So, we are in February, the last month of winter (theoretically), but there hasn`t been here any wintertime, no snow, no ice, no cold temperatures. Maybe this is a good thing, but somehow I miss it. Soon the exams` period will be over and we all have an inter-semestrial holiday. If you don`t go back home (where maybe you can experience real winter time), I suggest you to try ice-skating at Kockelscheuer. The tickets are cheap and affordable for students and there we can finally have a glimpse of winter`s joys!
Starting at a new university can be stressful. Where am I? Where is my next lecture? Which campus should I be on? This can all be a bit overwhelming at the start. Add to that the fact that you may also have just moved to a new country and you are likely to feel as if you have stepped onto another planet.
Don’t panic! Here is a series of events that will help you to meet new persons and have a good time:
Pub-crawl (you know you want to):
21 September: 19:30. Meet at Place de l’Hotel de Ville, Esch-sur-Alzette. Organised by ESN this is your first introduction to Luxembourg social life. This year’s pub-crawl will take place in Luxembourg’s second city Esch-sur-Alzette. This former iron and steel capital is now a lively modern city with more than 100 pubs and bars just waiting to welcome you.
28 September: 16:00 – 19:00. Meet at the main entrance of the Central Building of the Limpertsberg Campus:
Teams of 6 explore the Campus by moving from checkpoint to checkpoint, carrying out fun challenges and collecting points. There will be a prize for the winning team. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team just let us know and we will find you one.
Official Welcome Day and Treasure Hunt
5 October: 11:00 – 03:00. A day of non-stop welcome activities – the perfect opportunity to meet new people and say hello to our ESN team.
11:00 – 13:00: Brunch at Luxembourg’s youth hostel at 2 rue Fort Olisy, L-2261, Luxembourg.
13:30 – 15:30: Treasure Hunt. Discover Luxembourg-City and have fun with your team. Prizes for the best!
16:00: 18:30: Cakes and hot drinks at the University Lounge on Limpertsberg Campus with a presentation of ESN events and the chance to sign up as a member.
19:00 – 03:00: Freshers’ Party at Verso Club, 17 Rives de Clausen, L-2165, Luxembourg with a presentation from the Students’ Association followed by a great party.
Tomorrow it is the start of the semester 2013-2014 at the University of Luxembourg, so I wish you a warm welcome and lots of success in this academic year!
I know that many of you have just arrived in Luxembourg for your first semester here and you are eager to visit and discover the surroundings, so that is why I suggest you to go to Nuit des Lampions, a fire and light festival in a sweet chic town, Wiltz. This magic festival will take place on Saturday, the 21st of September 2013 starting from 06.00 p.m. onward. More info about the highlights of this festival you can find here or on Facebook.
Nuit des Lampions 2012