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This is your very first step as you embark on your new study journey with the University of Tasmania.

Orientation and Welcome runs from February 17, 2020- February 28, 2020 and UTAS will host a variety of events, activities and information sessions to get students well on your way to a successful future.

It is a requirement for newly commencing students to attend their Welcome and Orientation sessions.

*Program is subject to changes please check regularly

Start your UTAS Journey - Key Events

EventDetailsDescription
University Welcome Monday Feb 17
9am - 10am - Welcome
10am -1pm - Orientation Expo
Stanley Burbury LT and central mall
Sandy Bay
pulingina tu University of lutruwita (Welcome to the University of Tasmania).
A local member of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community will welcome you to nipaluna/Hobart in palawa kani (Tasmanian Aboriginal language) while sharing with you the ancient Aboriginal history of lutruwita/Tasmania, the place that many of you now call home. Plus an introduction and overview of the top 5 things you should do this week.
A orientation expo will follow with live entertainment, fresh local food and market stalls. 
Register here
Your college / course induction Monday Feb 17 - Friday Feb 21
Sandy Bay and Hobart CBD
Attending your University 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.

College of Arts Law and Education
College of Health and Medicine
College of Science and Engineering
College of Business and Economics
University College
Welcome to Hobart Thursday Feb 20
5pm - 8pm
Tasmania Museum and Arts
Hobart CBD
New  students are invited to our Welcome to Hobart event held in the heart of the CBD. Food vans, active spaces and all things Tasmania.
Register here
Garden Party Celebration Friday Feb 21
12pm - 2pm
Lazenbys and Central Courtyard
Sandy Bay
This is the final event in your passage to your university life and to mark the end of the summer welcome before you embark on a new journey of growth and discovery.
Register here

International

EventDetailsDescription
University Welcome Monday Feb 17
9am - 10am - Welcome
10am -1pm - Orientation Expo
Stanley Burbury LT, University Centre
Sandy Bay
pulingina tu University of lutruwita (Welcome to the University of Tasmania).
A local member of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community will welcome you to nipaluna/Hobart in palawa kani (Tasmanian Aboriginal language) while sharing with you the ancient Aboriginal history of lutruwita/Tasmania, the place that many of you now call home. Plus an introduction and overview of the top 5 things you should do this week.
A orientation expo will follow with live entertainment, fresh local food and market stalls.
Register here
Study Abroad & Exchange Orientation Monday Feb 17
2pm - 4pm
SocSci.209, Social Science Bld
Sandy Bay
A compulsory (and fun) session for inbound study abroad and exchange students. Get to know UTAS, the Student Mobility team, and your fellow cohort of students.
Accommodation options - Share house and renting Monday Feb 17
2pm - 3.30pm
Arts LT203, Social Sciences Bld
Sandy Bay
What you need to know when looking and applying for your own place or a room in a share house
First Year International Diploma in Business - International Pathway College Friday Feb 21
9am - 3pm
Lvl 2, Old Commerce Bld
Sandy Bay
A personalised orientation for students studying within the First Year International Diploma of Business.
Foundation Studies Program – International Pathway College Friday Feb 21
9am - 3pm
Lvl 2, Old Commerce Bld
Sandy Bay
A personalised orientation for students studying within the Foundation Studies Program.
New international students: Living and studying in Tasmania Friday Feb 21
10am - 12pm
Stanley Burbury LT, University Centre
Sandy Bay
Learn about the help available to support your study and life in Tasmania. This session is for international students who are commencing a degree in Semester 1, 2020.
Welcome to Hobart Thursday Feb 20
5pm - 8pm
Tasmania Museum and Arts
Hobart CBD
New students are invited to our Welcome to Hobart event held in the heart of the CBD. Food vans, active spaces and all things Tasmania.
Register here
Garden Party Celebration Friday Feb 21
12pm - 2pm
Lazenbys and Central Courtyard
Sandy Bay
This is the final event in your passage to your university life and to mark the end of the summer welcome before you embark on a new journey of growth and discovery.
Register here

