Welcome to the University of Sydney!

At Orientation Week you’ll get to know what life as a university student is all about. This is your opportunity to get ready for your course, explore campus and start making friends before lectures begin.

Sign up or log in to create your own personalised schedule and check out the full program to fill up your week with useful info sessions, social activities and more. Don’t forget to utilise our first-year checklist, so you’re ready to go from day one.

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What to do at Orientation Week

Your faculty or school welcomes are your first priority; you’ll learn all you need to know about your course and get a chance to meet and mingle with your new classmates and teachers. Sign up and select your degree in the planner so you don’t miss these essential events.

There’s also a wide range of info sessions and workshops that will help get you settled in to your new life as a uni student and give you the skills and knowledge to thrive.

To cap it off, revel in the fun and social events of OWeek (1 – 3 March), the three-day festival hosted by the University of Sydney Union (USU).

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Faculty/school welcomes

Essential info about your course.

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Other student welcomes

Additional welcome events to help you settle in.

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Information sessions

Pick up important skills that will benefit you during your degree.

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USU OWeek events

The USU’s OWeek festival showcases the best of student life.


Snap and share your Orientation Week adventure with friends on Instagram using #usydoweek.


If you have any questions about Orientation Week events – please contact our Orientation team, or look out for staff wearing red ‘Ask me’ badges during the week!

For all other queries, get in touch with our enquiries team.

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