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 an international student, Orientation is the event that starts your journey as a university student.

In the week before teaching starts, we offer helpful sessions that provide you with the essential tools to succeed in your degree and some great social events to help you settle into your new university life.

In order to provide as much certainty as possible Southern Cross University Orientation will be delivered online for Session 3 2021. Check back for information about welcome activities and campus tours in Week 1.

The University has always put the safety of our students and staff as the highest priority. With that in mind, and given the escalating situation with COVID in NSW and QLD, the University has decided to revert to a ‘study/work from home’ environment for students and staff at the Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Gold Coast campuses, with attendance on campus limited to essential activity only. See scu.edu.au/coronavirus for updates.

Welcome to Southern Cross University’s Orientation. It’s so exciting that you are joining us for your university journey and we can’t wait to show you what SCU has on offer.

Orientation is a great way for you to learn about your course, uni life and how SCU can support you throughout your journey.

There are four things to do during Orientation:
Attend your online course information session – you’ll get important details from academics that will help you ease your way into study.

Don’t worry if you can’t make the live session, these will be recorded and uploaded to the MySCU Orientation site.

Join us for a faculty campus tour – you will learn where to go for your classes, where to get coffee, and where the best study spots are.

Whether you’re online or on campus, you’re welcome to visit and use our facilities at any time at any campus.

Explore the MySCU Orientation Site – this is also known as the Blackboard Orientation Site.

Here, you’ll be able to learn about SCU support services; use the Orientation checklist;
find your Student Association, clubs, groups and societies, and so much more.

And join in on-campus or online Orientation social events to meet your classmates.

You can find out when your course information session is on the MySCU Orientation site.

Book your campus tour and check out our social activities through the SCU Orientation webpage.

We look forward to welcoming you to Southern Cross University!

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Visit here for Course Information Sessions and other O Week activities.
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See what's happening, meet fellow students, get involved with your student association.

Orientation enquiries

E: orientation@scu.edu.au
T: 1800 005 687

Student enquiries

Visit the Student contacts page for information about contacting Southern Cross University.