Events & Tickets

Freshers' Bundle Ticket

From move-in day to the following Friday, your College Freshers' is the place to be. YUSU then takes over from the Saturday to bring to you the BIGGEST events this Freshers'!

Want to experience everything that your Union has to offer at Freshers' Week 2017? Then the big YUSU FRESHERS' BUNDLE TICKET is for you!

This ticket includes entry to all OFFICIAL YUSU Freshers' Week events:


Limited Supply.

* Please note the Freshers' Bundle Ticket does not include your College Freshers' Ticket

£30 - SOLD OUT

Freshers' Festival

Saturday 30th September (Week 1) • 6.30pm - 11pm

The biggest event on campus this Freshers' Week 2017! End your Freshers' in epic style, as the student union takes over Campus West, with a main-stage playing host to some of the UK’s BIGGEST artists.This year’s line-up features:

Scott Mills & Chris Stark (BBC Radio One) // Karen Harding // The Sherlocks // Haus of Dench + many, many more!

Oh! Wait… that’s not all. Not only will Freshers Festival 2017 be bringing to you; our very own ferris wheel, an outdoor bar, the Tipi Village full of activities, vegan friendly food vendors, live stunt-performers, fairground attractions and much, much more... this ticket also includes FREE ENTRY to our OFFICIAL after-party at Fibbers!

You do not want to miss out on #YUSUFreshersFestival 2017


Comedy Night

Sunday 1st October (Week 1) • 6.30pm - 10pm

The perfect way to see out Freshers Week 2017! If you fancy kicking back and catching up over some homegrown comedy ...this is the one for you! Come join us in Central Hall to catch some of the UK’s best loved comedians and rising stars.

The #YUSUComedyNight is playing host to a wealth of comedic talent! Line-up this year includes Russell Kane, Elliot Steel and Kelly Convey (MC).



Viking Raid

Thursday 5th October (Week 2) • 7pm - 3am

York’s biggest and best bar crawl!

  • 4 different t-shirts
  • 4 different routes
  • 1 massive bar crawl through York!

Viking Raid is the perfect introduction to the varied nightlife that York has to offer. Each route starts on campus at one of YUSU’s Bars, with a free shuttle bus taking you to town before you make your way from bar to bar, ending up in one of the OFFICIAL YUSU club night venues.

WARNING: Viking helmets advisory not compulsory.


Freshers' Bundle Ticket

Includes Freshers' Festival, Comedy Night and Viking Raid!

College Freshers'

Saturday 23rd - Friday 29th September (Week 1)

Your College Committee has organised an incredible timetable of events, activities, and opportunities for you to get involved in and to become accustomed to life at York during Freshers’ Week; this year’s timetables include amazing club nights, a roller disco, film nights, open mic nights, inflatable assault courses, and so much more.

* You will only be able to purchase a Freshers’ Ticket for the College you belong to. Each College ticket may vary in price as each has a completely different timetable of events.

Approx. £29 to £40 - TICKETS AVAILABLE 24th August

Freshers' Fair

Saturday 30th September (Week 1) • 10am - 4pm

The perfect place to discover all of the incredible opportunities and services to get involved with at the Students' Union and University.

This is your chance to join sports clubs and societies or learn a bit more about how you can get involved with our volunteering projects, liberation networks or YUSU Raising & Giving!

This event is located all over campus west and we promise there really is something for everyone.

* Please note that the Freshers' Fair opens 45 minutes earlier for students with children or access requirements

Freshers' Fringe

Monday 25th September - Friday 29th September (Week 1)

Freshers' Fringe is brought to you by your Part-Time Officers. It includes a variety of events including film screenings, tours of the city, quizzes, murder mysteries and much more.

See all the events