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Orientation Week

Orientation Week

DCU is pleased to welcome over 3500 first year students to the university for Orientation Week taking place across three academic campuses; Glasnevin, St Patrick’s and All Hallows from September 16th to September 20th.

The Orientation Welcome Week is designed to equip all incoming students with the knowledge and information to help students get their university career off to the best possible start, prior to lectures commencing on September 23rd.

In an action packed week of activities and tours, students will collect their ID card; meet academic, student and administrative support staff; learn what is expected from them; meet new classmates and find out what is on offer on the DCU campuses.

To keep up to date with everything that is on during the week check out the link to Orientation Week here and follow the DCU social channels:

Twitter: @DublinCityUni


Instagram: @DublinCityUniversity

Below is a sample of some of the many activities taking place during the week;

Monday, Sept 16th

Opening Address (10.00am-12noon) in the Helix including a welcome address by the President of Dublin City University, Professor Brian MacCraith. There are four 'Opening' addresses across Monday and Wednesday - please check your relevant course to find out what day and time your opening address is on

Tuesday, Sept 17th

Put your knowledge to the test at the DCU SU Freshers’ Table Quiz taking place in the Venue (the U) at 7.00pm with all proceeds going to charity.

Planning your first Freshers’ Week food shop? Then hop on the free bus to the Omni shopping centre to get all those essentials. The weekly service leaves the Helix at 6.30pm every Tuesday.

Wednesday, Sept 18th

Wednesday Wellness taking place at the U on the DCU Glasnevin campus from 11am and at Java, DCU St Patrick’s Campus from 1.00pm. Pop along to enjoy music performances by DCU students and some free healthy treats and snacks in DCU’s new student spaces.

Check out International Night at the NuBar as DCU SU welcomes our international community to campus.

Thursday, Sept 19th

Freshers’ Fun Day at DCU St Patrick’s Campus from 11am.

Friday, Sept 20th

Check out Paint and Play taking place at the U, DCU Glasnevin Campus and the SU St Patrick’s Campus from 12noon

15th September, 2019