Welcome events for the whole University community

There are a wide range of events to help you get settled in. Find out what's going on, where, and when.

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Unless stated otherwise, assume that all events start at their advertised times. You should arrive at these events just before they start.

Welcome events at a glance

Friday 5 August

Tales of the Unexpected 
Time: 17:00-16:00
Location: Lamb Gallery
This exhibition is open from preview night on Friday 5 August until Friday 28 October

Monday 22 August

PGDE Welcome Event
Time: 9:00-17:00
Location: Dalhousie Building
This event also includes a lunch event from 12:00-13:00

Saturday 17 September

Student and Families Tea Party
Time: 11:00-16:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Live music from a classical quartet
Time: 12:00-15:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Food Stalls
Time: 15:00-16:30
Location: Outside DUSA

Find Friends event
Time: 16:30-17:30 - Drop in at any time
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Outdoor/indoor Garden Games
Time: 11:00-16:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: Campus Green

Free tea and coffee
Time: 12:00-16:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: Chaplaincy Centre

Staff / Alumni Meet and Greet
Time: 13:00-15:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Sunday 18 September

Farmer's Market
Time: 11:00-16:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Campus Tour
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Free tea and coffee
Time: 12:00-16:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: Chaplaincy Centre

Food Stalls
Time: 12:00-17:00
Location: Outside DUSA

The Big Giveaway
Time: 14:00-16:00
Location: Chaplaincy Centre

Plant Sale
Time: 11:00-17:00 - Drop by at any time
Location: Outside DUSA

Poster Sale
Time: 11:00-17:00 - Drop by at any time
Location: Outside DUSA

Campus Tour
Time: 15:00-16:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Monday 19 September

Principal's Welcome
Time: 10:00-11:00
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Safe and Secure event
Time: 12:00-17:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Library Tours
Time: 11:00-16:00 - Starting on the hour, every hour
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Campus Tour
Time: 11:00-12:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Supermarket tour
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Online library induction
Time: 12:30 - 13:00
Location: Online

Health and Wellbeing talk
Time: 14:00-15:00
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

McManus tour
Time: 15:00-16:00
Location: Meet outside MMarquee located on Campus Green

Historical tour of the University
Time: 16:00-17:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green
Join the University’s museum curator on an informal walk around the city campus exploring some of its fascinating history

Local and Commuter Students' Welcome event
Time: 18:00-20:00
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Our Wellness: Art for the Soul
Time: 11:00-16:00
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green
Organised by the Save the Children Society, this arts and crafts event will show you how to manage your mental well-being; as well as teaching you a new hobby. All proceeds and donations will go to helping children’s needs across the world

Plant-Powered Change!
Time: All day
Location: Campus Green
The biggest single thing you can do in the current climate emergency is to adopt a plant-based diet. Meet students who are passionate about making change happen and find out more information. There will also be a stall selling artwork by DJCAD students.

Unleash Your Creativity!
Time: 13:00-14:00
Location: Campus Green
A fun session helping release the stress of starting university through t-shirt design, painting and colouring-in. Unleash your creativity, reduce anxiety and improve your mindfulness!

Calm Zone - PJ Party
Time: TBC
Location: Air bar (Level 4, DUSA)
A wide range of physical, mental and neurodiverse needs can arise at events.
With background music, food, and the space to relax, the Calm Zone provides a gentle mental escape that enhances your event experience. Come and meet DUSA’s Advice Team and Exec and discuss how we can develop the Calm Zone.

Tuesday 20 September

University Art tour
Time: 11:00-12:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green
Join museum staff on an informal walk around the University of Dundee's city campus exploring some of the many works of art on display.

Employability and Enterprise events
Time: 12:00-16:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Library Tours
Time: 11:00-16:00 - Starting on the hour, every hour
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Campus Tour
Time: 11:00-12:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Online library induction
Time: 12:30 - 13:00
Location: Online

Walking tour to V&A Dundee
Time: 14:00-15:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

International Exchange student buddy groups
Time: 15:00-16:00
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

City open top bus tour
Time: TBC
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

University Art tour
Time: 16:00-17:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green
Join museum staff on an informal walk around the University of Dundee's city campus exploring some of the many works of art on display.

