University of New England Orientation

Date: 23 February 2019  - 28 February 2019

Location: Sydney and Armidale Campuses

Orientation at UNE — your university journey starts here
Orientation at UNE is delivered in different ways depending on your mode of study (either on-campus or online) and is based on your commencing study period.

All students (regardless of study mode) should complete Online Orientation (please check your UNE email account for details); on-campus students are also required to attend orientation programs at the Armidale campus.

Orientation is important and it is designed to help you make a successful transition into study.

Your student advisor
If you are a commencing student enrolling in trimester 1, 2019, you will soon receive a call from one of our student advisors. Your student advisor will ask how you are going with your preparation for university study, answer any questions you might have, and provide some tips for your transition into university.

Residential Wellness Week
Students staying in the UNE Residences will need to attend Wellness Week in 2019. Wellness week will be from Sunday 17- 24 February and is the first week in the UNE 2019 Orientation program. This week is designed to ease the transition into university life for 1st year residential college students, many of whom are leaving home for the first time and may be travelling from other regional, interstate or even overseas destinations. The program will help connect you to all the support services available at UNE and in Armidale for this new chapter of your life. You can find found out more about wellness week by clicking on this link.

On Campus Orientation
On Campus Orientation will commence on Sunday 24 February 2019 with an event for on-campus students not living in the residential colleges ("Townies") and International students.

The program for all Students commences on Monday 25 February with the Commencement Ceremony and Toolkit information session.

Our student Lifesaver Day, which features stalls from clubs, societies, support services and local businesses, as well as entertainment, a free BBQ, games and prizes, is on Tuesday 26 February.

The new conference-style academic program will be held on Wednesday and Thursday 27 and 28 February.

There will be a program designed for online students throughout the week beginning 26 February 2019, so keep this page bookmarked and check for updates regularly.

UNE Sydney
UNE Sydney will be hosting Orientation Sessions on the following days:

Saturday 23 February -  10am – 2pm (please arrive by 9:30 AM)
Monday 25 February - 6pm – 8.30pm
For more information on the UNE Sydney sessions, call 02 9689 4888 or email

More information here