Kerstboom en lichtjes op de campus
Kerstboom en lichtjes op de campus

Get cosy on campus: holiday season at Radboud University

The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter: the holiday season is coming up! Get cosy on campus this winter and enjoy some festive activities. Read more about what’s happening on campus this holiday season.

Christmas Carols, Movie Night, Christmas workout


Singing Christmas Carols: December 19, 12:15, Student Chaplaincy

Feeling extra cosy this year? Come and sing popular Christmas songs together with your fellow students. Sign up here.

Christmas Movie Night: December 20, 19:00, Theatre Hall C

Looking for a way to relax during the holidays? Join the Christmas Movie Night! Cuddle up and enjoy a wonderful Christmas movie in Theatre Hall C. Sign up here.

Christmas BOM – Moving to Music: December 21, 17:00, Radboud Sports Centre, Hall 2

Let’s move to the Christmas spirit! Join a Christmas themed sports lesson for free. Sign up here.


Pull up a chair for Christmas Dinner or Holiday Brunch

On December 24, 25 and 26, the University Chaplaincy is hosting a lot of exciting holiday-themed activities together with student organisations ESN, ISON, RIS and Meet and Eat. Feel free to pull up a chair for the Christmas Dinner or Holiday Brunch. Or get creative and wear your ugliest sweater for the ‘ugly sweater contest’, join a Christmas Carol signing workshop or surprise others with your Secret Santa creation. The full programme will be announced soon, so keep an eye on the Student Chaplaincy website.

Christmas treats and dinner in De Refter

From Monday 12 December, the various cafés and Coffee Corners on campus will serve festive treats such as gingerbread lattes and Christmas cake. On 13 and 14 December, De Refter will offer a special 3 course Christmas meal (vegan and meat options available). 

Free hot chocolate and other festive surprises

We also have some surprises in store to get you in the mood for the holiday season. Did anyone say free hot chocolate or writing Christmas cards together?! Keep an eye on the @Radboud_uni socials in the next few weeks to find out more. 

Meet people at the Community Table

Do you like meeting new people? And do you want to help out your fellow students? Sign up to host the Community Table: a meeting place in De Refter where you can hang out with new people, have lunch together, study together or play boardgames. As a host you welcome other students, talk with them or invite them to play a game. We expect you to be available once a week - or once every two weeks - to run the Community Table for a minimum of 3 hours.

Do you want to sign up or learn more? Send an email to studentenwelzijn [at] 

Not feeling too festive?

Winter can be a difficult time, but you are not alone. Joining activities and meeting other students could help. Of course, our counsellors are also ready to help you out. See what they can do for you here. E-health platform Gezondeboel also offers a free Dutch programme 'Gemis bij speciale momenten' (Dealing with loss during special moments).