Orientation

Orientation starts from the moment you accept your offer to Deakin. It's a great way to learn more about your course, find out about available support services, get to know your teachers and meet your new classmates. You'll be supported with information and resources to help kickstart your academic and social life at university.

Deakin Orientation

Whether you're an undergraduate, postgraduate or research student, there's one event you shouldn't miss – Orientation and OWeek! In 2021 we'll be offering a blended orientation experience to help all students make a great start to study and life at Deakin. All Orientation sessions will be offered online so you can still get a taste of our progressive, real-world digital approach to learning. And, subject to government guidelines, we'll also be able to welcome you to our vibrant campuses to attend events and activities in person. You'll also be supported by current students and peer leaders who will be available in most sessions throughout the week for practical and academic assistance.

Orientation sessions include:

  • course overview sessions
  • study support information
  • Welcome to Deakin – learn about what your study experience and student life will be like at Deakin
  • Explore the Library – find out about services such as 24-hour Library Chat
  • social activities run in partnership with the Deakin University Students Association (DUSA).

There'll be information desks set up at each campus, plus we'll be running campus tours, social events and activities – all in a COVIDSafe way – to welcome you to the Deakin community, connect you to your peers and help you become familiar with campus services and support. Some activities will also be offered at external locations.

In 2021 you can look forward to experiencing campus life, meeting new classmates and learning in our world-class facilities – both online and at our physical campuses.

Plan your orientation

Use our orientation app to build your orientation itinerary and find details of events and activities that are tailored to you based on your course and the campus you're enrolled at. Make sure you also check your Deakin emails for details on how to prepare for OWeek.

Create your personal orientation itinerary

OWeek session highlights

Cloud Campus students

Join a session designed to help you learn more and become familiar with our innovative online learning environment. You'll also hear from current students about their experience studying through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

International students

Learn about studying in Australia, meet other new students, and hear from current students about what it's like studying at Deakin. You will also receive important course information and learn how to enrol and sign up for tutorials.

You can find out more about and register for these sessions in the orientation app.

Create your personal orientation itinerary

Higher degree by research (HDR) students

When you enrol as a HDR students you will receive a range of communication including an email outlining your online Orientation experience. To set you up for success we have developed an online orientation experience that includes recorded sessions and allows you to engage with your Orientation in your own time.

You'll learn about the services and facilities we offer, and get the chance to connect with other commencing HDR students, as well as meet and hear from current HDR students about their university experience.

Find out more about research at Deakin

Helping you get started at university

Our Get Started blog can help you prepare for study and life at Deakin, with information about orientation, and helpful tips and resources for you to get the most out of university. You can filter for the relevant information for your situation – whether you're enrolled as a domestic, Cloud Campus or international student.

Find out more about orientation on the Get Started blog

Our inspiring campuses

From your morning coffee to a post-lecture gym session – discover all the great facilities on offer at Deakin.
We can't wait to welcome our new students back to campus when we're able to. We’ll be throwing a Welcome Back to Campus party and you’ll all be invited!

Can't make orientation?

Don't worry – you won't miss out! We'll record all our OWeek session and orientation experiences and make them available on UniStart so you can still explore what study and life at Deakin will be like.