Do you want to join the most wonderful and beautiful student association Leiden has to offer? You can! If you go to SSR at Hogewoerd 108, or meet us at the information market and the Leidsch Eerstejaars Festival (LEF; Leiden Freshmen Festival), we’ll help you sign up!
When signing up, there are a few things you need to have with you. You should bring the following things with you:
- Registration card/proof of registration
- A copy of your identification card (or passport)
- Your IBAN account number
- € 30,- as credit on your membership card. This amount can also be paid by pin.
- Two identical passport photos. If you don’t have one, we will take a picture of you at SSR.
- Optional: € 20,- for the year-sweater if you decide to buy it.
As a member of our association, you do have to pay a yearly membership fee of € 120,- Since you’ll have a lot of expenses during the EL CID week, this fee will be withdrawn from your bank account in November. Obviously, you will be reminded timely.
The orientation weeks exist out of our camp week and work week. We expect you to join them: even though we don’t have activities related to hazing, we do want our freshmen to get to know each other. For this, we have two weeks in stall for you to find out more about our association, the rest of your year and all the other members.
The work week will be from Monday 21th till Friday 25th of August, during which you’ll effectively be earning money for our association. You get the chance to build a strong relationship with the other freshmen. You’ll be sleeping, eating and working on a different location than SSR, but this all will be filled with an evening programme and a lot of singing and fun. If by some chance you won’t be able to join this week, there is a possibility to pay a fee instead, this will be withdrawn from your account in November.
The following week, from Monday 28th of August till Friday 1st of September, will be the camp week, during which you’ll party for a week with the association somewhere far off in the countryside. The costs for this amazing week will be € 65,- and will be withdrawn together with your membership fee in November. If this ends up being too much money to pay for all at once, you can pay in terms. The camp week truly is a week to remember!
Despite everything, attendance to the camp or workweek is not mandatory, so don’t let that scare you off! Both weeks will be filled with fun and enjoyment, but there are lots of opportunities afterwards to make up for lost time!
Also, there will be an opportunity of joining the weekend after the work week, which will be from Friday 1st till Sunday 3rd of September, to experience the camp and work week in one weekend. We do encourage you to go to the two weeks, but when this won’t be possible, this last weekend is a good alternative. Of course, this weekend also isn’t obligatory!
As a freshmen, you also have to do dishes after meals at SSR and clean the building once every six weeks. Though this may sound much, it really is a time of having fun with your fellow students. You will be notified when you are scheduled to do these chores four to six weeks in advance.
If you think all the fun will be over after these two weeks, think again! We have a four week period called the NC-Uit planned, at the beginning of the academic year, to show you what SSR has to offer. This means four weeks of being able to come to SSR to join activities after you’re done studying. You’ll discover what life as an SSR member feels like, and will be introduced to all our committees and disputen to show you all the opportunities within our association you can seize. The four weeks of pleasure will be concluded with a great and awesome party. You can decide yourself how often you visit SSR during those weeks and the weeks to follow, but the more you come, the greater the fun! So if you’re interested, come visit us at SSR, the information market or at the LEF and ask us all the questions you can come up with!
So if you’re interested, come visit us at SSR, the information market or at the LEF and ask us all the questions you can come up with!