Skip to content

Launceston 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 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 - Key events

EventDetailsDescription
Welcome to Campus Monday 5 July
10.30am - 2pm
Arts LT 9,  Bld L
Newnham
Register
pulingina tu University of lutruwita/ Tasmania.
Get tips to make the most of orientation week and starting uni, and get to know your way around campus with a tour from one of our student community engagement leaders.
Your College / Course Orientation Monday 5 July - Friday 9 July
Newnham and Inveresk
Attending your Welcome Session for your college is a vital part of your introduction.
 

Not sure which welcome sessions you should be attending? Simply find your program area below to identify which college you belong to.

Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural Experiences Monday 5 - Friday 9 July
Multiple Sessions
Newnham and Inveresk

Flag Raising and Welcome to Country
Register
Riawunna Cultural Event
Register
Explore Tasmanian Aboriginal knowledges and culture with our Riawunna team during Orientation Week, including Flag Raising and Welcome to Country and our Riawunna Cultural Event.
Day of Community Service Friday 9 July
9.15am - 4pm
Meet at the Newnham Campus
Register
Meet new people, learn more about lutruwita/Tasmania, and contribute to your local community. Lunch and transport provided – you just need to register.
Mittens and Beanies Friday 9 July
4pm - 12am
Seafarers Uni Bar
Newnham
Register
A winter wonderland of toasty fire pits, acoustic tunes and free tasty eats from local food trucks. Then hit the dance floor – DJs will be pumping tunes till late.

International

EventDetailsDescription
International students: What you need to know about living and studying in Launceston, Tasmania Monday 5 July
2 - 4pm
Rm A060, Bld A
Newnham
Register
Meet your international student support team as we connect you with other students and learn ways to settle into life and studies in Launceston, Tasmania.
International students: Starting your studies from your home country Tuesday 6 July
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
An online session with International Student Advisers about what to expect and how to prepare for your first semester.

Arts, Law and Education

EventDetailsDescription
Bachelor of Arts Orientation (includes Associate Degree in Arts & Diploma of Arts) Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
9.30 - 11am
Online
Register
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.
Bachelor of Arts Welcome for Creative Arts and Media students Tuesday 6 July
9.30 - 11am
Online
Register
For students taking Theatre and Performance, Music and Context, Fine Arts and Curatorial Practices, Creative Arts and Health or Media and Communication majors as part of the Bachelor of Arts. This event is compulsory.
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.
Diploma of Languages Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
10.30 - 11.30am
Online
Register
An introduction to our Languages program with Course Coordinator, Dr Taufiq Tanasaldy. This event is compulsory.
Bachelor of Justice Studies Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
10.30 - 11.30am
Online
Register
Join Dr Matt Killingsworth, Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Justice Studies, for a live Q&A session, where you can find out everything you need to know about the Bachelor of Justice Studies. This event is compulsory.
Bachelor of Fine Arts and Diploma of Fine Arts Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
An introduction to the staff and facilities for Fine Art, for Hobart (Hunter St) and Launceston (Inveresk) students. This event is compulsory.
Diploma of Creative Arts and Health and Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Arts and Health Course Welcome Tuesday 6 July
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
An introduction to the staff teaching Creative Arts and Health. This event is compulsory.
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 Education (Health and Physical Education) 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 (Health and Physical Education). 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.
Social Sciences Drop-In Afternoon Tea Tuesday 6 July
1 - 2pm
Rm 142,  L Block
Newnham
Register
Commencing and continuing Social Science students are invited to drop-in throughout the hour to meet teaching staff and to discuss their courses and units. Afternoon tea will be provided.
Steps to Success for Inveresk students: What’s Uni like? Wednesday 7 July
10 - 11am
The Cottage
Inveresk
Register
Join your Student Adviser for an in person introduction on what to expect and how to manage and succeed in your studies in Fine Arts, Architecture and Design at UTAS, and get some hands-on help navigating UTAS systems, including your online learning system: MyLO.
Bachelor of Psychological Science Orientation Thursday 8 July
2 - 3.30pm
Online
Join Here
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.

