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Welcome to UTAS: Orientate yourself for a smooth start at university

Orientation 2015

Dates for Semester 1, 2016, will be available towards the end of 2015.
Hobart - Launceston - Cradle Coast - Interstate 

Orientation marks the beginning of your university studies and is designed to help you settle into life at university. Orientation Week will provide you with information to fully prepare you for the start of semester, in addition to familiarising you with the services and facilities available on each campus.

Orientation will help you to find your way around campus, introduce you to your studies and put you in touch with the staff in your area of study. It is also a great opportunity to meet the other students that you will be studying with. Orientation is about becoming familiar with your surroundings and knowing where to go for assistance should you need it.

Orientation Events

There will be a number of sessions to attend depending on the course you are enrolled in and whether you are an international or domestic student. We strongly recommend that all new students attend orientation. If you are unable to make it, it's important to access Online Orientation or Online Orientation for Distance Students.

Orientation Programs

These programs will be available in 2016.

  • Hobart 
  • Launceston 
  • Cradle Coast
  • Faculty of Education - Melbourne

Please register you attendance for the Welcome sessions here (currently closed)

Official Welcome Registration

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Education) Professor David Sadler warmly invites you to attend the Official Welcome, your formal introduction to UTAS. We highly recommend your attendance at this event and have planned a number of other activities to follow so that you can make the most of your first day on campus. 

Information specific to the Official Welcome on your campus can be found within your Orientation program guide. Space is limited for this event and registration is essential. To book your place in the Official Welcome to UTAS session you will need your Student ID number that you were given when you accepted your UTAS offer

Online Orientation

We recommend that everyone look closely at Online Orientation or Online Orientation for Distance Students. Whether you are studying online or on campus, you will find lots of information on these pages that will help you make a successful transition to university. This includes information on learning and academic skills programs you can access, counselling and disability services, and university life in general.

Additional Resources

First Year at UTAS on Facebook is a great way to get answers to your questions and to keep in touch with fellow students and Student Advisers. If you're a distance student, have a look at Distance Students at UTAS on Facebook. On both these sites, you can find information about events, services and opportunities that can help you have fun and make the most of your university experience. Feel free to post questions on the page and we'll answer within 24 hours. You can also speak confidentially to a Student Adviser by messaging us through these pages.

First Year on Facebook

The Pre-Uni Checkpoint asks you questions about your readiness for university and provides you with a checklist of tasks to do and resources to investigate. If you want a simple printable list, see the Pre-Semester Checklist.

Contact us

For more information about Orientation, or your First Year at UTAS, please contact the Student Transition and Retention Team