First Year Students Orientation Week 
1 to 5 September 2014

Your university start date is Monday, 1st September 2014, which will begin with a series of parent/guardian and student talks, introductory lectures, and clubs and societies activities as part of NUI Galway's annual First Year Students Orientation Week. Orientation week is a critical element of starting life at university and it is compulsory that all students attend. During your first week you will be provided with all the important information needed for your academic programme ex. timetables, subject choices etc. plus information on all the support services that are available to you. This week is a great opportunity for you to familiarise yourself with the campus before all students arrive back on the 8th September.


Full Orientation Schedule

Each College has its own timetable for the first week at university, please print off the Activies and Events booklet and your College booklet.

Activities and Events

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

College of Business, Public Policy and Law

College of Engineering and Informatics

College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

College of Science

If you are unsure about which College your course falls into please check out pages 2-3 of the University Prospectus or check the courses page

A copy of our newly designed Online Student Guide Book, which provides you with information on learning and assessment, student facilities, services, student support, welfare, regulations and policies and much more is now available to download here.

 Student Guidebook 2014  Lámhleabhar na Mac Léinn 2014


We invite all parents, guardians and family members to attend  the following talks on
Monday 1st September each talk is repeated for your convenience.


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