Welcome Events and Campus Tours

Prioritise the events that are most relevant to your interests; whether you want more information about living in London, joining clubs and societies, a head-start on developing university-level study skills, or a mixture of them all.


There will be a wide range of events taking place before, during and after Welcome 2019, some of which are compulsory and others are optional.

Time-planning Tool

Plan your time during Welcome using pages 8-9 of the Welcome Guide 2019.

Compulsory events

You will be expected to attend the following events:

Optional events

You can choose to attend a wide range of optional events, including:

Student-led Campus Tours

Student-led campus tours will take place throughout Welcome (Friday 20 and Monday 23 - Friday 27 September 2019), helping you to get to know the campus from a student perspective.The tours will show you all of the key places that you need to know on campus.

Take a Campus Tour and start finding your way around. Your tour guide will be an experienced LSE student who can introduce you to key locations, as well as tell you a bit about the past and future of the school.

Tours depart every 10 minutes between 10am and 4pm from the Welcome Hub on the John Watkins Plaza outside the Library. No booking required - just turn up! However you may need to wait a while at peak times.

If you're arriving before or after Welcome, or if you'd just rather get to know the place at your own pace, you can take our self guided tour instead. Check back soon for the revised 2019 route.

Local Area Tours

Sign up for an hour long professional tour which will take you off campus and back in time. Learn about the fascinating history of Lincoln's Inn, the infamous Sweeney Todd of Fleet Street and much more. Tours leave throughout Welcome Week from the Welcome Week Hub on the John Watkins Plaza outside the Library.

Visit lselocalhistorytours.eventbrite.co.uk for information and to book your spot.


LSE Halls of Residence

Find out what social activities are happening in your Hall of Residence by joining its Facebook group!

You can find a list of official LSE hall Facebook groups at hall committees and social activities in halls.

Library events

Library Welcome Event

Between Monday 23 - to Friday 27 September, the Library is running a themed, self-guided, interactive tour of the Library across all floors.

Come along and find out what the Library has to offer, follow the Library discovery map, take part in fun activities, meet other students and win prizes!

Getting Started

To learn more about using the Library, accessing resources and getting advice and support, you can also come along to one of our brief Getting Started sessions.

Available Monday 23 - to Friday 27 September at: 10am, 10:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm.

Alumni Centre Events

Find out about the Alumni Centre (Centre Building) and the support you'll be able to access when you graduate!

Drop in at either of these times:

  • 11am - 2pm, Tuesday 24 September
  • 11am - 2pm, Wednesday 25 September