Usva closed

Usva will be closed on April 14th and 17th (Good Friday and Eastern), April 27th (Kings Day), May 25th (Ascention Day) and June 2nd (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.  

start new course trimester!

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. 


24Apr Usva jam session
25Apr Workshop: The Poetic Disasters Club
29Apr GSCF Finalistentour
2May Workshop: The Poetic Disasters Club
2May ESN Groningen's Got Talent
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