Arrival, welcome and induction
Most new students (except early arrivals for CPE and pre-sessional courses) will arrive on Saturday 15 September or Sunday 16 September. If you are arriving over this weekend, you can be sure of finding a whole host of people to welcome you to your new home.
Vice-Chancellor's Welcome Reception
The Vice-Chancellor and senior officers of the University invite new students and their guests to join them for refreshments in our Conference Centre, on level 3 of Bramber House. You are welcome to attend at any of the following times and the Vice-Chancellor will give a short welcome address at each.
Saturday 15 September: 2-2.45pm, 3.15-4pm, 4.30-5.15pm
Sunday 16 September: 2.30-3.15pm
Information sessions to help you become a Sussex Student
Drop in to the Fulton Building between 11am and 3pm from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 September, where teams from across the University will be leading information sessions and workshops, from settling in and making friends to getting involved in campus life. There will also be information stalls in the Fulton reception area where you can talk to staff, and you can enjoy some fun giant garden games on the grass outside with new-found friends.
Find out more about Sussex Signpost Sessions
Students' Union events
Hopefully you will have plenty of energy left after all your unpacking to try out one of the many Students' Union events happening over Welcome Weekend - music and comedy at East Slope Bar, chill out at Falmer Bar or a campus tours led by one of the students in the red Welcome Team. The Students' Union Welcome Team will be running campus tours from Bramber House throughout Saturday 15 September and Sunday 16 September, come and join a tour for a great way to find your way around the University and learn more about the facilities available.
Getting Connected at Sussex
If you're living on campus you will be given information to help you connect your computer to the residential wireless network. However, if you are unable to connect, you are welcome to attend one of our 15 minute drop-in sessions in IT Services, in the Shawcross Building.
Saturday 15 September: 12noon - 5pm
Sunday 16 September: 10am - 5pm
Monday 17 - Friday 21 September: 9.30am - 5pm
You'll need to bring your laptop and power supply with you to the session.
You should also have a Getting Connected at Sussexinduction session during your first week which will cover things like: putting credit on your printing account, accessing your Sussex email, using Sussex Direct and Study Direct, using the Sussex Mobile web app and how to find and use the Library. See your induction timetable to find out when your School session will take place. around the University and learn more about the facilities available.
Fireworks finale and BBQ!
Friday 21 September, 7pm, alongside the Attenborough Centre
Celebrate the start of the new academic year and ensure your Fresher's experience ends with a flourish! With spectacular fireworks and tasty food it's a chance to relax after a busy week - and have some fun with your new classmates.
It could also help whet your appetite for the famous 5 November bonfire celebrations in nearby Lewes, when six competing bonfire societies parade the street with fireworks and flaming torches for the entertainment of 70,000 visitors – a great spectacle though not for the faint-hearted!