Congratulations and Welcome to University of Galway.

Congratulations on being offered a place at University of Galway! We can’t wait to welcome you to our University in September 2022.

First-year orientation is a five-week package of events and activities including:  

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. Click to visit.

  • Online orientation –  starting from Tuesday, 20 September and continues through to Thursday, 22 September, depending on your course and where applicable. Check your personal orientation schedule (instructions below) for details. 

On-Campus Orientation 

  • On-campus orientation – welcome events, including campus tours, from 9am on Friday, 23 September. For key info on parking and navigation during on-campus orientation, click here.
  • Freshers’ Fest – a programme of social activities taking place from 5pm on Friday 23 September and on Saturday 24 September. 
  • HEAR and DARE inductions - students eligible for HEAR or DARE are invited to attend induction on Sunday 25 September (check your email for details).
  • Settling In – a series of themed weeks to further support your transition to higher education, running from Monday, 26 September to Friday, 21 October. 


Orientation 2022 

We strongly recommend that all new students participate fully in first-year orientation 2022, both before and after the start of teaching on Monday 26 September.
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. 

 To download your orientation schedule,  enter your CAO course code or course name in the search box below.

Course Name CAO Code Link
GY322 View Orientation Schedule
GY101 View Orientation Schedule
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GY317 View Orientation Schedule
GY110 ACS View Orientation Schedule
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GY135 View Orientation Schedule
GY105 View Orientation Schedule
GY119 View Orientation Schedule
GY109 View Orientation Schedule
GY130 View Orientation Schedule
GY133 View Orientation Schedule
GY132 View Orientation Schedule
GY110 AWC View Orientation Schedule
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GY301 View Orientation Schedule
GY321 View Orientation Schedule
GY104 View Orientation Schedule
GY134 View Orientation Schedule
GY408 View Orientation Schedule
GY303 View Orientation Schedule
GY318 View Orientation Schedule
GY304 View Orientation Schedule
GY206 View Orientation Schedule
GY261 View Orientation Schedule
GY402 View Orientation Schedule
GY201 View Orientation Schedule
GY209 View Orientation Schedule
GY262 View Orientation Schedule
GY207 View Orientation Schedule
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GY350 View Orientation Schedule
GY122 View Orientation Schedule
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GY309 View Orientation Schedule
GY251 View Orientation Schedule
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GY252 View Orientation Schedule
GY253 View Orientation Schedule
GY310 View Orientation Schedule
GY319 View Orientation Schedule
GY405 View Orientation Schedule
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GY515 View Orientation Schedule
GY502 View Orientation Schedule
GY320 View Orientation Schedule
GY504 View Orientation Schedule
GY410 View Orientation Schedule
GY123 View Orientation Schedule
GY503 View Orientation Schedule

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 here
  • Completed multi-factor authentication (you will receive an email with instructions on this after you receive your CAO offer)
  • Activated your online campus 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 Blackboard account 
  • Received your timetable from your college. Classes start Monday 26 September
  • Taken a campus tour. Tours run every 30min from 9am – 4pm on Friday (23 Sept) & Saturday (24 Sept). Tours start from the Big Yellow Thing, at the main entrance of the Hardiman Library.  
  • Studied the campus map to locate your lecture halls and classrooms 
  • Downloaded the YourSpace App 

Stay Informed:

Keep up-to-date and find the information you need by downloading the University App and connecting with the University team.