New Students

Are you going to be a new American Studies student in the ’21-’22 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. You can join via this link!


Interested in becoming an EPU member? Click here! 

Introduction Weekend

We’re beyond excited to welcome you all to the American Studies introduction camp on the Wadden island Schiermonnikoog. Our planning is subject to the government regulations regarding groups and COVID, but if all goes well we’re planning for a great weekend!

The introduction weekend takes place from the 10th-12th of September. We’ll travel together from Groningen to Schier on Friday the 10th and travel back again on Sunday the 12th.

Get ready for a weekend of fun in the sun, indoor and outdoor games and of course a visit to the iconic Tox Bar. During the weekend there will be plenty of opportunity to get to know your fellow first years’ students better and get prepared for your time as an American Studies student. EPU promotes a friendly and open environment that is fun for all (so no hazing).

Please fill out this form to sign up for the introduction weekend. Should you still have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us via