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You’ve accepted your offer – congratulations! Now what?

Here, your step-by-step guide to what to expect when you arrive at Queen’s in September.


Wait for your Welcome Pack

When: Before 11th September


Waiting to start university is an exciting and nerve-wracking time. We know your mind is whirring with questions: how will I know where to go? When will I get my timetable? All will be explained in your Welcome Pack which you’ll receive in the post before Welcome Week. It contains details about your study programme and login details to access your Queen’s email account.

Receive your School induction programme

When: Early September


After you’ve accepted your offer, your School will be in touch with your induction programme. This includes a timetable of activities during Welcome Week designed to help you make friends on your course and meet your lecturers. All the programme details which will be sent to your Queen’s email account.

Register as a Queen’s student

When: From Monday 2nd September


You can register online from September 2nd. You then complete the second stage of registration on campus at the Medical Biology Centre at the start of Welcome Week. You’ll need ID, originals of your exam certificates, and confirmation of how you’ll be paying your fees (i.e. a letter from Student Loans Company). All the details of where to go and when will be in your welcome letter.

Come to Welcome Week

When: Monday 16th - Friday 20th September


During this week, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to get to know your new home. From discovering the clubs and societies at the Students’ Union to campus and library tours, this is a chance to get your bearings. There are also plenty of university-wide events designed to help you settle (free pizza Wednesday, anyone?)

Visit the welcome hub

When: From Monday 16th September


You’ll be sent all the details of what is happening and when, but if you’re feeling lost and don’t know where to go, call into the welcome hub in the Student Guidance Centre from 10am-2pm for free tea, coffee and snacks, and a friendly face to point you in the right direction.

Attend Freshers’ Fair

When: 23rd -27th September



This year, the Freshers’ Fair is taking over the Whitla Hall, and there will also be a marquee outside the Lanyon building. Both will be packed with stalls from over 200 clubs and societies at Queen’s. Walk around, make new friends and discover new opportunities.

Join in the Freshers’ Fun

When: 17th - 27th September


The Students’ Union has taken over two brand new sites on Elmwood Avenue and on the Lisburn Road this year. Both are packed with bars and social spaces which will come alive during the Freshers’ fortnight with quizzes, karaoke, comedy and loads more. Keep an eye on the Students’ Union Facebook page for all the details. It’s the perfect ice-breaker before class starts on September 24th.

Start your course

When: Monday 23rd September



Have a great first semester!

More information about Welcome and Registration

Frequently asked questions about starting your course at Queen's 

International Welcome and Orientation