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Orientation

Orientation starts from the moment you accept your offer to Deakin. You’ll feel welcome and supported every step of the way as you prepare for your course and get to know your new community of teachers and classmates.

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! We’re so excited that in 2022, Orientation is being held at our vibrant campuses where you can enjoy events and activities in person, as well as online. OWeek is running from Monday 28 February–Friday 4 March and it is the perfect way to start study and life at Deakin.

On campus, there'll be information desks set up, 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.

Orientation sessions include:

  • Welcome desks across all campuses
  • Welcome to Country
  • Campus tours
  • Live streamed sessions and connection
  • Meet and greets
  • Student lounge activations
  • DUSA ECamp
  • DUSA OCamp
  • Try Out Sport events
  • Beats and Eats events
  • DUSA Food Pantry
  • DUSA Big Picnic
  • Free breakfast
  • Opportunities for online social connection

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

We can't wait to welcome you to campus in 2022

In 2022, campus life will be 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.

Online students

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.

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.

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.

Find out more about Orientation on the Get Started blog

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!

Vaccinations

Only fully vaccinated students, or those with an approved exemption, are allowed to attend campus. This is to keep our entire community safe, is based on public health orders and legal requirements, and aligns with the Victorian Roadmap for reopening. The vaccine is free for every Australian and you can get your jab at the Deakin Medical Centre. To attend campus you need to supply proof of vaccination using Deakin’s online Vaccination Status form.

Find out more about vaccines