What is Orientation

Your first year at uni begins at Orientation

Kick off the great adventure that lies ahead by immersing yourself in Orientation. Attend O-Week and meet your lecturers and classmates, get organised and enjoy insights from current students who have been in your shoes. Explore your home campus and discover the huge range of activities, clubs and student services available to you as a UniSA student. Celebrate the beginning of your uni life with valuable advice, new friends and entertainment.

Why should I attend Orientation?

Starting university can seem daunting but this is where Orientation comes in. Across O-Week you'll have the chance to meet teaching staff and fellow students from your degree. You'll have opportunities to participate in campus tours, network with new and current students, find out the requirements of your degree and have fun at a range of social events like Campus Days.

What is a Program Information Session?

One of the most important parts of Orientation is being introduced to the program that you are studying and meeting the people who will be there to guide you throughout your study. Attending your O-Week Program Day is a must as you will get to meet your lecturers and tutors who will support you throughout your program. The teaching staff will also introduce you to your ‘school’ and the expectations around your field of study and you’ll get to visit the key areas relevant to you on campus. You’ll hear the details of what you will be studying, the structure of attendance and assessment, what is covered in your tutorials, workshops and exams, and what your program and courses can help you achieve. You’ll have a chance to network with classmates and did we mention lunch was on us?!

What is a Campus Day?

Celebrate the beginning of your uni life and learn about what the University has to offer outside the classroom on your Campus Day. This day invites all commencing students from your campus to come and hear from current students about how to get the most out of your time at uni, and discover a huge range of activities, clubs and student services available to you. You’ll hear from the Vice Chancellor, have the opportunity to attend accommodation, networking and study skills workshops, and if you want to get to know your campus a little better, you can jump on a campus tour. Did we mention you’ll have access to a ton of free snacks, entertainment and super cheap food?!

What are optional activities?

There are a range of activities you can add to your week and beyond to enrich your Orientation experience, including Welcome Brekky Bars, evening sessions and Movies on Campus.

What should I bring on each day?

Make sure you bring your student barcode which you can find on a range of materials including your student ID card, your printed invitation to Orientation and on the UniSA student app. It's also a good idea to bring a notepad and pen.

There'll be free water and snacks on the day and super cheap lunch so bring a small amount of money.

What if I'm working and can't attend during the day?

Evening Orientation Sessions are only for those who cannot attend their Program Information Session and Campus Day. While attending your Program Information Session and Campus Day will give you the best insight into uni life - if coming to a 9-5 event just can’t work for you, check out your Orientation Planner to see what evening sessions are available for your degree.

How do I plan my days for Orientation?

Head to the Orientation Planner to explore your Orientation schedule.

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