By now you must be buzzing with excitement to start your studies at Southampton University in 2021. If this is you, it’s a great idea to have a look at all the great events that are happening over Freshers Week. It’s a really fun part of any university experience, giving you the chance to meet a tonne of new people, many of whom could be your friends for life. When you’re done sampling everything the city has to offer this Freshers Week, make sure to sleep safe and sound in our beautiful Southampton student accommodation.

Southampton is an area with a thriving student population. With over 20,000 students, you’re bound to find like minded people to explore, study and party with in no time. There’s an impressive range of social and leisure activities on offer from sports facilities to student societies. You’ll also have access to the many museums, shops, restaurants and venues Southampton has to offer.

When staying with Collegiate, you’ll be in the hub of the action. With our accommodation existing in the city centre, you’re only a short walk away from all the wonderful things happening in Southampton.

To make your transition into university living as smooth as possible, we’ve provided a rundown of some of the exciting events on offer over Freshers Week.

Southampton University Freshers Week 2021

Southampton Freshers week takes place between Saturday, 18th September to Sunday, 10th October 2021. A number of welcome events hosted by the university will take place for new and returning Southampton university students. These events are not compulsory but students are invited to take part. There will be a range of activities ranging from inductions to fun events such as parties, BBQs and dance machines. This is a great opportunity to find out more about studying in Southampton as well as a chance to meet some fellow students.

To keep up to date, make sure to visit the Southampton Student Union Freshers 2021 page or the official Freshers Facebook page. Here you can find out what’s on during Freshers Week as well as all the latest updates.

There’s a great deal to experience in Southampton over Freshers Week and here’s a few events to send you on your way.

Scavenger Hunt

Discover hidden gems and historic landmarks all while solving a series of challenges with this fun scavenger hunt. You have a chance to work as a team, or get competitive as you learn all about the city you can now call home. This is a great way to get to know the city and many of the interesting stories behind it.

The Freshers House Party

The Freshers House Party is an upcoming event comparing itself to the hit 2012 film, Project X. Hosted at the entertainment venue Engine Rooms – just a 15-minute walk away from our Solent University accommodation – you can expect some of the UK’s top DJs playing a range of great music from Hip Hop and Grime to Garage and Club classics. There’s multiple rooms available all playing different music, so there’s a little something for everyone. Enjoy free pizza, sweets, a round of beer pong or some of your favourite retro video games at this hit event.

The Big Freshers Lockdown

The Big Freshers Lockdown takes place in Southampton superclub Switch on October 3rd. It’s the place to be if you love partying to Hip Hop, House and R&B. Expect live performances, top DJs and hundreds of amazing giveaways. It’s the perfect event for any new student looking to blow off some steam in one of the South coast’s most upcoming venues.

F*** Me It’s Freshers

F*** Me It’s Freshers is hitting Southampton on October 4th and is also hosted by superclub Switch. This event is set to be massive with over 2,000 students in attendance. Here you’ll find great music from all your favourite club classics to DnB and Grime. Expect some exceptional entertainment, too, from their insane fire performers, stilt walkers and dancers.

Student Accommodation in Southampton

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