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Orientation (O-Week)

Social and educational activities are organised during O-Week and in the early weeks of the trimester. The activities are designed to ensure you make a smooth transition into university life and your new city.

Orientation provides you with opportunities to:

  • Meet the staff and students of the university
  • Find out information you need to get started as a student
  • Learn details about your course
  • Get information about how to succeed in your studies
  • Learn about the many support services available to you
  • See the location of your classes and study areas
  • Get to know your new city and make new friends

Summer semester 2017 FedUni Brisbane orientation and enrolment

Monday 6 November – Friday 10 November

Orientation week is an important part of your transition to university life as a new student. You will discover where things are on campus, learn how things happen, meet your academic and support staff, get information to help you succeed in your chosen program, make lots of new friends and have fun!

Attendance is compulsory for all new students on both Monday and Tuesday and to one (1) of the Campus and Administration Orientation Group sessions. This session will enable you to understand how FedUni’s online environment works. This is critical to your study success. Continued attendance throughout the week is highly desirable as there are many events planned to help you get to know the city and meet your classmates.

Enrolment sessions will occur throughout the week.

DayDate Orientation eventLocationTime
Monday 6 Nov International Student Orientation Session 1 Campus 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 7 Nov International Student Orientation Session 2 Campus 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 8 Nov Explore South Bank and City   11:30am - 2:30pm
Thursday 9 Nov Campus and Administration Orientation Group 1 Campus 11:30am - 2:30pm
Thursday 9 Nov On-campus markets and events Campus Throughout the day
Friday 10 Nov Campus and Administration Orientation Group 2 Campus 11:30 - 2:30
Friday 10 Nov On-campus markets and events Campus Throughout the day
Friday 10 Nov Friday Flicks and Food (Hosted with Student One) Student One 5:00pm - 9:30pm

City Welcome Festival

FedUni Brisbane students are invited to attend the annual City Welcome Festival - a day to experience Australian sports, life and indigenous culture as well as an official orientation and welcome to the city.

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Lord Mayor’s International Student Friendship Ceremonies

The Lord Mayor Graham Quirk hosts a regular Friendship Ceremony to thank international students for choosing Brisbane as their study destination, and to encourage them to remain lifelong friends of the city. More than 3500 international students have so far been presented ‘Certificates of Friendship’ from the Lord Mayor. At the ceremony you will also receive resources about the city, including the free Brisbane International Student Guide, and the opportunity to network with a number of community exhibitors.

View information and register for next ceremony

Brisbane Greeters and local orientations

Brisbane Greeters are part of the Global Greeter Network and offer free city tours to everyone including students living in or visiting Brisbane. Brisbane Greeters are local residents who volunteer to introduce you to the city. They book groups no larger than six (6) at a time, in a language you choose, on foot or bicycle. This is a fantastic way to see the City!

View information and book a Brisbane Greeter