Book Sale Semester 1 2020-2021 is Online!

You're done this semester and you've got only one thing on your mind: vacation! However, it is a good idea to look ahead and decide which courses you're gonna follow next semester. Luckily, you can get that out of the way early, because next semester's book sale is online now!

As a member of De Leidsche Flesch, you can order books at a significant discount, and our webshop has all the books ordered by study programme, so you can order all you need with only a few clicks. 

And for next year's freshmen: welcome! I hope you are excited to start your studies with us, even in these strange times. Pro tip: the discount you receive on the book sale more than compensates our member's contribution!

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IRL activities

From now on we may organize physical activities again within certain guidelines. This is great news, of course, but we do want to  you mention a few important things:

- All activities must comply with the RIVM guidelines: keep 1.5 meters distance at all times and everyone with symptoms will stay at home. The board will make sure that these rules are enforced.
- For now, we will not allow alcohol at physical activities and request you not to consume alcohol before an activity. This is because we expect it to be very difficult to enforce the 1.5 meter rule if those present are tipsy or drunk. We intend to relax this rule slowly, so check the conditions for each activity by asking the board.
- For now, the possibilities for physical activities are still very limited. For many activities we are currently still evaluating whether it is responsable to have them. Please do not ask questions about the status of specific activities; we do what we can and as soon as we are sure that something can occur, you can read it in the weekmail!

Guides wanted for OWL

Monday 24 August

Monday 24 August

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the new students will need your help more than ever to begin their lives in Leiden.

As a guide, your responsibility will be to lead a small group of international students during their orientation week. Your assistance is essential for the coordination of the activities, the group atmosphere and the first impression that students will get of Leiden University.

You can sign up as guide via the link that is posted on the website (

Save the date: GMM 5 & 6

At the start of September, De Leidsche Flesch will switch boards from board 97 to board 98. There has been a candidate for board 98 for a long time now, but we have not yet voted for the official installment on a General Members Meeting. Therefore, we will have to GMM's in close succession:

-  On Sunday, August 23, we will hold an online GMM, similar to the last one, where we will vote on the 98th board. The exact voting procedure is still in the making. You will receive the convocate in your mail on Saturday, August 15 at the latest.

- On Tuesday, September 1, we will hold a physical GMM, location to be determined. On this GMM, the 98th board will take the place of the 97th board. You will recieve the convocate for this GMM on Monday, August 24.  

As always, GMM's are held in Dutch but you can request certain agenda points to be discussed in English. Please do this at least three work days in advance, so the board will have time to prepare.