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 Residences will need to attend Wellness Week in 2019. Wellness week will be from Sunday 17- 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. You can find out more about wellness week by clicking on this link.

On Campus Orientation

On Campus Orientation will commence on Sunday 24 February 2019 with an event for on-campus students not living in the residential colleges ("Townies") and International students.

Townies' Reception
  • This Welcome Reception 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.

The program for all Students commences on Monday 25 February with the Commencement Ceremony and Toolkit information session.

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 and Thursday 27 and 28 February.

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’.

To access the scheduling site online, please click here. We suggest using either Chrome or Firefox as your browser, for the best experience.

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 here.

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

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

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