Freshers' 2022

This September, we're bringing you an amazing line-up of events for the University of Southampton Freshers 2022! We've announced our first round of events and tickets are available for our Welcome Parties, Freshers Ball and Laser Tag! Freshers will run from Saturday 24 September to Saturday 08 October.

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' 2022 events being promoted by external companies & venues - official events are only hosted by SUSU and the University.

View the Freshers Week One Timetable

Freshers Week One Timetable

Take a look all the amazing events you can enjoy during Freshers Week! Find out more details about each event below or on our events calendar.

View the Freshers Week Two Timetable

Freshers Week Two Timetable

Check out all the great events you can enjoy during the second week of Freshers! Find out more details about each event below or on our events calendar.

Sports Tasters Timetable

Official Sports Tasters Timetables

Check out all our sports taster sessions taking place on Saturday 01 and Sunday 02 October - your perfect opportunity to try out for a team or find a new sport you love! Make sure to speak to individual sports clubs about their tasters to find out any details you need to know.

Welcome BBQ and Fairground

Welcome BBQs and Fairground

Saturday 24 September and Sunday 25 September, 18:00 - 22:00. Once you've moved into your flat or house, head to Highfield campus to get your Freshers week started with an outdoor BBQ and fairground ride! No booking required, just come along.

Go to the Freshers event ticket page

Welcome Parties

Saturday 24 September and Sunday 25 September, 22:00 - 03:00. Get your first taste of uni life at your very own Welcome Party! This is your chance to meet other freshers, dance the night away and enjoy one big welcome to Southampton! Tickets are now sold out for both Welcome Parties.

Freshers Bunfight

Bunfight (Clubs and Societies Fair)

Wednesday 28 September and Thursday 29 September, 10:30 - 16:30. Meet all of our 400+ sports clubs and societies and sign up to the ones you'd like to join! Bunfight is split over two days, so to meet every society make sure you get a ticket for both days. Tickets are now sold out for both days of Bunfight Clubs and Societies Fair.

Go to the Freshers Fair event page

Freshers Fair

Friday 30 September, 10:00 - 17:00. It's the big one: Freshers Fair! Your chance to grab loads of amazing student discounts, vouchers & freebies! Tickets are now sold out for this event.

Go to the Freshers Ball event page

Freshers Ball x Bumble

Saturday 01 October, 20:00 - 03:00. Don't miss the grand finale to freshers week: your Freshers Ball 2022! Join us at SUSU for an amazing night of entertainment taking over the whole of the students' union building. Enjoy live music, a DJ, plus food and drinks available to buy on the night. This year Freshers Ball is sponsored by Bumble.

Dress code: whatever you're comfortable in! Casual or formal/smart: the choice is yours!

General Release tickets are now available for just £22.

Go to the SUSU events calendar

Laser Tag

Sunday 25 September, 16:00 - 20:00 and Monday 26 September, 16:00 - 19:00. Who will be the champion? Challenge your housemates and meet new people at our Laser Tag course. Tickets are now sold out for both days.

Choose Days

Choose Days

Tuesday 27 September and Tuesday 04 October, 19:30 - 23:00. At Choose Days the choice is yours; shape the night you want!

On 27 September enjoy a night of live music for free (no booking required) and choose the songs you want to hear.

On 04 October we're bringing you a night of stand-up comedy for just £5 and you choose the drinks deals. Tickets are now sold out for this event.

Go to the Karaoke event page

Karaoke XL

Thursday 29 September, 19:00 - 03:00. Our legendary Stags Karaoke is going XL! Get ready to sing your heart out to karaoke classics, hosted by Mimi! No booking required.

Go to the Big Quiz and Curry event page

Big SUSU Quiz and Curry

Monday 26 September, 19:30 - 23:00. Tonight is our BIG Quiz & Curry! Quiz entry is £1, and curries start from £5.95. No pre-booking required, just come along.

Go to the plant a plant event page

Plant a Plant

Monday 26 September, 10:00 - 14:00. Choose your very own house plant and plant pot to decorate and take home with you. A free house warming gift from us to you! No booking required.

