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Welcome week for freshers

New students move into their university accommodation the week before term starts, with online and on-campus events to introduce you to all aspects of university life. This is your opportunity to get to know your surroundings, learn more about your course and what’s involved in studying, find out about the many societies and sports on offer, discover our support services, and to meet and make new friends.

Make sure you complete the essential tasks in when you arrive.

Collect your UniCard Your UniCard is vital, it gives you access to buildings and identifies you as a member of the University of Exeter.
Academic Induction At your academic induction you will learn more about your course, meet key staff and your peers, and prepare for your studies. See your personal timetable on iExeter for information about your academic induction.
Society, Sports, Arts and Culture introduction More information and a full list of events on the Students' Guild and Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union (The SU) websites.
Complete your Library induction

Complete the online induction to Library Services to learn about the resources and support available. Engaging with the library early on will help you to develop the skills you need to succeed. If you have any questions contact the contact the library.

Library tours and welcome activities will be taking place in our libraries at the start of the academic year. More details to follow.

Visit the  Freshers' fair

More information will be available soon.

Book onto our events in Cornwall

There will be  a wide range of events organised in Cornwall to help you settle in, meet new friends and have some fun.  Details will be available on the Falmouth and Exeter Students Union (The SU) website nearer the time. 

Complete International Student Clearance More information on this in When you arrive.

You must receive written permission from Admissions if your arrival date is after the first date of your course. Arriving later may mean that you miss out on Freshers’ Week activities, academic induction and social sessions.

If you arrive at Exeter-based campuses after Freshers' Week please book onto one of our Late Arrivals Orientation Meetings with a member of staff.

On our Cornwall-based campuses, we have an elongated Welcome period to support those who arrive after Welcome Week.  As well as engaging promptly with your academic studies, if you are living in Glasney Village we encourage you to make use of our ResLife team to support your arrival and help you meet likeminded people.  They are all current students who are here to support you.  All of their activities and other opportunities can all be found on the events pages.  

Arrivals weekend (17-18 September) is the beginning of Freshers’ Week and is an exciting time to move into your accommodation and start meeting your flat mates.

At Streatham Campus we invite all students, families and friends to join us at our Welcome Festival in the Forum piazza where you can meet our support services including our Residence Life Team, Security, Sport, and Sustainability as well as grab a coffee, enjoy some food and take a tour of the campus. 


Welcome is taking place from 17 September. The SU will be releasing more information about all the exciting events you can get involved in on their website. To buy tickets, check the campus events page from 18 August. Tickets go on sale on 22 August.