Explore our campus

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Our University is an amazing place, why not join our tours on Open Day to find out where you can study, hang out, and even live, on campus?

Campus tours

Campus tour at Open Day
Tours begin at 9am, 9.30am, 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm from under the Quadrangle Clocktower

Come on a 20-minute guided tour of our Camperdown Campus led by one of our Student Ambassadors to get an insider's look at the campus and ask any burning questions you have.

Accommodation tours

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Campus living adds another dimension to your life at university. You can immerse yourself in the on-campus culture and participate in leadership roles within the residence. You can visit our new student residence, Queen Mary Building, and the various residential colleges on Open Day. For more information, visit the accommodation stalls located inside in the Quadrangle or see our accommodation website.

Museum tours

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Guided tours depart from the Nicholson Museum foyer at 11am, 1pm and 2pm.

Our Nicholson Museum has been named by The Huffington Post as one of the world's Top Ten Free Museums! Visit our museums to see permanent displays of Egyptian mummies, taxidermy and contemporary art, and browse the current exhibitions. They are open from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.

Carillon performances and tours

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10-minute carillon recitals at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Guided tour of our carillon (max. 15 people per tour). Meet under the Quadrangle Clocktower at 11.15am, 1.15pm and 3.15pm.

Our famous carillon is one of only two in Australia. Our carillonist has been known to play everything from Ed Sheeran and Muse to the Game of Thrones and Harry Potter themes and, of course, more traditional favourites.

Art lives! art on campus

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12.30 - 1pm, The Schaeffer Fine Arts Library RC Mills Building, level 2, Fisher Road.

Discover the secret life of the artworks that populate the halls and corridors of the University of Sydney, guided by staff from the Department of Art History. Come to understand how works of art are a vibrant part of life and learning at USYD, and connect with individual art works through object-centred discussions lead by curators and researchers from the department.

Charles Perkins Centre tours

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Tours begin at 10am, 11am and 1pm from the Charles Perkins Centre information stall inside the Quad.
Enclosed shoes are required.

Join us for a 30-minute tour of to learn more about how we’re bringing together brilliant minds from various disciplines to tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges, and see the hub’s stunning atrium and learning spaces, including the X-lab – the most advanced wet-lab teaching facility in Australia.

Sydney Nursing School tour

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Tours begin at 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
88 Mallett Street, Camperdown

Join a tour of our clinical simulation laboratories where our nursing students prepare for real-world practice.

Engineering and IT faculty tours

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Join us for a free BBQ lunch on the Engineering lawns, 12.30 – 2pm

Our labs, teaching spaces and learning hubs are designed to help you get the most out of your university experience. Take a tour of our extensive facilities, including more than a dozen different labs and workshops, our motion and static flight simulators and our wind tunnel. You'll even get to check out our 3D printers and new robots.

Aeronautical Engineering

Tours depart at 11am and 3pm from the PNR Building foyer after the mini lectures.

Take a trip through our labs where you will see our flight simulators, wind tunnel, unpiloted aerial vehicles and a prototype aircraft.

Biomedical Engineering

Tours depart at 12pm and 2.30pm from the PNR Building foyer immediately after the mini lectures.

Explore biomaterials engineering, find out about total hip and knee replacements and our work on synthetic scaffolds for bone reconstruction and microspheres for drug delivery.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Tours depart at 11am and 2pm from the upstairs entrance (on the footbridge) to the PNR Building.

Experience a first-year teaching session and check out the three-storey distillation column, crystalliser and other facilities.

Civil Engineering

Tours depart at 10.30am and 2pm from the PNR Building foyer after the mini lectures.

Join us for a tour of our specialised facilities, including structures, soils and fluid labs.

Electrical and Information Engineering

Tours depart at 10.30am and 3pm from the PNR Building foyer.

Visit our power lab, where students work in a professional environment with actual industrial systems, and see the new solar power switching demonstration.

Information Technologies

Tours depart at 10am and 1.30pm from the PNR Building foyer after the mini lectures.

After hearing about computer science and information systems at our mini lecture, take a tour of our facilities and participate in demonstrations of information visualisation, tabletop technologies and robotics.

Mechanical Engineering

Tours depart at 11.30am and 1.30pm from the PNR Building foyer after the mini lectures.

Explore the mechanical labs where you’ll see our 3D printer, the motorman robot, rapid prototyping and the clubman car. We will also visit the materials engineering lab in the Madsen Building.

Mechatronic Engineering

Tours depart at 12pm and 2.30pm from the PNR Building foyer.

See our robots on the lawn and in the labs, including the Ladybird and Baxter – our new humanoid robot and brand new to Australia. Our world-renowned field robotics lab will also be open, showcasing our autonomous underwater vehicles and cow-herding robots, Shrimp and Mantis.

Project Management

Tours depart at 10am and 1pm from the PNR Building foyer after the mini lectures.

See our new state-of-the-art teaching spaces and hear about the complex systems research that informs our teaching. Check out visualisations of social network models and have a go at making one yourself.