Orientation at UNE — your university journey starts here

Orientation at UNE is delivered in different ways depending on your mode of study (either on-campus or online) and is based on your commencing study period.

All students (regardless of study mode) should complete Online Orientation (please check your UNE email account for details); on-campus students are also required to attend orientation programs at the Armidale campus.

Orientation is important and it is designed to help you make a successful transition into study.

Your student advisor

If you are a commencing student enrolling in trimester 1, 2019, you will soon receive a call from one of our student advisors. Your student advisor will ask how you are going with your preparation for university study, answer any questions you might have, and provide some tips for your transition into university.

Residential Wellness Week

Students staying in the UNE Residential Colleges will need to attend Residential Wellness Week in 2019. Wellness week will be from Sunday 17-  Sunday 24 February and is the first week in the UNE 2019 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. The program will help connect you to all the support services available at UNE and in Armidale for this new chapter of your life.

On Campus Orientation

On Campus Orientation begins for International students on Friday 22 February 2019. Following this, on Sunday 24 February 2019 there is an event for on-campus students not living in the residential colleges ("Townies") and International students.

The program for all Students commences on Monday 25 February with the Commencement Ceremony and Toolkit information session. Townie students can collect their academic gowns from 9am with all students to be seated in Lazenby Hall by 9.45am.

Our student Lifesaver Day, which features stalls from clubs, societies, support services and local businesses, as well as entertainment, a free BBQ, games and prizes, is on Tuesday 26 February.

The new conference-style academic program will be held on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February.

International Orientation

Orientation for our International Students will begin on Friday the 22nd of February from 9.30am in the Lewis Lecture Theatre!

At International Orientation Day you will be given very important information that is specifically for international students including; visa conditions, your rights as an international student, support services available on campus, overseas student health cover (OSHC), details about international student events, and much, much more.

If you are an International Student, it’s super important that you attend this day. You can find further details about your program through your International Student Hub unit in Moodle. In addition to this, you can find more information just for you on the International Student Orientation page.

Townies' Reception

This Welcome Reception begins at 5pm at the 'Stro and will be an opportunity to collect your UNE Welcome Pack & Townie Shirt, meet some of the friendly staff you'll be seeing around & hear about what we do, as well as to mingle with other new students living in Armidale.

A BBQ Dinner will be provided, and there will be a bus running from the Old Courthouse bus stop at 4.30pm to bring people up to the 'Stro. There will also be a return bus trip back into town after the reception.

Your Personalised On-Campus Orientation Program

To download the app:

Step 1 - Open the Appstore (Apple) or Google play (Android) on your device.

Step 2 – Search and Download the app ‘Zoho Backstage For Attendees’.

Step 3 – Search the event ‘UNE On-Campus Orientation 2019’.

Access the scheduling site online. We suggest using either Chrome or Firefox as your browser, for the best experience. To see an overview of the Academic Program, please click here.

Online Students' Toolkit

Throughout Orientation 2019 there will be content available online specifically designed for our online students. Online Students can catch up with our Online Toolkit Sessions which will be available each night of Orientation Week. We will post a link on the Insider's Guide each day when the video is ready to watch.

Regional Study Centres and UNE Tamworth Getting Started Workshops

Between the 4th and the 13th of March, our UNE Tamworth and our Regional Study Centres will be hosting some face-to-face Getting Started Workshops and Meet & Greet Sessions.

These events will take place in Gunnedah, Coonabarabran, Narrabri, Moree, Inverell, Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Guyra and Tamworth. You can find further details, and register to attend a session.

UNE Sydney

UNE Sydney will be hosting Orientation Sessions on the following days:

  • Saturday 23 February -  10am – 2pm (please arrive by 9:30 AM)
  • Monday 25 February - 6pm – 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 13 March - 6pm - 8.30pm (BOOK HERE)

For more information on the UNE Sydney sessions, call 02 9689 4888 or email sydney@une.edu.au.

Parents & Partners, Friends & Supporters of our Commencing Students

We understand that this time of year can be just as exciting and important for you, supporting one of our new students, as it is for those commencing their studies with us!

There are a lot of things to learn and to be aware of, so to help you feel equipped to support your student you might like to check out this helpful information booklet.

There will also be a Parents Luncheon after the Toolkit session on Monday morning (25th February). This will take place in the Letters Room in Dixson Library, and we expect it to begin around 11.45am.

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