New students moving in to Founder's Building with luggage
What's on in Welcome Week

We've got a packed programme of events during Welcome Week to help you explore our campus, meet our team and make new friends. Plan your week using the calendar below!

 

Fri 30 Aug
  • Pre-Arrival Day

    30 August 8.30AM - 2.00PM | Windsor Building

    An event to assist any new undergraduate students in preparing for starting at Royal Holloway and exploring our campus.

    all students welcome
    Register
  • Welcome Zone

    21 September 8.30AM - 6.00PM | Davison Atrium

    Central information and meeting point.

    all students welcome
  • Wellbeing Pop-Up Lounge

    21 September 10.00AM - 4.00PM | Davison Events Space

    Central information and meeting point.

    all students welcome
  • Picture Gallery tours

    21 September 11.00AM - 4.00PM | Picture Gallery

    A tour of the Picture Gallery and its art collection.

    all students welcome
  • Chapel tours

    21 September 11.30AM - 4.30PM | Chapel

    A tour of the Chapel.

    all students welcome
  • Campus tours

    21 September 12.00PM - 4.00PM | Meet at entrance to Davison Building

    A walking tour of campus

    all students welcome
  • Library tour

    21 September 12.00PM - 4.00PM | Meet at entrance to Davison Building

    A tour of your campus library

    all students welcome
  • Local area tours

    21 September 12.00PM - 4.00PM | Meet at entrance to Davison Building

    Welcome to your local area

    all students welcome
  • Welcome from the Principal

    21 September 2.00PM - 3.00PM | Picture Gallery

    An informal welcome to new students, parents, family and friends

    all students welcome
  • The Icebreaker Challenge

    21 September 4.00PM - 5.00PM | Davison Events Space,Emily Wilding Davison Building

    Get rid of your first day jitters and come along to get to know other students, develop your leadership and teamwork skills and be recognised for your first involvement in campus life! See you there!

    all students welcome
  • Games night with snacks

    21 September 9.00PM - 11.00PM | Davison Events Space,Emily Wilding Davison Building

    Monopoly? Cluedo? Articulate?

    all students welcome
  • Roller disco

    21 September 9.00PM - 11.00PM | Sports Centre

    Get your dancing shoes on, or should we say skates!

    all students welcome
    Register
  • Welcome Zone

    22 September 8.30AM - 6.00PM | Davison Atrium

    Central information and meeting point

    all students welcome
  • Wellbeing Pop-Up Lounge

    22 September 10.00AM - 4.00PM | Davison Events Space

    Central information and meeting point

    all students welcome
  • Picture Gallery tours

    22 September 11.00AM - 4.00PM | Picture Gallery

    A tour of the Picture Gallery and its art collection

    all students welcome
  • The Icebreaker Challenge

    22 September 11.30AM - 12.30PM | Meet at Davison Events Space

    Get rid of your first day jitters and come along to get to know other students, develop your leadership and teamwork skills and be recognised for your first involvement in campus life!

    all students welcome
  • Chapel Tours

    22 September 11.30AM - 4.30PM | Chapel

    A tour of the Chapel

    all students welcome
  • Campus tours

    22 September 12.00PM - 4.00PM | Meet at entrance to Davison Building

    A walking tour of campus

    all students welcome
  • Library tour

    22 September 12.00PM - 4.00PM | Meet at entrance to Davison Building

    A tour of your campus library

    all students welcome
  • Local area tours

    22 September 12.00PM - 4.00PM | Meet at entrance to Davison Building

    Welcome to your local area

    all students welcome
  • Welcome Week brunch

    22 September 12.30PM - 1.30PM | Davison Events Space,Emily Wilding Davison Building

    A fantastic way to meet new students over brunch

    all students welcome
  • Welcome from the Deputy Principal

    22 September 2.00PM - 3.00PM | Picture Gallery

    An informal welcome to new students, parents, family and friends

    all students welcome
  • The Icebreaker Challenge

    22 September 8.00PM - 9.00PM | Davison Events Space,Emily Wilding Davison Building

    Missed the icebreaker challenge event?