Health and Medicine

EventDetailsDescription

Postgraduate Nursing Orientation

Tuesday 6 July
12 - 1pm
Online
Register
This is an opportunity for you to engage with the School. We understand that embarking on the next step and studying again after a few years out of university can be daunting. We want you to feel confident and have all the information you need to be successful.
Master of Laboratory Medicine Orientation Wednesday 7 July - Thursday 8 July
10am - 4.30pm
Rm, C135/C137, School of Heath Sciences
Newnham

On-campus attendance
Register

If you can't attend in person you can participate online:
Online: Day 1
Register
Online: Day 2
Register
During orientation you will be provided with crucial information to prepare you for the start of your career, and be introduced to local services and facilities. All students are expected to attend.
Bachelor of Psychological Science Orientation Thursday 8 July
2 - 3.30pm
Online
Join Here
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.

Sciences and Engineering

EventDetailsDescription
College Welcome Wednesday 7 July
1 - 1.45pm
Online
Register
Official welcome to Sciences and Engineering by Executive Dean of the College, an introduction to College, Schools/Institutes and structure of the day. We encourage all students to attend and look forward to meeting you online.
Agricultural Science Degree Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing S4A Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Architecture and Built Environments Degree Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing P3H Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Design Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing in P3I Bachelor of Design and Z2E Associate Degree Applied Design. Your course coordinators will take you through the course structure, learning experiences and opportunities, and answer any questions.
Engineering Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all undergraduate and postgraduate students commencing Engineering courses. Open to students in P4D, P4K and P7A. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
AMC Global Logistics & Maritime Management Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all undergraduate and postgraduate students commencing Global Logistics and Maritime Management course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Information Communication Technology Degree Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing P3T Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions. We encourage all students to attend and look forward to meeting you online.
Marine and Antarctic Science Degree Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing P3L Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Maritime Training (Seafaring) Deck Watchkeeper Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing Maritime Training (Seafaring) Deck Watchkeeper. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Maritime Training (Seafaring) Chief Mate/ Master Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome orientation for students starting the Chief Mates/Masters program (3rd year of Bachelor of Nautical Science). The Course Coordinator Dr. Samrat Ghosh will take the students through the course structure and learning tools.
Maritime Training (Seafaring) Pre-Sea Engine, Engineer Watchkeeper, Chief Engineer Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing Maritime Training (Seafaring) Pre-Sea Engine, Engineer Watchkeeper, Chief Engineer Courses. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Natural Environment & Wilderness Degree Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing P3M Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions. We encourage all students to attend and look forward to meeting you online.
Science and Combined Degree Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing Science courses. Open to P3O Bachelor of Science and Science combined degree students. Your course coordinator Dr Ashley Edwards will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Master of Architecture Welcome Wednesday 7 July
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing D7C Master of Architecture course. Your course coordinator Dr. Helen Norrie will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Master of Information Technology and Systems Welcome Wednesday 7 July
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing K7I Master of Information Technology and Systems course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions. We encourage all students to attend and look forward to meeting you online.
Master of Planning Welcome Wednesday 7 July
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing K7P Master of Planning course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Postgraduate Environment and Protected Areas Welcome Wednesday 7 July
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing postgraduate environment and conservation courses. Open to students in K4E, S7D, K7J4 and K7E. Your course coordinators Drs Emma Pharo and Vanessa Adams will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions. We encourage all students to attend and look forward to meeting you online.
AMC Postgraduate Maritime Engineering Welcome Wednesday 7 July
3 - 4pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all postgraduate students commencing Maritime Engineering course. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living Welcome Wednesday 7 July
4 - 5pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing Z0U Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living. Your course coordinator will take you through the course structure, your career options and answer your questions.
Steps to Success for Inveresk Students: What's Uni like? Thursday 8 July
10 - 11am
The Cottage
Inveresk
Register
Join your Student Adviser for an in person introduction on what to expect and how to manage and succeed in your studies in Fine Arts, Architecture, Design and Fine Arts at UTAS. The session includes some hands-on help navigating UTAS systems, including your online learning system: MyLO.
AMC drop-in information sessions Thursday 8 July
11am - 12pm
Swanson Bld
Australian Maritime College
Register
An opportunity for AMC students to learn more about your course and to ask any questions you have.

