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Orientation 2021 – Find Your Schedule

The NUI Galway Orientation Programme is designed to welcome and assist students in transitioning into Third Level Education. Orientation 2021 is a blended programme of online and in-person activities. It's important to attend both. Online events will introduce you to your specific school, while on-campus orientation familiarises you with campus life. 

During Orientation, you will learn about your chosen course, and the resources available to you at NUI Galway. You will also have the opportunity to meet your student peer mentors, and get involved in various clubs and societies. We understand that transitioning into a university, and for some a new city, can sometimes be daunting – we hope you will use Orientation as an opportunity to get to know NUI Galway and to get excited for the semester ahead.

  • Online Orientation: 22, 23 & 24 September 2021
  • On-Campus Orientation: 25 & 26 September 2021  
  • Start of teaching: Monday, 27 September 2021

To find information for your Orientation schedule, look up your course here using the CAO code. Due to COVID-19 safety measures, your Orientation will be divided into specific time slots. Make sure to take note of your slot and plan out your own individual Orientation schedule in advance. 

The checklist below will help you to prepare for university life, prior to joining us on 22 September.

Before Orientation begins, check that you have:

By the end of Orientation, ensure you have:

  • Completed the checklist above
  • Reviewed your NUI Galway email inbox
  • Studied the campus map to locate your lecture halls and classrooms
  • A clear timetable for your on-campus and online classes (starting 27 September)
  • Downloaded the YourSpace App 
  • Participated in your College or School’s online Orientation activities
  • Participated in the on-campus weekend Orientation activities
  • Planned your participation in upcoming themed weeks activities – schedules coming soon!‌

Library Orientation 2021

The NUI Galway Library will play an important role in your university. Learn more about the brilliant range of services available with our Getting Started Guide

Stay Informed:

Keep up-to-date and find the information you need by downloading the University App and connecting with the University team.