Graduate Orientation

Welcome to Ireland's Global University!

Welcome to UCD, No 1 in Ireland for Graduate employability. Please see below for further details for September 2022 Orientation & check with your School on programme-level activities.

<strong>Welcome</strong> to Ireland's Global University!

 Programme/School Orientation

  • Provided by your School or Programme Office.

  • You will receive information directly from your School regarding their planned activities. Smurfit students should refer to the SISweb Incoming Students Portal for Orientation details/information.

  • Research students should liaise with their Principal Supervisor.

 BrightspaceIntroduction to UCD on Brightspace

UCD has a Virtual Learning Environment called Brightspace, to access teaching, learning and assessment materials for taught modules. When you log into Brightspace, you will also be able to access the Introduction to UCD module, which must be completed by all incoming students. It will cover topics including: Academic Integrity, the Active Bystander Programme: UCD Says No to Sexual Misconduct, UCD for ALL & Discover IT.

To access Brightspace:

  1. Accept your offer
  2. Go to UCD Connect
  3. Log into SISWeb
  4. Begin Step 1 of Registration
  5. You can then log into Brightspace & begin the 'Introduction to UCD' module, located in the "My Modules" section.


Graduate Research Student Orientation Day 2022/23

(Incoming Graduate Research Students only)

An Orientation Day for incoming graduate students on a research programme i.e Doctoral, MD and Research Master’s degree programmes will take place on Wednesday, 1st February in The O'Brien Centre for Science, SCIH room 2.40 ALE, from 10.00am to 1pm. This event is intended to give research students a helpful overview of key information and supports at UCD as well as an opportunity for you to meet other incoming research students from across the University.




GradsCONNECT Welcome


This is welcome event for all new graduate students who are on taught programmes such as Master’s and Higher Diploma degrees. GradsCONNECT will take place on Wednesday 12th October 2022 from16:00 to 18:00 in O'Reilly Hall where, Professor Mark Rogers, Acting UCD President, will welcome you to UCD. This event is an opportunity for incoming taught students to meet each other and liaise with representatives from a host of student support services who will be present i.e. Registry, Library, Access services, Student Advisors, Global, Students Union, Student Centre and more; followed by refreshments in the conservatory.

You can use the button below to register for the event via Eventbrite:



COVID-19 Arrangements

UCD remains committed to providing the best experience for all our students whilst prioritising the safety of our staff and students