Townsville important dates

The following dates are the dates of important events before and during Teaching Period One 2020 (Semester One).

Diploma of Higher Education induction

For information on when and where the sessions are being held, please refer to the Diploma of Higher Education website.

There may be an alternative induction session if you are unable to attend the induction session listed on the website above.

For details about the alternative induction session dates and other general questions please contact

Compulsory International Student Orientation

When: Friday 14th February 2020.  Registration opens at 8:00am with Orientation commencing at 8:30am. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Where: Building 26 (Sir George Kneipp Auditorium), Townsville campus.

What to bring: Photo ID (passport or driver's licence), JCU username and password (if you have one).

Arrival service

Service dates: Monday 10th February to Sunday 23rd February 2020.

Booking deadline: Please submit your arrival service booking by Thursday 6th February 2020 if you are commencing in Teaching Period 1 2020. Book your arrival service now.

Orientation Week (O-Week)

When: Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February 2020.

Make sure to attend your course introduction and participate in many of the other activities on offer: campus tours, workshops, student ID card sessions, timetable assistance, parties and much more. Get the most out of O Week.

On-campus accommodation

You will need to submit your application through the JCU Accommodation Office. As accommodation on campus is limited you should list as many options as possible to ensure you have the best chance of being offered a place. A $55 non-refundable Accommodation Application Fee applies.


Other important dates

Other important dates will be throughout the semester in Teaching Period 1.