What is the Orientation event?

It's an opportunity to find out more about your course and the services and support available to assist you at Western Sydney University. You will also have an opportunity to meet your teachers (academics) and fellow students, and discover your campus. It may also be the time that you can collect your student ID card and Student Diary.

When is Orientation?

Orientation sessions and activities are usually held on campus the week before Autumn, Spring and Summer sessions start.

Spring Orientation will be held on 3-7 July.

Monday 3 July - Penrith (Kingswood) campus
Tuesday 4 July - Campbelltown campus
Wednesday 5 July - Parramatta (City) and Parramatta (South) campuses
Thursday 6 July - Bankstown campus
Friday 7 July - Hawkesbury campus

At your Orientation session you will find out more information about your course, have the opportunity to meet academic staff, get to know other students from your course and ensure that you are prepared to start classes. There will be course advice and enrolment support available, as well as library tours and campus tours to participate in.

Orientation for International Students

International Orientation will be held on Friday 7 July at Parramatta (South) campus. This session is compulsory for all international students.

International Orientation (opens in a new window) is specifically designed for international students to help you in your transition to university in an Australian setting.

If you are already in Sydney or arriving early to Australia, you can also attend undergraduate Orientation with local students on your home campus.

Register for Orientation

Registrations for Spring Orientation are available from 9 June 2017.

To register for your Orientation session visit the Orientation Registration (opens in a new window) website. If you are enrolled in a combined degree, you are encouraged to attend both Orientation sessions.

If you need help with your enrolment contact Student Central on 1300 668 370, email them at studentcentral@westernsydney.edu.au or visit them on campus. For course information, contact your Academic Course Advisor.

Library orientation

During Autumn and Spring Orientation Week, librarians attend school orientation sessions to introduce themselves to students and to provide a familiar, friendly face in the Library. This introduction includes a short presentation designed to encourage students to explore our information discovery services and to join a Library tour.

Library orientation tours are designed to help you get familiar with the facilities and services of their campus library, online services and resources, and finding resources required for the initial weeks of University.

Campus orientation

Following your Autumn or Spring Orientation course information session, you can take a campus tour with your peers. Facilitated by Ask Us Assistants (senior students), campus tours help to orientate you to services, facilities and important locations on your campus such as your School's building, the library, cafeterias and Student Central.