Global Logistics & Maritime Management (combined session for both UG and PG) Rm F53
Maritime Training (Seafaring) Pre-Sea Deck Rm F44
Maritime Training (Seafaring) Pre-Sea Engine, Engineer Watchkeeper, Chief Engineer Rm F45
Maritime Engineering (PG) Rm G82
Architecture, Design and Art Welcome Lunch Thursday 8 July
11.30am - 1.30pm
Stone Building, School of Creative Arts and Media
Inveresk
Register
A welcome and site orientation for Inveresk-based students in Architecture, Design and Art.
AMC Welcome Lunch Thursday 8 July
12 - 1.30pm
Seafarers Uni Bar, Willow Court
Australian Maritime College
Register
A welcome lunch for AMC students to celebrate the beginning of a new semester.
ICT and Geography, Planning, Spatial Sciences and Natural Sciences Welcome Lunch Thursday 8 July
12pm - 1.30pm
Bld V Courtyard
Newnham
Register
A welcome lunch for ICT & GPSS students to celebrate the beginning of a new semester.

Business and Economics

EventDetailsDescription
Bachelor of Business (accelerated) Orientation Monday 24 May
12.30 - 1.30pm
Online
Register
College Orientation session for students in the Bachelor of Business (Accelerated) in ASP2.
Steps to Success for Business (Accelerated Program) Students: What’s Uni Like Monday 24 May
6.30 - 7.30pm
Online
Register
Join us for an introduction on what to expect in your studies in Business, how to manage and succeed in your studies.
Bachelor of Business (accelerated) Onsite Induction Tuesday 25 May
12pm - 1pm
Rm G01D, Henty House
Launceston CBD
Register
Onsite welcome and induction sessions for both commencing and continuing Bachelor of Business (Accelerated) students.
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.
CPA Information Session Wednesday 7 July
12 - 1pm
Online
Register
Information Session for new students undertaking undergraduate or postgraduate studies in accounting, hosted by Kim Hwang from CPA Australia.
Business and Economics Postgraduate Orientation Wednesday 7 July 
1 - 2pm
Online
Register
College Orientation session for students commencing all postgraduate courses with TSBE including: Masters level Professional Accounting programs, Graduate Certificate in Business Studies, Masters of Business, Marketing Management and Finance.
Business and Economics Welcome and Induction Wednesday 7 July
2.30 - 3.30pm
Rm G01D, Henty House
Launceston CBD
Register
Onsite welcome and induction session for commencing Launceston-based Business and Economics students in both postgraduate and undergraduate programs.

University College

EventDetailsDescription
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
Register
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.
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.
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:

Associate Degree in Applied Design Welcome Wednesday 7 July
2 - 3pm
Online
Register
A welcome and overview for all students commencing in P3I Bachelor of Design and Z2E Associate Degree Applied Design. Your course coordinators will take you through the course structure, learning experiences and opportunities, and answer any questions.
Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Design Welcome Thursday 8 July
2.30 - 3.30pm
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.
Associate Degree in Applied Design: Steps for Success Thursday 8 July
10 - 11am
Stone Bld
Inveresk
Register
Join your Student Adviser for an in person introduction on what to expect and how to manage and succeed in your studies in Fine Arts, Architecture, Design and Fine Arts at UTAS. The session includes some hands-on help navigating UTAS systems, including your online learning system: MyLO.
Associate Degree in Applied Design Campus Tour Thursday 18 Feb
11.30am - 1.30pm
Stone Bld
Inveresk
Register
A welcome and site orientation for Inveresk-based students in Architecture, Design and Art.

