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• What is Orientation? Do I need to attend it?
• What is the difference between Orientation and Enrolment?
• How do I get information about Orientation? How long does it go on for?
• Will I have a different Orientation because I am an international student?
• Do I need to register anywhere to attend Orientation? Does it cost anything?
Attending Orientation is absolutely essential if you want to make a successful start to your studies. Orientation is specifically designed for commencing students and is run the week before the official start of classes. Find out more information on the Getting Started website and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date with what’s happening during Orientation (on Twitter @New_to_Deakin). There is also an online Orientation specifically designed for off-campus students.
After you receive your course offer, the first thing that you do is confirm your enrolment . This means that you complete all the enrolment procedures and pay all necessary fees before the due date. You can find out more on the Enrolment page. The Handbook is also an important resource for finding out more about the enrolment process.
Once you have formally enrolled as a Deakin student, you are expected to attend Orientation. Deakin's Orientation program is designed specifically for all new undergraduate students and is absolutely essential if you want to make a great start to uni life. Orientation is packed with activities that will enable you to meet other students and staff, become familiar with the campus and services available, and learn more about your course. And there's lots of fun to be had too!
You can find more information about Orientation in the weeks preceding on the Getting Started website. Orientation is usually a week-long event; however, there are workshops, events and competitions that occur throughout the first few weeks of trimester. These events will be listed on your Orientation itinerary and to make a successful start, you should make a point to attend them.
Yes, as an international student, you will have a slightly different Orientation to that of local students. You will still receive an itinerary, which lists all the sessions you must attend, and the majority of these will be with domestic students. However there are also a number of sessions that have been designed specifically for international students, to help you understand the Australian educational environment and to adjust to Deakin as quickly as possible. All sessions during Enrolment and Orientation are absolutely essential if you want to make a great start at Deakin, so make sure you attend.
No, you do not need to register for Orientation. Domestic students commencing their studies in Trimester 1 will receive their Orientation pack in the post in mid-February and international students will be given a pack at enrolment. Your Orientation pack includes important information and resources, including your itinerary which outlines all the activities you need to attend during Orientation and Weeks 1-3. Orientation is absolutely free to all new Deakin students.
During trimesters 2 and 3, all on-campus students will receive an Orientation pack during enrolment, run the week before the start of classes.