Ceilidh
Time: 18:00-20:00
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

How not to get screwed by bad bosses while at uni 🙂
Time: All day
Location: Campus Green
Many students work a part-time job alongside their studies, so how can you make sure you know your employment rights to protect yourself in the workplace? Organised by the Socialist Society, this event will be useful for anyone considering working whilst at uni.

Treasure Hunt and Lollipop Challenge
Time: 13:00-16:00
Location: Meet at Campus Green stall
An exciting, energetic and interactive event where you hunt for clues around the Campus. This fun and sociable way to spend your afternoon will help you get your bearings and meet new people.

Wednesday 21 September

Doctor Bike second-hand bike sale
Time: 11:00-16:00 - Drop by at any time
Location: Green area across from Marquee located on Campus Green

National Express Dundee
Time: 11:00-16:00 - Drop by at any time
Location: Green area across from Marquee located on Campus Green

Belles On Bikes
Time: 11:00-16:00 - Drop by at any time
Location: Green area across from Marquee located on Campus Green

Local organisations celebrate Dundee's cultural diversity
Time: 11:00-17:00
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Kollywood Dancing performance
Time: 14:00-15:00
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Campus Tour
Time: 11:00-12:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Library Tours
Time: 11:00-16:00 - Starting on the hour, every hour
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Tayport Breakers demonstration
Time: 12:00-14:00
Location: TBC

Online library induction
Time: 12:30 - 13:00
Location: Online

Supermarket tour
Time:14:00-16:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Verdant Works tour
Time: 15:00-16:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

International Exchange student buddy groups
Time: 15:00-16:00
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Advanced, Direct Entry, 3-year degree, Erasmus, or Global Exchange Students Welcome event
Time: 18:00-20:00
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Why Not Dundee?
Time: TBC
Location: Campus Green (Air bar level 4 if raining)
Organised by the Sri Lanka Society, Why Not Dundee? will help international students get the most out of their time in Dundee. The event features a short film on student life, a photo opportunity with a Sri Lankan devil dancer and the chance to enjoy a cup of pure Ceylon tea.

Medieval Society Combat Taster Session
Time: 12:00
Location: Campus Green (Meet outside the Premier shop)
Learn the basics of medieval combat, have a laugh and see what the Medieval Re-Enactment is all about. Gloves and clothes that you don't mind getting muddy are a must.

Dog Therapy Picnic
Time: 12:30-15:30
Location: Campus Green (Air bar level 4 if raining)
Join DUSA’s Advice and Speak Easy Teams at the Dog Therapy Picnic. Animal-assisted therapy uses dogs or other animals to support mental health by providing attention and comfort. So come down, meet new people, have a snack, and pet some dogs.

Thursday 22 September

Campus Tour
Time: 11:00-12:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Library Tours
Time: 11:00-16:00 - Starting on the hour, every hour
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Magdalen Green and Botanic Garden tour
Time: 12:00-16:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

A Taste of Scottish Culture with various organisations from around Dundee
Time: 12:00-15:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Online library induction
Time: 12:30 - 13:00
Location: Online

Scenic cycle ride through Dundee and the surrounding area
Time: 13:30-17:00
Location: Meet outside the DUSA Premier store

Dundee poetry performance
Time: 14:00-15:00
Location: Tower Building

International Student Welcome: Adapting to a new culture
Time: 15:00-17:00
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Historic tour around campus
Time: 16:00-17:00
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Evening at the Museum
Time: 18:00-19:30 - Drop in at any time
Location: D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum in Carnelley Building

Ceilidh
Time: 18:00-20:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Meet, mix, and socialise, with free refreshments
Time: 18:30-20:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: Global Room in College Hall

Medieval Society Combat Taster Session
Time: 12:00
Location: Campus Green (Meet outside the Premier shop)
Learn the basics of medieval combat, have a laugh and see what the Medieval Re-Enactment is all about. Gloves and clothes that you don't mind getting muddy are a must.

