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 up to a 26% increase in success rates if they participate in these transition activities (2018 JCU Retention Data).

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.

O Week

O Week celebrates the beginning of your uni life and is packed with essential information and fun activities. O Week is scheduled for 20 - 24 July 2020, the week before teaching starts in Study Period 2 (SP2).

The Cairns and Townsville Orientation programs can be available for download prior to O Week. Please check back here closer to the dates listed above.

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 Study Well in Australia, Maths Refresher, Getting the Most from your Readings, Basic Statistics and Academic Writing.

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.