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We're pleased to have you with us!

These are the essential tasks you will need to complete, along with some useful information about joining your new community.

Your essential tasks

Complete these tasks to help make your start at university go as smoothly as possible.

Community and inductions

We’re looking forward to you arriving on campus.

With the essentials out of the way, you can explore your new community, complete your induction module, and if you’re joining us from abroad, why not let us meet you at the airport? 

You'll also need to complete your induction on Blackboard, our online learning environment, before your studies begin. You can access Blackboard once you’ve set up your University IT account. 

Welcome key dates 2024/25

Registration for international students

Thursday 19 September 2024

Welcome weekend

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2024

Induction week

Monday 23 September 2024

Term starts

 Monday 30 September 2024

You can find all your key dates and events in our app, My Southampton.

Download it now to see what student events are happening.

Visit the campus map to find your way around the campuses.