Fáilte chuig Ollscoil Mhá Nuad.


Congratulations on choosing to study with us.

This website will act as an aid for new students in the transition to university life. It provides key resources that you will need as you start your university journey.

Make sure you familiarise yourself with the information in the steps we’ve outlined below (this is the most important stuff for getting started). 

Our resources also include Information sessions for parents, guardians and family members. Scroll down for more information on these sessions.

We are also proud to be launching our new app over Orientation:

Download the MU App from Google Play Store

Download the MU App from Apple App Store

This has way-finding to get around our growing campus, MU Life, IT and Wifi information and there are plans for more features. Get it here first!

My Maynooth Orientation Programme


Prepare for Maynooth University

Now that you know you are coming to Maynooth to study, it is a great opportunity to prepare for your time in university, including sorting out your finances, creating a budget, deciding to live in and around university or commute as well as registering for your course.


Choose your Subjects

Maynooth offers a wide variety of choices depending on your degree and in order to help you make these choices there are Subject Information Talks on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 September. At these sessions you will get to meet some of the staff in the various subject areas as well as getting an insight into what studying that subject will look like in your time here.


Find out what’s available to you

As a Maynooth student you will have access to a wide range of supports which are aimed at supporting and guiding you on your academic and personal journey over the next three to four years. These can be related to your study (academic supports) or your student life outside the classroom (student supports). It is worth having a look at what supports are available to you in advance of starting your time here.


 Welcome Week (16 – 20 September) 

This is when we get to officially welcome our new students to the campus and is typically the week before you start lectures. The week will be a mixture of online and in-person events with a focus on preparing you for the start of lectures and highlighting the wide range of student life opportunities open to our students. Students will also complete their registration this week. You will find the schedules on this website.


Getting Involved

Your time at university is not only for academic achievement. It is also a time for personal development, fun, friendship as well as trying new things. It is a time to explore the many opportunities open to our students through the wide variety of extra-curricular activities on offer, including clubs, societies, Students’ Union, volunteering, etc. 


Parent / Guardian / Family Orientation Sessions

As part of our New Student Orientation Programme, we host a number of information sessions specifically for Parents, Guardians and families so that we can give you an insight as to what your son, daughter or family member can expect during their time here in Maynooth. We will also highlight the various support services we have on campus. You will be able to register for these information sessions from 28 August and the links will be provided below.

 Tuesday 11 September 

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 Wednesday 12 September 

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 Wednesday 19 September (online) 

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If you have any queries in relation to these information sessions you can contact the New Student Orientation Team at orientation@mu.ie or 01-7086071

Maynooth and Campus Life

​The beautiful and historic town of Maynooth is the fifth largest town in Co. Kildare and the only University town in Ireland. It has a population of over 12,000 people, though this swells to over 20,000 during the academic year with the arrival of the University students.
This creates a vibrant and buzzing environment for social, sporting and cultural activities. Maynooth is YOUR town too and you are a big part of this community! So Explore the Town, Have fun and equally important RESPECT your town.

For many students, Maynooth will provide a home from home, as well as a place of study. You are urged to treat your neighbours with the respect that you and your family expect in your own home area.The university and the Maynooth community work in close partnership to integrate the activities of the student body and the town, through initiatives such as the joint community relations project. During your time in the university you will have many opportunities to engage in co-operative ventures with representatives of the business, social or sporting life of Maynooth.

You can find out more about campus life on our website:

Campus Life


Key Dates

Registration: On Monday 9 September, you will get an email with instructions for online registration. Please note: MH101, MH201 & MH404 students will be assigned a Welcome Week Group via this email.

Welcome Week: 16 to 20 September 

Week 1 (Lectures): 23 to 27 September

Clubs & Societies: Sign Up via our clubs and societies portal: mulife.ie

Change of Mind Deadline for choosing subjects: Friday 18 October 

For important dates throughout the academic year please visit the:

Registrar’s Website


Maynooth University has a centralised area detailing what codes and practices we strive to uphold both for staff and students, from the Student Charter to our Equality and Inclusion Policies, these are an important pillar of University life.  

University Policies