Usva closed

Usva will be closed on May 5th (Liberation Day), May 25th (Ascention Day) and June 5th (Pentecost). 

Design contest: new usva tote bag

Do you like designing? Are you creative? This is your chance to design the print for the new Usva tote bags! The Usva tote bags will be given to new students during the coming Keiweek. A great opportunity to see your own design throughout the city! The submissions will be judged on creativity, originality and theme.

Requirements design:

• Usva related (culture/students/Groningen)
 Add your signature 
 Design in one color
• Convert text to (character)outline
• Layout without multiple overlapping layers
 Size: 280 mm x 280 mm

Send in your design before Wednesday May 10th as a .pdf to usva.marketing@rug.nl. The winner will be announced on May 19th.  

Open podium

Usva organiseert samen met VRIJDAG Open Podia. Elke editie komt er een diversiteit aan disciplines voorbij: muziek, theater, dans, rap, cabaret, poezie, alles kan. Er is ruimte voor 8 acts die elk maximaal 10 minuten mogen duren. Bij meer dan 8 aanmeldingen maken wij een keuze om het publiek een zo divers mogelijk programma voor te schotelen. Wil je hier optreden? Mail dan voor 1 mei. naarpodia@bijvrijdag.nl. Meer weten over deze editie? Zie de website van VRIJDAG. 

Nieuw: Cursussen voor RUG-medewerkers

Geen zin om na een drukke dag 's avonds de deur nog uit te gaan, maar wel op zoek naar een nieuwe uitdaging? Exclusief voor RUG-medewerkers biedt Usva overdag of direct na werktijd 4 verschillende 10-weekse cursussen aan: Introductie in Mindfulness,  Basiscursus fotografie, Musical koor en Tekenen en schilderen. Voor meer informatie en inschrijving zie het kopje 'RUG-medewerkers' in het cursusoverzicht
Let op: Basiscursus fotografie begint op 28 maart. Introductie in Mindfulness, Musical koor en Tekenen en schilderen beginnen een week later: vanaf 3 april. Voor deze cursussen kan je je nog inschrijven!

New: courses for RUG-employees

Don't feel like going out at night after a busy day, but looking  for a new challenge even so? Exclusively for staff at  the University of Groningen, Usva offers 4 different 10-week courses during the day or directly after work: Introduction to Mindfulness, Basic Photography, Musical choir and Drawing and Painting. For more information and enrolment, see the category 'RUG-employees' in our course overview
Note: Basic Photography starts March 28th. Introduction in Mindfulness, Musical choir and Drawing and Painting are postponed and will start one week later; from April 3th. So, enrolment is still possible!

tickets course presentations

The second course trimester has almost come to an end, so it's time for the students to show what they have learned at the course presentations. Visit our Agenda for a schedule of the presentations and ticket sales. 

new courses

The coming trimester you can follow new courses at Usva:  sewing techniques, dance theater, basis course in oil painting. Enrol now!


The University of Groningen and the UMCG have expressed a shared ambition to create a lively city campus on the North side of the UMCG complex. The Student Culture Centre Usva will be a part of this development.

The target for opening the doors of the new location is the 2019/20 study year-the year in which Usva will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. A start will be made on a concept design for the new building in early 2017.

At a minimum, the facility will have a multifunctional theatre (ca. 200 people), various spaces for courses and a modern café. Where possible, spaces will be arranged so that they can be used in the daytime for university classes.

For the future, Student Culture Centre Usva will continue to develop its young, challenging and international program of activities, and make a strong commitment to fortify its current cooperative initiatives with cultural partners in the city.

More information on the website of the UG.

New website!

Welcome to our new website! The website is now more user-friendly and it's easier to navigate through our menu's. On top, you can find our drop-down menu. In our Agenda you can find a full list of coming events at Usva. 


29May Usva jam session
30May Usva French Film Night
1Jun Yoga in concert
1Jun Yoga in concert
1Jun Lie down and listen: piano concert
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