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Welcome Week 2023

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We're looking forward to you joining us!

Campus Arrivals: Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 September
Welcome Week: Monday 25 September - Sunday 1 October

We're busy making plans for Welcome 2023, so check back for more information. In the meantime, you can find out about some of the activities on offer last year, to give you an idea of what to expect.

Some useful information to help you get started

Explore campus and the local area with our campus maps

Our Living at University Guide

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A taste of last year's programme....

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Warwick Goose Chase

12pm - 9pm Thu 22 - Thu 28 Sep.

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Do you have what it takes to track down all of the golden eggs and beat the Greedy Gander? Take part in our campus based treasure hunt and get to know your new flatmates a little better.

You don't have to live on campus to play, grab some friends and get those geese!


Games Hub

Thu 22 - Mon 26 Sep, 12pm - 11.30pm (11pm Sunday)

Tue 27 - Thu 29 Sep, 6pm - 11.30pm

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Whether you fancy testing your skills at ping pong, you're already the campus air hockey champion, or you just want somewhere to chill out with a soft drink - the Games Hub is the place to be!

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What would the Welcome Team's perfect weekend be? Welcoming new students to campus of course! Check out these conversation starters for 10 to help you get to know each other a little better.

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Monsters University!

Thursday 22nd September, 7pm
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Tickets FREE, booking information on Welcome Week Timetable

If you are moving in on Thursday, pop along to the Arts Centre to watch a film, and stick around afterwards for a chat and make some new friends.

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Friday 23rd September, 7pm
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Tickets £2.50, booking information on Welcome Week Timetable

Friday night is ceilidh night! If you're not familiar with the word, a ceilidh is a barn dance or country dance, accompanied by folk music and the "caller" demonstrating the moves.

Gameshow of Gameshows

Saturday 24th September, 7pm
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Tickets £2.50, booking information on Welcome Week Timetable

Why play one classic game show when you can play them all? The Gameshow of Gameshows is the best parts of the best gameshows on the TV.


Sunday 25th September, 7pm
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Tickets £2.50, booking information on Welcome Week Timetable

Taskmaster is a great game that brings out everyone’s competitive streak! Whether you’ve seen the TV series or not, you’re certain to enjoy getting involved and completing the challenges set.

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Living at University Fair

Monday 26th September, 9am
Oculus Building

Where can I do my washing? How sustainable is campus and what's the Sports Hub like? Pop along to the Living at University Fair to meet campus professional services and ask your questions.

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Dessert Café

Thursday 29th September, 7pm - 10pm
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Who doesn't fancy a sweet treat (or even two?). Pop along to our Dessert Café at the Oculus and waffle on to your new friends about your Welcome Week experience so far! A selection of waffles, toppings, milk shakes, cold drinks and cakes will be available to buy, with a special £2.50 offer on selected waffles and shakes.

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Battle of the Cover Bands

Sign up in Welcome Week! Perform in week 9!

If you play an instrument, or fancy yourself a singer, our Battle of the Cover Bands, in collaboration with BandSoc is for you!

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Tuesday 27th September, 6pm
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To celebrate the Hindu festival of Navratri (in honour of Goddess Durga), we welcome everyone to learn steps to the traditional Indian folk dance, Dandiya, which is played with colourful sticks.

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Sports & Socs Fairs

Tuesday 27th - Thursday 29th September, 11am - 5pm (10am - 11am Quiet Hour)
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This is your opportunity to find out all about the hundreds of sports and societies available at Warwick, there are so many to choose from - you are bound to find your new favourite!