Orientation to USC - Welcome to new students

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Orientation to USC - Welcome to new students


Semester 2, 2016: 18-22 July

Orientation to USC is the official start of your academic year and our welcome to new students. It's the time to find out more about your program, familiarise yourself with your campus, meet fellow students, attend information sessions, discover what university study (and uni life) is all about, and have some fun.

Orientation timetable

Find your Essential Program Information Session time and location, then view the Orientation timetable to plan your other activities.

Welcome to USC

Watch our Welcome to USC video and hear about other students' experiences from their first year at uni and how they made the most of their university orientation during Orientation to USC.

Orientation highlights

Watch past years Orientation highlights video and get a feel of what to expect at Orientation to USC. Hear student tips on what not to miss and check out other cool things you can do.

Pre-Orientation tips

Pre-semester study skills workshops

These intensive modules will help you develop skills and strategies to meet the challenges of university study. Topics include time management, notetaking, reading strategies, referencing and critical thinking. Tertiary Preparation Pathway students (TPP) are welcome to attend and there are also sessions specifically for postgraduate students.

Visit Pre-semester skills preparation modules for more information and register through Student Hub.

Your Orientation checklist:

  • Collected your student ID.
  • Attended your Essential Program Information session.
  • Met a student mentor.
  • Participated in a mentor-guided campus tour.
  • Got your IT sorted by attending one of the IT sessions or by consulting an IT connector.
  • Visited the Library info sessions and taken a Library Tour.
  • Attended an academic skills session.
  • Explored the Market Stalls to see what support and services are available to you during your studies.
  • Visited the Student Guild (your student association) stalls.
  • Collected your free student diary and goodie bag.

International student extra Orientation checklist items:

  • Attended your compulsory International Orientation.
  • Attended Surf Safety and Aussie Environment session.
  • Attended your Welcome BBQ and registration event.
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