New Students

Welcome Week events

Welcome Week is more than just being introduced to your new subject area - it is your time to get comfortable with your new surroundings, meet fellow students and try out new things.

Welcome Week: Monday 12 September to Sunday 18 September 2022

Welcome Week is the week prior to the first week of the academic semester. Welcome Week will commence on Monday 12 September 2021, with a number of social events taking place from Saturday 10th September. 

Academic Year 2022/2023 semester dates

We expect that students will be with us in Edinburgh for Welcome Week and we are so excited to meet you!

Our in-person events at the start of University will give you the opportunity to meet with staff or connect with other students. 

Programme of induction activities

All areas of the University are working together to create a mix of in-person activities along with digital information to help you get settled into the University. Our induction activities will give you all of the information you need to get started, along with opportunities to network, explore, contribute and give you that first and lasting connection to the University.

More information on activities will be promoted closer to welcome week. 

If you cannot be on campus at the start of the semester, you should keep in touch with your school. Our staff will be able to make sure that you are informed of any issues, and can help you to decide when the best time to come on campus might be. 

What induction activities are essential/optional?

Your School induction activities are essential to attend as they are where you will receive information about your course, what to expect and the chance to connect with fellow students.  If you are unable to attend any School induction activities, you should contact your School and they will make the resources and information available to you.

You will receive direct email communication from your School or programme from August confirming the details of your induction activities and how to attend. 

Optional (but highly recommended) activities will also be held throughout welcome week. These activities include:

  • Society led events 
  • Fairs 
  • Smaller in-person activities to help you get to know your neighbours and the city
  • Explore Edinburgh 


Please check your emails regularly for direct communications, including information about specific activities nearer to the start date

Accessing your University email and calendar

Planning your Induction

In order to make your arrival as easy to plan as possible, we have created the 'UoE Events App'. The app aims to give you:

  • Useful information about getting started at University now and from 22nd August 2022
  • Premade checklists for starting uni
  • Ability to book and look through all events during Welcome week 

You can download the app now from any app store.

University of Edinburgh Events App 


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