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If you have any access or assistance requirements for orientation week please do let us know at

1. Health Screening

New students must complete TCD health screening requirements. Failure to do so may result in you being withdrawn from your course and a re-admission fee will apply.

Go to the Health Screening page to download the booklet and follow the instructions in the checklist.

2. Garda Vetting

All students on this course must complete the Garda Vetting process before they will be able to register. Go to the Garda Vetting page to download the forms and follow the guidelines carefully.

3. Meet Your Tutor

You will receive an email in your MyTCD inbox (where you register) before you arrive which will tell you when your Tutor is available to meet with you during Freshers' Week. You must attend one of the two slots they will have available. If you can't make the times in the letter, email your Tutor and arrange an alternative meeting. Your Tutor will be really important for you during your time in College, so it's important that you meet them early.

4. 3Set Mentor Meet-Up

Your 3Set Mentors are fellow students who will play a critical role in helping you to navigate your first year in Trinity. They will make sure you:

  • Get to know other students
  • Have a space to ask questions
  • Know your way around the physical campus and the online resources available
  • Feel like you’re a part of the Trinity community

You will receive an email to your address on or before the morning of 17th September with full instructions on how to join your Mentor meetup on Monday at 11.00.

If you don’t receive this email, or have any difficulties attending your session, please contact and we will make sure you’re included in a group and that you get to catch-up on anything you’ve missed.

5. Orientation Timetable

Orientation 2021 is scheduled to take place from 18 - 24 September. Locations for your sessions will be added to the timetable by Monday 13 September. Despite our best efforts, with 1m social distancing in place in lecture theatres, some sessions will have to remain online.

This timetable is subject to change, please check it regularly in the run up to Freshers' Week

If you would like to attend the Provost's Welcome in person you must book a ticket. Unfortunately places are limited to 127 for the Provost's Welcome Address, but you'll be able to watch a livestream of Wednesday's Address at from 18.00.

You must attend the events shown in blue.

Monday 20 September 2021

Time Event Location
10.00 - 11.00 General Orientation* Online - click here to join
11.00 - 12.30 3Set Mentor Meet-Up* Zoom - check your tcd email for details
18.00 - 18.30 Provost's Welcome Click here for the Provost's Welcome page

Tuesday 21 September 2021

Time Event Location
12.00 - 13.00 Course Orientation Meeting* Regent House

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Time Event Location
16.00 - 17.00 4 Year Degree International Student Orientation* Online - click here to join

Thursday 23 September 2021

Time Event Location
15.00 - 16.00 Your Students' Union* Online - click here to join

6. New Entrant Survey

Please complete the New Entrant Survey at the link below