Friday 23 September

Library Tours
Time: 11:00-16:00 - Starting on the hour, every hour
Location: Meet outside Marquee located on Campus Green

Mature and postgraduate students meet, mix, and socialise, with free refreshments 
Time: 18:30-20:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: Marquee

Trip to Broughty Ferry
Time: 11:00-12:00
Location: Meet outside Global Room

Online library induction
Time: 12:30 - 13:00
Location: Online

Board Games Bring People Together
Time: 13:00-16:00
Location: Campus Green
Board games can be fun, but it’s the people that you play with that really make the experience lasting and memorable. From treasured classics to new favourites, come and play some innovative games and make some new friends.

ISE Fayre
Time: 11:00-16:00
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green
This is your opportunity to discover more about both the sports clubs and the Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE). All the Sports’ Union’s clubs will be in attendance and will tell you about their various activities, inter-university competitions and social events.

Saturday 24 September

Open Day
Time: TBC - Drop in at any time
Location: Marquee located on Campus Green

Sunday 25 September

Fresher's Fair
Time: 12:00-16:00 - Drop in at any time
Location: DUSA Building and Marquee located on Campus Green
With nearly 200 societies to join and plenty of freebies, this is one event you definitely don’t want to miss. The Fresher's Fair introduces you to the wide range of extracurricular activities on campus. So come and stock up on sweets, stationery and all the student essentials - we guarantee there will be something for you.

Wednesday 28 September

Meet & Greet with Representatives from Schools (Academics/Course Admin), International Student Societies. English for International Students, International Advice Team, Academic Skills Centre and Student Services
Time: 13:30–14:30
Location: Global Room

Campus Tour with Welcome Ambassadors
Time: 14:30–15:30
Location: Global Room

Library Tour with Library staff
Time: 15:30–16:00
Location: Global Room

Supermarket Tour with Welcome Ambassadors
Time: 16:15–17:00
Location: Global Room

Wednesday 5 October

Meet & Greet with Representatives from Schools (Academics/Course Admin), International Student Societies. English for International Students, International Advice Team, Academic Skills Centre and Student Services
Time: 13:30–14:30
Location: Global Room

Campus Tour with Welcome Ambassadors
Time: 14:30–15:30
Location: Global Room

Library Tour with Library staff
Time: 15:30–16:00
Location: Global Room

Supermarket Tour with Welcome Ambassadors
Time: 16:15–17:00
Location: Global Room

Wednesday 12 October

Meet & Greet with Representatives from Schools (Academics/Course Admin), International Student Societies. English for International Students, International Advice Team, Academic Skills Centre and Student Services
Time: 13:30–14:30
Location: Global Room

Campus Tour with Welcome Ambassadors
Time: 14:30–15:30
Location: Global Room

Library Tour with Library staff
Time: 15:30–16:00
Location: Global Room

Supermarket Tour with Welcome Ambassadors
Time: 16:15–17:00
Location: Global Room

Wednesday 19 October

Meet & Greet with Representatives from Schools (Academics/Course Admin), International Student Societies. English for International Students, International Advice Team, Academic Skills Centre and Student Services
Time: 13:30–14:30
Location: Global Room

Campus Tour with Welcome Ambassadors
Time: 14:30–15:30
Location: Global Room

Library Tour with Library staff
Time: 15:30–16:00
Location: Global Room

Supermarket Tour with Welcome Ambassadors
Time: 16:15–17:00
Location: Global Room

Wednesday 26 October

Meet & Greet with Representatives from Schools (Academics/Course Admin), International Student Societies. English for International Students, International Advice Team, Academic Skills Centre and Student Services
Time: 13:30–14:30
Location: Global Room

Campus Tour with Welcome Ambassadors
Time: 14:30–15:30
Location: Global Room

Library Tour with Library staff
Time: 15:30–16:00
Location: Global Room

Supermarket Tour with Welcome Ambassadors
Time: 16:15–17:00
Location: Global Room

Wednesday 2 November

Meet & Greet with Representatives from Schools (Academics/Course Admin), International Student Societies. English for International Students, International Advice Team, Academic Skills Centre and Student Services
Time: 13:30–14:30
Location: Global Room

Campus Tour with Welcome Ambassadors
Time: 14:30–15:30
Location: Global Room

Library Tour with Library staff
Time: 15:30–16:00
Location: Global Room

Supermarket Tour with Welcome Ambassadors
Time: 16:15–17:00
Location: Global Room