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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.

It is a requirement for 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
LT9, Bld L

10am-1pm - Orientation Exhibition
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
pulingina tu University of lutruwita (Welcome to the University of Tasmania).
A local member of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community will welcome you to Launceston 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 orientation Monday Feb 17 - Friday Feb 21
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.

College of Arts, Law and Education
College of Health and Medicine
College of Sciences and Engineering  Australian Maritime College
College of Business and Economics
University College
Launceston Welcome Carnival! Friday Feb 21
5pm - 8pm
Queen Elizabeth Walk 
Newnham
A twilight festival to celebrate the new academic year and welcome our students to UTAS and Launceston.
Register here

International

EventDetailsDescription
University Welcome Monday Feb 17
9am-10am - Welcome
10am - 1pm - Orientation Expo
LT9, Bld L
Newnham
pulingina tu University of lutruwita (Welcome to the University of Tasmania).
A local member of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community will welcome you to Launceston 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
Bld X, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre
Newnham
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.
New international students: Living and studying in Tasmania Friday Feb 21
10am-12pm
LT5, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre
Newnham
Learn about the help available to support your study and life in Tasmania. This session is for international students who are commencing a study at UTAS.
UTASLife Lunch Friday Feb 21
12pm - 2pm
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
UTASLife will be providing a free lunch for students. Choose from our range of delicious eats and treats. Including vegan and vegetarian options.
Launceston Welcome Carnival! Friday Feb 21
5pm - 8pm
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
A twilight festival to celebrate the new academic year and welcome our students to UTAS and Launceston.
Register here

College of Arts, Law and Education

EventDetailsDescription
Bachelor of Fine Arts Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
9.30am - 12.30pm
LT181
Inveresk
This event outlines the course structure, what you can expect and where the Bachelor of Fine Arts and finishes with a tour of our Fine Art facilities. Plus a Steps to Success session - a short hands-on introduction to managing your studies and navigating MyLO.
Bachelor of Arts Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
10am - 10.30am
Arts LT9 Bld L
Newnham
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
Rm141, Bld L
Newnham
This event outlines the course structure, what you can expect and where the Bachelor of Justice Studies can take you, and leads into the more specific discipline events following.
Bachelor of Social Science Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
10am - 10.30am
LT142, Bld L
Newnham
Learn about what the course involves, career outlook and hear first-hand from a Bachelor of Social Science graduate. This event is compulsory and will lead into your specific discipline events.
Bachelor of Social Work with Honours Degree Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
10am - 2pm
Tamar Rm 113, Bld X
Newnham
This event outlines the course structure, what you can expect and where this course can take you, and leads into the more specific discipline events following.
Arts, Law and Education Welcome – (Humanities, Social Science, Social Work, Creative Arts and Media) Tuesday Feb 18
10.30am - 12.30pm
Arts LT9, Bld L
Newnham
An introduction to the disciplines you can study within the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Social Sciences, the Bachelor of Justice Studies and the Bachelor of Social Work.
Education Degree Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
10am - 4pm
Rm153, Bld A
Newnham
What is Education all about? An introduction to University life, understanding your timetable, and tips to prepare for University. After the introduction we will have a Welcome BBQ lunch and then move into discipline specific areas.
Theatre and Performance Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
12.30pm - 2.30pm
Drama Theatre (Rm112) 
Inveresk
In 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 the Newnham to Inveresk Campus by bus.
Steps to Success for Arts students Tuesday Feb 18
1pm - 3pm - Register
3pm - 5pm - Register
eLab1, Library
Newnham
A short hands-on introduction to managing your studies and navigating MyLO.
Steps to Success for Education students Monday Feb 24
1pm - 3pm - Register
3pm - 5pm - Register
Rm213, Bld B
Newnham
A short hands-on introduction to managing your studies and navigating MyLO.

