Step 5: USC on-campus services

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Step 5: USC on-campus services


Orientation to USC and HDR Induction 

Orientation to USC - Welcome to new students, will involve a range of optional social and official welcome activities as well as voluntary workshops. Visit Orientation to USC - Welcome to new students for more information, including event and session times and locations.

The Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) induction helps candidates to navigate the support and services available to them throughout candidature and provides information about the structure and requirements of their HDR program. Visit HDR induction for more information.

Student ID cards 

As a new student, you must obtain a student ID card. Your student ID card is needed to: 

  • access computer labs and HDR Study Centres
  • borrow items from the Library
  • use USC copying and printing services
  • confirm your identity at exams 

Find out how to get your Student ID Card.

Campus map and academic calendars 

Access the campus map to find your way around and Academic Calendars to check important dates.

Library access 

As an enrolled student you also have access to the University Library. For full details of the resources available to researchers, please visit Guides at USC library.

You should organise an introduction to the research support the Library offers. For more information contact your faculty librarian.

Student support

Student Wellbeing offers a range of services including counselling, health and wellbeing and disability services. For more information, visit Student support.


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We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the University of the Sunshine Coast.



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