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Welcome Back Festival!

NUI Galway is excited to welcome all our students to campus, both our returning & new students. The Welcome Back Programme runs for the month of September and has a range of events to suit everyone, designed to make sure you are well and truly welcomed back to campus. #WelcomeBack #FailteArais

Monday 6th - Thursday 9th 12pm - 4pm for everyone! 


Staying Safe!

At all times, you must follow all university and government health guidelines for outdoor activities and indoor dining. Masks, hand sanitation and social distancing is mandatory.up to date info at

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Tours of our beautiful NUI Galway campus will be available at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., departing from the small gazebo over the bridge outside Áras na Mac Léinn.


Sign up for your slot through YourSpace, let some seasoned locals show you around while giving you the inside scoop on all NUI Galway's

campus has to offer.

Note: Tours are not to be booked by second school of business students because they have already been allocated a Tribe and a tour on Sept 4th

For full detail on the tours go here

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The pesky weather got in the way of our on campus Socs Day, but we've rescheduled to the 14th of September, when plenty of our fabulous student societies will be waiting for you all outside Áras Na Mac Léinn! We'll be set up from 12pm-4pm and we cannot wait to meet you all and see your lovely faces.

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Come by and say hi at our Welcome Back Party! From 12 p.m. til 4 p.m., there will be activities, and a chance to ask questions at the stalls

outside Áras Na Mac Léinn. 
An opportunity to make some friends & have your questions answered all outdoors while hearing some tunes. 


We'll be waiting to meet you in the gazebos outside Áras na Mac Léinn!

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Join DramSoc outside Áras Na Mac Léinn for a brand new interactive theatre experience, `NUIG Future Memories' all you need is a phone and a sense of adventure!


Immerse yourself in DramSoc's 'Perambulator' and explore campus listening to their stories and be inspired to find your own.

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Jump into a campus-wide treasure hunt for a chance to discover

NUI Galway and meet some Societies & Clubs! (and win some prizes too!)

In teams of 4, you'll complete tasks and activities all across campus.


Teams depart from outside Aras Na Mac Léinn every hour from 11 a.m. til 4 p.m. Bring some friends and work together, or come alone and we'll find you a team!

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Feeling Peckish? Don't worry we've got you covered!

Lots of campus eateries will be open this week

 Sult, The College Bar: Mon-Fri 8:30am-11:30pm.

                               Sat 4:00pm-11:30pm

Smokey's Café: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

                An Bhialann: Mon-Thurs 7:45am-5pm,

                        Fri 7:45am-3pm

          SU Shop: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

                  Moffetts: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm

Cloud Café/Clinical Sciences Café:

                                           Mon-Thurs 8:30am-3:30pm

                          Fri: 8:30am-3pm

                  Stem Café: Mon-Thurs 8:30-3:30pm

                         Fri 8:30am-3pm

The new Student Enquiry Centre will be open on the Concourse in the Arts Science Building to help you with any queries or concerns you might have!


Drop by and meet the team.


Open 10am - 4p Monday - Thursday &

Fridays 10am - 1pm

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Still lost? Don't worry the new FIND-IT project developed by the NUI Galway Societies Office will not only tell you where you are but provide information about all the buildings as you make your way around campus. Keep an eye out for the signs. Make sure to download a QR code reader on your phone and get access to lots of additional information 

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It's back! Join the Student's Union on zoom for an evening of comedy, speed-friending, music and competitions, hosted by comedian Steve Bennett.

Wednesday Sept 8th, 19:30, Location: Zoom. Get tickets 

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Call over to us in the Aula Maxima, The Quadrangle, OÉ Gaillimh to get all the free stuff!

Pick up your reusable Rudaí Álainn bag full of FREE STUFF including:

  • Your SU Welcome/Fáilte Magazine

  • Reusable facemasks for every student provided by NUI Galway

  • Flirt FM Wall Planners

  • Free drinks

  • Your SU Card

  • + Lots more surprises!

The Project UniCoV Team will also be there to answer all your questions about signing up to take part and safeguard our campus.

Mon Sept 6th- Fri Sept 10th: 10am-3pm (late opening Wednesday Sept 8th 10am-6pm)

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Remember Stay Safe!

#WelcomeBack #FáilteArAis

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