This year’s SETU Waterford Orientation for the 2023-24 incoming first year students will take place in September 2023
There are 3 Stages to SETU Waterford Orientation:
Step 1 Online Orientation - StartSETU Orientation will commence from Tuesday 12th September 2023 through our online orientation session. Zoom links are available below per Acedemic School. Details will be issued to the e-mail used on your CAO application after the Round 1 offers from [email protected]. This will be sent to the email address you submitted to the CAO, Please also check your Junk email inbox for this infomation.
Step 2- Online Registration - Please see here a helpful 'How to Document' Details will be issued to the e-mail used on your CAO application from [email protected]. Note: You must register (including photo upload) before coming on campus.
Step 3 - On Campus Orientation - StartSETU On Campus orientation will take place on either Thursday 14th or Friday 15th September depending on your course of study. This affords you the opportunity to explore your campus before classes start, take a campus tour, meet your class mates, speak to your course leader and current students and find out about the services and supports available to you.
In conjunction with SETU Students Union, Novus and Student services, information stands will be set up in Atrium and at entry points. This will give you a fantastic opportunity to become familiar with the services/ supports available to you as a student of SETU.
Classes will commence for all first years on the 18th September, exclduing Nursing students who will receive information from the Department of Nursing.
Timetables can be found here
For First years the following are important dates:
Online Orientation - Tuesday 12th September
Online Registration - Wednesday 13th September
On-campus Orientation - Thursday 14th & Friday 15th September
1st year student classes commence - Monday 18th September
A full academic calendar for 2023/2024 will be available shortly.
First Year StartSETU Waterford Online Orientation 2023
We can't wait to meet you at SETU Waterford Orientation! SETUOnline Orientation will give you a fantastic opportunity to your classmates, Head of School and become familiar with what supports are available to you as an SETU Student.
Don't be afraid to ask us questions, we are here to help you make a smooth transition to college and we are looking forward to getting to know you during your time in SETU. It is extremely important that you engage. For your information, this online session will take approximately 1.45 hours.
Please see below our online overview and schedule for each School. Click on the link below to find the details for your course.
Online Orientation Overview
Science & Computing
Computing & Mathematics
976 6160 3856
Built Environment & Architecture
964 1337 3687
Health & Sport Science
944 1824 0055
Management & Organisation
Accountancy & Economics
978 7629 9650
Law & Crimnial Justice Studies
Social Care & Early Childhood Studies
968 0199 4846
- Registration for full-time undergraduate new entrants (first years) opens in September.As soon as you get an email from us at [email protected] you can go ahead and proceed to online registration immediately.
- First Years - An updated helpful How to StartSETU Waterford Guide will be published in August, for general information please see the 2022/23 guide here
- First years will be given information on how to register in your Start SETU e-mail - please also see important dates above
- Online orientation takes place on September 12th, online registration (complete from home) takes place on Wednesday 13th September, on-campus orientation takes place on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th of September.
- You should be able to register online from Sept. 13th. Once registration is completed and you have uploaded your digital photograph (by 5.00 on Thursday 14th), your new SETU ID card, along with your SETU Proof of Registration letter will be issued to you - details will be available available during orientation.
- For more information on SETU Registration and tuition fee charges see here.
- Note - you will not have access to University facilities until the first instalment (50%) has been paid.
- If you have any queries, contact Fees at [email protected] or Grants at [email protected]
StartSETU On Campus orientation will take place on one of the following dates, Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, Monday 18th or Wednesday 20th of September. You will receive an email outling what day to attend on campus. This will be specific to each student depedning on the course you have accpeted.
On Campus orientation affords you the opportunity to explore your campus before classes start, take a campus tour, meet your class mates, speak to your course leader and current students and find out about the services and supports available to you. For your information, this on campus session will take approximately 2.30 hours.
Please see below our on campus overview and schedule for each School. Click on the link below to find the details for your course.
On Campus Orientation Overview
Date School Time Department Location Wednesday 13th September Health Science 9.15am Nursing & Health Care (SE900 - Health Science Common Entry, SE928 - Applied Health Care) College Hall, Cork Road Campus Thursday 14th September Science and Computing
College Hall, Cork Road Campus 10:00am Science Auditorium, Cork Road Campus 11:00am Computing & Mathematics College Hall, Cork Road Campus Thursday 14th September Engineering 12:00pm Engineering Technology Auditorium, Cork Road Campus 1:00pm Built Environment & Architecture College Hall, Cork Road Campus Thursday 14th September Health Sciences 2.00pm Sport & Exercise Science Auditorium, Cork Road Campus Friday 15th September Humanties 9:00am Law & Criminal Justice Studies Chapel, College Street Campus 10:00am Arts- (SE206 - Music, SE203 Visual Arts, SE201 - Design) HA06, College Street Campus 11:00am Social Care & Early Childhood Chapel, College Street Campus 12:00pm Arts - (SE200 - Arts, SE205 Pschology, SE920 - Social Science) College Hall, Cork Road Campus 1:00pm Humanities Auditorium, Cork Road Campus Friday 15th September Business 2:00pm Accountancy & Economics College Hall, Cork Road Campus 2:00pm Management & Organisation College Hall, Cork Road Campus Monday 18th September Science & Computing 9.15am Land Science - SE507 - Horticulture (Dublin - National Botanics) Room 3, Teagasc College, National Botanic Gardens. Dublin Wednesday 20th September Health Science 9.15am Nursing & Health Care (SE915 - General Nursing, SE914 - Psychiatric Nursing, SE916 - Intellectual Disability Nursing) College Hall, Cork Road Campus
Locations & Eircodes
- College Hall, Cork Road Campus, Cork Road, Waterford, X91 K0EK.
- Auditorium, Cork Road Campus, Cork Road, Waterford, X91 K0EK.
- Chapel, College Street Campus, Waterford, X91 Y074.
- HA06, College Street Campus, Waterford, X91 Y074.
- Room 3, Teagasc College, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin. D09VY63
If your course is involved in SETU’s Peer Mentoring programme, you can expect to meet your Peer Mentor at Orientation.
What is P2P?
Peer-2-Peer (P2P) is a Peer Mentoring programme available across several courses in SETU Waterford. It aims to help incoming first year students settle into college life with the support of students from Year 2 and above within the same course/Department.
What do P2P Mentors do?
Mentors help new students to get to know one another as well as sharing insights about college supports, their course and other useful tips.
How will P2P Mentors help at Orientation?
Students with P2P on their course will meet their mentors for the first time during their on-campus Orientation. On the day, mentors will:
- Show new students around campus
- Answer any questions that they might have
- Help make sure they feel prepared for their first day of classes
StartSETU orientation is very important for any incoming first years or transfer student as it marks the start of a new academic journey.
The StartSETU Orientation programme provides an opportunity to meet members of student support staff and course leaders, and allows discussions on topics such as selecting a major or the registering process. It also encompasses campus tours, informative sessions, academic guidance, social gatherings, and ample opportunities for students to seek clarifications by asking questions.
Please ensure to complete your online registration prior to attending on campus activities or before classes start. Details of this were sent to you by [email protected]
We can't wait to meet you at StartSETU Orientation! Don't be afraid to ask us questions, we are here to help you make a smooth transition to college and we are looking forward to getting to know you during your time in SETU.
Different courses deliver their orientation in different ways. It is extremely important that you attend.