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Welcome to Orientation

Your Orientation Experience at Western


Welcome Week orientation activities help you feel prepared to start your studies and settle into uni life. Attending your academic welcome session is essential and will help you feel prepared for uni, plus there are a range of other optional orientation activities, so drop in to Parramatta South campus and explore any time from 10am - 4pm on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 February. 

Additional Welcome Activities

Explore your campus

Following your academic welcome session, you can explore your home campus in Welcome Week. Discover the library, lecture theatres, classrooms, food/beverage outlets and more... and here’s a tip: get in quick to secure a time that works best for you! 

Full Event Schedule

Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th February, 11am and 12:30pm
Room EA.2.13, Parramatta South Campus

Kick-start your learning journey with Digital YOU Champions, guiding you through Westerns Online Learning Management System, vUWS. Explore the landing page, access subject sites, stay updated, and earn your first Digital YOU badge.

Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th February, 2pm to 3pm
Room EB.G.02, Parramatta South Campus

Learn how to leverage the skills you gain in your degree to have a competitive advantage and be more employable. Get the transferrable skills employers are looking for and find out how Launch Pad programs will help you stand out.

Important Dates

Below are the important dates that you need to know for your first teaching session at Western. Whether you want to know when the session break is to plan a holiday or organise your final examination study schedule,  you can find them below. All other important dates for 2024 can be found here.

Autumn 2024

4 March 2024
Autumn Session Starts

5 April 2024
Census Date

22 - 28 April 2024
Intra-session Break

10 June - 16 June 2024

17 - 30 June 2024

30 June 2024
Autumn Session Ends

Spring 2024

22 July 2024
Spring Session Starts

16 August 2024
Census Date

9 - 15 September 2024
Intra-session Break

28 October - 3 November 2024

4 - 17 November 2024

17 November 2024
Spring Session Ends