College of Arts, Law and Education

EventDetailsDescription
Bachelor of Arts Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
10am-10.30am
Arts Lecture Theatre
Sandy Bay
An introduction to your course and where it can take you. We'll outline the degree structure, what to expect, and the disciplines you can study. This event is compulsory and will lead into your specific discipline events. 
Bachelor of Justice Studies orientation Tuesday Feb 18
10am-10.30am
Rm 312, Social Sciences Bld
Sandy Bay
This event will outline the course structure, what you can expect and where the Bachelor of Justice Studies can take you, and leads into more specific discipline events following. This is a compulsory event.
Bachelor of Social Sciences orientation Tuesday Feb 18
10am - 10.30am
Rm 210, Social Sciences Bld
Sandy Bay
This event introduces you to the Bachelor of Social Science. Learn about what the course involves, career outlook and hear first-hand from a Bachelor of Social Science graduate. This is a compulsory event.
Bachelor of Social Work with Honours orientation Tuesday Feb 18
10am - 2pm
Rm 211, Social Sciences Bld
Sandy Bay
This event welcomes you to the study of Social Work, you will meet teaching staff and outlines the course structure, what you can expect and where the Bachelor of Social Work with Honours can take you. This is a compulsory event.
Arts, Law and Education Welcome – (Humanities, Social Science, Social Work, Creative Arts and Media) Tuesday Feb 18
10.30am-12.30pm
Arts Lecture Theatre
Sandy Bay
This is an introduction to the disciplines you can study within the Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, Justice Studies and Social Work. It will begin with an introduction to the social sciences and then continue on for the humanities, languages, and the creative arts. This is a compulsory event.
Theatre and Performance Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
12.30pm-2.30pm
Hedberg - The Salon
Hobart CBD
At this event we introduce you to the discipline of Theatre and Performance, studied within the Bachelor of Arts. Students will travel as a group from Sandy Bay Campus to the Hedberg by bus. This is a compulsory event.
Education Degree Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
10am- 4pm
LT 1, Life Sciences Bld
Sandy Bay
What is Education all about? An introduction to University life, understanding your timetable, and tips to prepare for the journey you are embarking on. At our free Welcome BBQ Lunch you can meet with other new students, staff, current students, and representatives from the Australian Education Union. After lunch we will head into a Steps to Success and an introduction to the Professional Experience Program and MyLO. This event is compulsory for all new Education students.
Law Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
2pm-3.30pm
LT 1, Law Bld
Sandy Bay
General welcome to all students starting a law degree, whether straight or combined degree, and the wonderful opportunities within the Faculty of Law.  Meet staff, students and the Tasmania University Law Students Society and finish with a Welcome BBQ lunch.
Media School Orientation Wednesday Feb 19
10am - 12pm
Media School
Salamanca Square, Hobart
Drop into The Media School in Salamanca Square for morning tea. Look around our facilities and equipment and chat to our staff about our course structure and timetable and grab some tips on how to get the most out of your studies. This is a compulsory event.
Fine Art Program Orientation Wednesday Feb 19
9.30am - 10.30am
Dechaineux LT, Centre for the Arts
Hunter Street, Hobart
Formal welcome and introduction for new students to services and facilities provided in the Arts program, meet staff and enjoy a tour of the building. This is a compulsory event.
Music Orientation welcome and information Wednesday Feb 19
11am - 12.30pm
Dechaineux LT, Centre for the Arts
Hunter Street, Hobart
An opportunity to meet music staff, university services and other essential getting started information. This is a compulsory event.
Art and Music Program Free Lunch Wednesday Feb 19
12pm - 1.45pm
Centre for the Arts
Hunter Street, Hobart
A free lunch for all new and continuing Art and Music students on the sunny deck. This is a compulsory event.
Steps to Success for city-based students Wednesday Feb 19
1pm - 2.30pm
Rm 231, Centre for the Arts
Hunter Street, Hobart
A short hands-on introduction to managing your studies and navigating MyLO.
Register here
Music: Hedberg Building Orientation, course information and tours. Wednesday Feb 19
2pm - 3.30pm
Hedberg Music Foyer,
Hedberg, Hobart
The Hedberg will open it’s doors for guided tours for commencing and continuing Music students. An opportunity to meet course coordinators, and be provided with stream specific information. This is a compulsory event.
Music: Safety While Studying – Manual Handling and Ergonomics Wednesday Feb 19
3.30pm - 4.30pm
Hedberg Music Foyer,
Hedberg, Hobart
Occupational Therapist specialists will provide manual handling and ergonomics interactive session for commencing and continuing students. This is a compulsory event.

