Welcome and Orientation 2021
We're looking forward to welcoming you from September 2021.
Our Colleges and Academic Departments are working hard to ensure you will be living and learning safely. They're planning face-to-face and online activities, so however you choose to study with us, we can help you settle into student life and make the most of your experience. We encourage you to meet staff and familiarise yourself with your Department, by preparing as much as possible before your course begins.
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Congratulations on joining us at Durham University!
There's so much awaiting you in Durham.
Scroll down for links to specific welcome information for new undergraduate UK students, new international students, new postgraduate UK students and returning students.
Don't forget to also visit the welcome pages for your College and your Department to find out more about what will be happening in your first week here.
Plan your personal induction
Arriving in Durham
Information for International students arriving in Durham
International Arrivals 2021
Find information on your Welcome and Orientation week that is relevant to you
Your first week in Durham – University Welcome and Orientation Week Events Timetable
The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life.
To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, in your College and your Department, we have created a day-by-day University Induction Planner. This should help you to plan your schedule, so you don't miss anything - from being issued with your Campus Card or meeting the staff in your Department, to trying out for a sports team or joining a student society.
Find out more
Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!
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We're working hard to welcome you safely and delivering quality education and student experience. Visit our Covid Safety Information webpages for applicants for the latest advice. We can't wait to see you soon!
Find out how to access your first or second Covid-19 vaccine, or find out more about vaccination on our student Covid-19 pages
Covid-19 Response: Applicants and Future Students
When you join Durham University, you become part of our community and of the wider community in which we are proud to be located. We all need to work to support each other, to behave appropriately and with consideration, and to uphold the values of our institution.
Get in touch
If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact us.
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