Welcome Week - Colchester Campus

Your unmissable start to academic life at the University of Essex

  • Sun 29 Sep - Fri 4 Oct 19


  • Colchester Campus

    Across campus

  • Event type


  • Event organiser

    Student Life

  • Contact details

    Student Services Hub
    01206 874000

Welcome to Essex

Welcome week is your unmissable start to university life.  As well as registering as an Essex student, we have a full programme of events and activities designed to help you get the best introduction to the University of Essex, whatever your level of study.

We'll introduce you to your academic department, student life and the range of support available to you through the University and the Students' Union.

Welcome Week continues all week from Sunday 29 September to Friday 4 October. 

4 Welcome week essentials

  1. Living in University accommodation?  Move into your new home on Arrivals Day  - Sunday 29 September.
  2. Attend your University Registration session.  Registration at Essex is a two-step process.  Please complete step one of registration online before you arrive.  Once you're at Colchester campus, please attend your departmental registration session during Welcome week.
  3. Attend your departmental induction.  Your departmental induction event is a vital start to your degree at Essex, whatever your level of study.  These are taking place throughout the week.  Please ensure you attend.  Find yours on the what's on guide or your Pocket Essex diary tile.
  4. Enjoy the wider welcome week programme.  Visit our welcome village on Square 5 every lunchtime, and check out what's on each day. Plus, the University of Essex Students' Union Freshers programme has lots on, daytime and evening. 

Fancy a cuppa, lunch or a drink with a new friend?

Across Colchester campus there are 17 cafes, restaurants and bars, all open to students. These cater to suit all tastes and include a number of non-alcoholic venues.

Make sure you are in the know

Join our event page on Facebook to find out everything you need to know about Welcome week.

Download our Pocket Essex app to see your own essential Welcome week events, and what's on guide.

Learn more about your Students' Union, including their Freshers social programme.

Need some help?

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.

Email: askthehub@essex.ac.uk
Telephone: 01206 874000

Welcome Week - Colchester Campus