College of Health and Medicine

EventDetailsDescription
MBBS CAM101 RAP RA3-5 Tasmanian Rural Student Pre-Orientation Monday Feb 17
9am - 7.30pm
Medical Science Precinct
Hobart CBD
Pre-Orientation for Tasmanian RAP RA3-5 Students Information to prepare you for the start of your career, and be introduced to local services and facilities (By invitation only)
MBBS CAM101 RAP RA3-5 Tasmanian Rural Student Pre-Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
8.45am - 5pm
LT2, Medical Science Precinct
Hobart CBD
Pre-Orientation for Tasmanian RAP RA3-5 Students Information to prepare you for the start of your career, and be introduced to local services and facilities (By invitation only)
Welcome to the School of Nursing Tuesday Feb 18
9am - 4pm
Medical Science Precinct
Hobart CBD
Join us for an overview of our school and the support available to you for your Bachelor of Nursing, making your transition to university a smooth one.
Register here
Bachelor of Paramedic Practice Orientation  Tuesday Feb 18
10am - 4pm
Rm115, Medical Science Precinct
Hobart CBD
In this session we will discuss paramedicine in general, how the degree operates, the timeline of the 2-year fast-track program and how to plan your studies.
Pharmacy and Pharmacology Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
2pm - 4pm
Rm 210, Chemistry Bld
Sandy Bay
An induction into the Pharmacy and Pharmacology course - followed by a meet and greet afternoon tea.
Psychological Sciences Orientation  Tuesday Feb 18
2pm - 4pm
Arts LT 203, Social Sciences Bld
Sandy Bay
An induction into the Psychological Sciences course - followed by a meet and greet afternoon tea.
MBBS CAM101 Orientation  Wednesday Feb 19
8.45am - 4pm
LT2, Medical Science Precinct
Hobart CBD
Important information to prepare you for the start of your career, and be introduced to local services and facilities.
Master of Pharmaceutical Science Orientation Wednesday Feb 19
12pm - 2pm
Pharmacy Practise Room 1
Sandy Bay
This is a very important event for new MPharmSc (M7E) students as it provides vital information that will assist you in your first year at Pharmacy and beyond. All students are expected to attend.
Bachelor of Medical Research Orientation Thursday Feb 20
10am - 3pm
LT 1, Medical Science Precinct
Hobart CBD
Degree and course information.
MBBS CAM101 Orientation  Thursday Feb 20
8.45am - 3pm
LT2, Medical Science Precinct
Hobart CBD
Important information to prepare you for the start of your career, and be introduced to local services and facilities.
MBBS CAM101 Orientation Friday Feb 21
8.45am - 2pm
LT2, Medical Science Precinct
Hobart CBD
Important information to prepare you for the start of your career, and be introduced to local services and facilities.

College of Sciences and Engineering

EventDetailsDescription
College Welcome to Sciences and Engineering Wednesday Feb 19
10am - 5pm
Stanley Burbury LT
Sandy Bay
Official welcome to Sciences and Engineering by Professor Brian Yates, Executive Dean of the College, and an introduction to the college and structure of the day.Students will then divide into degree groups for a more in-depth induction.
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture and Business)
  • Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences
  • Bachelor of Information & Communication Technology
  • Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science
  • Bachelor of Natural Environment & Wilderness Studies
  • Bachelor of Science and Combined Degrees with Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours in Engineering and Master of Professional Engineering
Wednesday Feb 19
11am - 3.30pm
Location details
Sandy Bay
Specific degree introduction sessions will be held for each of the degrees in the Sciences and Engineering College. A lunch will be held at 12.30pm, followed by an introduction to each of the units.
For location details for each course and unit click here.
Master of Applied Science (Agricultural Science, Microbiology and Biological Sciences) Wednesday Feb 19
2pm - 4pm
Rm 369 LT3, Life Sciences Bld
Sandy Bay
Degree introduction and information session.
Master of Information Technology and Systems  Wednesday Feb 19
3pm - 5pm
Stanley Burbury LT
Sandy Bay
Degree introduction and information session.
Master of Applied Science (Chemistry and Physics)  Wednesday Feb 19
2pm - 3.30pm
Rm 333, Physics Bld
Sandy Bay
Degree introduction and information session.
Master of  Environmental Management, Master of Applied Science (Environmental Management and Spatial Sciences), Master of Planning and Master of Protected Area Governance and Management Wednesday Feb 19
2pm - 3pm
Rm132, Harvard LT1, Centenary Bld
Sandy Bay
Degree introduction and information session.
Marine Science (Masters, Bachelor honours and honours specialisation)  Monday Feb 24
9.30am - 3.30pm
LT101, IMAS Salamanca
Hobart
Degree introduction and information session for Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science with Honours (K4S) and Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science with Honours (Specialisation) (K4C).

