What's on at O-Week

Make the most of orientation and get involved with the activities on offer. This is your chance to discover everything you need to get started in your degree.

We'll be running loads of opt-in workshops, information sessions, tours and events. The great thing is that they'll be running each day from Tuesday 26 - Thursday 28 Feb (except major events). So if you miss out on anything at your orientation day, you can come back another day to jump in a session.

Click here to see the full schedule of events.

Orientation session 2019

Faculty Orientation Sessions

Tuesday 26 - Thursday 28 Feb 2019

Receive important information on your course, your faculty as well as tips for your first session.

Orientation dates and times

O-Festival 2019


Tuesday 26 - Thursday 28 Feb 2019, 11am - 2:30pm
Duck Pond Lawn

Grab some free food, watch live performers, pick up all the freebies you can carry and make new friends.

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PP 2019

Pool Party

Tuesday 26 Feb 2019, 4:30 - 7:30pm
UniActive Pool

Many students say it's the highlight of O-Week. Jump on the giant inflatable obstacle course in the pool, try your luck on the slip and slide and don’t forget to enjoy all the free food and the awesome summer vibes.

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Under the starts 2019

Movie under the stars

Wednesday 27 Feb 2019, 7:00pm
Duck Pond Lawn

Movies, food stalls and free popcorn. What more could you want in the middle of O-Week?

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Thursday 28 Feb 2019,  7:00pm - 11pm

4 DJs, 2 stages, one awesome party. You don't want to miss this!

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GWH 2019

Good Will Hunting - free homewares

Friday 1 Mar 2019, 12:00pm
Level 1, Building 11 (near University Hall)

This event is a must for new students. Score yourself heaps of awesome homewares and get set up for uni life.

Doors open at 12 noon, so get there early! And don't forget to bring your student ID card. Carry bags will be provided.

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Full schedule

Tuesday 26 - Thursday 28 February 2019

Orientation and Enrolment Activities

Faculty Orientation Sessions 26, 27 and 28 Feb
Specific to each faculty
Receive important information about your course and faculty, as well as handy tips for your first weeks at uni.
Academic Advice 26, 27 and 28 Feb
Specific to each faculty
Get personalised academic and enrolment advice before you begin session. Speak to academics about assessment requirements, credit transfer, and curriculum alignment, as well as career pathways or study themes.
Enrolment Labs 26 Feb - 1 Mar
12pm - 4pm
Computer Labs, Level 1, Building 17
Staff supported labs are available if you need help with completing your enrolment.
Student ID card collection 26, 27 and 28 Feb
9am - 3pm
Jugglers Lawn, ID Tent
After your faculty orientation session, come and pick up your student card from the ID Tent on the Jugglers Lawn.

Opt-in Workshops and info sessions

UOW101 26, 27 and 28 Feb
1:15pm - 1:45pm
Building 20, Room 3
Learn the essentials for a successful start to uni life. Current UOW students are on hand to answer all your questions.
SOLS 101 26, 27 and 28 Feb
1:15pm - 2pm
Building 20, Room 2
Familiarise yourself with SOLS, a vital online tool that you'll use to throughout your degree to manage your enrolment.
Moodle 101 26, 27 and 28 Feb
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Building 20, Room 2
Meet Moodle! Learn how to submit assignments, stream / download lectures and navigate this platform to help you throughout your studies.
Safety & Support at UOW 26, 27 and 28 Feb
11:15am - 12pm
Building 19, Room G024
Come along to this session to learn more about security, safety and support on campus, as well as your expectations as a student.
Get Involved with UOWx 26, 27 and 28 Feb
1pm - 1:45pm
Building 19, Room G024
Make new friends, develop your skills and stand out when your graduate. Learn about the 200 activities formally recognised by UOWx that you can get involved in!
Study Overseas 26, 27 and 28 Feb
2pm - 2:45pm
Building 19, Room G024
Want to go see the world as part of your degree? Come and learn about the many study overseas options that you can experience at UOW.
UOW Student Panel 26, 27 and 28 Feb
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location TBA
Find out what it’s really like to be a UOW student – by hearing from students! Come and ask all the questions you need.
Your Go-To-Guide: Getting Started at UOW

