Orientation and O Week

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 22% 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 16-20 July 2018, the week before teaching starts in Study Period 2 (SP2).

The Orientation Program will be available online closer to the date.

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, Getting the Most from your Readings, Academic Writing, Basic Statistics and English for Academic Purposes.

Unistart is a free, two-day course held the week before O Week that is proven to improve the retention and success rates of new students. The course has been running for over 20 years at JCU and provides additional advice and tips not covered In O Week. Unistart will run over 11-12 July 2018. For more information and to register click here.

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 Parent and Partner Information Guide (PDF, 481 KB).  It is a useful resource for learning how you can help your new student succeed. You can also watch our two minute message from a parent.