College of Business and Economics

EventDetailsDescription
College of Business and Economics Undergraduate Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
1pm - 2pm
Centenary LT, Centenary Bld
Sandy Bay
Degree introduction and information session.
Enrolment help and support for College of Business and Economics  Tuesday Feb 18
2pm - 6pm
Rm136, Centenary Bld
Sandy Bay
Students can finalise enrolment immediately after their course specific orientation session.
College of Business and Economics MPA/MPAS Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
2.30pm - 3.30pm
Centenary LT, Centenary Bld
Sandy Bay
Degree introduction and information session.
College of Business and Economics Postgraduate Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
4pm - 5pm
Centenary LT, Centenary Bld
Sandy Bay
Degree introduction and information session.
CPA Essentials Workshop Wednesday Feb 19
10am - 11am
Harvard LT 2, Centenary Bld
Sandy Bay
CPA information session hosted by Kim Hwang from CPA Australia

University College

EventDetailsDescription
UCommence Orientation Wednesday Jan 29
9am - 12.30pm
Rm 320, University College Bld (Bld49)
Sandy Bay
Introduction and overview of curriculum as well as Q & A with course/unit coordinators.
Register here
University Preparation Program (UPP) Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
9am - 12.30pm
Student Lounge Lvl 3, University College Bld (Bld49)
Sandy Bay
Compulsory for all new UPP students. The session will cover course information, MyLO, tutorial signup, timetable, eStudent, ID cards, MyPrint, campus tour.
Diploma of University Studies (DUS) Orientation Thursday Feb 20
9am - 12.30pm
Student Lounge Lvl 3, University College Bld (Bld49)
Sandy Bay
Compulsory for all new DUS students. The session will cover specific course information, MyLO, tutorial enrolment, timetable, eStudent, ID cards, MyPrint, & campus tour.

Workshops and info sessions

EventDetailsDescription
Riawunna Orientation Program Monday Feb 17
10.30am - 12.30pm
Riawunna Centre, Social Sciences Bld
Sandy Bay
The Riawunna Centre will host a morning of informative and cultural activities to connect and prepare students for their studies.
Steps to Success for all online and mature age students Monday Feb 17
1pm - 2.30pm - Register here
6pm - 7.30pm - Register here
TEAL Lab, Centenary Bld
Sandy Bay
A short hands-on introduction to managing your studies and navigating MyLO.
Steps to Success for all new students Tuesday Feb 18
10am - 11.30am - Register here
TEAL Lab, Centenary Bld
Sandy Bay
A short hands-on introduction to managing your studies and navigating MyLO.
Manage Stress and do your best Tuesday Feb 18
12pm - 1pm
Rm 346, Humanities Bld
Sandy Bay
These are face-to-face sessions with counsellors on recognise the signs of stress and know what to do and how to manage it.
Register here        
Manage Stress and do your best Tuesday Feb 18
2pm - 3pm
Rm 211, Social Sciences Bld
Sandy Bay
These are face-to-face sessions with counsellors on recognise the signs of stress and know what to do and how to manage it.
Register here        
Steps to Success for all new students Wednesday Feb 19
10am - 11.30am - Register here
1pm - 2.30pm - Register here
TEAL Lab, Centenary Bld
Sandy Bay
A short hands-on introduction to managing your studies and navigating MyLO.
Steps to Success for city-based students   Wednesday Feb 19
1pm - 2.30pm
Rm 231, Centre for the Arts
Hunter Street, Hobart
A short hands-on introduction to managing your studies and navigating MyLO.
Register here
Steps to Success for all new students Thursday Feb 20
10am - 11.30am - Register here
1pm - 2.30pm - Register here
TEAL Lab, Centenary Bld
Sandy Bay
A short hands-on introduction to managing your studies and navigating MyLO.
Steps to Success for all new students Friday Feb 21
10am - 11.30am - Register here
1pm - 2.30pm - Register here
TEAL Lab, Centenary Bld
Sandy Bay
A short hands-on introduction to managing your studies and navigating MyLO.
All week
UTASLife Campus Tours Mon - Fri
12pm
Meet at Welcome Point - Outside Morris Miller Library
Sandy Bay
Student-led campus tours (1Hour approx). Locate your lectures, tutorials, labs, coffee spots, food, study spaces and campus history.
Enrolment and eStudent help drop in Mon- Fri
2pm - 5pm
Morris Miller Library
Sandy Bay
Having trouble enrolling in your units? Visit our sessions for real time assistance.
Library Tours Mon-Fri 
11am - 11.30am 
Morris Miller Library
Sandy Bay
Come on an informative tour of the Sandy Bay Campus Library to discover the resources and assistance available during your studies

