Welcome events for the whole University community

Updated on 15 January 2021

As well as events for your course and subject, during September and January we arrange a range of social events to welcome you to the University, and the city of Dundee

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If you have not already booked travel for your return to, or arrival in Dundee, then please follow the advice of the First Minister not to travel until such time as you have face-to-face teaching or an essential reason to be on campus.

Official Welcome

Watch our Official Welcome from the Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Gillespie.

Open House Welcome event

Meet members of Student Services staff, socialise, chat and meet other new students. Warm up with a free hot drink and cookies.

  • Monday 11 January 10:00-11:00 - online via Teams

Meet, Mix and Socialise Online Social with Peer Connections

Join our online meeting hosted by the Peer Connectors to meet and chat with other new students.

  • Tuesday 12 January 18:30-19:30 - online via Teams
  • Thursday 14 January 16:00-17:00 - online via Teams
  • Tuesday 19 January 18:30-19:30 - online via Teams

Disability Services Drop-In appointment

This is an online drop-in session for all new students who would like to find out more about the services and facilities offered by Disability Services. Staff will be available to arrange confidential meetings with a Disability Adviser. Pre-book your slot by emailing

Gateway to Postgraduate Study

This live online workshop will introduce you to the postgraduate academic culture at the University of Dundee and provide you with a space to share your goals, expectations and questions about being a postgraduate student. Potential topics for discussion include the postgraduate culture, time management and organisation, research skills, and writing and communicating research at PG level.

Conversation Café

Regular weekly informal online meetings hosted by Peer Connectors where University of Dundee International Students can come and practice conversational English speaking skills and improve their understanding of the English language. Share your culture. All welcome - whether international student or not.

  • Thursday 21 January 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams
  • Thursday 28 January 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams
  • Thursday 4 February 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams
  • Thursday 11 February 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams
  • Thursday 18 February 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams
  • Thursday 25 February 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams

Welcome to the Library & Learning Centre

Find out about the services and facilities which support the learning, teaching and research activities of the University - on Microsoft Sway

Meet the library

Come and find out about your library. Find out what it can offer and how you can use it.


Campus tours

Unfortunately we are not able to offer in-person campus tours under current restrictions, however, we welcome you to join University museum curator Matthew Jarron on a walking tour around the University of Dundee's city campus, visiting some of the older buildings and exploring the history of the University and some of its early professors.

  • Wellbeing and Support
  • A Taste of Scottish Culture

You can also use our virtual tour which includes 360 views from all three campuses, or watch our the guided tour video below to get a feel for our city centre campus.

City campus guided tour

Local supermarket tour

City campus is within walking distance of many supermarkets. We've highlighted a few in this video.

Welcome to the University of Dundee

Make sure you visit our welcome web pages to view the full range of welcome guides, plus information on where you need to be and when during your first week at University

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