Go to the Fatsoma Bingo Lingo event page

Bingo Lingo

Wednesday 28 September, 18:00 - 22:00. SOUTHAMPTON! Brace yourselves! The South's original bingo is arriving at your SU! Get ready for stage battles, ridiculous rounds, and weird and wonderful prizes that will change your life forever! Booking required: tickets now available.

Union After Dark

Union After Dark

Wednesday 28 September and Wednesday 05 October, 19:00 - 01:00. Join us every Wednesday for classic anthems with Mimi, Happy Hour 19:00 - 21:00, free cheesy chips after 23:00 if you buy a drink during Happy Hour, and VIP areas. Free entry! No booking required.

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Postgraduate Events

Postgraduates, join us for a free BBQ, quiz night, and board games night to welcome you to Southampton and meet other students working towards their Masters or PhD. No booking required for these events.

Postgraduate BBQ: Monday 26 September, 17:00 - 23:00.

Postgraduate Board Games Night: Friday 30 September, 17:00 - 21:00.

Postgraduate Quiz Night: Thursday 06 October, 19:00 - 23:00.

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Winchester Walking Tours

Saturday 01 October and Saturday 08 October, 11:30 - 13:00. To welcome all students arriving and returning to Winchester School of Art, we are hosting free historical walking tours of Winchester! Spaces are limited so make sure you book to avoid missing out. Tickets are now sold out for both tours.

Go to the Student Life Fair event page

Student Life Fair

Friday 07 October, 11:00 - 16:00. Discover everything you need to know about student life at our fair, including volunteering, health & wellbeing, housing advice and much more! No booking required.

Go to the lanyard making event page

How-To Workshop: Lanyard Making

Tuesday 27 September, 15:00 and 16:30. Come and learn how to make a lanyard and let it accompany you through your uni days! All materials will be provided, including card holder, lanyards and different beads. Tickets for both sessions are now sold out.

Go to the Zumba XL event page

Zumba XL

Monday 26 September, 18:00 - 20:00. Zumba is a dance fitness craze which has taken the world by storm! Shake and shimmy to amazing music in The Cube with our Zumba Society. Tickets are now sold out.

Go to the Freshers event ticket page

Gin Tasting

Sunday 02 October, 20:00. A treat for any gin lover! Enjoy an evening of gin tasting in The Bridge, and your first three gin and tonics are included in the ticket. Tickets are now sold out.

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Yoga Sessions

Saturday 01 October and Sunday 02 October, 09:00 - 10:30. Relax and unwind at our Yoga session with Yoga Society. Wear comfy clothes and appropriate footwear (barefoot or socks). Yoga mats will be provided. Tickets for both sessions are now sold out.

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Union Films

Watch two great movies for free this Freshers at Union Films, your student cinema on campus! On Tuesday 27 September watch Kingsman The Secret Service, and on Sunday 02 October watch Scott Pilgrim vs. The World! Booking required: tickets are fully booked for Kingsman, but tickets are still available for Scott Pilgrim.

Go to the Barn Dance event page

Barn Dance

Sunday 02 October, 19:00 - 22:30. Grab your partner and dosey-doe to live music with Folk Society. Yeeha! Tickets are now sold out.

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Cook Yourself Dinner

Tuesday 27 September, 19:00 - 21:00. Learn how to cook a delicious budget-friendly Spaghetti Bolognese with us! Watch how it's done then tuck in to a free portion for your dinner. Tickets are now sold out.

Go to the clubs and societies webpage

Clubs and Societies at Southampton

Check out all our societies and sports clubs at Southampton. With over 400 to choose from there's something for everyone!

View our Freshers Media Pack (PDF)
Advertise with us: Freshers Media Pack

Want to advertise with us this Freshers or attend one of our Fairs? Take a look at our opportunities in our media pack and get in touch via

Go to the Official University of Southampton Freshers' 2022 Facebook Group
Official University of Southampton Freshers' 2022 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!