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Congratulations on starting your journey with Southern Cross University. We can’t wait to show you what SCU has to offer.

Whether you’re an on-campus, online, cross-institutional, or international student, your journey as a university student starts with Orientation.

Orientation is delivered both on campus and online. As part of your Orientation experience, we provide a range of workshops in the weeks leading up to Orientation week. These workshops are designed to help you transition into university life, connect you with our services, and set you up for success. 

We also offer a comprehensive online module, FYI Module, that steps you through everything you need to get started on your journey at SCU. Whether it’s your essential admin tasks, attending your course information session, or learning about the technology you’ll be using and support services available to you, FYI covers it all. You can log in to the FYI Module here.



Welcome to Southern Cross University from Vice Chancellor Tyrone Carlin

My name is Tyrone Carlin and I’m Vice Chancellor of Southern Cross University.

It’s a matter of considerable pride for me, on behalf of the university community, to acknowledge the ongoing indigenous custodianship of the wonderful lands upon which our campuses are built.

It’s a real pleasure to be able to welcome you to your studies. This is a really exciting time. It’s a great time to explore the range of opportunities that are available to you at the university, many of which you might not have imagined.

So, I encourage you to reach out, to talk to others, to get to know staff and your fellow students, and above all, if there are circumstances where you feel as though you need some help or advice, reach out to us sooner rather than later and that can often make all the difference.

I wish you great success and enjoyment in your studies and I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can in-person.

Orientation - Get started today!

Access the FYI Module and other Orientation activities.

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Social activities

Online and on-campus activities to meet students and get involved with your student association.

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International Student Orientation

Orientation information for international students.

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Melbourne, Perth, Sydney Orientation

Orientation information for students studying at Melbourne, Perth, or Sydney campuses

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The Hotel School Orientation

Orientation information for students studying at the Hotel School.

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