From TOP Week to the Opening Academic Year: Our academic traditions
TOP Week is traditionally the beginning of your studies in Tilburg: a week in which you are submerged in the life that is awaiting you as a student. This modern tradition is always followed by the official Opening of the Academic Year, on the first Monday in September. According to custom, professors in academic dress walk in a cortège to the Auditorium, preceded by the Beadle, who is the Master of Ceremonies. The university attaches great importance to traditions, both old and new, because they bind us together as a community. If you are new to this community, you might need some explanation of these concepts and traditions. The most important ones are listed below.