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Cradle Coast Orientation Program

Welcome and Orientation Week for Semester 2, 2021 runs from Monday 5 -  Sunday 18 July.

We will host a variety of events, activities and information sessions to help you on your way to a successful future.

It is strongly recommended that all commencing students attend the Campus Welcome and Orientation sessions. Attending your College/ Course Orientation is a vital part of introduction to uni. We also recommend you explore the workshops, info sessions and events available across this program.

Not sure which welcome sessions you should be attending? Simply find your program area below to identify which college you belong to, or visit the Learning Lounge to talk with an Online Peer Mentor for help navigating orientation, MyLO, your unit outline, and resources to support you as you start uni. Drop in and chat with the team between 2- 6pm,  Monday - Friday.

*Program is subject to changes, please check regularly. All sessions are delivered in Australian Eastern Daylight Time.

Start your University of Tasmania journey - Key Events

EventDetailsDescription
Flag Raising and Welcome to Country Monday 5 July
9 - 10:30am
Riawunna
Cradle Coast Campus
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In celebration and recognition of the commencement of NAIDOC Week and Orientation week, Riawunna is holding a flag raising and Welcome to Country ceremony for all staff, students and community. The flags will be raised by an Aboriginal Elder and UTAS Staff members in a commitment to community partnership, creating a culturally welcoming space for everyone. Guests are invited to join us for a small morning tea.
Flag Raising and Welcome to Country Monday 5 - Friday 9 July
10am - 2pm
Riawunna
Cradle Coast Campus
Walk past the Riawunna building, to view a special projection of a Welcome to Country in palawa kani. The projection is in recognition of Orientation Week and NAIDOC Week. Staff will welcome anyone interested in viewing the Riawunna building, cultural garden and art collection to do so.
Welcome to Campus Workshop Wednesday 7 July
12 - 2pm
Courtyard
Cradle Coast Campus
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Make new friends and connections over lunch on the Cradle Coast Campus. This 2-hour session includes a Welcome to Country and an opportunity to taste mutton bird. Collect your welcome bag, have a campus tour, chat about uni clubs with the Tasmanian University Student Association (TUSA) or talk through study options with a Student Adviser.
Day of Community Service Friday 9 July
9.15am  - 4pm
Cradle Coast Campus
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Meet new people, learn more about lutruwita/Tasmania, and contribute to your local community. Lunch and transport provided – you just need to register.
Week One: Welcome Dinner Friday 16 July
6 - 9pm
Atrium, West Park  Apartments
West Park
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Enjoy a delicious meal with others over a shared table. Open to all new students. Dinner is free – you just need to register as seats are limited. All food preferences and requirements are catered for.
TUSA Market Day and Suitcase Rummage Wednesday 21 July
11am - 2pm
Cradle Coast Campus
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Join Market Day to connect with local service providers and clubs and societies. Browse the stalls to find out what services are available in our community, or sign up as a volunteer.

Browse second-hand goods at the Suitcase Rummage, chill out with our Community Engagement Leaders over some music and get your table tennis on, with our TT champions in the Cafe.

Grab a tasty FREE treat for lunch.

Campus Program

EventDetailsDescription
Bachelor of Arts Orientation (includes Associate Degree in Arts & Diploma of Arts) Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
9.30 - 11am
Online
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Join Course Coordinator Dr Nicholas Hookway for an introduction to the Bachelor of Arts, Associate Degree in Arts and Diploma of Arts. This session will help you to get started with your studies. It will cover essential information and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have.
University Preparation Program Welcome Tuesday 6 July
10 - 11am
Online
Register
Join our online welcome to meet your teachers and fellow students. We will share information about your course, our approach to teaching, and the various systems that you will use for learning.
School of Education Welcome Tuesday 6 July
10am - 12pm
Online
Register
An introduction to University life, expectations at University, understanding your timetable, time management, and advice to prepare for the journey you are embarking on. Opportunity to meet and interact with new students, current students, and staff. Specific Education course information and insight will be provided. This event is compulsory.
Associate Degree, Diploma and Undergraduate Certificate Welcome (UCommence) Tuesday 6 -Tuesday 14 July
Multiple sessions
Online

