We look forward to welcoming you to the School of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Galway, and hope your time here will be both enjoyable and successful. You are joining a vibrant healthcare community in the College of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences.


Orientation will begin on Friday 15 September from 10 to 1 in Áras Moyola, in the main Lecture Theatre, MY243.  It will provide an opportunity to meet your team and fellow students. In the afternoon there will be a welcome from the College in the main campus, further details will be posted here. 

Friday 15 September


10:00 - 13:00

Introduction to Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Galway

Programme Directors of the three undergradauate programmes

MY243, Large Lecture Theatre, Áras Moyola

14:00 - 16:00

All College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences first year undergraduate students

Welcome from the President, The Dean and the Students’ Union

Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn


Class of 2023 photo – all first years 

Come along and be part of a group photo of all incoming first years 2023 – let’s fill the Quad!



Saturday 16 September






14:00 - 15.30

Student Life 101 - All you need to know to get off to a good start.

Get practical tips on surviving and thriving in university from finding your timetable, learning to houseshare and getting involved. 

Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn

SU, Student Societies, ALIVE Volunteering

The first year term will start on 18 September, please refer to the academic planner below and your timetable here.
Timetable for 18 September 2023 Nursing and Midwifery Undergraduate Orientation Day
You can review the year planner for the different disciplines by clicking below
General Planner           Mental Health Planner             Midwifery Planner 
Visit the interactive map of University of Galway to find your way around campus.

Freshers' Fest  

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

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.