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First Seven Weeks

Providing strong, enhanced and targeted support to new students


The First Seven Weeks is an initiative at the University of Limerick designed to provide strong, enhanced and targeted support to students during the very early weeks of their time as UL students.   Recognising that successful early adjustment is linked to subsequent success, we provide a range of information, target our resources and interact with our new students in ways that make them know we care about them and are interested in their successful adjustment. 

Due to Covid-19 UL will transition new student orientation and the now extended First Seven Weeks Programme (F7W) to an online format.  We have a new virtual space where you can visit us and chat to a current UL student who will be happy to help you with any questions you might have.   All you have to do is click on the Virtual Hub Room 1 or Virtual Hub Room 2 and you will be taken to one of our chat rooms.  The rooms will be open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. so pop in and get your questions answered. 

Virtual Hub Room 1      

Virtual Hub Room 2         

The First Seven Weeks is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (First7Weeks) so please check us out.   You can ask questions on our social media platforms too, here is a sample of the questions we have covered this semester so far.  You can read about the FSW online programme from a students perspective here


Each of the first seven weeks has its own theme, designed to focus students’ attention on various issues that we know are important for settling in and thriving as a higher education student.  Check out our First Seven Weeks Programme


To help you find your way around, take a look at our videos below and you can also use this map of the campus.

This map of the main building, details all the tower names.

This video provides you with excellent information on how to find your way around the various buildings on the University of Limerick Campus.

This video gives you a tour of the buildings and facilities available on the University of Limerick Campus.