Tuesday 6 July, 10 - 11.15am
Register
Thursday 8 July, 6 - 7.15pm
Register
Tuesday 14 July, 6 - 7.15pm
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Join one of our online orientation session for students enrolled in units within a University College Associate Degree, Diploma or Undergraduate Certificate. It is an interactive session that introduces our teaching and learning approach and what to expect during your studies. You will learn how to navigate our online learning spaces, including MyLO, and find out about UTAS-wide support services. There will also be time to ask questions and meet fellow students.
Sustainability at UTAS Tuesday 6 July
12.30 - 1.30pm
Online
Register
Learn about and get involved in sustainability programs at UTAS, there are on-campus and virtual opportunities! Hear from current students about their projects and bring your questions and curiosity to the Q&A session. The session is both for those who are learning about sustainability for the first time and those who have been part of sustainability projects before heading to University.
Associate Degree in Education Support and Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
12.30 - 1.30pm
Online
Register
Welcome and course specific information for students commencing their study in our Education Support courses. This event is compulsory.
Bachelor of Education (Primary) Degree Welcome Tuesday 6 July
12.30 - 1.30pm
Online
Register
Welcome and course specific information for students commencing their study in the Bachelor of Education (Primary). This event is compulsory.
Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) Degree Welcome Tuesday 6 July
12.30 - 1.30pm
Online
Register
Welcome and course specific information for students commencing their study in the Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning). This event is compulsory.
Bachelor of Laws Degree Welcome Tuesday 6 July
12.30 - 2pm
Online
Register
A welcome to students and an introduction to the study of law, the Bachelor of Laws course and your progression through it. This event is compulsory.
Diploma of University Studies / Diploma of Pharmacy Studies Welcome Wednesday 7 July
10 - 11am
Online
Register
Join our online welcome to meet your teachers and fellow students. We will share information about your course, our approach to teaching, and the various systems that you will use for learning.
 

Diploma of University Studies students, are warmly encouraged to also join the welcome sessions for your future Degree:

Arts, Law and Education Welcome Wednesday 7 July
10.00am - 12pm
Rm D201/ D202
Cradle Coast Campus
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An introduction to University life and advice to prepare for the journey you are embarking on. This is a great opportunity to meet and interact with new students and staff after joining your online course session held on Tuesday 6 July.
Business and Economics Undergraduate Orientation Wednesday 7 July
10.30 - 11.30am
Online
Register
College Orientation session for students commencing undergraduate courses in Business and Economics.
Riawunna Orientation Program Wednesday 7 July
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
Cradle Coast Campus, Riawunna
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Meet our team of Aboriginal Student Success Officers, Aboriginal Community Engagement Officers, and Administrative Officers who are here to provide support to students, including academic support and advocacy, assistance with applications and pastoral care in the way of cultural and social support.
Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural Experiences Wednesday 7
12.30 - 2pm
Courtyard
Cradle Coast Campus
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In celebration and recognition of the commencement of NAIDOC Week and Orientation week, Riawunna is holding cultural Cook up with Aunty Erica Short and the Riawunna. Curried Mutton birds are on the menu along with laughs and yarns around the fire.
Steps to Success: What is Uni like? Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Rm B125
Cradle Coast Campus
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Join us in person for an introduction on what to expect for students juggling work or family commitments, and get some hands-on help with the online learning system (MyLO). Numbers limited.
Steps to Success: What is Uni like? Monday 5 July
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
Join us for an introduction on what to expect, how to manage and succeed in your studies, and how to navigate the online learning system (MyLO).
Steps to Success: Returning to Study - What is Uni like? Tuesday 6 July
7.30 - 8.30pm
Online
Register
Join us for an introduction on what to expect, for students juggling work or family commitments, or who are returning to study after a break.
Study Abroad & Exchange Info Session 1 Wednesday 7 July
11am - 12pm
Online
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These Study Abroad & Exchange info sessions will provide you with everything you need to know about going overseas as a part of your UTAS Degree.
Climate Active Students Thursday 8 July
1 - 2pm
Online
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You can be part of climate action at the University of Tasmania! Learn what it means for UTAS to be a certified carbon neutral University, where are our biggest greenhouse gas emissions, what have we been doing to reduce our emissions and what you can do as students studying at UTAS. Hear about the role students and staff have had in the past and what initiatives are planned for 2021 and beyond. Have you got questions about electric car charging stations, bike hubs, electricity use and more? Bring them along for our expert panel.
Steps to Success: What is Uni like? Thursday 8 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
Join us for an introduction on what to expect, how to manage and succeed in your studies, and how to navigate the online learning system (MyLO).
Bachelor of Psychological Science Orientation Thursday 8 July
2 - 3.30pm
Online
Join
This online session will provide you with information about what to expect in your first year in psychology. While this session is aimed at those doing the Bachelor of Psychological Science, anyone commencing in psychology is welcome to join. There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.
Study Abroad & Exchange Info Session 2 Thursday 15 July
12pm - 1pm
Online
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Information Sessions are designed to provide you with a general overview of the available Overseas Programs and simplify your steps to success.