Students at the University of Sydney

Orientation Week

It was in March 1946 that Senate and the SRC embarked on their first joint Orientation Week to provide for new students ('freshers').

O Week is still held annually in March before semester 1 commences, although these days O Week lasts for 3 rather than 5 days, is for all students not just new ones and is organised by the University of Sydney Union.


Gallery

1947

1947 – Among senior students who welcomed freshers during Orientation Week were (from left) Julian Glass, Rex Olsson, Marie Macauley and Harry Lewis, photo from the SMH, 18 March 1947, NLA.

1947

1947 – Freshers Rosalind Doyle and Joanna Fitzgerald, photo from the 'Sydney Morning Herald' (SMH), 18 March 1947, National Library of Australia (NLA).

1953

1953 – Warwick Coppleson (Medicine III) explaining University procedure to freshers Jacqueline Mason (left), Beth Dawson and Judith benson during Orientation Week for new students at the University, photo from the SMH, 18 March 1953, NLA.

1954

1954 – Two directors of Orientation Week, Diana Snider and Gary Scrimgeour, working in their office at the University to finalise arrangement and programs for the coming week, photo from the SMH, 4 March 1954, NLA.

1954

1954 – After enrolling during the week, Elisabeth Delamore (Physiotherapy), Jenny Mayes (Arts) and Leigh Burgess (Medicine) spent some time learning where to find their new lecture theatres, photo from the SMH, 4 March 1954, NLA.

1954

1954 – Angela Baker and National Serviceman Dennis Reed (Economics) (centre) were enrolled at the Chinese Students' Society by Richard Seet (Engineering II), photo from SMH, 9 March 1954, NLA.

1957

1957 – Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn follows the academic procession to the Great Hall for the freshers' official welcome, photo from The Australian Women's Weekly, 20 March 1957, NLA.

1957

1957 – Freshers Gillian Caley (left) and Felicity Kades find their way round the University with help from Jim Friend, photo from The Australian Women's Weekly, 20 March 1957, NLA.

1960

1960 – Physiotherapy students Noela Chase (centre) and Jill Thompson (right) bought books during Orientation Week from Judith McDonald, an Arts III student, photo from The Australian Women's Weekly, 16 March 1960, NLA.

1970

1970photo G3_224_0153_2_1970, University of Sydney Archives.

1972

1972photo G3_224_1178_4_1972, University of Sydney Archives.

1983

1983photo G77_1_2369_1983, University of Sydney Archives.

1992

1992photo G77_1_2312_1992, University of Sydney Archives.

2006

2006photo, University of Sydney.

2006

2006photo, University of Sydney.

2011

2011photo, University of Sydney Union.

2011

2011photo, University of Sydney Union.

2011

2011photo, University of Sydney Union.

2011

2011photo, University of Sydney Union.