Orientation Information and Programme

See here for details (dates and venue) of the next upcoming Orientation Programme.

Academic Calendar (semester) dates are listed here. (N.B: Visiting Students refer to dates for "Students other than First Year and Clinical Medical Students.")

In the week before term begins visiting students are given one half day of orientation dedicated to support services (curriculum management, library, computer services, sports clubs and student societies, student health, counselling services, banking, student safety, volunteering, GNIB Registration (for Non-EU/EEA students)).

There follows consecutively a full day of academic orientation which includes comprehensive sessions on:

  • classes on offer
  • prerequisites
  • timetables
  • venues
  • examination arrangements

Fáilte (Welcome) Mornings are held each morning for one hour during the first week of term. These are informal gatherings attended by newly arrived international students and staff of the International Affairs Office, for the purpose of follow up questions and socialising.