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Orientation

Welcome

Welcome to Mary Immaculate College! You have already accomplished a great deal in getting into this College and we hope that you are very pleased with your choice. MIC has a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research, as well as plenty of opportunities to get involved in sporting, cultural and social activities. You have so much to look forward to over the next few years.

MIC Thurles: Orientation will take place on-campus for new entrants during the week of 21 September 2020.

MIC Limerick: Orientation will take place online for new entrants during the week of 21 September 2020.

This virtual orientation will consist of live talks as well as pre-recorded sessions. Orientation will revolve around digital learning, the academic side of College as well as the social element. We have also created an interactive virtual orientation tour of campus facilities, student services and supports – take the tour and find out all you need to know about student life at MIC.

Students will get an opportunity to engage with course leaders and will learn how to familiarise themselves with the required technology for their studies. Students will also meet with key support staff, student services and the Students’ Union. In the case of students registering in the BA (Liberal Arts) an opportunity to meet with faculty involved in the delivery all the Arts subject areas will be provided.

Our overall aim of Orientation 2020 is to ensure that while the means of orienting students will be somewhat different, the result will be the same. We will endeavour to provide all our students with the opportunity to establish meaningful connections with the College and its processes.

If public health advice permits, socially distance ‘Welcome to Campus’ short visits will be scheduled for all first-year groups on the Limerick campus during the week of 21 September 2020. Roll-out of this aspect of orientation will be contingent on public health advice in order to ensure that the health and wellbeing of our College community is safeguarded across both our campuses in Limerick and Thurles. 

Headshot of MIC's Director of Student Life, Geraldine Brosnan
Orientation Welcome
Director of Student Life, Geraldine Brosnan
Virtual Orientation Tour
Virtual Orientation Tour
Click the link below to take MIC's virtual Orientation tour

Take the MIC Interactive Virtual Orientation Tour and access all you need to know about MIC’s campus facilities, student supports and services.   

Relaxing in the MISU Lounge
Relaxing in the MISU Lounge
Settling into college life and meeting new people is a key part of Orientation.

Orientation Schedules

Orientation will take place for all incoming MIC students during the week of 21 September 2020.

Incoming students at the Thurles campus will experience on-campus Orientation during this week.

Incoming students at the Limerick campus will have Orientation primarily online this week, with smaller 'Welcome to Campus' visits being facilitated if public health guidance allows. 

For more information please see here.

Click here to find out how to access MIC Limerick Orientation Live Event Talks and Digital Café sessions.

 

'Welcome to Campus' short visits for MIC Limerick campus students

‘Welcome to Campus’ short visits are scheduled for all first-year groups studying at MIC's Limerick campus during the week of the 21 September 2020. PME students will attend on Friday, 18 September 2020. Group sizes will be in accordance with NPHET guidance, and appropriate social distancing protocols will be in effect. It is envisaged that each visit will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and will depart from the ground floor of the TARA building, accessible via Ashbourne Avenue. Attendance at these ‘Welcome to Campus’ short visits is optional, and you will be assigned a time for your ‘Welcome’ visit on enrolment.

If you are studying for one of the following programmes located in the Faculty of Arts (BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies (MI001); Bachelor of Arts (MI002) and have difficulty with the scheduling of your assigned ‘Welcome’ visit, please contact ArtsOffice@mic.ul.ie

If you are studying for one of the following programmes located in the Faculty of Education (BA in Early Childhood Care and Education (MI007); (Bachelor of Education (MI005/MI006), Bachelor of Education – International (MI004), B Ed in Education and Psychology (MI008); Professional Master of Education (Primary Teaching) and have difficulty with the scheduling of your assigned ‘Welcome’ visit, please contact EducationOffice@mic.ul.ie

To ensure social distancing, ‘Welcome to Campus’ visits will be limited to 45 students per visit with students being allocated to a smaller group on arrival to campus. Please note other family members or friends cannot enter the campus buildings.

For your safety and the safety of other students and staff, you must wear a face mask or face covering on your tour.

The schedule for each visit is as follows:

· Meet your MISU Tour Guide and your allocated group at the entrance to the TARA building at assigned time

· Your MISU tour guide will remain with you for the duration of your campus visit

· Welcome address by Dean of Faculty or Programme Leader (30-35 minutes)

· Campus Tour will stop in Computer Labs to ensure all students can access their email1

· Finish the visit with talk by MISU, information on how to register for clubs and socs and collect your (free) MIC hoody!

We are very much looking forward to meeting you all.

Interactive Virtual Orientation Tour

Orientation Virtual Tour
Orientation Virtual Tour
Follow the link below to take MIC's virtual Orientation tour

MIC has created an interactive virtual orientation tour of campus facilities, student services and supports.

Click here to take the tour and find out all you need to know about student life at MIC.

Videos

Students from MIC Limerick and MIC Thurles share their experience of student life at MIC and give their advice to incoming first years as they begin their third-level journey with MIC.

MIC Student Denis O'Sullivan
Denis O'Sullivan
BA in Education, Gaeilge and Business Studies student, Denis has this advice for incoming students
MIC Student Aleksandra Kurek
Aleksandra Kurek
BA Student Aleksandra recalls her experience of Orientation and shares advice for new MIC students
MIC Student Emily O'Shaugnessy
Emily O'Shaughnessy
BA in Education, Gaeilge and Business Studies student Emily has this advice for new students
MIC Student Pamela Downes
Pamela Downes
B Ed student Pamela shares her experiences and offers tips and advice for incoming students
MIC Student Philip Wall
Philip Wall
BA Student Philip has this advice for new students
MIC Students Nóra & Róisín
Nóra & Róisín Burke
BA CATS Students Nóra & Róisín share this advice for incoming students
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