Orientation to USC Caboolture

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Orientation to USC Caboolture

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Orientation is designed for new students, to help you make the best possible start to your university experience.

It's the perfect opportunity to learn about the university, your campus and study requirements for the year and discover the wide range of support services available to help you succeed at USC.

The most valuable session you can attend during Orientation is your Essential Program Information session where you can meet your teaching staff and find out more about your program of study.

Select your program from the drop-down list for your session date, time and location. Once you've found your session, check out the full Orientation program for other activities and sessions to attend.

Semester 1 Orientation Program
What should I attend?
  • Your Essential Program Information session is key. Select your program from the drop-down list above to find your session.
  • Plan the rest of the day around your program session. There are plenty of skills sessions to attend as well as opportunities to check out the campus, connect with other students and familiarise yourself with support services available.
  • Come to skills sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday to learn how to successfully plan, research and reference assignments.

Time

Session

Location

8.30–11.30am

Enrolment Assistance

Need help enrolling in your courses? Drop by to get help sorting out your timetable before classes begin.

J2.02

9.30–10.15am

Welcome to USC

Enjoy a big welcome (and free BBQ breakfast!) from USC staff and student volunteers. Have a chat to the people in the blue shirts and don’t be afraid to ask questions, they’re students too and here to help you make the most of your Orientation and settle into life at USC.

Front of campus

From 10.15am

Essential Program Information session

Essential in name, essential in nature. Come along and meet your teaching staff, find out more about your program of study and meet other new students in your program.

Select your program from the blue drop-down list above to reveal your program session date, time and location.

The program is correct at the time of publishing and the University reserves the right to change details as required. Please check back regularly for any changes.

If your program is missing, please contact studentevents@usc.edu.au

Check session

11am–1.30pm

Market Day, Lunch and Live Entertainment
Lunch is on us! Enjoy live music performances from USC Music students and take the time to explore support services and the campus, meet your fellow students, Student Representative groups and enjoy activities. Don't forget to check out the awesome market stalls and pick up your welcome bag filled with essential items for starting at USC.

Courtyard

11.30am–1.20pm

Campus Tours
Join in on a campus tour! Campus tour guides are current students who are here to help make your transition into university life smooth and enjoyable. On a campus tour you will learn the location of key services including the Library, Student Services and other on-campus facilities and amenities.

Tours depart at the following times:

  • 11.30–11.50am
  • 12–12.20pm
  • 12.30–12.50pm
  • 1–1.20pm
Courtyard outside J Block entrance

Two sessions
11.30am
1pm

Discover the Library

Library staff will introduce you to the services, spaces, and extensive print and online resources offered through the library. We’ll introduce you to our wide range of resources to help you achieve academic success throughout your studies, and show you where you can go for help.

Two sessions times are available:

Time Location
11.30am–12pm J1.15
1–1.30pm J1.15
J1.15

Two sessions
11.30am
1.30pm

IT and Blackboard Essentials

Learn an overview of core IT systems and services used by students. Find out more about Blackboard - the learning and course management system you will use for your studies.

Two sessions times are available:

Time Location
11.30am–12.30pm J2.03
1.30–2.30pm J2.03
J2.03

12.15pm

Welcome to Country

USC acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and study. USC pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging and recognises the strength, resilience and capacity of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Welcome to Country gives custodians the opportunity to formally welcome you to their land.

Courtyard

12.30–2pm

Enrolment Assistance

Need help enrolling in your courses? Drop by to get help sorting out your timetable before classes begin.

J2.02

2.30-3pm

International Students Welcome Orientation Session

International Students – don’t miss your Welcome session tailored to meet the needs of our guests from overseas! This is your opportunity to learn more about campus facilities, who to contact for assistance, how things work at USC, and our top tips for success. This session is highly recommended for new International students.

We also highly recommend that you attend the Essential Program Information Session for your program which the majority of your courses sit within.

J1.15

If you have difficulties accessing any Orientation activities or information due to a disability, learning disorder, injury or illness, please contact our AccessAbility Services team before the event so they can assist you. The above information is correct at the time of publishing. Please check back regularly for any changes.

Pre-semester Academic Success Workshops

USC provides a range of free workshops which help you develop skills and strategies to enhance your learning. You can attend as many workshops as you like and registration is open to all USC students across all USC campuses.

Date

Time

Session

Location

Tuesday 18 February 9.30–11am Academic Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed to give an overview of the conventions of academic writing.

J1.15
Tuesday 18 February 11.30am–12.30pm Researching for your assignment

A researching workshop designed for you to gain skills in searching for books and articles, locating peer-reviewed articles, and discovering the tips and tricks of researching online.

J2.02
Tuesday 18 February 1–2pm Harvard Referencing Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

J2.02
Tuesday 18 February 2.30–3.30pm Introduction to COR109 Communication and Thought J1.15
Wednesday 19 February 9.30–11am Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

An introduction to ways of using sources in your academic writing.

J1.15
Wednesday 19 February 11.30am–12.30pm Researching for your assignment

A researching workshop designed for you to gain skills in searching for books and articles, locating peer-reviewed articles, and discovering the tips and tricks of researching online.

J2.02
Wednesday 19 February 1–2pm Harvard Referencing Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

J2.02
Essential Program Information session

Don't miss this session! It's where you'll learn all you need to know about your program and meet fellow students and teaching staff. Use the drop-down feature above to find what day your Essential Program Information session is on.

Highly Recommended
USC Caboolture express shuttle
Parking and Transport

Explore your transport options, plan your journey and allow plenty of time to get to campus each day. If you plan to drive to campus, make sure you know what the parking rules are and be aware that it can be quite busy during Orientation and over the first few weeks.

Parking and transport options
Indigenous totem poles at Fraser Coast
Indigenous Services Welcome Day

If you identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, don't miss the Indigenous Services Welcome Day on Thursday 20 February! Enjoy a big welcome to USC from Elders, staff and mentors and find out about support services offered by Indigenous Services.

Register Here

Check off these items to get the most out of your Orientation experience.

  • Attend your Essential Program Information session
  • Participate in a campus tour
  • Attend an Academic Skills session
  • Chat to support staff and find out about the services available to help you succeed
  • Collect your Student ID card (submit photo here)
  • Get your IT sorted at an IT or Blackboard info session
  • Discover the Library and amazing learning resources available there
  • Collect your free student welcome bag which contains your student diary

Submit your photo for your student ID card so that you can collect it at Orientation.

Make sure you bring alternative original photo ID (eg driver's licence or passport) to Orientation to confirm your identity when you collect your card.

SUBMIT PHOTO

There's plenty to organise and get excited about starting university! Review the Preparing for USC Checklist to make sure you're on track for a smooth transition into uni life. Find tips on applying for credit, course enrolments and pre-semester workshops.

GET SET FOR STUDY

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