    all students welcome
  • Games Night with Snacks

    22 September 9.00PM - 10.00PM | Davison Events Space,Emily Wilding Davison Building

    Monopoly? Cluedo? Articulate?

    all students welcome
  • Outdoor Cycle Cinema

    22 September 9.00PM - 11.00PM | Founders' Square

    Watch a movie on the big screen surrounded by the university's beloved building, Founders. Feel free to bring your own blanket, or if you're up for the challenge, bring your trainers to cycle.

    all students welcome
  • Welcome to New Students Over 21

    23 September 6.00PM - 8.00PM | Study Terrace/Picture Gallery (Wet Weather)

    Come along and meet other undergraduates who have not come to university straight from school.

    over 21's
  • Mexican night

    23 September 7.00PM - 8.00PM | Students' Union,Tommy's Lounge

    Fancy a taco or nachos? Come along and enjoy the evening with a range of Mexican food, and meet other fellow students!

    all students welcome
    Register
  • Speedmating

    23 September 7.00PM - 9.00PM | Various locations

    A chance to meet other new students living in Halls in four different locations.

    all students welcome
  • Welcome to Visiting Students

    24 September 6.00PM - 8.00PM | Picture Gallery

    Come along and meet other students from abroad and enjoy a selection British tapas.

    international students
  • Rock and Roll Bingo Night

    24 September 7.30PM - 8.30PM | Gowar and Wedderburn Common Room (Block H)

    Bingo with a twist. Match the music and get a chance to win £50 voucher from Amazon.

    all students welcome
  • Meme Challenge

    24 September 7.30PM - 8.30PM | Highfield Common Room (Block 1)

    Laugh along and enjoy creating your own memes in the ultimate 'Meme Challenge'!

    all students welcome
  • International orientation for degree seeking students

    25 September 10.30AM - 12.00PM | Windsor Auditorium

    Essential information for all new international students.

    international students
  • Festival of Volunteering

    25 September 12.00PM - 4.00PM | Founder's Square

    The Festival of Volunteering is an excellent way to find amazing volunteering opportunities in the local community that you can get involved with!

    all students welcome
  • Welcome to international students

    25 September 6.00PM - 8.00PM | Medicine

    An informal welcome to all our international students.

    international students
  • Piñata party

    25 September 7.30PM - 8.30PM | Kingswood Common Room

    What better way to fulfill your inner child, and whack that piñata to earn your prize!

    all students welcome
  • Murder mystery

    25 September 8.00PM - 10.00PM | Picture Gallery - Founder's Building

    Get a chance to be like Sherlock Holmes and find out the greatest mystery that ever unfolded at Royal Holloway.

    all students welcome
    Register
  • Academic Expectations for International Students

    26 September 1.00PM - 2.00PM | Windsor Auditorium

    Essential academic guidance for new international students

    international students
  • Academic writing

    26 September 2.00PM - 3.00PM | Windsor Auditorium

    Everything you need to know about writing essays at university

    all students welcome
  • Welcome to new postgraduate students

    26 September 6.00PM - 7.30PM | Picture Gallery

    Meet with other Postgraduate students.

    postgraduate
  • Games Night with Snacks

    26 September 7.30PM - 8.30PM | Gowar and Wedderburn Common Room (Block H)

    Monopoly? Cluedo? Articulate?

    all students welcome
  • Pub quiz

    26 September 7.30PM - 8.30PM | Crosslands

    Test your cultural knowledge for a chance to win a £50 voucher from Amazon!

    all students welcome
  • Silent disco

    27 September 8.00PM - 28 September 12.00AM | Imagine

    Place the headphones on your head and dance until your heart's content.

    all students welcome
    Register
  • Trip to Virginia Water

    29 September 11.00AM - 3.00PM | Founders Square

    Walk to scenic Virginia Water, known for its waterfall, ancient roman ruins and totem pole.

    all students welcome