College of Health and Medicine

EventDetailsDescription
Welcome to the School of Nursing #1 Wednesday Feb 19
10am- 12pm
LT9, Bld L
Newnham
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
Steps to success for Nursing students Wednesday Feb 19
10am- 12pm
Library eLab 1
Newnham
A hands-on session to find out what to expect from your studies including; managing your study plan effectively, navigating your way through our online learning platform (MyLO), and covering systems our Nursing students are required to understand as part of the learning outcomes.
Register here 
Welcome to the School of Nursing #2 Wednesday Feb 19
2pm- 4pm
LT9, Bld L
Newnham
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
Steps to success for Nursing students Wednesday Feb 19
2pm- 4pm
Library eLab 1
Newnham
A hands-on session to find out what to expect from your studies including; managing your study plan effectively, navigating your way through our online learning platform (MyLO), and covering systems our Nursing students are required to understand as part of the learning outcomes.
Register here
Welcome to the School of Health Sciences Thursday Feb 20
10am- 4pm
LT1, Bld A
Newnham
Join us for an overview of our school and the support available to you, making your transition to University a smooth one.
Register here
Welcome to the School of Psychology Thursday Feb 20
2pm- 4pm
LT2, Bld A
Newnham
Join us for an introduction to our school and the support available to you for your Bachelor of Psychological Science, making your transition to University a smooth one.

College of Sciences and Engineering

EventDetailsDescription
Architecture and Design Orientation Tuesday Feb 18
10.30am - 2pm
LT108, Architecture Bld 
Inveresk
Official welcome and essential information. Plus  Steps to Success session - a short hands-on introduction to managing your studies and navigating MyLO.
College of Sciences and Engineering Welcome Thursday Feb 20
10am - 11am
LT7, Bld S
Newnham
Official welcome and essential information.
Welcome to AMC Thursday Feb 20
11am-11.15pm
LT7, Bld S
Newnham
Welcome to the AMC by the Principal, Mr Michael van Balen AO. This session will include an introduction to the AMC Student Association.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Master of Information and technology and Systems (MITS) Orientation Thursday Feb 20
11am-12pm
Rm137, Bld V
Newnham
Official welcome and essential information.
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Science), and Geography and EnvironmentalStudies Thursday Feb 20
11am-12pm
Rm129, Bld S
Newnham
Official welcome and essential information.
Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture and Business) Thursday Feb 20
11am-12pm
RmG80, Swanson Bld
Newnham
Official welcome and essential information.
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) Orientation Thursday Feb 20
11am-12pm
Rm150, Bld S
Newnham
Official welcome and essential information.
AMC Orientation: Global Logistics and Maritime Management  Thursday Feb 20
11.20am-12.20pm
RmF45, Swanson bld
Newnham
This is a chance for you to get to know more about your course, to meet teaching staff and other new students, and prepare for your studies.
AMC Orientation: Maritime Training (Deck) Thursday Feb 20
11.20am-12.20pm
RmF44, Swanson bld
Newnham
For Pre-Sea Deck, Deck Watchkeepers, Mate/Master <500GT, Chief Mate/Master. This is a chance to get to know more about your course and to meet teaching staff.
AMC Orientation: Maritime Engineering Thursday Feb 20
11.20am-12.20pm
RmG53, Swanson bld
Newnham

This is a chance for you to get to know more about your course, to meet teaching staff and other new students, and prepare for your studies.

