O Week

Semester 2 2017 O Week will be held from Wednesday 19 July to Friday 21 July 2017. Orientation is your chance to explore uni life and make new friends. New students are strongly encouraged to attend for a week of sessions, stalls and fun!

Orientation Sessions

You can use the online Orientation Event Planner to register for a wide range of sessions, including professional and academic skills development, faculty welcomes and student-run activities. Plan your orientation to make the best possible start at UNSW!

Official Welcome

The Official Welcome to UNSW Sydney*, will be held on Wednesday 19 July 2017 from 10am-11am in the Sir John Clancy Auditorium. Family members and guests are also welcome to attend. Join us after the ceremony for refreshments, information stalls and entertainment from 11am-3pm on the Library Walkway and in the Central Lecture Block Courtyard.

*Registrations are not required for the Official Welcome, but we recommend you arrive early to secure your seat. Live streaming is available in the overflow theatres. If you require disability access to the venue for you or your guests, please advise us by email.

Faculty Welcomes

Attending your Faculty Welcome is a great way to meet fellow students and key academic and support staff from your faculty. 

Please see below for your Faculty Welcome for Semester 2 2017.


UNSW Art & Design UG & PG Welcome 

Thursday 20th July 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm 

Paddington Campus - EG02


UNSW Arts & Social Sciences - Welcome to new Postgraduate Coursework Students 

Wednesday 19th July 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm 

Kensington Campus - G27


UNSW Arts & Social Sciences - Welcome to new Undergraduate Students 

Wednesday 19th July 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

Kensington Campus - CLB6


UNSW Built Environment Postgraduate Students Welcome

Wednesday 19th July 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm 

Kensington Campus - Science Theatre 

Register for this event here 


UNSW Business School Postgraduate Welcome

Thursday 20th July 2017 5:30pm - 8:30pm 

Kensington Campus - Science Theatre & Lawn & JGs


UNSW Business School Postgraduate Orientation Workshop

Friday 21st July 2017 9:30am - 2:00pm 

Kensington Campus - J17


UNSW Business Undergraduate Welcome

Wednesday 19th July 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Kensington Campus - G03


UNSW Engineering Faculty Welcome to new Undergraduate students

Thursday 20th July 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

Kensington Campus - G03


UNSW Law International Student Welcome

Wednesday 26th July 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Kensington Campus - Level 2 Staff Common Room 

Register for this event here 


UNSW Law JD Student Welcome

Friday 21st July 2017 12:15pm - 2:00pm 

Kensington Campus - G23 & Level 1 Student Lounge 

Register for this event here


UNSW Law PG Student Welcome

Thursday 20th July 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm 

CBD Campus - Room TBC 

Register for this event here  


UNSW Science Faculty Welcome

Thursday 20th July 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm 

Kensington Campus - G14

Register for this event here 


UNSW School of Public Health & Community Medicine Meet and Greet

Tuesday 18th July 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm 

Kensington Campus - Ground Floor Wallace Wurth Building C27 

Register for this event here 


UNSW Library online tutorials

The Library have provided online content to help new UNSW students learn how to make the most of the Library's many resources. Click on the headings below to get started.

Getting Started with UNSW Library 

This whirlwind video tour tells you all you need to know to get started and connect with UNSW Library wherever you are. 


Smart Searching with UNSW Library

Find it faster at UNSW Library. Learn how to use UNSW Library to save time and find all the books, e-books, journals, databases, course materials, exam papers and multimedia you need.



Plagiarism is presenting another person's work or ideas as your own. Plagiarism is a serious breach of ethics at UNSW and is not taken lightly. So how do you avoid it?


Elise | Informing your studies quiz

It is a mandatory requirement for all commencing UNSW undergraduate students to complete the ELISE quiz by Week 5 of the student's first semester.

Completing the ELISE | Informing your studies tutorial and achieving a pass (80%) in the ELISE quiz, is mandatory for all new Undergraduate students.

The quiz is available from Orientation week and we suggest completing it ASAP before your workload starts to increase. This will take you through a number of key skills and concepts that are crucial to academic study.

UNSW Essentials

UNSW Essentials is your online guide to your first semester. This series of online modules (covering study, planning, exams and more) is designed to assist your transition to UNSW and is available anytime.

UNSW Essentials for Local Students

UNSW Essentials for International Students