Your introduction to university life at Deakin
Whether you're an undergraduate, postgraduate or research student, you’re going to want to attend Orientation and OWeek! It is the perfect welcome to University life at Deakin.
On campus, there'll be information desks set up, plus we'll be running campus tours, social events and activities to welcome you to the Deakin community, connect you to your peers and help you become familiar with campus services and support.
Orientation sessions include:
- Welcome desks across all campuses
- Welcome to Country
- Campus tours
- Live streamed sessions and connection
- Meet and greets
- DUSA OFest
The Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) is run for students by students. We’re here to help you get the best out of your Orientation experience through our on campus, off campus and online events.
Find out what events you can join with DUSA
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.
We can't wait to welcome you to campus
Campus life is at the heart of the Deakin experience. Learn and study in our world-class facilities and make the most of our social, vibrant and diverse spaces. But we’re also all about flexibility, so you can incorporate online learning options when it suits.
OWeek session highlights
Whether you’re an undergraduate, postgraduate of higher degree by research student, we have a range of exciting sessions running on-campus and online where you get to find out everything you need to know about your course, how to navigate your faculty and what support services are available. Importantly, you also get to meet other new students and ask questions before uni starts.
You can find out more and register for these sessions in the Orientation app.
Join us online with a range of events and activities to make you feel prepared for uni life. There will be a welcome live stream and virtual tours, as well as DUSA chats to get to know services and meet other 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.
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 on how you can get the most out of university. You can filter for the relevant information for your situation – whether you're enrolled as a domestic, international or online student.
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 or Preparing to Succeed platforms so you can still explore what study and life at Deakin will be like.
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 you to campus!