AMC Orientation: Maritime Training (Engine) Thursday Feb 20
11.20am-12.20pm
RmF46, Swanson bld
Newnham
For Pre-Sea Engine, Engine Watchkeepers, Chief Engineers. This is a chance for you to get to know more about your course and to meet teaching staff.
AMC BBQ Lunch Thursday Feb 20
12.30am-1.30pm
Willow Court
Newnham
AMC students are invited to a free lunch. A great opportunity to get to know other students and meet AMC staff.
Steps to Success for Science and Engineering students Thursday Feb 20
1pm-3pm
G33 computer lab, Swanson Bld
Newnham
A short hands-on introduction to managing your studies and navigating MyLO.
Register here
Scholarship Information session (domestic students) Thursday Feb 20
1.30pm - 2.30pm
RmF45, Swanson bld
Newnham
Learn more about each scholarship, and get tips on preparing a successful scholarship application. Please note: for domestic students only.
AMC Campus Tour Thursday Feb 20
1pm- 2pm
Departing from Willow Court
Newnham
During the lunch break, AMC Student Ambassadors will be conducting tours of the AMC teaching spaces so you can become more comfortable in your new surroundings.
Steps to Success for AMC students Thursday Feb 20
3pm-5pm
G33 computer lab, Swanson Bld
Newnham
A short hands-on introduction to managing your studies and navigating MyLO.
Register here
Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science with Honours (K4S) and Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science with Honours (Specialisation) (K4C) Orientation Monday Feb 24
9.30am- 3.30pm
Rm150, Bld S
Newnham
Degree introduction and information session for (S7Z), (K4S) and (K4C)

College of Business and Economics

EventDetailsDescription
Steps to Success Monday Feb 3
9.15am - 10.45pm
Computer Lab, Stone Bld
Inveresk
Find out what to expect from your university studies, how to manage your time and where to get the help when you need it. This hands-on session introduces you to the university’s online learning system (MyLO). All students are strongly advised to attend this session.
College of Business and Economics Undergraduate Orientation Monday Feb 3
11am - 1pm
Rory Spence LT, Architecture Bld
Inveresk
Orientation session for all new students commencing undergraduate programs offered in the accelerated study periods.
Accelerated Business Studies - International Student Session Friday Feb 7
11am - 2pm
Architecture LT
Inveresk
A special delivery of the compulsory session for students who are new to studying in Tasmania or Australia. Covers Studying, having fun, staying safe, and getting help and support.
Masters of Professional Accounting/ Specialisation (MPA/MPAS) Orientation Thursday Feb 20
12pm - 1pm
LT2, Bld A
Newnham
Official welcome and essential information.
CPA Essentials Workshop Thursday Feb 20
1pm - 2pm
LT2, Bld A
Newnham
CPA information session hosted by Kim Hwang from CPA Australia

University College

EventDetailsDescription
UCommence Orientation Wednesday Jan 29
9am - 12.30pm
Rm 060, Bld A
Newnham
Introduction and overview of curriculum as well as Q & A with course/unit coordinators.
Register here
Diploma of University Studies Orientation  ( compulsory) Wednesday Feb 19
9.30am - 3pm
Rm X130, Flexible Learning Space, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre
Newnham
This session will cover specific course information, MyLO, tutorial signup, timetable, eStudent, ID cards, MyPrint and tour.
University Preparation Program (UPP) Orientation ( compulsory)Thursday Feb 20
9.30am - 3pm
Rm A060, Bld A
Newnham
This session will cover specific course information, MyLO, tutorial signup, timetable, eStudent, ID cards, MyPrint and tour.

Workshops and info sessions

Set yourself up for success

EventDetailsDescription
Riawunna Orientation Monday Feb 17
10.30am - 12.30pm
Riawunna Centre, Bld K
Newnham
The Riawunna Centre will host a morning of informative and cultural activities and prepare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for their studies.
Manage Stress and do your best Tuesday Feb 18
12pm - 1pm
Rm 130, Bld D
Newnham
This is a face-to-face session with counsellors on recognise the signs of stress and know what to do and how to manage it.
All week
Campus Tours Mon-Fri
On request
Welcome Desk outside Bld Y
Newnham
Student-led campus tours (1Hour approx). Locate your lectures, tutorials, labs, coffee spots, food, study spaces and campus history.
Library Tours Mon - Fri
11am - 11.30am
Library Foyer
Newnham
An informative tour of the Newnham Campus Library. Discover the resources and assistance available to you.
Other tours held on:
- Tuesday, Feb 25
- Thursday, Feb 27
Enrolment and eStudent help drop in Mon -Fri
2pm - 5pm
Student Services, Bld Y
Newnham
Drop in Enrolment Help Sessions.
ID Card Printing Mon- Fri
9am - 5pm
Library
Newnham
ID Card Printing
TUU: Pop Up Op Shop Mon- Fri
10am - 1pm
Queen Elizabeth Walk (next to Unishop)
Newnham

