International Orientation Week Schedule - Semester 2 2019

Orientation (known as “O Week”) is your first week at UON before classes start. It includes information sessions that will give you practical information about living and studying at the university, as well as a range of social activities and off campus outings to help you get to know the area and make new friends with other international and domestic students.

Orientation is a great opportunity find out what you need to know about university life and being a UON student!


International Student Welcome Session

Monday 22 July 2019

Register HERE

9.30 am Arrival and Registration

Grifith Duncan Theatre


10.00 - 11.45 am

Welcome to UON

Hear important information about Newcastle and the University from

staff, students and guests.

11.50 am - 12.20 pm

Campus Tours

Led by our experienced student assistants.

Callaghan campus
12.30 - 1.30 pm Free BBQ Lunch Cola 1 near Forum Ovals
1.30 - 2.00 pm

Social sports and Fun games

Join in some social activities and meet new friends!

The Forum
2.00 - 4.00 pm

Articulation Enrolment Session

Articulation students only

HC47 and HC49

Hunter Building

3.00 - 4.00 pm

Study Abroad Enrolment Session

Study Abroad and Exchange students only


UON Global Pop Up Info Desk (See Ref H - 13 on the Campus Map)

  • UON Global front lawn
  • Every day of Orientation Week and Week 1 of Semester 2 2019
  • 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Come and chat with our International Engagement Assistants – students just like you who can help you with all of your questions about settling in to UON, Newcastle and Australia.

Whether you want to know about activities on campus, what clubs you can join, where the gym is, how to set up your bank account or where the best Asian grocer in Newcastle is – our team can point you in the right direction.

Student life is so much more than just studying and participating in on-campus activities, it's about experiencing a new lifestyle, exploring the city, travelling and making friends, and getting to try new things you may not be able to back in your home country.

Below is a range of fun excursions and activities designed to facilitate cross-cultural interaction between all students, introducing you to Australian culture, and allow you to experience the best of Newcastle and the Hunter.

GOALSS Basketball Starts on Wednesday 24 July 2019

GOALSS Football  Starts on Thursday 25 July 2019

Check out their Facebook page HERE

Blackbutt Wildlife excursion Friday 26 July 2019

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Lunch & Learn Series: Renting and Accommodation Starts on Thursday 1 August 2019

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NuMates Friday 2 August 2019

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Check out their Facebook page HERE

Cheap Chewsday  Tuesday 6 August 2019

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Date and TimeActivityLocation

Monday 22 July

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

International Students Welcome Session (Ourimbah campus only)

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Tuesday 23 July

8.30 am - 1.00 pm

Faculty Orientation - Ourimbah


Tuesday 23 July

2.00 - 5.30 pm

Faculty Orientation - Sydney ELI 122

Friday 26 July

12.00 - 4.30 pm

Networking Excursion: Whale Watching Cruise

Join us for a 4 hour cruise and be a part of a unique Australian experience whilst getting to know other fellow students.

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Meeting at Sydney's Circular Quay
Saturday 3 Aug

Sydney Sights Walking Tour

Your friendly and knowledgeable Sydney tour guide will give you insights into the people, places and events of this beautiful city.

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Meeting at Sydney Town Hall

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