Orientation Week

The start date for 1st year student for 2017/2018 is on Tuesday, 29th August.   

Starting University Checklist

This helpful Checklist will support you throughout your first few weeks at NUI Galway. 

The Student Guide Book

First year students should familiarise themselves with our useful ‌Student Guide Book 2016 - this guidebook provides information on all aspects of student life at NUI Galway.

Will the University send me information before I start?

Yes, you will receive an orientation booklet by email with the schedule of events for your first week.  Please read carefully all of the literature sent to you by the University.

Who can I talk to before I arrive?

If you have any questions prior to your arrival you can contact our designated first year student hotline on 091 493999.  The hotline will be available from 17 August until the 30 September - Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, and on Saturday 20 and 27 August, 9am to 1pm.

Alternatively you have the opportunity to Ask Us a question via email.

You will be emailed the name, email address and contact phone number for your student mentor before you start college.  Your mentor is a 2nd or 3rd year student who will be able to tell you about starting University, your studies and what to expect - they are fully trained to answer your queries and if they are unable they will refer you to the appropriate person.

How do I activate my Campus Computer Account?

Your Campus Account provides access to all computing services for students ( other than email). 

Where do I find out about support for my disability?

If you filled in the Disability section on your CAO Form, the University Disability Support Service will contact you.

If you didn’t you should contact the Disability Support Service. A variety of supports are made available to students with disabilities. Find our more on the disability website.

How will I find my way around campus?

You will be given the opportunity to part-take in a Campus Tour during your first week.  Also please see campus map for assistance.

Where do I get information about fees, grands and scholarships?

Information on fees, grants and scholarships are available on the fees website.  Another source of information on student finance is available at the following address:  http://www.studentfinance.ie/

Where can I get books, academic materials, etc.?

You will get information in your College Handbook.  The handbook will either be sent to you in the post or given to you during orientation. There is a bookshop on campus and the Student Union operate a Second-hand Bookstore.

Can students park on campus?

Student parking is available on campus for all registered students who have a valid parking permit.  Please also note that there are specific parking zones for students.

Find out more information on parking and parking permits here.

Information for students who require a temporary disability permit.

Please note that clamping is in operation throughtout the campus.

Are there any banks on campus?

There are two banks servicing the campus. Bank of Ireland is on campus (in the Arts/ Science building) and AIB is located at the top of the Distillery Road entrance to the campus. Branches of other banks are located in the city centre.