Welcome Week is essential for a smooth transition into becoming a uni student, skilled up for success.
Taking your first step into the University of Sydney as a new student can be as overwhelming as it is exciting. It’s a new place, a new way of learning and you’re bound to have so many questions! Welcome Week is your chance to have all your questions answered through a series of welcome events, workshops and information sessions before classes begin.
Welcome Week is held the week before semester each year. Making the most out of Welcome Week will help you start class full of confidence. We run a huge program with events essential to your orientation and transition into life as a student, including:
If you're joining us from overseas or elsewhere in Australia, we have a huge program of special events to help you settle into Sydney life.
Lots of these activities take place in the weeks leading up to the start of semester, so try to be in Sydney during this time.
To find out when to arrive, what to bring and what to do once you get here, visit our New to Sydney page.
University is a little bit different to high school. You’ll find yourself adjusting to a new way of learning, but don’t worry, we have some simple lessons that will help you transition seamlessly into your new tertiary life.
Once you’ve figured out what goes on inside the classroom, it’s time to experience life outside it! Welcome Week is also all about making lots of new friends.
The University of Sydney Union hosts a massive Welcome Festival each year, packed with fun events and a huge showcase of the hundreds of student clubs and societies that you can join.
No bones about it, Sydney Uni’s newest student, Brooklyn the British bulldog is raring to go this semester!