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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.
Orientation is also where you will enrol for your units and learn about the full range of facilities and services available to you as a student. You can expect information sessions on your course, accommodation, employment, health and safety, and computer skills. All of these sessions are designed to help you settle into your new environment as quickly and as comfortably as possible.
Attending Orientation is important, as it ensures you are properly enrolled for your course. If you haven’t enrolled yet, you’ll be guided through the enrolment process where you can create your timetable, buy your textbooks, and obtain your Deakin College student ID card.
Trimester 1, 2022 will run 21-25 February, 2022. Orientation will be online and on campus. Zoom links will be available in Moodle (which you can access via your student portal).
A detailed email will be sent to new students the week prior to Orientation.
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. Make sure you pick up a free hard copy of the International Student Guide to Melbourne while you’re there. It’s full of good stuff.
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.