Orientation

International O-Week Schedule, Semester 1, 2018

orientation

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.

Time              

Activity

Location

Monday 19thFebruary

9:30 – 10:30am

Welcome Session

Enjoy a civic welcome from community officials in Newcastle, hear about employability  opportunities, iLEAD Plus the University's leadership program, listen to current student experiences and more!

HD01 (Griffith Duncan Theatre)

Hunter Building
Callaghan Campus

10:30 – 11:30am

International Student Success and Visa Compliance Workshop

Find out tips to help you succeed at University and how to remain compliant with your student visa

HB13
Hunter Building
Callaghan Campus
10:30 - 11:30am

Study Abroad and Exchange Information Session

Specialised information for students that are only study at UoN for 1 or 2 semesters and then returning back to their home university.  This will include information from the University of Newcastle Exchange Student Network (UNESN) about what to see and do in Newy as well as their schedule for the semester.

HD01 (Griffith Duncan Theatre)

Hunter Building
Callaghan Campus

11:15 - 12:00 noon

Study Abroad and Exchange Campus tours

If you haven't already meandered around campus, some of  our volunteers will be ready on hand to give you a guided tour!

Departs HD01 (Griffith Duncan Theatre)

11:30  - 12:00 noon

Meet your Student Association

Meet your student association and hear local tips on Newcastle from current students

Callaghan Campus

12:00 – onwards

BBQ Lunch

Hunter  Courtyard

Tuesday 20th February

9:30 – 12:30pm

Orientation to Australian Wildlife at Blackbutt Nature Reserve with UNESN.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED – LIMITED PLACES.

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Departs Design Bus stop

Wednesday 21st February

12:00 – 5:00pm

Student Life, Clubs and Societies Expo

Attend the expo and find out what student clubs and societies are at UoN for your to join

Brennan Room, Shortland Union

12:30 – 2:30pm

Lunch and entertainment

Join us for a BBQ lunch and enjoy the free entertainment in the Auchmuty courtyard

Auchmuty Courtyard, Auchmuty courtyard

12:00 – 3:00pm

The Forum Sports & Aquatic Centre - Tours on Demand

Check out the world class facilities at The Forum right here on campus! Take a tour and learn about all your health & fitness options at UON.

The Forum Aquatic and Sports Centre, Callaghan Campus.

2:00 – 7:00pm

Our shout

Godfrey Tanner Bar

6:30pm -

Comedy Night

Godfrey Tanner Bar

Thursday 22ndFebruary

12:00 – 5:00pm

Student Life, Clubs and Societies Expo

Attend the expo and find out what student clubs and societies are at UoN for your to join

Brennan Room, Shortland Union

12:30 – 2:30pm

Lunch and entertainment

Join us for a BBQ lunch and enjoy the free entertainment in the Auchmuty courtyard

Auchmuty Courtyard, Auchmuty courtyard

12:00 – 3:00pm

The Forum Sports & Aquatic Centre - Tours on Demand

Check out the world class facilities at The Forum right here on campus! Take a tour and learn about all your health & fitness options at UON.

The Forum Aquatic and Sports Centre, Callaghan Campus

2:00 – 7:00pm

Our shout

Godfrey Tanner Bar

6:00 – 8:00pm

Sports Jam - Spectate, participate, and sign yourself up!

Head to The Forum to "taste test" the full range of sports UON has to offer at the Sports Jam - a 2-hour extravaganza that includes free food and some fantastic local DJs. Meet our sporting clubs, grab a bite, throw some shapes and get involved!

Oval 1

Friday 23rdFebruary

10:00 - 2:00pm

Aussie Beach Session – Water Safety

Nobby’s Beach Newcastle

Ability level: Open to all ages and swimming abilities

Join us for a great Australian tradition – a day at the beach! Hosted by the local Hunter Surf Life Saving team, this session will introduce you to important beach safety tips and includes a range of fun water activities and beach sports like Beach Volley Ball. Your ticket includes return bus transfers from Callaghan or Newspace campus, all beach equipment hire and a tasty lunch pack to enjoy a picnic by the beach. This event is proudly sponsored by Allianz OSHC Global Assistance and is limited to 40 places – so get in quick to secure your ticket

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – LIMITED PLACES.

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Departs Design Bus stop

9:00 - 11:00am and
10:30 - 12:30 am

Surfs Up – Learn to Surf

Nobby’s Beach Newcastle

Ability level: Open to competent swimmers

Ever wanted to learn how to surf? This is your chance to learn about important surf survival skills and beach safety tips from the surf experts at Newcastle Surf School. Discover how to negotiate surf conditions, identify rips, practice surf board paddling techniques, stand up and hopefully catch the perfect wave! Your ticket includes return bus transfers from Callaghan or Newspace campus, all surf equipment and a tasty lunch pack to enjoy a picnic by the beach. This event is proudly sponsored by Allianz OSHC Global Assistance and is limited to 20 places per session – get in quick to secure your ticket

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – LIMITED PLACES.

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Departs Design Bus stop

 

Friday 2nd March

 
10:00 - 2:00pm

Due to popular demand, we are running our beach excursions again!

Aussie Beach Session – Water Safety

Nobby’s Beach Newcastle

Ability level: Open to all ages and swimming abilities

Join us for a great Australian tradition – a day at the beach! Hosted by the local Hunter Surf Life Saving team, this session will introduce you to important beach safety tips and includes a range of fun water activities and beach sports like Beach Volley Ball. Your ticket includes return bus transfers from Callaghan or Newspace campus, all beach equipment hire and a tasty lunch pack to enjoy a picnic by the beach. This event is proudly sponsored by Allianz OSHC Global Assistance and is limited to 40 places – so get in quick to secure your ticket

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – LIMITED PLACES.

BUY TICKETS NOW

Departs Design Bus stop

9.00am – 11.00am and;

10.30am – 12.30pm

Surfs Up – Learn to Surf

Nobby’s Beach Newcastle

Ability level: Open to competent swimmers

Ever wanted to learn how to surf? This is your chance to learn about important surf survival skills and beach safety tips from the surf experts at Newcastle Surf School. Discover how to negotiate surf conditions, identify rips, practice surf board paddling techniques, stand up and hopefully catch the perfect wave! Your ticket includes return bus transfers from Callaghan or Newspace campus, all surf equipment and a tasty lunch pack to enjoy a picnic by the beach. This event is proudly sponsored by Allianz OSHC Global Assistance and is limited to 20 places per session – get in quick to secure your ticket

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – LIMITED PLACES

BUY TICKETS NOW

Departs Design Bus stop

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