Orientation 2022

First-Year Orientation

Orientation will take place on campus from the 15 - 24 September. Orientation is compulsory and is an essential part of your journey to becoming a UCC student. It is designed to provide resources and information to help you make a successful transition to university life.

Orientation schedules

On Campus Orientation is compulsory and is designed to welcome you to UCC and introduce you to university life. 

Click on your degree programme below to view your full timetable for the day. This is the day you will also collect your Student ID Card.  We want to ensure that you attend all compulsory workshops and presentations so please only book ID Collection at the time scheduled on your orientation timetable.  Thank you. 

Date Course
Thursday 15 Sept Nursing and Midwifery, Food Science, Nutritional Sciences, ArchitectureEngineering
Friday 16 Sept Arts (Music), Film & Screen Media, Arts (International), English, World Languages, Theatre & Performative Practice, Criminology, BSocSc (Youth & Community), BSW (Social Work), Digital Humanities, Government & Political Sciences, Anthropology, BEd GaeilgeSports Studies & Physical Education
Monday 19 Sept BA (Arts) CK101
Tuesday 20 Sept Commerce, International Business with Languages, Law (Pathways), Law and French, Law and IrishLaw and Business
Wednesday 21 Sept Accounting, BIS, Finance, Economics, Food Marketing & EntrepreneurshipInternational Development
Thursday 22 Sept Computer Science, Biological & Chemical Sciences, Biological, Earth, & Environmental Sciences (BEES), Genetics, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Astrophysics, Industrial Physics, Data Science & Analytics, Agricultural ScienceBiomedical Science
Friday 23 Sept Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Public Health Sciences, Medical & Health Sciences, Dental Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Social Science, Early Years & Childhood Studies, Applied PsychologyPsychology & Computing

Welcome to UCC

Welcome from the President

Professor John O'Halloran is the 16th President of University College Cork. Further to his duties as President, Professor O'Halloran is the current Director of UCC's Quercus Talented Students Programme and Chair of the Green Campus Forum at UCC. He was previously Head of School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences at UCC, where he still holds the Chair in Zoology.

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