Starting university

It's an exciting time. There's also a lot of information to take in! Set yourself up for smooth sailing through the early weeks by coming along to orientation.


Orientation is a great way to find out what’s expected in your course. It'll also help you settle into life as a Charles Sturt student.

We'll have three types of sessions for you:

  • Academic sessions. Meet your Course Director or other academic staff, make sure you’re up-to-speed with all your course requirements and check you’ve got everything you need for your first classes.
  • Services and support sessions. Discover all the support available to help you through your studies. We've got dedicated teams ready to help you boost your study skills, manage your finances, look after your health and more.
  • Uni life sessions. Make your first friends at uni in our social program. Brush up your trivia skills and be prepared to whip up some homemade costumes. It's silly and so much fun.

Online orientation

If you’re studying online, you’ll have access to a comprehensive schedule of online orientation sessions. You can log in to join live, or watch recorded sessions later.

If you live near a Charles Sturt campus, you’re most welcome to come down and join the face-to-face sessions and social activities.

If you’re an on-campus student, you’ll attend most of your orientation sessions face-to-face, but you can also join the online sessions.

Orientation info

Once you’ve accepted your offer to study with us, we’ll email you detailed orientation info. We'll guide you through the steps to make your first session a great one. If you have any questions along the way, our friendly Student Central team is here to help.

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