Getting Started

Find out everything you need to know about travelling to UON, connecting with us online and navigating your campus safely once you're here.

Connect with us online

Connect with us online

Wi-Fi Access - The University has a secure network that provides online access across our campuses. Find out how to get access and check for online hotspots at your campus.

UON social media directory - Once you're connected, check out the UON social media directory. Social media is the best way to get involved and keep up to date with the latest details from Student Central - your first point of call for all things student related.

UON recommended mobile apps - There are also a number of useful mobile apps that can help you with everything from accessing course info on the go to finding your way around campus.

Understanding your program

Understanding your program

As you progress through your studies you will experience terms related to your program that you might not have heard before. We've created this handy Glossary to make sure you can always understand what we are talking about.

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Depending on your program, the academic year will consist of Semesters 1 and 2 or Trimesters 1, 2 and 3. Each term consists of a 12 or 13 week study block, broken up with a mid-semester break and the exam period at the end. In particular, it's important to take note of the census date (the date you need to finalise your enrolment) and the academic penalty date (the date you need to withdraw by to avoid academic penalty).

Finding your way

Finding your way

It’s normal to find campus difficult to navigate when you first start so we've created interactive maps to help you find your way.

Building names and rooms are commonly abbreviated, with ‘G’ and ‘LG’ often used to indicate the Ground or Lower Ground floor of a building. For example, GPLG01 is located in the General Purpose Building (GP) on the Lower Ground (LG) floor, Room 01.

Transport

Transport

There are numerous options to get to campus including walking, cycling, train, bus and car.

Full-time students using public transport may be eligible for a student travel concessions. If you are arriving by car or motorcycle you'll need to take note of the traffic and parking rules that apply.

A free shuttle bus service operates at Callaghan to help you get around campus after you arrive.

Safety on campus

Safety on campus

Our campuses and facilities are safe places to visit, study and work. However, everyone should be vigilant to ensure that we keep them safe. Security Services are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so be sure to take note of the emergency contact number for your campus. Our Campus Care program provides information, advice and support in managing inappropriate, concerning or threatening behaviours.