Events

Discover Life in Tasmania - social events and tours

EventDetailsDescription
University Welcome  Monday Feb 17
9am -10am - Welcome
LT9, Bld L

10am-1pm - Orientation Exhibition
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
pulingina tu University of lutruwita (Welcome to the University of Tasmania).
A local member of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community will welcome you to Launceston 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
TUU Welcome BBQ Tuesday Feb 18
11.30am
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
Come say hello to your Tasmanian University Union and meet your student representatives.
Mowbray Walking TourTuesday Feb 18
4pm - 6pm
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
A personalised walking tour of your campus neighbourhood. Learn where you can get student discounts, find the best views and more.
Register here
On Country ExperienceWednesday Feb 19
10am - 1pm
Riawunna Centre, Bld K
Newnham
Cultural walk at Cataract Gorge site visit to an Aboriginal landscape.
Register here
UTASLife Lunch Wednesday Feb 19
12pm - 2pm
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
Newnham UTASLife will be providing a free lunch for students. Choose from our range of delicious eats and treats. Including vegan and vegetarian options.
Launceston Walking Tour Wednesday Feb 19
2pm - 5pm
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
Your personalised tour of Launceston by bus and on foot. Join UTASLife for this city tour to get to know how and where to catch the bus and where the main locations in Launceston can be found.
Register here
UTASLife Lunch Thursday Feb 20
12pm - 2pm
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
Newnham UTASLife will be providing a free lunch for students. Choose from our range of delicious eats and treats. Including vegan and vegetarian options.
Mowbray Walking Tour Thursday Feb 20
4pm - 6pm
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
A personalised walking tour of your campus neighbourhood. Learn where you can get student discounts, find the best views and more.
Register here
UTASLife Lunch Friday Feb 21
12pm - 2pm
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
Newnham UTASLife will be providing a free lunch for students. Choose from our range of delicious eats and treats. Including vegan and vegetarian options.
Launceston Welcome Carnival! Friday Feb 21
5pm - 8pm
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
A twilight festival to celebrate the new academic year and welcome our students to UTAS and Launceston.
Register here
Off Campus Trip: Trowunna Wildlife Park, Marakoopa Caves and Alum Cliffs. Saturday Feb 22
10am - 4pm
Meeting point Queen Elizabeth Walk and Inveresk campus
Newnham & Inveresk

Come on a journey of discovery with UTASLife to the world the world famous Trowunna Wildlife Park, an underground tour at Marakoopa Cave and  the spectacular views at Alum Cliffs Lookout. 

Register here
TUU BBQ Brunch Monday Feb 24
10am  
TUU Bld, Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
Grab a free BBQ breakfast and mingle with your fellow students and TUU representatives.
Mowbray Walking Tour Tuesday Feb 25
4pm - 6pm
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
A personalised walking tour of your campus neighbourhood. Learn where you can get student discounts, find the best views and more.
Register here
TUU Market Day Tuesday Feb 25
10am - 1pm
Amphitheatre
Newnham
Food, stalls and entertainment.
Residence Food Night  Tuesday Feb 25
6.30pm
Old Cafe, Bld A
Newnham
Join #YourTUU for a free feed and fun activities. Stick around for the Outdoor Cinema screening later on in the evening in the same location.
Mowbray Walking Tour Thursday Feb 227
4pm - 6pm
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Newnham
A personalised walking tour of your campus neighbourhood. Learn where you can get student discounts, find the best views and more.
Register here
Outdoor Cinema Tuesday Feb 25
8pm
Amphitheatre Lawns
Newnham
Join #YourTUU for a free event with a movie under the stars! Screening: Rush Hour.
Inveresk BBQ & Terrarium Making Workshop Thursday Feb 27
11am
Amphitheatre
Inveresk
Free BBQ and Terrarium making workshop. Bring your own jar or grab one courtesy of #YourTUU.