Events

Discover Life in Tasmania - Social events and tours

EventDetailsDescription
University Welcome  Monday Feb 17
9am - 10am - Welcome
10am -1pm - Orientation Expo
Stanley Burbury LT and central mall
Sandy Bay
pulingina tu University of lutruwita (Welcome to the University of Tasmania).
A local member of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community will welcome you to nipaluna/Hobart in palawa kani (Tasmanian Aboriginal language) while sharing with you the ancient Aboriginal history of lutruwita/Tasmania, the place that many of you now call home. Plus an introduction and overview of the top 5 things you should do this week.
A orientation expo will follow with live entertainment, fresh local food and market stalls. 
Register here
On- Country Experience  Tuesday Feb 18
1pm - 4pm
Riawunna Centre, Social Sciences Bld
Sandy Bay
An interpretation of Aboriginal history of Risdon cove. This is a firsthand story telling of Country.  Open to all UTAS students and staff.
Register here
On- Country Experience Thursday Feb 20
1pm - 4pm
Riawunna Centre, Social Sciences Bld
Sandy Bay
An interpretation of Aboriginal history of Risdon cove. This is a firsthand story telling of Country.  Open to all UTAS students and staff.
Register here
Welcome to Hobart Thursday Feb 20
5pm - 8pm
Tasmania Museum and Arts
Hobart CBD
New  students are invited to our Welcome to Hobart event held in the heart of the CBD. Food vans, active spaces and all things Tasmania.
Register here
palawa kani naming launch at the Annexe Friday Feb 21
10am - 11am
UTAS accommodation, College Rd
Sandy Bay
Walk with us for the palawa kani naming ceremony at UTAS accommodation new Annex space.
Register here
Garden Party Celebration Friday Feb 21
12pm - 2pm
Lazenbys and Central Courtyard
Sandy Bay
This is the final event in your passage to your university life and to mark the end of the summer welcome before you embark on a new journey of growth and discovery.
Register here
UTASLife Off-Campus Trip to Mona and Bonorong WildLife Saturday Feb 22
10am - 4pm
Register to confirm meeting location
Hobart CBD (Melville St) and Sandy Bay
Experience true Australian outback adventure with kangaroos and echidnas and wander through the world of MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) - the largest private art collection in the world built into a cliff-face.
Register here
Guided Hobart Walking Tour Sunday Feb 23
11.30am - 2pm
Meet at St Davids Park
Hobart
Be introduced to the city of Hobart with a 2.5 hour walking tour of Hobart's history, must-see locations, and CBD, led by a local experienced tour guide and university student.
Register here
TUU Welcome Day Monday Feb 24
10am - 1pm
Central Mall
Sandy Bay
A chance to meet your Tasmania University Union representatives as well as vent tents, games and interactive activities.
TUU Market Day Tuesday Feb 25
11am - 2pm
Activities centre, TUU Bld
Sandy Bay
A free market for external organisations and University departments to talk to students
Clubs and Societies Day Wednesday Feb 26
2pm - 5.30pm
Ref steps, TUU Bld
Sandy Bay
Food, stalls and entertainment from the Tasmania University Union. Your chance to see what the TUU has on offer for UTAS student and join up to a range of Clubs and Societies.
End of the Week CelebrationFriday Feb 28
5pm - 8pm
Ref steps, TUU Bld
Sandy Bay
A celebration of our International Societies and students on the Ref Steps
UTASLife Off-Campus Trip to Bruny Island Saturday Feb 29
9.30am - 4pm
Register to confirm meeting location
Hobart CBD (Melville St) and Sandy Bay
Explore one of Tasmania's most beautifully preserved natural environments, Bruny Island, one of Tasmania’s most iconic locations. Ticket includes travel, ferry and Island pass.
Register here
Party in the Plaza Saturday Feb 29
4pm - 8pm
Hobart CBD Apartments, The Plaza
Melville St, Hobart
A day filled with music, entertainment and free food! This is the third year we are running the Party in the Plaza and it is going to be three times better than before.

Register here