Callaghan Orientation

PRE O WEEK
International Office
Welcome Lounge

Monday to Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm
Map Reference: IO | K-19

Meet with staff and the international orientation assistants team, ask questions, get help finding accommodation, find support for UoN IT systems and register for excursions and activities.

Off Campus Accommodation Advice Bar

Monday to Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm

The Glasshouse | Bar on the Hill
Map Reference: UH | L-17

Looking for off campus rental accommodation in Newcastle and surrounding areas? Come along to a briefing session to learn about the local property market, how to find accommodation, what to look for when inspecting properties, how to apply for accommodation once you have found the right place, and what you should know before you sign a property lease contract.

Following the briefing session staff will be on hand to offer help and assistance in finding accommodation using the Off Campus Accommodation Database. A free mini bus service will provide transport to attend property inspections within the Newcastle area.

FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY
Beach Safety Session

9.30am - 1.30pm

Nobby's Beach, Newcastle
Bus departing Maths Bus Stop, Callaghan campus


COST: $5.00

Join the beach safety session which is a fun interactive way to learn how to stay safe and navigate the environment while enjoying the Australian beaches.

The 3 hour session will be run by professional Surf Life Savers on Newcastle's picturesque Nobby's Beach. There will be basic swimming, sand activities and surfboard riding during the session. 

Limited places available payment and registration is essential.

Click here to register and pay

THURSDAY 12TH FEBRUARY
AFL (Australian Football League) Skills Workshop

10.00am - 1.00pm
 
Oval 4 (behind Commonwealth Bank) Callaghan Campus

FREE

Australian Rules Football, known as AFL or Aussie Rules is a unique Australian sport. Come along and learn a new set of skills, gameplay, rules, kicking and passing. This free workshop includes instructions from professional players, skills practice and game play.

Wear comfortable sporting attire and shoes. AFL workshop will be followed by free lunch.

Click here to register

FRIDAY 13TH FEBRUARY

Beach Safety Session

9.30am - 1.30pm

Nobby's Beach, Newcastle
Bus departing Maths Bus Stop, Callaghan campus

COST: $5.00

Join the beach safety session which is a fun interactive way to learn how to stay safe and navigate the environment while enjoying the Australian beaches.

The 3 hour session will be run by professional Surf Life Savers on Newcastle's picturesque Nobby's Beach. There will be basic swimming, sand activities and surfboard riding during the session. 

Limited places available payment and registration is essential.

Click here to register and pay

O WEEK
MONDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

International Student Welcome & Information Session

9.00am - 3.00pm

Griffith Duncan Theatre Map Ref: HD01  - I-21

To help you prepare for your first semester at the University of Newcastle it is compulsory that you attend this session.

The Orientation Day will be a whole day event including specific information sessions for international students, program and enrolment information. Free lunch and entertainment provided.

TUESDAY 17TH FEBRUARY
Campus Quest

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Bar on the Hill

FREE

The Campus Quest will help you navigate your way around the campus and meet new people in a fun, interactive and exciting way.

The Quest beings at the Bar on the Hill at 1pm. Come and join a team, receive the clues and map before heading off on your Quest. Great prizes for the winning teams.

WEDNESDAY 18TH FEBRUARY
Pool Party

3.00pm - 6.00pm

Oval 4 (behind Commonwealth Bank) Callaghan Campus

FREE
Cool off and enjoy a chilled out afternoon by the super-sized inflatable pool, water slide and jumping castles.
THURSDAY 19TH FEBRUARY
Explore Newcastle

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Newcastle CBD

Buses departing Maths Bus Stop, Callaghan Campus


FREE

Explore Newcastle is a scavenger hunt style event were teams will be required to visit various check points throughout the city, collect items along the way, participate in challenges and also post live social media photo updates.

The event is open to all commencing students at all fitness levels. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, water and swimming costume (if you would like to cool off at the beach).

Event will include free transport to and from campus and a BBQ at the conclusion. Drinks will be available for purchase from Nobbys Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

There will be great prizes for the winning team.

 Click here to register
FRIDAY 20TH FEBRUARY
Aussie Arvo by the Beach

From 1.00pm

Bar Beach Bowling Club

Buses departing Maths Bus Stop, Callaghan Campus


FREE

A fun relaxing way to end Orientation Week, come along for an afternoon in the sun and learn how to play Barefoot Bowls, and meet with some Professional Surfers.

Surfest Newcastle premier Professional Surf contest will be running a surfing contest on this day participants will have the opportunity to meet professional surfers and learn about how to stay safe while enjoying our awesome Newcastle beaches.

Click here to register

SEMESTER 1 COMMENCES: 23RD FEBRUARY
FRIDAY 27TH FEBRUARY
Nelson Bay Experience

9.00am - 4.00pm

Buses departing Maths Bus Stop, Callaghan Campus

COST: $20.00

Enjoy a harbour cruise out on the picturesque Nelson Bay, Dolphin spotting or cooling off on the boom net. There will be time after the cruise to explore Nelson Bay for some shopping or lunch.

Limited places available registration is essential.

Click here to register and pay