Get the most out of your orientation and be prepared. The Orientation Checklist will help you be as ready as you can be.
Please refer to the Orientation Schedule for your Campus at the links above for specific information about dates and times. Late Orientation will be offered during weeks 1 and 2 of the session as well for those late offer acceptances.
Here is what you need to know:
Step 1: Attend Orientation
Step 2: Enrolment confirmed and checked (you will now have access to the important systems to begin your journey. My Enrolment, MySCU, SCU email, SCU BLackboard/Collaborate)
Step 3: Attend the Academic Integrity Workshop
Step 4: Access Blackboard/Collaborate and start your studies
Step 5: Access “New to Southern Cross University” for handy tips and guidance on starting your journey. https://learn.scu.edu.au/bbcswebdav/orgs/SERT-SCU/click-me.html
Orientation is an important event that starts your journey as a university student. Whether we are online or on campus this is your chance to learn how things work at the university, familiarise yourself with your course requirements and meet other students as well as faculty and staff members.
We will provide you with important information related to your enrolment, important timelines and dates[ e.g. Census date] , reminders of your visa obligations, your rights and avenues for seeking advice and assistance and of course there will be lots of useful information and tips to assist you settling into Australia and to your new home city.
Orientation social events are a great opportunity for you to meet other students and engage with your campus.
Orientation is delivered the week before teaching starts so you have time to prepare and be completely organised and ready for when teaching starts in week 1.
We will also present helpful sessions that provide you with essential tools to succeed in your degree.
Orientation is your key to a smooth transition to your studies and an important step in setting you up with the best opportunity to feel excited, prepared and organised for your studies.
How do I prepare for orientation?
During Orientation, presenters will take you through a lot of information – but don’t worry, there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions, to have information repeated or to clarify your understanding.
You will also receive a follow up Student Guide in your email which contains the important information AND don’t forget all that you need to know is also on the SCU website www.scu.edu.au
Here is an introductory list of essential systems that you will need to access after orientation.
We will take you through each of these systems and explain how you log in to these during the orientation sessions.
The program below is indicative only at this stage. Further information and links will be provided closer to the commencement date.