The JCU Orientation Program is for all commencing students - whether you are studying on-campus, at a Study Centre or externally. Orientation runs over a six-week period with activities commencing the week before Orientation Week (O Week) and finishing in Week 4.
Orientation gives you the information, contacts and campus knowledge you need to successfully start your studies. It is also a great opportunity to meet with fellow students through a number of social activities.
GetReady4Uni is an essential component of JCU's Orientation program, it consists of a number of short, interactive modules designed to assist your successful transition to university.
Visit GetReady4Uni to view and download your Orientation Program.
Online information sessions and short courses will be delivered using a virtual classroom called Collaborate. You can find out how to access and setup Collaborate on your device here.
Course Welcomes are an essential part of Orientation. Course Welcomes will take place on either 13 or 14 February, subject to your chosen campus. To find out more details head here. As part of Course Welcomes you will be officially welcomed to JCU, take a tour of the campus, meet the Student Mentors and fellow students and enjoy a free lunch.
UniStart - 15 & 16 February
A free, two-day course designed to help you make a smooth transition into university life. Experienced students and staff will guide you through wide range of topics and provide additional advice and tips not covered outside of O Week.
Explore the library with this 30-minute guided tour and be introduced to the many facilities and support services available to students.Register Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Library Tours
Register Townsville, Bebgu Yumba campus, Library Tours
Limited spaces available - registration required.
Short Courses and Workshops
It is a good idea to be prepared before starting university. The Learning Centre and JCU Library offers a range of FREE short courses, workshops and modules (plus online options also available) during and after O Week.
All of these are available to all JCU students to help them get prepared for studying.