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Welcome to Durham

We're looking forward to welcoming you from September 2022.

Our Colleges and Academic Departments are working hard to ensure you will be living and learning safely. We're looking forward to helping you settle into student life and make the most of your experience. We encourage you to meet staff and familiarise yourself with your Department, by preparing as much as possible before your course begins.
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Arriving in Durham

Information for International students arriving in Durham

International Arrivals 2022

Your first week in Durham – University Welcome and Orientation Week Events Timetable

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life.

To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, in your College and your Department, we have created a day-by-day University Induction Planner. This should help you to plan your schedule, so you don't miss anything - from being issued with your Campus Card or meeting the staff in your Department, to trying out for a sports team or joining a student society.
Create your Personal Welcome Week Planner
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Student updates

Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!


What to bring to University

Read our top recommendations to add to your packing list ready for your arrival at Durham.

Welcome to Durham – and stop worrying!

Moving to University can be a daunting prospect but there’s no need to worry, you’ll feel right at home here.
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Get in touch

If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact us.