Arrive, Check-In and Explore: Your first day is going to be ACE!
Settle in, unpack, explore your new home and meet new friends. Arrivals Day is primarily about getting settled into your home for the year. After the logistics are in place, there will be activities happening throughout the day.
Send your parents up to Wivenhoe House Hotel for tea and join us on the squares for a variety of activities. We're doing a barbecue for £1 for students (and £3 for their guests) in Square 4 in the late afternoon. We'll be showing films on the lawn once the sun sets, or you can explore some of the Students' Union's clubs and bars.
From Accommodation Arrivals day, right through Welcome week, we have loads planned including activities on the University squares as well as talks, workshops, arts, cultural and sports activities.
Check out our what's on guide for more information. Plus, the University of Essex Students' Union Freshers programme has lots on, daytime and evening.
Fancy a cuppa, lunch or a drink with new friend? Across Colchester campus there are cafes, restaurants and bars, all open to students. These cater to suit all tastes and include a number of non-alcoholic venues.
Join our event page on Facebook to find out everything you need to know about Welcome week.
Download out Pocket Essex app to see your own essential Welcome week events, and what's on guide.
Check out the Students' Union what's on guide for full details of the Freshers programme.
Our Welcome webpages are full of information to help you get settled into University life.
If you can't find the answer there, please contact us at the Student Services Hub, your gateway to student information services at the University of Essex.
T 01206 873333