ABOUT 4,500 students will check out their new college campus over the next two weeks as UCC open its doors for orientation.
The two-week event aims to give students a feel for tertiary life before classes begin.
Over the course of the next fortnight, UCC will host four groups of international students — between 200-300 people on average — who will make Cork their home for the duration of their studies.
Eighty of the 4,500 students will arrive tomorrow and UCC student union president Martin Scally says he’s looking forward to meeting them all.
“We’re getting ready for first years to come in,” Mr Scally said.
“We’ve orientation starting now on Friday with international students so we’ll have about 4500 students coming in over the two or two-and-a-half weeks of orientation, so we’re looking forward to meeting them all.
“It’s basically where they come into campus and get a feel for the campus before all the other students come back because it’s a new environment it’s nice for them to get to know the college and the locality.”
Students will get a run down of activities on offer throughout the year, and information about the various societies and support available to them. An informal get-together will also help settle student in.
“Then we have normal orientation starting on the 31st of August and that will continue right up until the seventh,” Mr Scally said.
The college will also open to family and friends of first years on Saturday, September 9.