What is orientation
Orientation (O-Week) is held on campus the week before classes start each semester. It is designed for new students to meet other students, find their way around campus, find out important course information and make a smooth transition into University life. You will have important core activities to attend and details of these can be found on the UniStart website under the section 'Orientation'.
One of the most important events in O-Week is your Commencement Ceremony, which is your official welcome to the University. The Semester 1, 2018 Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for the afternoon of Monday 19th Feb. Don't forget to register for this event on the UniStart website.
O-Week includes activities specific to your Faculty (Arts, Commerce, Design, Health and Medical Science, Science, Engineering Science). Your faculty activities are compulsory to attend. As part of your Faculty activities you will have the opportunity to participate in a Campus Tour, led by a current student, designed to help you find your way around campus. It's a great chance to meet other students in your study area and learn your way around. There are also many non-course-specific activities planned throughout the week which are highly recommended.
In Semester 1, the Friday of O-Week is the Guild O-Day Festival. This is a great opportunity to sign up to clubs and societies. James Oval is a hive of activity with Guild Clubs and Faculty Societies, sporting groups, and other community groups providing information and displays about what's available for students. Music and food, giveaways and promotions add to the festival atmosphere. There is no Guild O-day in Semester 2 however you will still have opportunities to sign up for various clubs during semester.
Check the UniStart website to find out more about O-Week.