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 12-16 February 2018, the week before teaching starts in Study Period 1 (SP1).

The Orientation Program is your essential guide, listing all course activities, information sessions, workshops and social activities.

Download the Cairns and Townsville orientation programs below.

The JCU Student Association runs a range of social activities and events throughout the Orientation period to encourage you to mingle, make new friends and settle into JCU life.  Download the flyer for event details in Cairns (PDF, 660 KB) and Townsville (PDF, 1059 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, Getting the Most from your Readings, 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.

Parents and partners are invited to attend a free information session and short campus tour on Saturday, 10th February 2018. RSVPs are not required, simply attend on the day. Download our flyer (PDF, 80 KB) for session details in Townsville and Cairns.

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.