Orientation

Orientation

Orientation Week – or ‘O Week’ as you’ll come to know it - is all about welcoming you to Macquarie University.

For our new students, we organise orientation for you in the week before your session or term starts (and classes begin) so you’ll be able to discover the campus, experience university life and meet new friends.

Session 1 2019 Orientation Week

Session 1 2019 Orientation will run from 18 - 25 February 2019 with stalls setup throughout the campus on the 21, 22 and 25 February 2019.

Click on the registration link below and check out the program to personalise your week with activities and events you are interested in.

You can view the full program and register now!

Make sure you include:

  • Faculty Welcome Session
  • Workshops and Info sessions
  • Campus and Library Tour
  • Social Events

We cannot wait to welcome you to our campus soon! If you have any questions in the meantime, contact us at orientation@mq.edu.au

Faculty Welcomes

EventDateTime
Faculty of Science and Engineering WelcomeMonday 18 February9:00am - 10:00am
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences WelcomeMonday 18 February10:00am - 12:00pm
Faculty of Arts WelcomeTuesday 19 February9:00am - 10:00am
Faculty of Human Sciences WelcomeWednesday 20 February 9:00am - 10:00am
Faculty of Business and Economics Postgraduate WelcomeWednesday 20 February11:00am - 12:00pm
Faculty of Business and Economics Undergraduate WelcomeThursday 21 February9:00am - 10:00am

Macquarie University Welcomes

EventDateTime
Welcome to Orientation WeekMonday 18 February12:30pm - 1:00pm
Accommodation WelcomeWednesday 20 February3:00pm - 4:00pm
Postgraduate Student WelcomeThursday 21 February6:00pm - 8:00pm
International Student WelcomeFriday 22 February10:00am - 12:00pm
Welcome home (Study Abroad and Exchange students)Wednesday 27 February5:00pm - 7:00pm

Program Welcomes

EventDateTime
Law School Program Welcome and networkingTuesday 19 February11:00am - 12:30pm
Department of Education Program WelcomeWednesday 20 February10:00am - 11:00am
Primary Education Program WelcomeWednesday 20 February11:00am - 11:30am
Secondary Education Program WelcomeWednesday 20 February11:00am - 11:30am
Early Childhood Program WelcomeWednesday 20 February11:00am - 11:30am
Human Sciences program advising: Translating and Interpreting StudiesWednesday 20 February11:00am - 12:00pm
Program Level Orientation: Master of AccountingWednesday 20 February12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program Level Orientation: Master of CommerceWednesday 20 February12:00pm - 1:00pm
Human Sciences program advising: KUMU studentsWednesday 20 February1:00pm - 3:00pm
Human Movement Major Q&A - Your Human Movement major and postgraduate
options (including Macquarie's Doctor of Physiotherapy)
Wednesday 20 February3:00pm - 4:00pm
Program Level Orientation: Bachelor of Applied FinanceThursday 21 February10:00am - 11:00am
Program Level Orientation: Bachelor of Marketing and MediaThursday 21 February10:00am - 11:00am
Program Level Orientation: Bachelor of Commerce - Professional AccountingThursday 21 February10:00am - 11:00am
Program Level Orientation: Bachelor of Actuarial StudiesThursday 21 February10:00am - 11:00am
Program Level Orientation: Bachelor of Business AdministrationThursday 21 February10:00am - 11:00am
Program Level Orientation: Bachelor of Business Leadership and CommerceThursday 21 February1:00pm - 3:00pm
Program Level Orientation: Bachelor of EconomicsThursday 21 February1:00pm - 2:00pm
Co-op Program Actuarial Welcome Thursday 21 February10:00am - 11:00am
Co-op Program Accounting WelcomeThursday 21 February10:00am - 11:00am
Master of Public Health Program OrientationMonday 25 February10:00am - 1:00pm

