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

Orientation Week (O Week) celebrates the beginning of your uni life and is packed with essential information and fun activities. O Week runs from 18-22 February 2019, the week before teaching starts in Study Period 1 (SP1).

Download the orientation programs below.

Download the social programs for Cairns and Townsville.

Cairns 2019 Orientation Program PDFTownsville 2019 Orientation Program PDF

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 13-14 February 2019.   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.  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.