The staff of the International Admissions desk would like to ensure that you have a smooth transition into life at Trinity College. In order to help you prepare you for your arrival we will send you orientation information by email (full-degree non–EU, EU/Non EU Visiting and Erasmus Students). Please note that full-degree non–EU students will also receive an orientation pack on arrival from the Admissions Office.
When you arrive we will be happy to help you if you have any questions or concerns about settling into Trinity College. If we cannot help you we will put you in contact with someone who can. We can also direct you to the many Student Support Services, including the College Health Service, Student Counselling, Students' Union, and the Disability Service. We will encourage you to join some of the student sports clubs and societies.
The first week of the academic year prior to the start of lectures is called Freshers' Week. Freshers' Week is the induction week for all new undergraduate and visiting/Erasmus students. You are strongly encouraged to attend your orientation sessions offered during this week. The orientation sessions cover such topics as introduction to university life and services, computer access, and includes Library and Sports Centre tours.
The week is a colourful mix of seriousness and fun, with various parties and events organised by societies and the Students' Union.
The main focal points of the week are the Information Centre in the Arts Building, the many society stalls in Front Square and the Students' Union, where the SU officers can help with every aspect of college life.
Freshers' Week is generally a week of fun, however, it is important that you fulfil your responsibilities in this week, particularly, familiarising yourself with university systems and facilities, registering and attending your orientation meetings.