2019 Orientation: Information for online and on-campus students; it’s time to start your UNE Journey

Published On February 15, 2019 | By Luke | Getting Started

Orientation at UNE is delivered in different ways depending on your mode of study (on-campus or online). 

All students (regardless of study mode) should complete Online Orientation (please check your UNE email account for details); on-campus students are also required to attend orientation programs at the Armidale campus.

Orientation is important and it is designed to help you make a successful transition into study.

Your student advisor

If you are a commencing student enrolling in trimester 1, 2019, and you haven’t had a call already, you will soon receive a call from one of our student advisors. Your student advisor will ask how you are going with your preparation for university study, answer any questions you might have, and provide some tips for your transition into university.

Residential Wellness Week

Students staying in the UNE Residences will need to attend Wellness Week in 2019. Wellness week will be from Sunday 17 – 24 February and is the first week in the UNE 2019 Orientation program. This week is designed to ease the transition into university life for 1st year residential college students, many of whom are leaving home for the first time and may be travelling from other regional, interstate or even overseas destinations. The program will help connect you to all the support services available at UNE and in Armidale for this new chapter of your life. You can find found out more about wellness week by clicking on this link.

On Campus Orientation

On Campus Orientation will commence on Sunday 24 February 2019 with an event for on-campus students not living in the residential colleges (“Townies”) and International students.

The program for all Students commences on Monday 25 February with the Commencement Ceremony and Toolkit information session. Townie students can collect their academic gowns from 9am with all students to be seated in Lazenby Hall by 9.45am.

Our student Lifesaver Day, which features stalls from clubs, societies, support services and local businesses, as well as entertainment, a free BBQ, games and prizes, is on Tuesday 26 February.

The new conference-style academic program will be held on Wednesday and Thursday 27 and 28 February.

Your Personalised On-Campus Orientation Program is now available! 

To download the app:

Step 1 – Open the Appstore (Apple) or Google play (Android) on your device.

Step 2 – Search and Download the app ‘Zoho Backstage For Attendees’.

Step 3 – Search the event ‘UNE On-Campus Orientation 2019’.

To access the scheduling site online, please click here.

Online Students’ Toolkit

Throughout Orientation 2019 there will be content available online specifically designed for our online students. Online Students can catch up with our Online Toolkit Sessions which will be available from 6PM each night of Orientation Week. We will post a link on the Insider’s Guide each day when the video is ready to watch. 

UNE Sydney

UNE Sydney will be hosting Orientation Sessions on the following days:

  • Saturday 23 February –  10am – 2pm (please arrive by 9:30 AM)
  • Monday 25 February – 6pm – 8.30pm

For more information on the UNE Sydney sessions, call 02 9689 4888 or email sydney@une.edu.au.

Parents & Partners, Friends & Supporters of our Commencing Students

We understand that this time of year can be just as exciting and important for you, supporting one of our new students, as it is for those commencing their studies with us!

There are a lot of things to learn and to be aware of, so to help you feel equipped to support your student you might like to check out this helpful information booklet.

There will also be a Parents Luncheon after the Toolkit session on Monday morning (25th February). This will take place in the Letters Room in Dixson Library, and we expect it to begin around 11.45am.


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