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.

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.

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?

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

COVID-safe on campus.

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

Step 1: Everyone coming on to a University of Tasmania campus must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical exemption. Providing evidence of this is quick and easy - upload your documents via this online form and see our COVID-19 vaccination guide for details.

Step 2: Complete the Safety and Wellbeing Induction module in MyLO. You will need this to access buildings.

Step 3: Get your student ID card before arriving (we can post it out to you).

Step 4: First thing when you arrive on-campus each day, visit a health screening station and swipe in with your student ID card.

Masks must be worn in indoor public settings, including all university venues. Visit the Tasmanian Government Mask page for more information.

You can find more information here: COVID-19 Arrival Procedures on-campus and our COVID-19 vaccination guide

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Orientation week

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.

Support and wellbeing

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

  • health and wellbeing
  • study skills development
  • career guidance
  • your adjustment to uni life
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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 Webmail - Outlook online

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 (login to student portal) web page.

The TUSA helps you get the most out of your university life. The student association 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 Uni 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.

Visit campus pages

Studying sustainably

Whether you're studying by distance or on campus, you can make a difference and get involved in our mission towards sustainability. Below are some simple actions towards sustainability you can take as a student.

Find out more about sustainability at the University of Tasmania including our initiatives across learning and teaching, research, community engagement and operations. Take a virtual sustainability campus tour, explore our different programs and much more.

Learn more

Volunteer and meet people

Register for opportunities to volunteer in your community on Career Connect.

Avoid single-use plastics

Bring your own shopping bags and containers to stores and cafés.

Join a club or society

Check out the student clubs and societies to get involved in student life.

Rethink your transport

Walk, ride or take public transport with more info available at Metro Tasmania.

Find, swap, share and donate

This includes clothes, books, stationery and homewares before you buy new.

Dig in at a community garden

Volunteer at food garden beds on campus to grow your own healthy food.

Bring a reusable cup

Bring your own reusable cup and be rewarded with discounts at cafés on campus.

Reduce standby power waste

Switch off your computer and the lights when you leave a room when possible.

Join us for a bite

Join a Free Food Refresh Session on campus for seasonal, vegetarian lunches.