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Get prepared for university at Welcome Week

Welcome Week is where you start your university journey

Get a taste of uni life and kick-start your semester with some essential preparations at Welcome Week.

Students talking on Eastern Avenue

Welcome Week is your opportunity to familiarise yourself with the university, attend your faculty or school welcome, take advantage of an information session, meet fellow new students and get ready for the semester ahead. Oh, and you can also get into all the fun of the USU's Welcome Festival.

Create your personalised schedule on the Welcome Week website: 

  • Browse the full program of welcomes, workshops and events
  • Register for events and set reminders in your personalised schedule
  • Navigate around campus using the interactive map
  • Connect with us on social media

Faculty and school welcomes

Make sure you attend your faculty or school welcome where you’ll get to meet fellow students and academic staff and learn everything you need to know about your faculty or school, such as where particular buildings are located and key dates. We also host student welcomes relevant to particular cohorts, such as students with a disability, international students, mature-age students and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Information sessions and workshops

During Welcome Week you should also take advantage of our information sessions and workshops that will help you to hit the ground running when classes begin. There are more than 40 to choose from covering all aspects of university life including learning strategies and academic skills to advice on careers, accommodation and budgeting. If you’re a postgrad or international student, check out the additional events we also host for you.

Get to know our campus

Welcome Week is also a good chance to familiarise yourself with our main campus, and considering it’s big enough to have its own postcode (it’s 2006, in case you were wondering!), it can be handy to know your bearings before you arrive for your first lecture. Keep an eye out for campus tours running as part of Welcome Week. 

Don’t forget to log into our Wi-Fi network for free unlimited access on campus using your Unikey and password.

Get into all the fun of Welcome Fest

The University of Sydney Union’s Welcome Fest is where you can join clubs and societies, make friends and enjoy a program of activities and entertainment.

Don’t forget to add your faculty welcome, and the info sessions and events you want to attend to your Orientation planner.

Got a question?

Don’t be afraid to ask! Feel free to approach your fellow students or our friendly staff wearing University of Sydney branded t-shits or ‘ask me’ badges to ask about anything you can’t find or figure out.

The University of Sydney Quadrangle

Last Updated: 24 January 2022

4 February 2019

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