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Starting January 1st, 2020 it will no longer be possible to pay with cash for courses, tickets or drinks and snacks in the cafe. Payment is by debit or credit card only!

Wednesday February 5th the annual Usva Student Photo contest will take place, hosted by the Usva phototeam. At 17:00 a professional jury will choose a winner per category. Winners will earn a place in the Usva gallery! Besides, the audience will vote for their favorite photo. Access to this event is free.


  • Photo fits one of the seven categories: streetview, architecture, sports, portrait, the stranger the better, nature, daily life of a Groninger.
  • Max. one submission per category. 
  • You’re a student (Hanze or RUG) or were a student when you took the photo(s).
  • The picture was taken between January 1st 2019 and January 29th, 2020. 
  • Submission deadline: January 29th.

How to submit your picture:

Send an e-mail to usva.phototeam@gmail.com and name your photos like this: [titleofphoto].[category]

Do you love music as much as writing your own songs? Then don’t hesitate to apply for Nootuitgang and become Groningen’s next star! Nootuitgang is a singer-songwriter contest that will take place on the 7th of May 2020 in the Usva theatre. The application period starts now and will end on the 1st of March 2020! All you have to do is send us a video with your performance!

How can I participate?

-          You are a student

-          You will perform your own songs (2 to 3) and play your own instrument

-          You have to send your video and your lyrics (Word document) to nootuitgang.usvagroningen@gmail.com   

-          Songs can be written in any language (e.g. Dutch, French, German, Chinese,…) but at least one song should be in English 

The Nootuitgang committee will choose 4-5 participants that will get the chance to perform their songs on our Usva stage! The winner of this contest will be chosen by a professional jury consisting of music experts. In the end, the winner will get prices that might be beneficial for his or her future music career, among which recording time at Clay Records with a value of €  200!

So don’t wait! We are looking forward to discover you!

Usva celebrates 50th anniversary!

On the 8th of February Usva celebrated its 50th anniversary with three events! The day started halfway the midday with a closed opening with amongst other activities, a speech by Henk Kuiper on the influence of Usva on his life and a toast by Elmer Sterken with a bottle of Usva-beer on a prosperous future of the Student Culture Centre Usva.

The reunion started in the evening. Everyone who once has been involved with Usva was invited. Old-employers, board members, teachers and committee members enjoyed of an evening full of activities, existing of  performances by the present and old Usva band, Pop choir Estrellas, Groninger Studentenkoor, the Musical Choir, Sorry John and the beer yoga and improv theater workshops.

As a big bang, a big party was organized in the Puddingfabriek, which was opened by the rockband MOOON. After this great kickoff, the audience was invited to steal the show during the performance of the Tante Joke Karaoke Band. You could choose your favorite song and sing it together with a friend on stage. After the bands the DJ duo Black Dynamite closed the evening!

We hope that everyone who celebrated this day with us enjoyed it as much as we did. Throughout the year, more great events will be organized to celebrate this glory year. So keep an eye on our social media channels and website!


24Jan Cursuspresentatie Soulkoor & Musicalkoor
28Jan Daan Boom
29Jan Just Dance Night
30Jan Musa (try-out)
31Jan Science Slam
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