Residential Wellness Week

UNE Residential Wellness Week is designed so that during the UNE Trimesters you're not just focusing on study, but also focusing on you!

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We want to make sure that you are aware of all the resources that UNE has to offer, to support your time here at College. This will help you stay switched on and healthy year-round.

It is also a great week filled with activities to get to know the people you will be living with in College.

When is it?

Wellness Week is the first week in the UNE Orientation program. This week is designed to ease the transition into university life for 1st year residential college students, many of whom are leaving home for the first time and may be travelling from other regional, interstate or even overseas destinations. We have designed a fun and informative program (information in the mornings and then activities in the afternoons) which will help connect you to all the support services available at UNE and in Armidale for this new chapter of your life.


Please find an outline of the program for Wellness Week, the week will focus on the education around the Residential System’s three pillars:

  1. Alcohol and Drug Education
  2. Mental Health and Wellbeing
  3. Healthy Relationships

The 2020 Residential Wellness Week Program can be found here!

Sessions include:

  • Guest Speaker: Shanna Whan from Sober in the Country
  • Be a better Human by Ben Bible
  • Resilience by Matthew Johnstone
  • Alchocups from ADES
  • Sport UNE FREE Taster Session
  • Outdoor Cinema
  • Graffiti Night
  • Granny Bingo
  • Pool Party
    ….and much more

Each college’s Junior Common Room (JCR) will be organising social events for students, so be sure to check in with your own College's JCR once you arrive to find out what they have in store for you!


Rest assured, we want you to find your feet at University as soon as possible: we understand it is a big change. We will help you get to know a little bit more about Armidale and how to get around, even if you don’t have a car!!

There will be activities organised for the evenings as well in your respective Colleges so you can get to know those who you will be living with.

We strongly advise that First Years attend Wellness Week! It'll be a fun and exciting week for everyone, you will regret not coming. #unewellnessweek

Parents, Partners and Friends - you might find this Information Guide helpful for starting at UNE