UCD Orientation is designed to help you settle in to UCD. Throughout the programme you will be introduced to different aspects of life in UCD including student life, studying at UCD and social integration.

For most students Orientation in 2021 will have three major components:

Programme Orientation

  • Orientation is led by your local school or programme, your programme specific Orientation timetable is available online.

  • If you are unsure what activities are available please contact your School/College office

Virtual Orientation

  • Once you have completed registration you can complete the "Introduction to UCD Module" on Brightspace. This module is designed to introduce you to various aspects of being a student in UCD including Becoming an Active Bystander, IT skills, UCD for all, Global Citizenship and Academic Integrity.

Social Orientation 

  • Stage 1 students are assigned Peer Mentors. Your Peer Mentor should contact you on your UCD Connect email account and arrange to meet you and give you a campus tour.
  • Your programme area may run a number of social events specific to your area so keep an eye on notifications from your School or College office.

  • Student Societies and Sports clubs remain active and hundreds of events will be advertised on the UCD Events Calendar. Make sure to sign up to some events that suit your interest.

  • Following UCD Student Life on Instagram is a great way to keep up to date with opportunities.

  • UCD Global will also run a series of events for international students you can find out more on the UCD Global website.

  • If you're on campus, make sure to stay in touch with Res Life.