What is orientation

What is Orientation?

Answer ID 556 | Last updated on 07/02/2023 03.39 PM

Orientation (O-Week) is held on campus the week before classes start each semester. It is designed for new students to meet other students, find their way around campus, find out important course-related information and make a smooth transition into University life. All students will have important core activities to attend as well as a number of optional activities available. Details about these event can be found on the UniStart website under the section 'Orientation'.

One of the most important events in O-Week is your Welcome Ceremony, which is your official induction to the University. You can find out more about this event on the UniStart website.

O-Week also includes activities specific to your School which are compulsory to attend. As part of your School activities you will have the opportunity to meet other students and staff from within your study area and learn your way around the UWA Campus. There are also many non-course-specific activities planned throughout the week which are highly recommended.

In Semester 1, the Friday of O-Week is the Guild O-Day Festival. This is a great opportunity to sign up to clubs and societies. James Oval is a hive of activity with Guild Clubs and School Societies, sporting groups, and other community groups providing information and displays about what's available for students. Music and food, giveaways and promotions add to the festival atmosphere. There is no Guild O-day in Semester 2 however you will still have opportunities to sign up for various clubs during semester.

Check the UniStart website to find out more about O-Week.

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