Orientation and O Week

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 17% 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.

Orientation Week

O Week runs from 17-21 July 2017, the week before teaching starts in Study Period 2.

The Orientation Program is your essential guide, listing all course activities, information sessions and workshops. Download our Orientation Program guides and social programs in PDF or digital format:

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Orientation Program (PDF, 1217 KB)Orientation Program (PDF, 1356 KB) 
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Social Program  (PDF, 1123 KB)Social Program  (PDF, 1402 KB)

Short Courses to Get You Prepared

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 English for Academic Purposes.

Information for Parents and Partners of New Students

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.