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Orientation at the University of Sydney

You're enrolled. What happens at Orientation?

Orientation is your chance to find your bearings on campus and meet other students before lectures start. 

Semester Two Orientation 2017

Official orientation events will run from Friday 21 July to Monday 31 July 2017 while the USU's ODay will take place on Monday 31 July. Start planning your schedule now. 

As a new student, we invite and strongly encourage you to take part in our Orientation activites; a series of fun and informative events held before your classes begin.

Orientation is about welcoming you to the University of Sydney community, and making sure your experience here is the best possible. You'll be given lots of advice and useful contacts to help you thrive and succeed in your personal and academic endeavours.

The events offered will vary depending on whether you are a commencing student in semester one or two and will also differ depending on your degree. 

If you are a commencing international or regional student, the Welcome to Sydney program is a great way to connect you with our alumni. You'll be invited to a small gathering along with other students at a social event such as a breakfast, barbeque lunch or a formal dinner, organised by your host.

It's a great way to form new friendships and look ahead to what you can achieve at university.

There are also a select number of events which are invitation only, we'll email an invitation to you once you have enrolled if these are relevant to you. E.g. postgraduate students, scholarship recipients, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, students with a disability or exchange students.