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Alumni Day: Stay connected!

Re-live your student days! We invite all our alumni at the alumni day November 18th.

This year, Tilburg University will be celebrating its 90th anniversary, which we would like to celebrate with our alumni. In light of this celebration, we are organizing a day filled with activities revolving around the theme of connection. This day will take place on Saturday, November 18. We would like to invite you to come back to campus and meet recent grads, alumni, or former professors and to be informed about what this university has to offer you as an alumnus or alumna. We would like you to join us for the Alumni Cantus at Vidar!

The afternoon program is free of charge; for the Cantus, we will charge a fee of € 20 per person (including drinks and transportation). Bring the confirmation of your payment with you as your entry ticket for the Cantus. This will ensure a smooth entry procedure.

Make sure that you do not miss out on the Alumni Day and sign up through this application form!

Bring your old study mates to the Alumni Day and win a prize!

Do you know at least five other Tilburg University alumni who you would like to bring with you to make this day truly remarkable? Register five other alumni for the Alumni Day and get the chance to win crazy prizes such as the special anniversary edition graduation cap, lunch with the Rector, or free admission to one of the Alumni Masterclasses. To participate in this contest, you have to send the names of five of your former colleagues (who have registered for the Alumni Day) to to get the chance to win these prized!


All program items are in Dutch unless stated otherwise.

Afternoon program

14:00   Reception Cobbenhagen building

14:30   Welcoming speech by the Executive Board: Koen Becking

14:45   'Verbonden aan Tilburg' by Marc Meeuwis, director of Citymarketing Tilburg and an alumnus  Tilburg University

15:30   Parallel sessions

  • Vrienden van Cobbenhagen’s Dragons' Den Sustainability in the boardroom (in English)
  • And the truth shall set you free: Modern-day public support for science!, Professor Peter Achterberg (in English)
  • Sneak preview of our Alumni Masterclass series by professor Max Louwerse and George Knox (in English)
  • Campus tour (in English)
  • ‘Gevangenisstraf in Nederland is ondergewaardeerd’ Dr. Ben Vollaard, organized by Mr. in Marketing, Juvat, and Dante
  • 'De invloed van het netwerken op succes', Dr. Remco Mannak, organized by VAPT and POLITIS (FULL)
  • 'Data Science vanuit economisch en theologisch oogpunt’, Professor Willem-Jan van den Heuvel and Dr. Frank Bosman, organized by VAET and VAK

17:00 Drinks with the traditional Dutch stew, stamppot

18:30 End of the afternoon program

Evening program (admission: € 20)

18:30   Buses leave from the campus to Vidar

19:00   Reception at Vidar

19:30   90's Alumni Cantus part 1             

20:15   Break

20:30   90's Alumni Cantus part 2

21:30   End of the Cantus; for those interested, there will be drinks

22:00   Buses leave for Tilburg central railway station / Tilburg University

This event is for alumni and staff members and is part of the 90th anniversary celebrations.

When: 18 November 2017 14:00

End date: 18 November 2017 21:30

Where: Tilburg University - Campus map