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Office for International Education

Orientation is a series of events and activities designed to help new and first-year students adjust to university life. You will meet
people, find out about resources on campus, learn how to find your way around the campuses and have some fun too.

  • All International Students attend International Student Orientation.
  • Only International Degree Students attend the Main Campus Opening Ceremony, Wellness and more importantly, Academic Orientation.

Note: Mid-Year orientation does not include the main campus orientation


Orientation is viewed as an extremely important process aimed at developing and promoting the wellbeing of new students in all aspects of their lives – physical, intellectual, spiritual, social and
emotional. It is therefore compulsory to attend all sessions and registers will be taken.


Some of the main objectives are:

  • To create a climate that is welcoming, promoting positive adjustment to the faculty and to the institution, and minimising anxiety
  • To promote positive relationships between faculty and students, and between students
  • To orientate students to the university environment including all student support services and resources
  • To develop skills that promote academic success
  • To enhance the understanding of diversity and respect for all; and
  • To set clear career goals

Please download the mobile friendly After Arrival Guide in the right hand column to keep with you for reference.

Files you can download