Get a head start: plan your Orientation

Orientation is a program of social and academic activities designed to introduce students to life and study at University of Newcastle. Held the week before your classes start, Orientation makes the transition to university life easier for you.

Trimester 2

For Postgraduate students: Commencing 1st May 2023

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Semester 1

For Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Pathways students: Commencing 13th February 2023

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Welcome to the University of Newcastle

Welcome to New Students

A welcome to new students of the University of Newcastle from Professor Alex Zelinsky AO, Vice-Chancellor and President.

Acknowledgment of Country

Your Orientation

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Virtual campus tours


Newcastle Callaghan

The original campus for the University of Newcastle, Callaghan is a beautiful mix of award-winning, architecturally designed buildings sitting across 140 hectares in a natural setting.

Our relaxed campus environment allows you to study free from distraction. With the centre of Newcastle just 10km away, the campus is well connected to key regional employers and industry, including the John Hunter Hospital and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). The campus is the central hub for education, humanities, social science, and the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM), as well as nursing and health.

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Auchmuty Library

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Newcastle City

Newcastle City

In the heart of the city, our Newcastle City campus provides an integral link with industry across creative industries, business and law.

The campus is a hive of innovation in the city centre. Our state-of-the-art facility NUspace delivers a ‘next generation’ university experience, while our innovation hub is where you can engage with entrepreneurs, innovators, startups and developers to produce ideas that challenge the conventional.

The first building in the Honeysuckle precinct, Q Building, provides state-of-the-art facilities as our new creative and entrepreneurial hub in the city. Check back soon for a virtual tour.

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Central Coast

Central Coast

Halfway between Newcastle and Sydney sits the Central Coast region, with beautiful waterways, national parks and coastal towns. Our campus at Ourimbah offers study programs in business, education, humanities and social science, oral health therapy, podiatry and nursing and the sciences (food, coastal and marine and exercise and sports).

Our students benefit from strong links with local industry, and partnerships with the Central Coast Local Health District for specialised health degrees, world-class research and testing facilities, as well as growing opportunities for research.

In 2021, the Central Coast Clinical School will take on its first students and expand our campus locations into Gosford. Take a sneak peek into the new $72.5 million Central Coast Research Institute (CCRI) and University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School. Check back soon for a virtual tour.

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Ourimbah Library

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Our Sydney campus, in the middle of Sydney’s central business district, offers world-class facilities and innovative styles of learning. A range of postgraduate programs are offered at this campus including information technology, business administration and professional accounting.

The courses have been developed and designed with industry professionals and include applied learning to better prepare students for actual industry settings. Both the campus and programs are designed to meet the business needs of today, so that students can solve the challenges of tomorrow.

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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.