Couldn't make it to Orientation?
We understand that sometimes it's not possible to attend orientation. We’ve highlighted key information and steps below to help you get up to speed.
Your First Year
Starting your University journey can be overwhelming – especially during the first few weeks. Rest assured – there are many support services and resources available to you. The Your First Year module on Blackboard is designed to help you every step of the way. You'll need to log-in with your USC username and password.
Essential Program Information Session
After Orientation week, we'll upload the presentation slides from the Essential Program Information Sessions to Your First Year. To access these, click on the Orientation Resources tab in the left-hand menu from Your First Year. If your program slides aren't there yet, keep checking back after Orientation - we'll be uploading them over the first few days of week 1.
If you haven't already, make sure you:
- Download and complete the Preparing for USC checklist (PDF 83KB)
- Sign up for Academic Skills Workshops
- Log in to USC Central and complete your enrolment details
- Access Blackboard for learning materials for your courses
- Get your student ID card
- Find out what study materials you need
- Download your free copy of Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote)
If you still have questions visit Student Central Online for answers.
Keep checking your student email for key updates and information through the semester.
Your health and wellbeing
It's important to look after yourself while you're studying at University. USC offers a range of services to assist you. Find out more at health and wellbeing.
If your studies are affected by a disability, learning disorder, injury or illness, AccessAbility Services can provide assistance, advocacy, and reasonable academic adjustments.
USC student systems
Keen to get online? Visit IT Support Essentials which has details on USC systems and how to get your free copy of Microsoft Office 365.
A series of Academic Skills workshops and Library information workshops will be happening in the first few weeks of semester. You can also book in a one-to-one appointment with an Academic Skills Adviser.
Wondering if you're on the right path to match your career goals? Find support and guidance at Careers and employment.