Workshops

EventDateTime
Be StudyWISEMonday 18 February1:00pm - 2:00pm
Respectful Relationships Tuesday 19 February12:00pm - 1:00pm
Get WriteWISE!Tuesday 19 February1:00pm - 2:00pm
MULS101 - Macquarie University Law SocietyTuesday 19 February2:00pm - 3:00pm
Referencing essentialsWednesday 20 February2:00pm - 3:00pm
Referencing essentialsThursday 21 February2:00pm - 3:00pm
Let's get critical: Strategies for academic thinkingThursday 21 February3:00pm - 4:00pm
Taking charge of your study: Strategies for successFriday 22 February1:00pm - 2:00pm
Studying in a Culturally Diverse Australian Education ContextFriday 22 February2:00pm - 2:45pm

Info Sessions

EventDateTime
Macquarie Essentials Information EveningWednesday 13 February5:30pm - 8:00pm
Resume essentialsMonday 18 February2:00pm - 3:00pm
Macquarie Essentials Information EveningMonday 18 February5:30pm - 8:00pm
Global opportunities: Connecting you with the worldTuesday 19 February1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ace the interviewTuesday 19 February2:00pm - 3:00pm
Global opportunities: Connecting you with the worldWednesday 20 February1:00pm - 2:00pm
Job search strategiesWednesday 20 February3:00pm - 4:00pm
Strategies to enhance your personal brandThursday 21 February12:00pm - 1:00pm
Global opportunities: Connecting you with the worldThursday 21 February1:00pm - 2:00pm
Global opportunities: Connecting you with the worldFriday 22 February1:00pm - 2:00pm

International Student Sessions

EventDateTime
International student arrival talk Monday 18 February1:00pm - 2:00pm
International student arrival talkWednesday 20 February1:00pm - 2:00pm
International Student WelcomeFriday 22 February10:00am - 12:00pm
International student arrival talkFriday 22 February12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guidelines for working in AustraliaFriday 22 February2:00pm - 3:00pm

Social Events

EventDateTime
Trivia with the MentorsWednesday 13 February3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sydney Sights walking tourSaturday 16 February10:00am - 4:00pm
Speed friendship with the Macquarie BuddiesMonday 18 February1:00pm - 3:00pm
Speed friendship with the Macquarie BuddiesTuesday 19 February1:00pm - 3:00pm
Movie night at Event CinemasTuesday 19 February5:00pm - 8:00pm
Speed friendship with the Macquarie BuddiesWednesday 20 February1:00pm - 3:00pm
Speed friendship with the Macquarie BuddiesThursday 21 February1:00pm - 3:00pm
Local shopping tour: Macquarie CentreThursday 21 February3:00pm - 5:00pm
Laser tag, karaoke and bowling at StrikeThursday 21 February5:00pm - 7:00pm
Chatswood precinct tourFriday 22 February4:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday Arvo @ UbarFriday 22 February3:00pm - 8:00pm
Chinatown and gardens walking tourSaturday 23 February10:00am  - 4:00pm
Sydney sights walking tourSunday 24 February10:00am - 4:00pm
Sydney Harbour CruiseFriday 1 March5:30pm - 9:00pm

Campus and Library Tours

EventDateTime
Campus tour with the MentorsWednesday 13 February4:30pm - 5:30pm
Campus tour with the MentorsMonday 18 February1:00pm - 2:00pm
Discover your Library with the MentorsMonday 18 February2:00pm - 3:00pm
Campus Tour with the MentorsMonday 18 February3:00pm - 4:00pm
Campus Tour with the MentorsMonday 18 February4:30pm - 5:30pm
Campus Tour with the MentorsTuesday 19 February2:00pm - 3:00pm
Discover your Library with the MentorsTuesday 19 February3:00pm - 4:00pm
Campus Tour with the MentorsTuesday 19 February4:00pm - 5:00pm
Campus Tour with the MentorsWednesday 20 February2:00pm - 3:00pm
Discover your Library with the MentorsWednesday 20 February3:00pm - 4:00pm
Discover your Library with the MentorsThursday 21 February2:00pm - 3:00pm
Campus tour with the MentorsThursday 21 February3:00pm - 4:00pm
Discover your Library with the MentorsThursday 21 February4:00pm - 5:00pm
Campus tour with the MentorsThursday 21 February5:00pm - 6:00pm
Discover your Library with the MentorsFriday 22 February11:00am - 12:00pm
Campus tour with the MentorsFriday 22 February12:00pm - 1:00pm
Discover your Library with the MentorsFriday 22 February1:00pm - 2:00pm
Campus tour with the MentorsFriday 22 February2:00pm - 3:00pm
Campus tour with the MentorsMonday 25 February1:00pm - 2:00pm

Drop in Sessions

The activities below don't require online registration. Visit the Faculty if you have questions about your degree, whilst help with how to enrol can be answered in the enrolment hub.

