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We at NUI Galway are aware that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, a huge impact on the lives of our students as we continue to adapt to our new, shared reality. We look forward to welcoming students to campus this September. 


 Welcome Back Programme September 2021


Students have shown resilience in a truly difficult time. We want to show our appreciation by welcoming you to student life with a bang! Our Welcome Back Programme has a range of activites to suit everyone. There is no sign-up required for outdoor events throughout September, apart from Campus Tours.

See a full list of orientation events below, or check our student calendar to look further ahead. For Student Union events, check out the SU website


Orientation Events 

    • Rudaí Álainn Goodie Bags 
      10am–3pm | Aula Maxima 
      Free goodie bags will be available Monday to Friday, 2 September – 1 October. See collection times.

    • Student Enquiry Centre
      10am–4pm Monday to Thursday & 10am–1pm Friday | Concourse 
      Counseling, chaplaincy and health & wellbeing staff are here to answer your queries.
  • ECO Café 

    10–11am, 16, 22 & 30 September | Online  
    A weekly space for students and staff to explore the importance of nature for their health & wellbeing. 

  • Seas Suas 
    3pm, 16, 22 & 30 September | Chaplaincy Centre Common Room  
    programme aimed to deliver empathy, well-being & bystander intervention training. 500 students are trained each year with a 94% overall helpfulness rating. Topics include: mental health, resilience, suicide prevention and more. 

  • Meet Your MakerSpace 
    3–4pm Thursday, 23 September| 
    Online Registration 
    A virtual introduction to the Library MakerSpace. Learn what it is, what's in there, who it's for (hint: everyone) and how to get involved. You'll learn about the equipment available including drones, cameras and arduino boards, 3D printers and more.  
    For more information on the MakerSpace, visit 

Select below to continue your University journey:

Stay Informed

Keep up-to-date and find the information you need by downloading the University Apps, exploring useful how-to videos and connecting with the University team.