Grab a plate, have a chat, make some friends!
From 4-7pm we're welcoming students to campus with a barbecue in Square 4. You can grab a tasty burger, hot dog or veggie burger for just £1 and £3 for family members or any other guests. Money raised will go to charity and you get the vote for the one you want it to be donated to.
Throughout arrivals day you'll have the chance to meet other new students. We'll have some garden games and prizes to win, so come and join us!
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