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Orientation 2024 - week commencing 9th September. TBC.

Orientation 2023 - College Welcome Talks

It was great to see so many first years at orientation and welcome events. If you missed your College Orientation Welcome Talk, you can watch back and catch up on what your missed below:

Settling into University

To help navigate these first few weeks of university, we have created 'Settling In Weeks', a series of themed events and activities run over four weeks. There's something for everyone to help you settle in to life at University of Galway.

You can find the full four-week programme of Settling In events below:

Settling in Weeks University of Galway: Get Involved, Get on Track, Diversity Week, Wellbeing Week

Refresh for Success

Refresh For Success is a four-week programme designed to support first-year undergraduates starting in to Semester Two. This programme includes podcasts, coffee breaks, workshops and much more to provide you with the tools and resources to succeed in Semester Two.  

You will find the full four-week progamme of Refresh For Success on our webpage. 

Refresh For Success

Orientation 2023 Information

Orientation is a five-week package of online and on-campus events starting from Tuesday 12 September 2023. You will learn about your chosen course, meet University of Galway students and staff, explore our riverside campus, and find out about the supports and opportunities available to you as a University of Galway student.

Orientation 2024 Schedule will be available in August 2024.

Course Name CAO Code Link
GY201 View Orientation Schedule
GY101 View Orientation Schedule
GY110 ACS View Orientation Schedule
GY110 AWC View Orientation Schedule
GY136 View Orientation Schedule
GY137 View Orientation Schedule
GY125 View Orientation Schedule
GY118 View Orientation Schedule
GY111 View Orientation Schedule
GY127 View Orientation Schedule
GY129 View Orientation Schedule
GY128 View Orientation Schedule
GY135 View Orientation Schedule
GY105 View Orientation Schedule
GY119 View Orientation Schedule
GY109 View Orientation Schedule
GY130 View Orientation Schedule
GY122 View Orientation Schedule
GY133 View Orientation Schedule
GY132 View Orientation Schedule
GY123 View Orientation Schedule
GY113 View Orientation Schedule
GY261 View Orientation Schedule
GY408 View Orientation Schedule
GY402 View Orientation Schedule
GY414 View Orientation Schedule
GY406 View Orientation Schedule
GY413 View Orientation Schedule
GY405 View Orientation Schedule
GY410 View Orientation Schedule
GY401 View Orientation Schedule
GY301 View Orientation Schedule
GY322 View Orientation Schedule
GY303 View Orientation Schedule
GY318 View Orientation Schedule
GY304 View Orientation Schedule
GY206 View Orientation Schedule
GY350 View Orientation Schedule
GY314 View Orientation Schedule
GY321 View Orientation Schedule
GY310 View Orientation Schedule
GY319 View Orientation Schedule
GY313 View Orientation Schedule
GY104 View Orientation Schedule
GY308 View Orientation Schedule
GY309 View Orientation Schedule
GY134 View Orientation Schedule
GY320 View Orientation Schedule
GY209 View Orientation Schedule
GY262 View Orientation Schedule
GY207 View Orientation Schedule
GY202 View Orientation Schedule
GY208 View Orientation Schedule
GY203 View Orientation Schedule
GY204 View Orientation Schedule
GY251 View Orientation Schedule
GY254 View Orientation Schedule
GY250 View Orientation Schedule
GY252 View Orientation Schedule
GY501 View Orientation Schedule
GY516 View Orientation Schedule
GY517 View Orientation Schedule
GY515 View Orientation Schedule
GY502 View Orientation Schedule
GY504 View Orientation Schedule
GY503 View Orientation Schedule

 

Starting university is an exciting time and we invite you to give yourself the best start possible by participating fully in first year orientation 2023, both before and after teaching starts on Monday 18 September 2023.

Online Orientation 

  • Tús Maith – a self-paced and interactive online resource to help you get ready for University of Galway once you have accepted your CAO offer. Get started with Tús Maith here.

  • Online orientation –  starting from Tuesday, 12 September and continues through to Thursday, 14 September 2023, depending on your course and where applicable. Check your personal orientation schedule (use the search box above) for details. 

On-Campus Orientation 

  • On-campus orientation – welcome events, including campus tours, from 9am on Friday, 15 September. For key info on parking and navigation during on-campus orientation, click here.
  • Freshers’ Fest – a programme of social activities taking place on Friday 15 and on Saturday 16 September 2023. 
  • HEAR and DARE inductions - students eligible for HEAR or DARE are invited to attend induction (check your email for details).
  • Settling In – a series of themed weeks to further support your transition to higher education, running from Monday, 18 September to Friday, 13 October 2023. 


Starting University Checklist 

The checklist below will help you to prepare for University life – you can start some of these tasks straight away. 

BEFORE Orientation begins, check that you have:

  • Accepted your CAO offer of a place at University of Galway
  • Checked out the Help Hub for key info on parking and navigation during orientation
  • Arranged your accommodation (if moving to Galway)
  • Completed the Tús Maith pre-arrival activities 
  • Completed multi-factor authentication (you will receive an email with instructions on this after you receive your CAO offer)
  • Activated your online Campus account (IT account), and set up your new student email account – you must complete this step before you can register for your course. You will receive an email with detailed instructions on this soon after accepting your CAO offer
  • Registered for your course online
  • Planned your Orientation schedule 
  • Followed our social media channels Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

BY THE END of Orientation, ensure you have:

  • Completed the checklist above
  • Reviewed your University of Galway email inbox
  • Activated your University of Galway Canvas account 
  • Received your timetable from your college. Classes start Monday 18 September
  • Taken a campus tour.   
  • Studied the campus map to locate your lecture halls and classrooms 
  • Downloaded the YourSpace App 

Find out more:

The Help Hub has all the orientation information you need. If you have questions about university life you can ask Cara, the university virtual assistant. Get involved with extra curricular activiites through YourSpace.