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Postgraduate Orientation Programme 2022

General Orientation

General orientation features both online and on-campus activities.

Online activities can be accessed via the ‘Discover’ programme in ‘My DCU’ on Loop. You can access these activities after you receive your username and password when you register with DCU.

Key dates

 

  • General Orientation Live Events: from 5th September
  • Campus Tours: from 5th September, book on My DCU
  • International Orientation: Tuesday 6th September
  • Programme Orientation: between the 5th and 16th September, coordinated at programme level
  • Classes for Postgraduate Taught: the week of the 12th September 

 

Post-graduate Orientation (Taught)

  • Access to the Online General Orientation (My DCU) is currently live.
  • Live lunchtime webinars will take place daily from 12-2pm beginning 5th September 2022. 
  • Programme orientation is coordinated at programme level and will take place between the 5th and the 16th depending on the programme.
  • Further information on programme-specific induction available on My DCU and your Programme Loop page (this page is available from 2nd September). 
  • On-campus students can book and take a tour of the campuses.
  • Lunchtime on-campus entertainment from week beginning 19th September 2022.
  • Virtual Clubs and Societies Fair. 
  • Contact student.support@dcu.ie if you have any questions.

 

Post-graduate Orientation (Research)

  • Live lunchtime webinars will take place daily from 12-2pm, from 5th to 29th September 2022. Details will be communicated to students from the Graduate Studies Office.
  • The Dean of Graduate Studies will address Research Students on Friday 16th September on campus from 1.00pm - 2.20pm. 
  • Access the Research tile on My DCU for more details.  
  • Book and take a campus tour.
  • Lunchtime on-campus entertainment from week beginning 19th September 2022.
  • Virtual Clubs and Societies Fair. 
  • Contact student.support@dcu.ie if you have any questions.


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Campus

Finding your way around campus

DCU has three academic campuses - so check you’re heading to the right campus.

We have information on each of the campuses and buildings below. 

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Glasnevin Campus (GLA)

Rooms for Orientation are listed on the Programme Calendars with their codes – for example, XG19 means: X (Lonsdale Building), G (Ground Floor), 19 (Room Number). If in doubt, ask one of the Student Helpers!

Click here for Glasnevin Campus Map

Buildings

  • Q     DCU Business School
  • C      Henry Grattan Building (including The Street)
  • H      School of Nursing & Human Sciences
  • K      Student Centre
  • L      McNulty Building
  • N      Marconi Building
  • S      Stokes Building/Annex
  • T      Terence Larkin Theatre (large round building opposite The Helix)
  • X      Lonsdale Building

 

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St Pat’s Campus Drumcondra (SPC)

Click here for St Patrick’s Campus Map

1.     Block A

2.     Block B

3.     Block C

4.     Block D

5.     Block E

6.     Block F

7.     Block G

 


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Campus tours

Book a Campus Tour

A campus tour is a great way to get to know DCU, and one of our most popular features during Orientation.

The tours take the same route but start at different points. Click on the links below to get started. 

Go to your preferred location 10 minutes before the tour starts so you can be checked in.

Campus tours

Glasnevin Campus St Pat's/All Hallows

DCU Letters at the Helix

Go to the white DCU letters outside the Helix

St Patricks  Campus F Block

Go to the F Block Library entrance

DCU Letters at the Collins Ave entrance

Go to the white DCU letters outside the Nursing Building

 

DCU Rear Entrance to Albert College

Go to the Rear Entrance of Albert College (Park Side)

 

 


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What is My DCU?

‘My DCU’ is your general online orientation hub, and is for all incoming students. You will be able to log in to ‘My DCU’ at Loop as soon as you receive your username and password from the Registry. 

We encourage new students to log into ‘My DCU’ as soon as you can, preferably before orientation begins on Monday, 5th September 2022. 

You can do the following: 

  • Log on to ‘My DCU’ early and work through the interactive activities.
  • Work through ‘Discover DCU, our online transitions programme designed to help you settle in.
  • Participate in self-directed activities, collect experience points and fun competitions!
  • Access your Orientation calendars for your online and on campus activities over the Orientation period. 
  • Click on the ‘Ask’ button to link in with our DCU Student Advice Centre team.