? Don’t worry! We will also host an online Pub Quiz at 20:00! You can sign up for both the Noorderplantsoen meeting and the Pub Quiz via this Google Form. We hope to see you on September 4th!

EPU Introduction Weekend

As a pandemic-proof alternative for the annual Introduction Camp on Schiermonnikoog, EPU is hosting an Introduction Weekend here in Groningen for our first-year members! On the weekend of 12-13 September, we invite you to join us and get to know Groningen, EPU, and, of course, your fellow first-years! We will play lots of fun games, eat and drink together, and possibly start lifelong friendships! Of course, we will keep it as safe as possible, which is why we will mostly be outside (if the weather allows us to). We will start on Saturday around noon and will end on Sunday around noon as well. For those of you who don’t have a place in Groningen to sleep at, you can stay at the house of our lovely IntroCie Chair, Anniek. Food will be taken care of, so you don’t have to bring any yourself, but we are asking that you bring your own water bottle. The price for this weekend will be €15.

Sign-up for the weekend here!


Interested in becoming an EPU member? Click here


the IntroCie and the 32nd Board of EPU