Orientation 2023

First-Year Orientation

Orientation will take place on campus from the 6 - 15 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 Timetable

Welcome to UCC! Search for your course below to find your Orientation timetable.

Schedule at a glance

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

You will be expected to attend one full day on campus. See the date of your orientation below, or search for your individual schedule on the timetable above. 

Date Degree Programme 
Wednesday 6 Sept General Nursing; Children's & General Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Intellectual Disability Nursing, Midwifery.  Food Science; Nutritional Sciences; Architecture; Engineering
Thursday 7 Sept Arts (Music); Film & Screen Media; English; World Languages; Theatre & Performative Practice; Criminology; BSocSc (Youth & Community); BSW (Social Work); Digital Humanities & Information Technology; Government & Political Sciences; Anthropology; BEd Gaeilge; BEd Physical Education, Sports Studies and Arts; BEd Science Education 
Friday 8 Sept BA (Arts) CK101 and BA (International) CK108
Monday 11 Sept Commerce; International Business with Languages; Law (Pathways); Law and French; Law and Irish; Law and Business
Tuesday 12 Sept Accounting; Business Information Systems (BIS); Finance; Economics; Food Marketing & Entrepreneurship; International Development
Wednesday 13 Sept Computer Science; Biological & Chemical Sciences; Biological, Earth, & Environmental Sciences (BEES); Genetics; Chemical Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Physics & Astrophysics; Data Science & Analytics; Agricultural Science; Biomedical Science 
Thursday 14 Sept Medicine; Dentistry; Pharmacy; Occupational Therapy; Speech & Language Therapy; Public Health Sciences; Medical & Health Sciences; Dental Nursing; Dental Hygiene
Friday 15 Sept Social Science; Early Years & Childhood Studies, Applied Psychology, Psychology and Computing 
Friday 15 Sept Late Rounds Offers (Orientation for all students who missed their scheduled orientation date as a result of a late round offer)

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.

First Year Experience Coordinator

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Admissions Office


1st floor, West Wing, Main Quadrangle, T12 K8AF