The College Orientation

Your Virtual Orientation Experience at Western


Welcome to Western Sydney University The College online Orientation. Orientation is one of the first steps in your Unlimited journey. Take this opportunity to find out more information about your course, learn about the support services we offer, meet some of your academics and fellow students, or just explore your new campus a bit more.

We are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience, and the University community is working together to ensure you are supported in your studies. The quality of your learning will be just as high whether you are studying online or face to face.

To help you learn remotely, many of our support services are available online including the Library, IT, Student Central and Wellbeing Services. Our First Year Experience Coordinators (FYEC) will also be accessible during your studies for academic and course advice.

We look forward to meeting you in your Orientation Session. To ensure you get the most out of your session and are ready to commence your studies, make sure you watch this video.


1) Take the first step in being ready for The College by accepting your offer and activating your account.

2) Plan your enrolment and watch the video playlist to be guided through the steps of enrolment.

3) Watch the tutorial registration playlist for step-by-step instructions on tutorial registration for The College.

4) Check out the schedule below and attend your orientation session.

5) Apply for your student ID Card.

6) See the many support services Western has to offer to ensure your transition to The College runs smoothly.

7) Find out about our clubs, societies and support services to learn more about life on-campus.

8) Any questions? Contact our Course Information Centre on or 1300 897 669 or chat now.

Welcome Month Schedule

Be sure to check out our jam-packed Welcome Month schedule of activities where you can register for helpful workshops, social and sporting events and network with other students.

Orientation Sessions

Emotional Intelligence

Tuesday, 23 February | 9:30am - 10:30am AEST

Confidence with Career Selection

Wednesday, 24 February | 9:30am - 10:30am AEST


Monday, 22 February | 1:00pm - 2:30pm AEST

Foundation Studies - Health Science/Nursing

Monday, 22 February | 1:00pm - 2:30pm AEST

Social Science (Policing)

Monday, 22 February | 3:00pm - 4:30pm AEST

International Advising Session

Monday, 22 February 2021
4:30pm - 5:30pm AEST 

It is compulsory for all commencing International students to attend a meet and greet with staff from Student Welfare Service. Student Welfare Service is a first point of contact for International student support. It is important to know what your rights are as an International student, and what support is available to maximise your chance to succeed in your studies

Zoom how-to

Zoom is video conferencing software that supports face-to-face meetings online. This means that although you may not be physically in the same room, you can connect and see the faces of classmates, teachers and friends from anywhere in the world! 

Getting started

Zoom is free to download and easy to access from PC’s, laptops, tablets and smart phones. Install Zoom via the link below. Once downloaded, you can sign in through your app or online with your Western account email address and password. Ensure you have activated your Western Account before joining the zoom session.

Acknowledgement of Country

With respect for Aboriginal cultural protocol and out of recognition that its campuses occupy their traditional lands, Western Sydney University acknowledges the Darug, Eora, Dharawal (also referred to as Tharawal) and Wiradjuri peoples and thanks them for their support of its work in their lands in Greater Western Sydney and beyond.


Accepting Your Offer

To enrol, you need to activate your student account (called your 'WesternAccount'). This account gives you access to all our online services including My Student Records (MySR) – your online student record, the Library, your student email account and more.

You'll need your Western Student ID number (which we emailed to you together with your offer). If you're having problems finding this, chat with us now.

Student Email

Email is the official communication channel at Western Sydney University. We send important information about your enrolment, exams, results etc to your student email account, not by post, so it's important that you check it regularly - every day if you can or at least twice a week. Your student email address is


Planning your enrolment

Find your course on the unit guide and choose your units. Not sure what it all means? Contact the course information team on 1300 897 669 or email

Enrol online

Ready to enrol? Login to My Student Records (MySR) and let's get started. This video playlist will guide you through the steps of enrolment in MySR.

Tutorial Registration

Tutorial Registration is how you choose your tutorials (and other classes) and put together your timetable. Allocate+ is the online system used to complete this process. You'll need to make sure you are enrolled in all of your units. After being allocated into your classes, you may be able to swap classes depending on availability.

If you have just completed your enrolment, it may take a couple of hours for your units to appear in Allocate+. Check back later if they do not show up in Allocate+ immediately after enrolment.

Important additional information to do with Tutorial Registration can be viewed on our Tutorial Registration page.

Note: After your timetable is complete, if you have been allocated to an on-campus class and not able to attend due to an underlying health condition, please contact your First Year Experience Coordinator to discuss the options available to you.

Important Dates | T1 2021
Monday, 18 January 2021 - Tutorial registration options available to view only
Monday, 25 January 2021 - Preference Selection Opens
Thursday, 11 February 2021 - Preference Selection Closes
Friday, 12 February 2021 - Tutorial registration opens to make adjustments, based on availability

Student ID Cards

Students can now apply for their Student ID card to be posted to them by following these steps:

Please view the getting your new Student ID Card document for photo guidelines and acceptable documentation.

Offshore International Students do not need to undertake the Student ID Card process while overseas. You can get your Student ID Card once you arrive in Australia.

Important Dates

Below are the important dates that you need to know for your first teaching session at Western Sydney University. Whether you want to know when the term break is to plan a holiday or organise your final examination study schedule, visit the Session Calendar for a printable version. 

Term 1

1 March - 18 April 2021
Term 1: Session 1

31 March 2021
Census Date Term 1

19 April - 25 April 2021
Mid-Term Break

26 April - 30 May 2021
Term 1: Session 2

31 May - 6 June 2021

7 June - 27 June 2021
Term Break

Term 2

28 June - 8 August 2021
Term 2: Session 1

31 July 2021
Census Date Term 2

9 August - 15 August 2021
Mid-Term Break

16 August - 26 September 2021
Term 2: Session 2

27 September - 3 October 2021

4 October - 24 October 2021
Term Break

Term 3

25 October - 19 December 2021
Term 3: Session 1

30 November 2021
Census Date Term 3

20 December 2021 - 5 January 2022
Mid-Term Break

6 January - 30 January 2022
Term 3: Session 2

31 January - 6 February 2022

Student Services

At Western Sydney University, the welfare of our students is our number one priority. That’s why we happily provide multiple support services to ensure your transition to university runs smoothly.

Student Life

As a student at Western Sydney University, you become part of a dynamic, thriving and culturally rich community.

There are diverse opportunities for sport and recreation, entertainment, going out and engaging with the community – both on and off campus. From the ultra-modern and high-tech to more serene, pastoral environments, each of our campuses are different – but all are friendly, multicultural and inclusive.

Our on-campus facilities include libraries, computer laboratories, innovative social learning spaces, wireless internet, cafes, bars, gyms, sporting grounds, tennis courts, and lots of open space to hang out in.


The University offers a range of scholarships exclusively for students at The College.


Explore our campuses

Choose from one of our modern, student-centred and conveniently located campuses. Reach your Unlimited potential.