Kick-Off 23-24

Dear students,


The start of the academic year is almost upon us! 


In order to allow new students to smoothly transition to our program we’ve scheduled an orientation week from 11th – 15th September (schedule below). During this time students will be provided with all the relevant info they need, to answer questions like: 


How do I access my school account? 

Where can I see my class schedule? 

Where can I download the required software? 

Is the sound design teacher as good-looking as the legends say?



Major abbreviation:

GGP = Game Graphics Production

IGP = Independent Game Production

GD = Game Development

GSI = Game Sound Integration

3D = 3D Animation

VFX = Visual Effects


ONLY FIRST YEAR students are required to attend the Kick-Off schedule below.

(Other years are contacted via mailing)


IOT students or students that were enrolled previous Academic Year do not need to be present. There will be a separate schedule that will feature a major talk and upcoming community initiatives. For details check your favourite learning platform LEHO. 




Attention to all first-year students:


Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming Kick-off Week! You are required to attend on the following dates:


Wednesday, September 13 (1st year English)

Thursday, September 14 (1st year Dutch)

Friday, September 15 (All 1st years: SIMON-TEST)


Your participation is essential, so please save these dates and be prepared to join us for an exciting start to your academic journey!


Please make sure to check the schedule by clicking on the following link:





The presentations will be posted on our learning platform (LEHO) for the students that could not attend. Additional essential info that will not be covered during the physical sessions will also be made accessible online via public Howest URLS and our learning platform.


Setup your student account: Activate Howest Account 


In order to be able to access some of the program-specific online info you need to first setup your student account and login to LEHO. If you fail to do this step, you cannot proceed. If you run into troubles during this step (e.g. login not working), please contact asap.


In the Frequently Asked Questions, you can find instructions as to how to connect to the wifi on campus, access the student platform, class schedule, etc. Language settings can be changed in the top right corner. 


After you’ve successfully logged into our learning platform LEHO, you can access the vital program-specific content via the “DAE KICK OFF 23-24” module on your dashboard, next click “modules” and browse through the KICK-OFF content.

Please note: some of the content is marked “mandatory”, choosing not to view this info (e.g. the EER) will most definitely come back and haunt you.



Your student card will be provided during this kick-off week or can be picked up at the front desk after.