Do you want to talk to someone about your first year at Macquarie University? Come and meet a Mentor in the Ask a Mentor space.

Make sure you visit the campus during the stalls days to meet the student groups and societies as well as sponsors. We have planned many exciting activities, live music and games!

EventDateTimeLocation
Enrolment hub supportMonday 18 February8:30am - 8:00pmLevel 2, MUSE
18 Wally's Walk (18WW)
Faculty of Science and Engineering program advisingMonday 18 February11:00am - 1:00pm14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue (14SCO)
Ask a MentorMonday 18 February1:00pm - 3:00pmOutside MUSE 
18 Wally's Walk (18WW)
Enrolment hub supportTuesday 19 February8:30am - 5:30pmLevel 2, MUSE
18 Wally's Walk (18WW)
Faculty of Arts program advisingTuesday 19 February10:00am - 3:00pm10 Hadenfeld Avenue (10HA)
Tour of Museum of Ancient CulturesTuesday 19 February11:00am - 11:20 amLevel 3, 29 Wally's Walk (29WW)
Ancient History Museum Object handling sessionTuesday 19 February11:00am - 11:20 amLevel 3, 29 Wally's Walk (29WW)
3D Artefact scanning sessionTuesday 19 February11:30am - 12:30pmLevel 3, 29 Wally's Walk (29WW)
An Introduction to the Future Lab - for TV journalismTuesday 19 February12:00pm – 1:00pmMedia Futures Lab
Room 292, 10 Hadenfeld Avenue (10HA)
Ancient History Museum Object Handling SessionTuesday 19 February12:35pm - 12:55pmLevel 3, 29 Wally's Walk (29WW)
Tour of Museum of Ancient CulturesTuesday 19 February12:35pm - 12:55pmLevel 3, 29 Wally's Walk (29WW)
Ask a MentorTuesday 19 February1:00pm - 3:00pmOutside MUSE 
18 Wally's Walk (18WW)
Enrolment hub supportWednesday 20 February 8:30am - 5:30pmLevel 2, MUSE
18 Wally's Walk (18WW)
Faculty of Business and Economics program advisingWednesday 20 February10:30am - 7:00pmRoom 106
6 Eastern Road (6EaR)
Faculty of Human Sciences program advisingWednesday 20 February11:00am - 3:00pmGround Level, 4 First walk (4FW)
Ask a MentorWednesday 20 February1:00pm - 3:00pmOutside MUSE 
18 Wally's Walk (18WW)
Enrolment hub supportThursday 21 February 8:30am - 5:30pmLevel 2, MUSE
18 Wally's Walk (18WW)
Get connected at the O Week stallsThursday 21 February10:00am - 3:00pmWally's Walk
Faculty of Business and Economics program advisingThursday 21 February2:00pm - 7:00pmRoom 106, 6 Eastern Road (6EaR)
Enrolment hub supportFriday 22 February 8:30am - 5:30pmLevel 2, MUSE
18 Wally's Walk (18WW)
Get connected at the O Week stallsFriday 22 February10:00am - 3:00pmWally's Walk
Friday Arvo @ UbarFriday 22 February3:00pm - 8:00pmCampus Common
12 Macquarie Walk (12WW)
Get connected at the O Week stallsMonday 25 February10:00am - 3:00pmWally's Walk

Need help? Ask a Macquarie University Mentor

The Macquarie University Mentors are your personal guides to Macquarie, and they'll be able to provide individual support for you in your first session. All new students can request a Mentor - check mq.edu.au/mentors for more instructions.

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