Welcome to JCU by Professor Sandra Harding, Vice-Chancellor and President
The JCU Orientation Program runs over a six-week period with activities commencing the week before Orientation Week (O Week) and finishing in Week 4. It is important to attend orientation activities as research shows that JCU students have a 20% increase in success rates if they participate in these transition activities.
This is a chance to get to know other students, lecturers, and support staff, as well as attend information sessions and join in with some fun activities. Orientation information is not repeated in lectures, so don’t miss out on important information about how to succeed at university.
It is a good idea to be prepared before starting university. There are a range of short courses available to new students to help them get prepared for studying, including Unistart, Maths Refresher, Academic Writing, Basic Statistics and Studying in Australia.
Choosing to go to university is a big step for your child or partner and your support can make a real difference.
Download our Guide for Parents and Partners of New Students (PDF, 419 KB), a useful resource for learning how you can help your new student succeed. You can also watch our two minute message from a parent on YouTube.