International Orientation

International Student Orientation is compulsory for all students studying on an International Student Visa.

Further information, including exact timings and locations, will be provided to your by the JCU team as part of your pre-departure communications. Please regularly check your JCU email.

Orientation will provide key information, contacts and campus knowledge to successfully commence your studies. It is also a great opportunity to meet and make friends with fellow students and JCU staff through fun social activities.

JCU Student Orientation week is the first week of university for students. Students should aim to arrive the week prior, and are required to attend the following events;

  • International Welcome Event
    • Complete your arrival check in, JCU account set up, and enroll in your classes
    • Meet international student buddies, the JCU academic and student support teams.
  • College Orientation (Course Specific) (Monday/Tuesday)
  • JCU Official Jumpstart (Monday)
  • International Student Orientation (Wednesday)

Helpful information

If you are planning to study in 2024, but yet to receive your visa, or have already booked outside of the above times, please do not be concerned. The International Welcome event is not compulsory, however will be extremely beneficial should you be able to attend.

Please bring your photo ID (student ID card, passport or driver's license) and JCU username and password (if you have one) to assist the JCU Student Centre team in an efficient check in, account set up and enrolment.

Further International Student and Enrolment help events can be view at JCU Orientation Guides, or in your Personalised Orientation plan.

For any enquiries on pre departure, planning your arrival or International Orientation, please contact the JCU Student Centre.

2024 Key DatesTrimester 1Study Period 1Trimester 2Study Period 2Trimester 3
Aim to Arrive ---Mon 8 - Thurs  11 July 2024Monday 2 - Thurs 5 Sept 2024
JCU will greet you at the airport   Wed 10 - Thurs 11 July 2024Wed 4 - Thurs 5 Sept 2024
International Welcome Event---Fri 12 July 2024Friday 6 Sept 2024
Orientation Week ---15 - 19  July9 - 13 Sept 2024
International Orientation- --17 July11 Sept 2024

The 2025 International Orientation schedule includes:

2025 Key DatesTrimester 1Semester 1Trimester 2Study Period 2Trimester 3
Aim to Arrive13 -16  Jan 202510 - 13 Feb 20255  - 8 May 2025Mon 14 - Thurs  17 July 2025Monday 1st - Thurs 4 Sept 2025
JCU will Greet you at the Airport 15 - 16 Jan 202512 - 13 Feb 20257 -8 May 202516-17 July 20253rd - 4 Sept 2025
International Welcome Event17 Jan 202514 Feb 20259  May 2025Fri 18 July 2025Friday 5 Sept 2025
Orientation Week 20 - 24  January 202517 - 21 February 202512- 16 May 202521 - 25  July 20258 - 12 September 2025
International Orientation22 January 202519 February 202514 May 202523 July 202510 September 2025

2025 Academic Calendar dates are available here.

For any queries regarding upcoming International Student Orientations please contact JCU Student Centre