26, 27 and 28 Feb
12pm - 12:45pm
Building 19, Room G024

Make your first semester work for you! Break down your subject outlines, plan your session and degree mapping, and learn handy tips and tricks to succeed at UOW.
Tips for Succeeding at UOW 26, 27 and 28 Feb
11:15am - 11:45am
Building 19, Room G004
This session explains what expected of you as a UOW student when it comes to academic honesty in your studies. Learn how to navigate the pitfalls you may be faced with during your course and how your integrity skills relate to both studies and life beyond UOW.
MakerSpace Demonstrations 26, 27 and 28 Feb
11:30am - 2pm
Library, Building 16
UOW MakerSpace offers access to safely use the latest tech, tools and equipment. A place to explore your creativity and build your technical skills.
Supporting International Students at UOW 26, 27 and 28 Feb
1pm - 1:45pm
Building 19, Room G004
International Student Programs (ISP) connects students from all over the world offering opportunities to make new friends, develop skills and link to the local community. Come and have a chat about how you can get involved and what's on offer in 2019.
Healthy Minds - Succeeding at University 26, 27 and 28 Feb
12pm - 12:45pm
Building 19, Room G004
Adjusting to uni can be challenging for all new students, but it can be especially stressful for those who have moved away from their country, home and family. Learn about good health and practical tools to help you thrive in your new environment and get the most out of life at UOW.
Careers 101 26, 27 and 28 Feb
12pm - 12:30pm
Building 19, Room G015
Your career starts now! Learn about the opportunities and resources that UOW’s careers service offers to help you make the best career decisions, increase your employability and manage your career journey.


Campus Tours 26, 27 and 28 Feb
11am – 2pm
(Tour duration: 45mins)
Meet at Info Tent outside Library
Be guided through your new campus and amazing facilities by current UOW students. Get to know your surroundings and ask as many questions as you like. Tours run every hour.
Library Tours 26, 27 and 28 Feb
11.30am – 1pm
(Tour duration: 20-30mins)
Library, Building 16
Find out about the resources, student spaces and support services the Library has to offer. Tours run every half hour.
Wollongong City Bus Tour Tues 26, Wed 27, Thurs 28 Feb
(Tour duration: 40-45 mins)
UniHall Lawn
Get to know your city and discover Wollongong’s main attractions with plenty of photo ops! Bus tours depart every 45 minutes from the UniHall Lawn.
Sport & Fitness Tour Tues 26, Wed 27, Thurs 28 Feb
Meet at UniActive Reception, Building 13
Discover why UniActive is your one-stop shop for fun and fitness with extensive sporting and fitness facilities and activities on campus.

Major Events

O-Festival 26, 27 and 28 Feb
11am – 2.30pm
In and around the Duck Pond Lawn, Jugglers Precinct and Library
Enjoy free food, watch live performers, grab all the freebies you can carry, join a student club or society and discover all the student support services on offer to you as a UOW student.
Pool Party Tuesday 26 Feb
4:30pm – 7:30pm
UniActive Pool
Make a splash during O-Week with giant inflatables, DJs, slip and slides and a heap of free food.
O-Week Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday 27 Feb
Duck Pond Lawn

Discover UOW’s hidden gems and test your knowledge of the campus for the chance to win prizes.
Movie Under the Stars Wednesday 27 Feb
Duck Pond Lawn
With a blanket, some free popcorn and a bunch of mates, you can kick back for a night at our open-air cinema.
O-Party Thursday 28 Feb
7pm – 11pm
UOW UniBar
Four DJS, two stages, one awesome party! You don’t want to miss this.
Goodwill Hunting Friday 1 Mar
Doors open 12pm
Level 1A, Building 11
This is a must for new students. Score yourself heaps of free homewares and get set up for uni life. First in first served so don't be late!



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