Orientation 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! Orientation Week is your chance to have all your questions answered through a series of welcome events, workshops and information sessions before classes begin.
Our Orientation program spans more than 200 events and activities in the weeks before classes begin. You can tailor your Orientation experience to best help you settle in, with events that cover any needs you might have including:
Most events are in Orientation Week, but there are also some events that occur before or after Orientation Week.
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! Orientation is also all about making lots of new friends.
The University of Sydney Union host a massive O-Week 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!
Your unofficial checklist for the start of semester