Start WIT: Important dates for WIT freshers

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Start WIT: Important dates for WIT freshers


So, you've accepted an offer of an undergraduate course at WIT. Welcome! We are delighted to have you as one of our 2,000 students starting here this September. This is a really exciting time for you and we wish you every success as you start your college life with us.

We know you're eager to find out the key dates and steps involved in becoming a student at WIT, so we have prepared details in advance to help you plan a smooth start to college.

Our registration and orientation process has changed from previous years and the dates to attend WIT for registration and orientation vary from course to course. Find out more below.

There are 2 required steps in the StartWIT process. Please complete all steps to ensure you are formally recorded as an intended student of the institute.

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StartWIT: Visit the orientation page and find out your specific on-campus registration completion and orientation dates.

In step 1 you must register online which includes fee payment and upload of passport style photograph via the WIT website. This step must be completed prior to attending the Institute for Step 2.

a. Go to

b. Follow the instructions detailed on the Registration web page

c. Enter the Username (student #) and Password as detailed on your StartWIT email

d. Proceed as instructed (Web-Registration, HEA Survey, Fee Payment, Student Photo Upload)

NOTE re Fee Payment

a. If you have been awarded or applied for a Maintenance Grant select YES

i. Click ‘Pay WITCard fee only now’ button (€15 fee)

ii. Go to C below

b. If you have not been awarded or applied for a Maintenance Grant

i. Pay full fee due OR

ii. If you are unable to pay the full fee due in one payment, the Institute offers the facility to pay the fee in two instalments, tick to apply for an instalment plan. Please read and accept the Terms and Conditions.

c. Enter your Debit/Credit Card details

d. Print or screen grab the Online Registration Confirmation for proof of completion of the above.

NOTE re Upload of Photograph for your Student Registration Card (WITCard)

Please have a digital photo of Passport quality (e.g head and shoulders, front view, sharp and clear and against a plain background) ready for upload during the online process. Remember to check your email to ensure your photo has been accepted. If you have any difficulties please ring 051 306280 or email [email protected]

To complete registration and embark on orientation you must attend WIT on the day or days specified for your course.

a. Check your assigned date, time and location on your StartWIT email or the orientation page and ensure to attend.

b. Ensure you bring your Online Registration Confirmation proof from Step 1 above.

c. Attend the Institute to complete your registration and engage in orientation activities (visit our Transport section to find out how to get here)

Wednesday, 16 August  Leaving Cert Results

Monday, 21 August CAO Round 1 offers

Monday 21 August – Wednesday 23 August – Ask WIT events take place for students and parents with queries about CAO offers. Phone us, drop in for a chat or ask a question on web chat. See for details.

Monday, 28 August Round 1 Acceptances closing date (17:15).

Wednesday, 30 August Applicants who have accepted an offer from WIT will receive an email with details of online registration and their specific start date for StartWIT (to complete registration and participate in orientation). However, if you need to know before then you can find the details for your course on the orientation page. You must register online before you can attend the on-campus registration and orientation.

Wednesday 6, Thursday 7 and Friday, 8 September On one of these dates you will start your journey at WIT when you particpate in StartWIT which encompasses completion of the registration process on campus and the orientation activities. The dates students attend vary from course to course. Your specific dates will be detailed in the email or can be found on the orientation page as well as the expected length of time you'll need to be here for.

Monday 11 September All classes start on Monday 11 September.  You will receive your timetable and all relevant class details during your Start WIT activities.

All academic calendar dates such as study weeks and exams are available at

Important information for students

1. Your Username is also your Student Number

2. Please ensure to complete all stages as instructed

3. Classes will commence on Monday 11th September

4. All students are allocated a unique student email account. It is the Institute policy that all official email is sent to this account. It is essential that you check this email account on a regular basis. Your student email account is your [email protected] (i.e. [email protected]) and is accessed using the original password that you received

5. If your student number is prefixed with a ‘W’ you do not need to enter the ‘W’ when logging into PCs, only enter the numerics

6. Your Student Registration Card (WITCard) will enable you to access the Institute’s library

7. Your WITCard photograph will be used for identification purposes and for academic and administration activities of the Institute

StartWIT: Visit the orientation page and find out your specific on-campus registration completion and orientation dates.