Orientation and O Week

The JCU Orientation Program runs over a five-week period with activities commencing in Orientation Week (O Week) and finishing in Week 4. It is important to attend orientation activities as research shows that JCU students have up to a 26% increase in success rates if they participate in these transition activities (2018 JCU Retention Data).

Orientation will run online and will give you the information and contacts you need to successfully start your studies. It is also a great opportunity to meet with fellow students through a number of virtual social activities. Orientation information is not repeated in lectures, so don’t miss out on important information about how to succeed at university.

O Week

O Week celebrates the beginning of your uni life and is packed with essential information and fun activities. O Week runs from 21-24 July 2020 – the week before teaching starts in Study Period 2.

The Orientation Program (PDF, 1844 KB) for SP2 2020 contains hyperlinks for you to access the virtual 'classrooms' and social events.  Classrooms will open 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Throughout O Week, play O Week Bingo (PDF, 4009 KB) for your chance to win a $300 Coles Myer gift card.  Terms and Conditions (PDF, 130 KB) apply.

Short Courses to Get You Prepared

It is a good idea to be prepared before starting university. JCU offers a range of free short courses available to new students to help them get prepared for studying.  Please visit The Learning Centre, Library, and Careers and Employability to find out more.

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.  Make sure you check out the Parent and Partners website for all the information you need to support your child or partner as they transition into JCU.