Practical information

The first Ghent University Alumni day will take place on Sunday, March 26 on our campuses in Ghent. We will kick off at 9:30 a.m. with our Alumnus of the year, Catherine De Bolle, and continue until around 5-6 p.m., depending on the location. If you don't want to miss your favorite activity, remember that daylight saving time kicks in the night before alumni day: we move the clock forward an hour! In the morning the activities concentrate around Ufo, Rectorate and the Krook, in the afternoon the day fans out to all campuses.

All Ghent University alumni are welcome, including our bachelors who are still studying and the alumni of institutions that have meanwhile integrated into Ghent University. Feel free to bring your partner, parents, children, friends or family.

Bring everyone

One thing is certain: as an alumnus, you have to be a part of the Alumni Day. Experience it completely the way you would like: 

Together with your fellow students

Come back to school with your former classmates. Nostalgia guaranteed! The Alumni Day is the perfect occasion for a reunion. Invite your fellow alumni to the Facebook event. Or create an account on this website, add your favorite activities to your calendar and let others know you will be attending.

Together with your family or friends

Everyone is welcome on our Alumni Day. There is a wide range of activities for different ages. Use the filters on the program tab to find the activities that are right for you and your companions. Children who participate in one or more activities for children, can get a "children's university degree" at one of the information desks.

On your own

Of course, you can also join the Alumni Day on your own and fully enjoy the program. Who knows which professors or alumni you will bump into!


We will treat both your mind and your stomach during the Alumni Day. 

You can visit the Brug, the iconic student restaurant, from 11:30 am for (either veggie or not) spaghetti or stew with fries. The Brug remains open until 5 p.m. Just for a simple coffee as well. With a free dose of nostalgia!

In the Ufo (next door from the Brug) . you can catch up in our UGent alumni café from 9:30 a.m onwards. The perfect place to begin or finish your visit and meet alumni who may not have taken the same course as you!

Of course, you can also visit most faculties - especially in the afternoon - for a drink and a bite:

Visitors to the Blandijnberg and Rozier (Faculty of Arts and Philosophy) and the Technicum (Faculty of Political and Social Sciences) can visit the Brug and the Ufo.



The Alumni Day activities will take place at various locations in Ghent.

  • Before noon this will be in Campus Ufo, Campus Boekentoren, and in De Krook.
  • In the afternoon you can visit various faculty buildings and the Volkssterrenwacht.
  • There is also an ongoing program in Het Pand, the Ghent University Museum (GUM), the Boekentoren, and Vandenhove.

The exact location is always listed with the specific activity.

All locations are easily accessible by foot, bicycle or public transportation. On the accompanying map you will find an overview of all the locations where activities take place.


From Gent-Sint-Pieters

The nearest train station is Gent-Sint-Pieters. From Sint-Pieters station you can take the bus or tram to the various locations. Most activities are near the axis Gent-Zuid - Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat - Sint-Pietersplein. For this, the following lines are the fastest and closest:

  • Tram 1, stop Verlorenkost
  • Bus lines 57 - 58 - 70 - 71 - 72 - 73 - 74 - 76 - 77 - 78, stop Gent-Zuid
  • Bus lines 5 and 8 run entirely through this part of the city with several stops at one of the campuses. From the station, you can take one of the bus lines listed below at Campus Ledeganck, then change at the Heuvelpoort to bus lines 5 or 8 towards Gent-Zuid.

For the other locations, there are specific lines that take you close by:

  • Campus Aula and Het Pand: tram 1, stop Kortemeer
  • Campus Coupure: tram 4, stop Theresianenstraat
  • Casinoplein: tram 4, stop Rozemarijnbrug
  • Campus Dunant: bus lines 9 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 65 - 67, stop Beneluxplein
  • Campus Heymans: bus line 19, stop UZ Ottergemsesteenweg
  • Campus Ledeganck and Ghent University Museum (GUM)
    The following line buses have a stop at the Ledeganckstraat: 9 - 27 - 28 - 34 - 35 - 36 - 55 - 57 - 58 - 70 - 71 - 72 - 76 - 77 - 94 - 95
  • Campus UZ Gent: tram 1, stop UZ Gent; bus 19, stop UZ Ottergemsesteenweg.

It is also possible to take a Blue Bike at the station to continue your journey by bike.

From Gent-Dampoort

Travelers coming from the direction of Antwerp/Sint-Niklaas/Lokeren can get off at Gent-Dampoort station.

Bus lines 70 - 71 - 72 - 73 - 74 - 76 - 77 - 78 all pass through stops Gent-Zuid and Heuvelpoort - stops from which many campuses can be reached on foot (see above).

For the campuses UZ Gent, Heymans, Coupure and Dunant it is best to get off at Gent-Sint-Pieters station anyway.

Check out your ideal route via the website of De Lijn.


All locations are accessible by bicycle, and have bicycle parking near the entrance.


Park at one of the free P+R car parks at the edge of Ghent, outside the low-emission zone (LEZ). Do you wish to drive close to the city center? Then park in parking Zuid (outside LEZ), or parking Sint-Pietersplein, Kouter or Sint-Michielsplein (inside LEZ).

Locations outside the city centre

  • Campus Coupure
    Parking campus Coupure, Coupure Links 653

  • Campus Dunant
    Parking in the faculty's underground parking garage, as well as free parking along Watersportlaan

  • Campus Heymans / UZ Gent
    Parking campus Heymans, Ottergemsesteenweg 460

  • Campus Ledeganck / Ghent University Museum (GUM)
    Small parking in K.L. Ledeganckstraat, alternative is parking Sint-Pietersplein (inside LEZ - 10 minutes walk).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Alumni Day free?

  • Yes, all activities (lectures, tours, workshops...) are free. Payment is only required if you want something to eat or drink.

Do I need to register to participate in the activities?

  • Most activities do not require registration. Some activities do require registration in advance. This is clearly indicated when you click on the activity. Finally, there are also activities for which you can register on the day itself at the reception desk. This is also always clearly indicated.
    So be sure to stop by, there is all kinds of things to do, even if you are not registered (yet).

Do I have to prove that I am an alumnus of Ghent University?

  • No, that is not necessary. Feel free to bring friends or family.

Can I also visit activities at a faculty other than the one where I studied?

  • Yes. You don't have to limit yourself to the activities of your own faculty.

Are there activities for children and youngsters?

  • Yes, there are many activities for children and youngsters. Select the age group of your choice under 'All types of activities'.

Is there (free) parking at each location?

  • You can find all the information under 'Accessibility'.

Are the activities wheelchair accessible?

  • Most activities are wheelchair accessible. If not, it will be mentioned at the activity.

Why do I need to create a profile?

  • Creating a profile is not mandatory. It does help you to compose your own program for the Alumni Day, and you can (if you wish) let others know on which activities they can find you. Create your profile here, and click on the star to add an activity to your calendar.

Can I see who else is coming to Alumni Day?

We do not publish a complete list, but you can see per activity who already indicated to come by adding the activity to his/her calendar. You can also check the Facebook event, although of course it is not mandatory to sign up there.

Are there activities for non-Dutch speaking alumni?

  • Yes, some activities are in English. You can find these by choosing 'Also in English' under 'All types of activities'.

What happens with my data?

  • Your data will end up in our alumni platform 'Infinitum' and will not be passed on to third parties.

Where can I change my privacy settings?

  • All information can be found here.