So the countdown has started and all roads now lead to the start of term.
There's so much happening between now and then that we can't begin to cover it all here, so here's what you need to do...
Like us on Facebook
Like the SU facebook page and everything good about Essex will appear in your feed - you can also ask us any questions you've got, no matter how stupid they might seem.
Join the Freshers' Group
The best way to connect with other Essex students is in the official Freshers' Group for 2017/18. Ask questions, meet new people and find out what's going on around campus. Just be nice to each other, yeah?
Follow us on Twitter
If you like (sometimes) witty comments on student life, the occasional cat gif, plus all of the latest news, events and opportunities then follow us here. Not to brag, but we've even got a little blue tick.
Follow us on Instagram
The Essex Instagram community continues to grow in a big way - see what we're up to here. Taken a photo on campus you're pretty proud of? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with your username and you might even see it pop up on there.
Add us on Snapchat
For updates on live events and a different view of campus follow us on Snapchat. Add essex.su or scan this little guy.