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

As a new student, during orientation you’ll be able to discover the campus, experience university life and find out everything you need to know to prepare for the start of classes.

Orientation: Session 2, 2018

Session 2, 2018 orientation will be held on campus from Monday 23 - Friday 27 July with some activities happening before and after these dates.

As part of our exciting program, you'll be able to enjoy a range of welcome events, workshops, drop-in sessions, social activities and tours. Register for events now and create your personalised schedule, and see the overview below of what we've planned so far!

Faculty welcomes

These are welcoming events where you'll get to meet your new community including key faculty staff, peers and the Macquarie University Mentors. You'll be guided through important information and steps to help you hit the ground running as a new student at Macquarie. We recommend that all new students plan to attend this event, as it will be the most useful to you as you start your studies.

Faculty of Arts welcomeTuesday 24 July8.30am - 11am
Faculty of Business and Economics Undergraduate (UG) welcomeTuesday 24 July8.30am - 11am
Macquarie University International College (MUIC) welcome and orientationWednesday 25 July8.30am - 2pm
Faculty of Business and Economics Postgraduate (PG) welcomeWednesday 25 July8.30am - 11am
Faculty of Science and Engineering welcome

Thursday 26 July

8.30am - 11am
Faculty of Human Sciences welcome

Thursday 26 July

8.30am - 11am
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences welcome

Thursday 26 July

9.30am - 12pm

Are you looking for locations and more details? Register for these sessions to find out more.

Program welcomes

These are dedicated sessions provided by your faculty and key program staff. If you are studying these programs or majors, we recommend that you plan to attend these welcomes after your faculty welcome as they'll have essential information and tips from current students about their journey.

Bachelor of Commerce (Professional Accounting) Program welcomeTuesday 24 July11am - 12pm
Bachelor of Marketing and Media Program welcomeTuesday 24 July11am - 12pm
Law School Program Welcome and networkingTuesday 24 July11am - 12.30pm
Human Sciences program advising: Translating and Interpreting StudiesThursday 26 July11am - 12pm
Human Movement Major Q&AThursday 26 July2pm - 3pm
Human Sciences program advising: KUMU studentsFriday 27 July1pm - 2pm
Master of Public Health Program WelcomeMonday 30 July10am - 12pm

Are you looking for locations and more details? Register for these sessions to find out more.

Student welcomes

These are special events for particular student cohorts where you'll be welcomed Macquarie by members of Executive, hear about key services and supports available, and learn from currents students about their experience and what they found useful during their first session. These events are highly recommended as you'll receive important information about what's available to help you succeed in your studies, with all students to receive an invitation to attend these events.

Welcome to Orientation Week for new studentsMonday 23 July10am - 12pm
International student arrival talk

Monday 23 July

12pm - 1pm

Macquarie Essentials information evening for parents and familiesMonday 23 July6pm - 8.30pm
International student arrival talk

Wednesday 25 July

2pm - 3pm

Postgraduate Student Welcome for new coursework and research studentsThursday 26 July6pm - 8pm
International Student WelcomeFriday 27 July10am - 12pm
Next Step Student WelcomeFriday 27 July10am - 11am
International student arrival talk

Friday 27 July

12pm - 1pm

NOTE: All international, study abroad and exchange students must attend ONE of the arrival talks.

Are you looking for locations and more details? Register for these sessions to find out more.

Transition sessions

These are workshops and information sessions designed to help with your transition to university study. You may need to brush up on your academic writing, refresh your resume, or want to learn more about the professional development opportunities available to you during their studies. You may find these sessions are running multiple times throughout O Week so if you miss out, make sure you check other days.

Learning Skills
Taking charge of your study: Strategies for successFriday 20 July11am - 12.30pm
 Friday 27 July1pm - 2pm
Seven steps to uni successMonday 23 July1pm - 2pm
Critical thinkingMonday 23 July2pm - 3pm
 Wednesday 25 July1pm - 2pm
Referencing essentialsTuesday 24 July2pm - 3pm
 Thursday 26 July12pm - 1pm
Careers and Employment Service
Resume essentialsMonday 23 July3pm - 4pm
Ace the interviewTuesday 24 July12pm - 1pm
Job search strategiesWednesday 25 July2pm - 3pm
Strategies to enhance your personal brandThursday 26 July1pm - 2pm
Job searching for international studentsFriday 27 July2pm - 3pm
Guidelines for working in Australia Friday 27 July3pm - 4pm
PACE, GLP and Mac Abroad
Global opportunities: Connecting you with the worldTuesday 24 July3pm - 4pm
 Wednesday 25 July12pm - 1pm
 Thursday 26 July2pm - 3pm
 Friday 27 July1pm - 2pm

Are you looking for locations and more details? Register for these sessions to find out more.


An important part of starting uni is knowing how to get around! Join us for these informative one hour tours to learn about the campus and discover your Library. These are running before, during and after O Week as places are limited but if you miss out, send us an email at orientation@mq.edu.au and let us know.

Campus tours with the MentorsWednesday 18 - Friday 20 July10am
 Monday 23 July9am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm
 Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 July2pm and 4pm
 Thursday 26 July1pm, 3pm and 5pm
 Friday 27 July 9am, 12pm and 2pm
 Monday 30 July - Friday 3 August1pm
Discover your LibraryWednesday 18 and Thursday 19 July12pm
 Friday 20 July1pm
 Monday 23 July12pm, 2pm and 4pm
 Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 July3pm
 Thursday 26 July12pm, 2pm and 4pm
 Friday 27 July11am and 1pm
 Monday 30 July3pm
 Wednesday 1 August2pm
 Friday 3 August3pm

Are you looking for locations and more details? Register for these tours to find out more.

Social activities

These are just a sample of some of the great social activities available to students at Macquarie. Places are limited so register as soon as possible and if you miss out, you can get a Macquarie University Mentor, connect with the Macquarie Buddies and connect with your favourite student groups and clubs on MacSync.

NOTE: While these events are free, you may need to bring money for travel, entry and food. Please see the event information for further details.

Scavenger hunt with the MentorsWednesday 18 July1pm - 4pm
Trivia with the MentorsThursday 19 July3pm - 6pm
Speed friendship with the Macquarie BuddiesTuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 July12pm - 2pm
 Thursday 26 July11am - 1pm
Writing for GrapeshotTuesday 24 July12pm - 1pm
Movie night at Event Cinemas with the MentorsTuesday 24 July5pm - 8pm
Laser tag, karaoke and bowling at Strike with the Buddies and MentorsWednesday 25 July5pm - 7pm
Local shopping tour: Macquarie CentreThursday 26 July3pm - 5pm
Chatswood precinct tourFriday 27 July4pm - 7pm
Chinatown and gardens walking tourSaturday 28 July9am - 4pm
Sydney sights walking tourSunday 29 July9am - 4pm

Are you looking for locations and more details? Register for these activities to find out more.

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 in Session 2 will be able to select a Mentor from their faculty soon. Check the website mq.edu.au/mentors for more instructions.

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Discover Macquarie groups and clubs based on your interests and activities. Stay informed about what’s happening on campus – events, gigs, special offers, employment opportunities and more.

Get involved and register on MacSync for your one-stop shop with everything you want in the one place.

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