Orientation is your first taste of life as a Deakin College student. It starts the week before your classes begin.

Orientation Programs

Trimester 2, 2023 Orientation Programs

Trimester 2 Orientation Programs will be available in May 2023.

What to expect

Orientation: the beginning of your Deakin journey

Your orientation week starts the week before your classes do. It is an activity-packed week, full of fun activities and exciting events that will help you meet new people and get settled in. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about your course and faculty so that you’re prepared for an easy transition to tertiary studies. 

Attending Orientation

When and where to get started

Attending Orientation is important. If you haven’t enrolled yet, you’ll be guided through the enrolment and class selection process. You'll also have a chance to buy your textbooks and obtain your Deakin College student ID card.

Trimester 2, 2023 Orientation will run during the week of 19 June - 23 June 2023. 

Orientation will be on campus for students in Australia and online for students unable to attend in person.  

A detailed email will be sent to new students the week prior to Orientation.

Missed Orientation

If you weren't able to attend Orientation, you can find recordings of sessions, links and resources on the Orientation Moodle page.

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"I am grateful with my decision to study at Deakin College first instead of going straight into Deakin University as it would’ve been a drastic change if I went straight into Deakin University. The small class sizes allowed more academic support and one-on-one attention which helped me better understand the lectures. The teachers were very engaging, meticulous and always ready to answer any questions from students."

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Other Orientation activities

Join Orientation events in Melbourne and Geelong

While it’s essential that you attend the Deakin College Orientation, there are lots of other optional activities going on in Orientation week that you can take part in across all the university campuses.

You’re always welcome to join the Deakin Uni social activities and events run by DUSA throughout the week. Whether you join the famous Beats N Eats siesta, tour the campuses, or join the Mystery Bus Tour, you’re guaranteed to have a lot of fun and meet plenty of new people. 

If you’re an international student, there are also events run by Study Melbourne and Study Geelong during Orientation week and beyond.

Visit the Study Melbourne Student Centre in the city centre - it’s dedicated to providing information and practical support to international students studying in Victoria.

Settling in at Deakin College

Adjusting to your new life at Deakin

Once the fun of Orientation is over, it might take you some time to adjust to your new life at Deakin College - especially if you’ve come from a different country or haven’t studied in awhile. If you need any help settling in or are struggling with your studies, we offer plenty of support services to get you back on track.

Our Student Counsellors are always available to chat to you about study or personal issues, including accommodation difficulties, family matters, attendance issues or homesickness.

And our Student Learning Advisors are here to help you develop good study skills and prepare you for success in your assignments and exams.

Make sure you have set up your Deakin College email account and access it regularly. Watch how to access your student email.

During the trimester, important student information will also be posted regularly on the 'Student Hub', so log in to the Student Portal and click on the 'Student Hub' tile on the Home page every week.