Freshers 2023

From Saturday 23 September to Friday 06 October, we’re bringing you an amazing line-up of events for the University of Southampton Freshers 2023! We can’t wait to announce our event dates and more details with you very soon!

All official Freshers’ events for the University of Southampton will be available to view on this page and on our events calendar.

Please be cautious if you see Freshers’ events being promoted by external companies & venues – official events are only hosted by SUSU and the University.

Freshers Fest

Saturday 23 September
18:00 - 23:00, SUSU Building 42

Join us on campus for your first night of Freshers fun! Enjoy a roller disco, games, quizzes, mini golf, live music, plus food and drinks! FREE entry, some activities include a small charge.

Tickets are now available to book for our Nerf Wars games and Roller Disco!

Freshers Party

Sunday 24 September
20:00 - 03:00, SUSU Building 42

Join us at SUSU for the opening weekend of Freshers - an amazing night of entertainment taking place at your students union. There will be lots of different rooms to enjoy with live music, free casino, DJs and more.

Tickets are sold out for Freshers Party, but we've released tickets for a Silent Disco on the same night!

Freshers Party: Silent Disco

Sunday 24 September
20:00 - 23:00, Garden Court (Building 40)

Dance the night away at our Silent Disco - you choose the soundtrack to your night!

Tickets are now available to buy!

Bunfight Clubs and Societies Fair

Thursday 28 September
09:30 - 17:00

Bunfight is your chance to meet ALL of our societies and sports clubs, and sign up to the ones you'd love to join! Tickets are now sold out for this event.

Freshers Fair

Friday 29 September
09:30 - 16:30, SUSU Buildings 40 & 42

It's the big one: Freshers Fair! Grab amazing freebies, student discounts, offers and more throughout our fair. FREE entry, booking required. Tickets are now sold out for this event.

Student Life Fair

Wednesday 27 September
11:00 - 16:00, SUSU Building 42

Find out everything you need to know about student life in Southampton, including volunteering, health & wellbeing, housing advice and much more! FREE entry.

The Big SUSU Quiz

Monday 25 September
19:00, SUSU Building 42

It's time for the BIG SUSU Quiz, with our very special guest host: Mark Labbett from The Chase! FREE event.

Bingo Lingo

Wednesday 27 September
19:00 - 23:00, The Cube (SUSU Building 42)

This is BINGO LINGO - Bingo like you've never experienced before. Join us for an unforgettable night of mayhem with huge party anthems, stage battles & prizes! Tickets on sale now!

K-Pop Night

Saturday 30 September
21:00 - 01:00, The Cube (SUSU Building 42)

Get ready to dance the night away with the very best and latest K-Pop music! Enjoy the biggest hits, photo opportunities and k-fashion at our brand new club night! Tickets on sale now!


Friday 06 October
22:00 - 02:00, The Cube (SUSU Building 42)

The Taylor Swift club night comes to Southampton, right here at your students' union! Non-stop Swifty all night: deep cuts, extended mixes, fan favourites and all the hits. Tickets on sale now!

PGR Meet and Greet

Tuesday 03 October
17:00 - 21:00, The Bridge (SUSU Building 42)

If you're a Postgraduate Research student, this night is just for you! Meet other students, play board games and enjoy a drink or two! FREE event.

WSA Freshers Fair

Monday 02 October 11:00 - 14:00, WSA campus If you're studying at WSA, come along to a Freshers Fair right on your doorstep! Grab freebies, student deals, discounts and more. FREE event.

Sports Taster Sessions

Saturday 30 September and Sunday 01 October, Various Locations

Try a brand new sport or try out to join a club for FREE this weekend. Make sure to check what time and location your taster is at.

Freshers 2023 Event Timetable

Take a look at all the amazing events you can enjoy as part of Freshers 2023!

Sports Tasters Timetable

During our Sports Tasters weekend you can try out to join our Team Southampton sports clubs, or try a brand new sport! All Sports Taster sessions are free! Take a look at the timetables of sessions below.

Official University of Southampton Freshers' 2023 Facebook Group

Join our group to find your course mates and the people living in the same Halls as you before you even get here!

Clubs and Societies

Check out all our societies and sports clubs at Southampton. There are over 400 to choose from, and there’s something for everyone!

Varisty sports team.
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The Advice Centre

Independent and free advice on finances, academic issues, housing and more. Open Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00.

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SUSU Lettings

SUSU Lettings are here to help you find your ideal student home! Open Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00.

The Student Hub

The Student Hub is your first point of contact for wellbeing support at the University. They are contactable 24/7 and can help you with wellbeing, disability, careers, fees and course administration issues.

International Student Arrival Guide

Moving to a new country for your studies is a big deal, and we understand that it can be a mix of excitement and nerves. But don't worry, we're here to help! We have put together this guide to help you settle into your new life in Southampton or Winchester and make the most of your time here.

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