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, and get assistance with enrolling and planning your timetable.
When is Orientation?
Orientation sessions and activities are usually held on campus two weeks before session starts.
Orientation for students commencing in Spring 2018 will be held from 16 July to 20 July. Please take note of which day your Orientation will be held on:
Monday 16 July - Kingswood campus
Tuesday 17 July - Hawkesbury campus
Wednesday 18 July - Parramatta City campus and Parramatta South campus
Thursday 19 July - Bankstown campus and Liverpool City campus
Friday 20 July - Campbelltown campus
Note: If you are studying a combined degree, it is advisable that you attend both Orientation sessions. For some students, these may be taking place on different campuses.
Orientation for International Students
International Orientation 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. For students commencing in Spring 2018, International Orientation will be held on Friday 20 July 2018.
If you are already in Sydney or arriving early to Australia, you can also attend undergraduate Orientation with local students on your home campus.
To register for Spring Orientation visit the Orientation Registration (opens in new window) website. If you are enrolled in a combined degree, you are encouraged to attend both Orientation sessions. Click here (opens in new window) to view your Orientation session/s.
If you need help with your enrolment contact Student Central on 1300 668 370, email them at email@example.com or visit them on campus. For course information, contact your Academic Course Advisor.
Campus and Library orientation
Following your Orientation session, you can take a campus tour with one of our Ask Us Assistants (senior students), to orientate you to services, facilities and important locations on your campus such as your School's building, the Co-Op retail store, cafeterias and Student Central. Be sure to also visit our state-of-the-art libraries to familiarise yourself with all the exciting services and assistance available there.
Free digital textbooks
If you are enrolled in first-year or Diploma units, your digital textbooks are free. Download or access your textbooks online, anytime and anywhere! For eligibility, and terms and conditions visit the textbooks (opens in a new window) webpage.
Returning to learning
Are you returning to learning after a break from study? Want help navigating the University environment? Join us for the Returning to Learning workshop on Thursday, 26 July 10.00am - 1.30pm Parramatta South campus and be ready for success. Register on the Workshops (opens in a new window) webpage.