Welcome! We are delighted you have chosen to study with us at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics.

Photo of a sculpture at the University of Galway, taken by Prof Chaosheng Zhang

Below you will find details of your full orientation schedule, which includes online and on-campus activities. Attendance is essential as you will get lots of important information on your academic program, introduced to new friends and experience the fun side of university.

Have you completed Tús Maith? This self-paced and interactive online resource is designed to help you prepare for the transition to university. Get started with Tús Maith here

HEAR and DARE eligible applicants will be notified by email of their orientation programme. Please note you need to attend both.

For more general information on orientation, click here.

Additional First Year Information

Click for SBE Handbook AY 23-24

‌‌‌‌Click for Undergraduate Timetables: Timetables

Click for Current School-Calendar -AY23-24

Online Orientation - 14th September 2023

The J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics will be hosting short online seminars and providing welcome videos to help you get started. 

On-Campus Orientation - 15th & 16th September 2023

Below you will find details of the on-campus orientation schedule. Freshers' Fest starts on Friday evening with some chilled out introductory events, to prepare you for the big Freshers party on Saturday!

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. Contact our Accommodation Advisory team if you need advice about finding accommodation.