It's now time to get off to a flying start with your studies by being prepared early. At this stage of your academic career there are some key activities to complete. Click on each item below for instructions:
- Getting your student ID card
You can get your USC student ID card 24 hours after completing your enrolment.
Your ID card connects you to a range of on campus services including:
- accessing computer labs
- borrowing items from the library
- using USC student copy and print services
- confirming your ID at exams
How do I get my student ID card?
For Sippy Downs campus students either:
- Send an email to email@example.com and attach a passport style photo. * We will create your card and advise when it is ready for collection from Student Central; OR
- Come into Student Central, Ground floor, Building C, Sippy Downs campus during office hours and have your photo taken.
For Gympie, South Bank and Fraser Coast campus students:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach a passport style photo. * We will create your card and advise when it is ready for collection.
- Collect your card from your campus Student Central or during Orientation to USC Welcome Day at your relevant campus.
On collection of your ID card you will need to present your letter of offer and photo identification, such as drivers licence, 18+ card or passport.
* Photos should be a passport-style headshot with a maximum file size of 5MB.
For more information, visit Student ID card.
- Organising your accommodation, transport and parking and finding your way around campus
- Getting to know your study location
As well as USC's modern campus located at Sippy Downs, the university also offers convenient study locations, serving the Sunshine Coast and extended region from north Brisbane to the Fraser Coast.
Get to know your study location and what it has on offer to provide you with the best possible student experience while studying with USC:
- Setting up your computer
Below is some handy information to consider when setting up your computer for study at USC:
- Find out about recommended personal computer specifications at USC
- Accessing Microsoft Office for free - available to all actively enrolled USC students for free. See instructions on how to download.
- Using wireless on campus
- Other Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services for students
- Preparing for your studies by accessing your course outline, identifying textbooks and other study materials you will need
Be prepared! Know the Study materials you may need and where to find them before you start your studies at USC.
- Access USC101 Students Guide to USC
USC101 Students Guide to USC is a beginner's guide to your first semester. While using this resource you’ll also be making yourself familiar with Blackboard, your learning management system. Log in using your USC username and password.
- Finding out about study support sessions and other getting started activities like Orientation to USC.
Check study support services available to you before the start of, and during the semester. View academic and study support events, workshops and the program schedule for more information.
There are also disability support services available if you have a disability, health or medical condition that affects your access whilst on campus.
Orientation to USC - Welcome to new students is the first week of university.
Kick-start your studies at Orientation to USC to:
- learn about the campus, facilities and support services available
- attend your faculty welcome and essential program information sessions
- obtain your student ID card
- learn how to use Blackboard, your Learning Management System
- attend academic skills workshops
- have fun making new friends, meeting fellow students and USC staff at free social events
Visit Orientation to USC - Welcome to new students to access the Orientation to USC timetable and plan your experience, or download the Orientation to USC App.
It may seem like there's a lot to think about but don't worry, we will be in contact with you with tips and tricks once you are enrolled. Don't forget to keep a check on your student email. You can also follow the Starting@USC Facebook page to get updates about key dates, events, tips and information about your first semester at USC.
If you would like to talk to someone about any of the steps: