University of Sydney Union Activities

One of the hardest things about studying in a different country is meeting new people. Luckily, we've got you covered! Get involved in the fantastic activities provided by the University of Sydney Union.

They also provide an International Student Lounge with free computer access, pool tables, locker hire and staff to assist you. We encourage you to visit the lounge and join in the activities below.


Free Study Abroad and Exchange Student Campus Tours

Get to know the University campus and find those secret locations before classes start.

When: Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 July, 2015 at 11.15am
Where: Meet outside Footbridge Lecture Theatre after your Meet and Greet Session.

Free Campus Tours for International Students

Get to know the University campus and find those secret locations before classes start.

When: Friday 17 and Thursday 23 July, 2015 at 11.15am
Where: Meet outside General Lecture Theatre, The Quadrangle, after your International Arrival Information Session.

Campus Race/Scavenger Hunt

When: Thursday 16 July, 2015

Think you know your way around campus now? Think again. Challenge your campus knowledge with our scavenger hunt! Work in teams to solve the clues and win great prizes such as USYD shirt, mugs and free drinks at the Welcome to Sydney party on 23 July! Along the way you’ll learn more about all the important buildings you’ll need for your stay in Sydney, and, of course, have some fun and make new friends!

Register now for details closer to the date.

Sydney Day Trips for International Students

Let us help you get to know some of Sydney’s most famous attractions. Choose from a trip to Manly beach, The Rocks or Darling Harbour. Tours will take approximately 4 hours and your guides will be fellow students who can answer questions, point out highlights and help you translate any 'Aussie slang'.

When: Tuesday 21 July, 2015 at 2pm
Where: International Student Lounge, Level 4, Wentworth Building

Make sure you register online to secure your spot: Register now

Please note: Both tours start concurrently, so you will only be able to choose one of the tours.

For further inquiries about the Sydney Day Trips, please contact

Welcome to Sydney Party for International Students

When: Thursday 23 July, 2015 at 7pm
Where: Manning Bar, Manning Road, Camperdown Campus

The USU is once again hosting a welcome party for our new visitors!! It will be a fun night with FREE entry, free food and great prizes to give away! If you are an ACCESS member, you will also get one free drink! If you're not a member yet, you can purchase an ACCESS card before the party at the International Student Lounge, or at the party before 10pm. This would be a great opportunity for you to meet new friends before the semester starts so come along and have a great night!

Please remember to bring your passport along for identification.

ODay 2015

When: Monday 27 July, 2015 from 10am – 4pm
Where: Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus

Eastern Avenue will be decked out with nearly 100 clubs and societies for you to meet and join. Don't forget to sign up to the USU by grabbing your ACCESS Card from the ACCESS Tent.

For more information, visit the ODay page.


Connect with other students, both local and international, start a conversation, meet new people and start making memories as soon as you arrive! Semester 2 memberships are $45 and can be purchased online at ACCESS.