Term 3 2019 O-Week will be held from Wednesday 11 September to Friday 13 September 2019. 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 closer to O-Week 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 VC Welcome to New Students

Date: Wednesday September 11, 2019

Time: 10am to 10:45am

Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium- Map Ref C24

Family members and guests are also welcome to attend

Register Here

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 Term 3 2019.


UNSW Art and Design

Undergraduate & Postgraduate Faculty Welcome

Date: Thursday September 12, 2019

Time: 2pm to 3:30pm

Venue: EG02 Lecture Theatre, Paddington Campus- Map Ref

Register Here


UNSW Arts and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Faculty Welcome 

Date: Wednesday September 11, 2019

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Venue: Webster Theatre B- Map Ref G15

Register Here


Postgraduate Faculty Welcome

Date: Thursday September 12, 2019

Time: 5pm to 7pm

Venue: The Galleries, John Niland Scientia Building- Map Ref G19

Register Here


UNSW Built Environment

Postgraduate Faculty Welcome

Date: Thursday September 12, 2019

Time: 6pm to 7pm

Venue: Red Centre Gallery- Map Ref H13

Register Here


UNSW Business 

Undergraduate Welcome

Date: Friday September 13, 2019

Time: 9am to 1:30pm

Venue: Science Theatre- Map Ref F13 

Register Here


Postgraduate Welcome

Date: Thursday September 12, 2019

Time: 3pm to 8pm

Venue: Commencing in the Law Buidling- Map Ref F8 

Register Here


UNSW Engineering 

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Faculty Welcome 

Date: Wednesday September 11, 2019

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Venue: Science Theatre- Map Ref F13 

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Postgraduate Faculty Welcome

Date: Friday September 13, 2019

Time: 6pm to 7:30pm

Venue: UNSW Sydney CBD Campus- Map Ref

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UNSW Law JD Student Welcome

Date: Friday September 13, 2019

Time: 12:15pm to 2pm

Venue: The Law Theatre G04- Map Ref F8

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UNSW Law International Welcome

Date: Wednesday September 18, 2019

Time: 1pm to 2pm

Venue: Law Staff Common Room- Map Ref F8

Register Here


UNSW Medicine

SPHCM Meet and Greet

Date: Thursday September 12, 2019

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Venue: Wallace Wurth Building LG02- Map Ref C27

Register Here


UNSW Science

Science Faculty Welcome

Date: Wednesday September 11, 2019

Time: 11am to 1pm

Venue: Ainsworth Building- Map Ref J17

Register 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 3 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 and Postgraduate 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