Riawunna

EventDetailsDescription
Riawunna Orientation Program for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students Wednesday 7 July
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
Newnham Campus, Riawunna Centre
Register
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. You can choose to attend online OR on campus.
Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural Experiences
Flag Raising and Welcome to Country Monday 5 July
9.30 - 10.30am
Riawunna Centre
Newnham Campus
Register
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 with native inspired food in the cultural garden.
Welcome to Country Projection Monday 5 - Friday 9 July
10am - 2pm
Riawunna Cultural Garden
Newnham
As you walk past the Riawunna building, you will see 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.
Riawunna Cultural Event Wednesday 7 July
12.30 - 2pm
Riawunna Centre
Newnham Campus
Register
Riawunna will hold an afternoon event in celebration and recognition of NAIDOC week and commencement of Orientation week semester 2. Join the Riawunna team for a special afternoon in the cultural garden, with cultural foods, music and activities, reflecting on the NAIDOC theme ‘Heal Country’.

Workshops, Info Sessions and Events

EventDetailsDescription
Steps to Success: What is Uni like? Monday 5 July
3pm - 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).
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.
Steps to Success: What is Uni like? Tuesday 6 July
2 - 3.30pm
Library Lab 1
Newnham
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).
Welcome Dinner Tuesday 6 July
5.30 - 8.30pm
The Grove
Newnham
Register
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.
Steps to Success: Returning to Study - What is Uni like? Tuesday 6 July
7.30pm - 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.
Steps to Success: What is Uni like? Wednesday 7 July
10am - 11.30am
Library Lab 1
Newnham
Register
Join us in person for an introduction on what to expect and how to manage and succeed in your studies, and get some hands-on help with the online learning system (MyLO). Numbers limited.
Study Abroad & Exchange Info Session 1 Wednesday 7 July
11am - 12pm
Online
Register
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.
Steps to Success for Inveresk students: What’s Uni like? Thursday 8 July
10 - 11am
The Railway Cottage
Inveresk
Register
Join your Student Adviser for an in person introduction on what to expect and how to manage and succeed in your studies in Fine Arts, Architecture and Design at UTAS, and get some hands-on help navigating UTAS systems, including your online learning system: MyLO.
Climate Active Students Thursday 8 July
1 - 2pm
Online
Register
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).
Welcome to Campus Paint and Sip Thursday 8 July
2 - 5pm
Inveresk Apartments
Inveresk
Register
Have fun painting your version of a famous artwork while you enjoy a drink and have some nibbles. A fantastic way to meet new friends and have fun with old ones. Open to all commencing and continuing Inveresk students, residents and non-residents. Registration is essential.
Mittens & Beanies Friday 9 July
4pm - 12am
Seafarers Uni Bar
Newnham
Register
A winter wonderland of toasty fire pits, acoustic tunes and free tasty eats from local food trucks. Then hit the dance floor – DJs will be pumping tunes till late.
Study Abroad & Exchange Info Session 2 Thursday 15 July
12pm - 1pm
Online
Register
Information Sessions are designed to provide you with a general overview of the available Overseas Programs and simplify your steps to success.
All Week
Welcome Point Monday 5  - Friday 9 July
8.30am - 3pm
The Walk
Newnham
Chat with our Community Engagement Leaders to get help with all the things you need to know to start uni. Get help finding rooms, understanding timetables, strategies for making it through your first few weeks and more.
Learning Lounge Monday 5 - Friday 15 October
2pm - 6pm
Online
Join
Drop In and talk with an Online Peer Mentor for help navigating orientation, MyLO, your unit outline, and resources to support your success.