Semester 2 Orientation 

22 - 24 July, 2015

Download the Getting Started orientation brochure!

Orientation at UNSW is all about making the most out of your time at university - whether you are a new or returning student. 

Here's a summary of what to look out for:

O Day - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

11am – 3pm in the Commerce Courtyard (Map ref. E20).

New students are strongly encouraged to attend. On O Day you can attend:

Orientation sessions will continue to run on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 July.

Official Welcome to UNSW Australia - Semester 2, 2015

Welcome Ceremony for New Students and their families: 

Wednesday 22 July, 2015

11.30am - 12.15pm

Central Lecture Block, Theatre 7


No registration is required for the Welcome – seating will be on a first come first served basis.

Please contact gettingstarted@unsw.edu.au if you require disability access to the venue for yourself or your guests.

Faculty Welcomes

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


UNSW Art and Design


  • Thurs 23 July, 10.00am - 11.00am, Paddington Campus, Lecture Theatre EG02. (Followed by Degree Welcomes.)


  • Thurs 23 July, 4.00pm - 5.30pm, Paddington Campus, Lecture Theatre EG02

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences


  • Wed 22 July, 2.00pm - 3.00pm, Central Lecture Block Theatre 8. (Followed by afternoon tea in CLB Foyer.)


  •  Thurs 23 July, 5.00pm - 7.00pm, AGSM Ground Level Foyer (map ref G27)

UNSW Built Environment


  • Wed 22 July, 3.00pm - 5.30pm, Red Centre Theatre G001

UNSW Business School


  • Thurs 23 July, 11.00am - 12.00pm, Central Lecture Block Theatre 6.


  • Thurs 23 July, 3.00pm - 8.00pm, Mathews Theatre A.

UNSW Engineering


  • Wed 22 July, 2.00pm - 3.00pm, Colombo Theatre A.



  • Wed 22 July, 6.00pm - 8.00pm, Level 6, 1 O'Connell St, Sydney CBD.

Juris Doctorate

  • Thurs 23 July, 12.15pm - 2.00pm, Law Building, Room G02.

UNSW Medicine

School of Public Health Welcome

  • Thurs 23 July, 4.00pm - 6.00pm, Samuels Building, Room 305.

UNSW Science


  • Thurs 23 July, 11.30am - 1.30pm, Webster Theatre A.

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 - UNSW Library online 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 quiz by this date means that you will be able to apply the information you have learned in ELISE to your first assignments at UNSW.


Orientation workshops and sessions

Orientation sessions run from Wednesday 22 July - Friday 24 July. The orientation event planner has a full list of orientation events and sessions. You can browse all sessions, create your own plan for the week, and export it to your personal calendar! These sessions are designed to set you up to succeed in your first Semester at UNSW. So definitely take advantage of them!

*The orientation event planner website is optimised for the latest version of your internet browser

Have questions about the Orientation Event planner? Type 'Event Planner' in the FAQ search box on the right, or email gettingstarted@unsw.edu.au.



Orientation workshop slides

The following orientation slides are available to download.

The Learning Centre

What is referencing?

Introduction to essay writing

Technical report writing