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 Autumn 2018 will be held from 19 February to 23 February 2018. Please take note of which day your Orientation will be held on:

Monday 19 February - Campbelltown campus (including Liverpool City campus Nursing students)
Tuesday 20 February - Hawkesbury campus (including Lithgow Nursing students) and Nirimba (The College) campus
Wednesday 21 February - Parramatta South campus, Parramatta City campus and Lithgow (The College) campus
Thursday 22 February - Kingswood campus (including The College students) 
Friday 23 February - Bankstown campus (including Liverpool City campus School of Social Sciences and Psychology and The College students)

To find the date and time of your Orientation session, download the schedule  (PDF, 445.09 KB) (opens in a new window).

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 Autumn 2018, International Orientation will be held on Friday 23 February 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.

International Student Lounge

Visit the International Student Lounge at Parramatta South campus to connect with other students.

9.00am - 1.00pm
Monday to Friday
23 February to 30 March
Building EF, Parramatta South campus

Come in and say hello during International Orientation.

Register Now

Register now (opens in a new window) for your Orientation session.

If you have any enquiries about Orientation, contact the Team U advice line on 1300 897 669 or email study@westernsydney.edu.au.

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.

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.