Orientation and settling in

Whether you’re studying online or on-campus, we have a range of events, workshops and sessions to get you started.

Getting ready for uni

Starting your first semester can be a little intimidating. But you’re not on your own. We’re here to guide you through everything from enrolling in units to finding textbooks.

COVID-safe on campus.

2021 is shaping up to be a big year – a year of excitement, new beginnings, and a year when we can come onto campus.

Before you join us on campus, there are just a few simple steps to take. These will keep our community safe and ensure that everyone has a great experience in 2021.

  • Step 1: Make sure you have a Student ID card before arriving. We can post it out to you.
  • Step 2: Once you have access to MyLO, our online learning system, please complete the COVID-safe return to campus module. You’ll need this for building access.
  • Step 3: To confirm you’re healthy when you arrive, visit a health screening station and swipe in with your student ID card.
  • Step 4: When you’re on campus, log into our WiFi with your username (or as a visitor). In the unlikely event that a positive case is identified, this allows us to quickly trace all of those affected.

Stay up to date with the latest COVID-safe information at Student support during COVID-19.

The situation around COVID-19, border restrictions, and quarantine is constantly changing. For up-to-date information, please continue to check the Tasmanian Government website. If you’re in a low-risk area, we recommend travelling here as soon as possible. If you need to quarantine and have any concerns, please contact us on 1300 363 864. We may be able to help.

After you accept your offer, you’ll be able to enrol in units.

You can manage your enrolment in eStudent or follow the guide in the Student Portal.

Need help with your enrolment?

Once you've enrolled in your units, you'll be able to sign up to lectures, tutorials and workshops. You can do this through MyTimetable, which is a simple tool you'll find in your Student Portal.

You can also use our Study Time Planner to create a personalised, printable weekly schedule.

Orientation is a key part of your journey with us. You’ll connect with other students, explore your new learning environments, and learn about all the support services available to you.

Before semester starts, you can take part in a variety of events, activities and information sessions to get you started.

The orientation program for Semester 1 2022 will be released in January.

Start your study with confidence at university.

As you’re preparing to study at the University of Tasmania, you probably have questions about what it’s like, how it works, what to expect and what it takes to fit university into your lifestyle.

UniStart is a self-paced introduction to university, offering live interactive sessions. You will have access to UniStart within 24 hours of being admitted to your course.

Learn what to expect in your classes, how to prepare for assignments, and how to develop your academic writing and language skills.

UniStart is also a great chance to engage with staff and meet fellow students.

Through our libraries, you can access books, journals and online databases, as well as computer labs, silent study zones, and collaborative workspaces.

Learn more about our library here

You can also log in to My Library using your ID number and library PIN number.

Library allows you to:

  • Request Items
  • Book a reserve item
  • Renew items
  • View the status of items out on loan or requested

Most units have required textbooks and recommended texts. You can find these by:

If you have any questions about what books are required, your Unit Coordinator can help you.

As a COVID-safe campus, we recommend you order your ID card online before attending campus.

Your Student ID card is your key to the University. You'll use it for building access, printing, enrolment and exams.

Upload your photo and we’ll send your ID in the mail.

Order your ID card

Office 365 is an online version of the Microsoft Office suite. The university makes this software available free to all students, giving you online access to:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Outlook (You access your university email account through Outlook 365)
  • OneNote

Find out more about how to download Office 365.

Support

Support and wellbeing services

Study can sometimes be stressful, but we're here to help. Our support services include:

  • health and wellbeing,
  • study skills development,
  • career guidance, and
  • your adjustment to uni life.

Learn more about support and wellbeing options

Online services

As a student, you’ll be able to access a range of online services to guide you through your studies. University is an exciting journey. And we’re here to help you every step of the way.

The Student Portal will be your one-stop-shop at university. Some of the things you can do in the portal include:

  • Accessing all university systems (Webmail, MyLO, Timetable, eStudent)
  • Completing student admin (ID Card, exam timetable, results)
  • Reading student news and events
  • Getting personalised notifications
  • Accessing study support services
  • Booking appointments

You can login via the shortcut in the header navigation on this page:

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This is where you’ll manage all the administrative aspects of your study. These include:

  • Enrolling in units
  • Updating your contact details
  • Viewing your fees and printing an invoice
  • Accessing your exams timetable and
  • Viewing your graduation eligibility.

Your eStudent login details will be sent to you during the application process.

You can login via the shortcut in the header navigation on this page:

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MyLO is an easy-to-use online study tool. You’ll find your unit outlines, assessment information, online tests, tutorial sign-ups, discussion boards, readings, lecture recordings, assessment results, and messages from your lecturers.

You can find a detailed tutorial by logging into your account and selecting 'Getting Started in MyLO'.

You can login via the shortcut in the header navigation on this page:

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When you start studying with us, you’ll receive your own university email address. This is where we’ll send all the important information about your studies.

Make sure you check your emails regularly to avoid missing details on fees, fines, course updates, class information and other changes that might affect you.

You can login to your webmail via https://outlook.office.com/mail/login

If you have any issues getting started, our friendly UConnect team is here.

You’ll also find the answer to most student questions at our AskUs page.

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Student life

Forming strong networks while you're at university makes a big difference. There are plenty of ways you can meet people and make new friends.

We offer lots of opportunities to make social connections. This includes events, off-campus trips, travel opportunities, campus tours and much more.

You can follow our UTASLife page on social media and stay up to date with upcoming activities on our Events web page (filter by 'Current Students').

The TUSA helps you get the most out of your university life. The union offers a range of services such as:

  • Student representation
  • Independent student advocates
  • Protection of student rights
  • Participation in University governance
  • Events and concerts
  • Clubs and societies

Interested in joining a local sports club? Whether you want a new experience or to pursue sport at its highest level, our clubs provide first-class equipment and facilities for athletes at any level.

Discover more about UTAS sport

We have a range of on-campus accommodation available to students. From self-contained apartments, shared apartments and communal living colleges, there’s something for everyone.

All of our accommodation is in high demand, so now is a good time to consider your options.

Across the state, we have a range of apartments that fall under the National Rental Affordability Scheme. This gives you close access to beaches, the inner city, or campuses – all on a student budget.

Browse accommodation options

There is childcare available to students at most of our campuses. You can learn more about these on our individual campus pages.

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