Adjusting to university life

Welcome / Freshers Week  is a great opportunity for you to get involved in a variety of activities and events. You can meet other new students and familiarise yourself with the campus facilities and buildings.

Look out for events which aim to bring students together in the Welcome Events programme.  Some events are specifically aimed at local and commuter students, including a Welcome Event for those living in Dundee, Fife, Angus or Perthshire.

Get connected

Although you may have an active social life in your own area getting to know, meet and socialise with other University of Dundee students will help you to feel part of the university community.

Facebook group

We have an official University of Dundee private Facebook group for students who live locally in Dundee, Angus, Perth, Fife or Tayside. This will make it easier for you to connect with other local students or those who commute to the University. Please email the Enquiry Centre team using your University email address to be sent the link for this.

Travel and parking

Where to park

There is no designated parking for students on campus during the week. You can buy a permit which will allow you to park on campus during the weekend only. 

Disabled students who hold a blue badge may park for free in designated disabled spaces on campus.

There are public car parks run by the city council very close to the University.  Alternatively, you may find a suitable parking space on streets which are 10-20 minutes walk away.

At Ninewells there is parking available but there is a charge for this. There is limited free parking available at the Fife Campus, Kirkcaldy.

Getting to the campus

Information about travel to campus including walking, cycling (including bike locker information), public transport and car sharing is available online.

Are there any lockers available on campus?

We provide lockers on campus for cyclists and a number of laptop lockers in the main library. 

Eating and drinking on campus

There are a selection of outlets on the main campus providing freshly prepared food at reasonable prices. These include DUSA Air and Liar Bar, the Top of The Tower Café, Dental School Canteen and the Chaplaincy Coffee Bar.  Sandwiches, drinks and snacks can also be purchased from the Main Library Café and also Cantina in Duncan of Jordanstone (Art and Design School).

Additionally there are 2 shops on campus run by DUSA which sell food and snacks including sandwiches and coffee.  

There is a canteen at the Fife Campus that sells hot/cold food and drinks. 

Heating up your own food

In the Premier Store next to the DUSA building you can heat up food bought using a microwave or obtain hot water to add to it.

You can obtain hot water for a small fee in the Main Library Café, there is also a microwave available there if you wish to heat up food.

Outdoor seating is available in a range of locations on the main campus.  You can eat your own food in most areas of DUSA and in the Library cafe.