Gold Coast Orientation Program

Note: Gold Coast campus operates on Queensland time, not daylight savings time. Daylight savings time ends on 7 April 2019.

Welcome to the Gold Coast orientation program. View the full program below, or use the Orientation Planner to personalise your itinerary.

Create a personalised itinerary using the Orientation Planner

This is the program for Australian students. SCU International students should refer to the International Student Orientation Program.

Choose your academic school to find your Course Information Sessions.

All week: Monday 25 February – Friday 1 March

TimeDescriptionLocation
8:00am – 5:00pm

Get your student ID card and parking sticker.

Please bring your driver’s licence or other photo ID.

Shared Services Hub, Building A, Level 1

Tuesday 26 February

TimeDescriptionLocation
8:00am – 5:00pm

Drop-in Session

Client Services staff will assist students with enrolment and navigation of My Enrolment

Shared Services Hub, Building A, Level 1
10:00am – 11:00am

Free Breakfast

All welcome. Join us for a delicious pancake breakfast and a chance to chat and mingle with other commencing students and Student Leaders. The Green

The Green
10:00am – 3:00pm

Library Tours given by Library Rovers

Tours provided on the hour from 10am–3pm

Library Info Desk Building C, Level 1
10:00am – 11:00am

Meet your Orientation Student Leader

They will take you to your Course Information Sessions and be your go-to person for what it’s like to study at Southern Cross University from a student perspective. They are ready for any and all of your questions.

In front of Building C
10:00am – 11:00am

Campus Tours

Take a campus tour led by one of our Student Ambassadors.

In front of Building C
9:30am – 10:00am

SCU College — Course Information Session

  • Postgraduate Qualifying program
C4.14/C4.15
10:15am – 10:45am

SCU College — Class registration assistance

  • Postgraduate Qualifying program
C4.19
11:00am – 11:30am

Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony

An Indigenous Ceremony to welcome visitors to traditional land.

The Green
11:30am – 11:45am

Welcome to Campus

An official welcome to our University community by Professor James Carlopio, Deputy Dean of Business, School of Business and Tourism.

The Green
11:45am – 12:15pm

Get Orientated!

Get the essential information to help you succeed in your studies at University, presented by the UniMentor Program.

The Green
12noon – 2:00pm

Free lunch, live music, activities

Collect your O‘ Week bag and wall planner. Presented by CoastRs your Student Association.

The Green
1:00pm – 2:30pm

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Session via video link to Coffs Harbour presentation

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours
A2.04
1:00pm – 2:00pm

School of Business and Tourism — Postgraduate

Welcome followed by a presentation for commencing postgraduate students:

Accounting:

  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Business:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Business
  • Graduate Certificate in Business

Information Technology:

  • Master of Information Technology

Tourism and Hospitality:

  • Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management

Double degrees:

  • Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration
  • Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management, Master of Business Administration
Lecture Theatre, Building C, Level 1 C1.05 and C1.06
2:00pm – 3:00pm

International Students: Class Registration Sessions
School of Business and Tourism — Postgraduate

  • Master of Information Technology
A3.42
2:00pm – 3:00pm

International Students: Class Registration Sessions
School of Environment, Science and Engineering

  • Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration
B4.25
2:00pm – 3:00pm

International Students: Class Registration Sessions
School of Business and Tourism — Postgraduate

  • International students studying Accounting, Business and Tourism and Hospitality course
C4.19
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Domestic Students: Technology Services Session

An introduction to the essential computer systems and websites that will help you in your studies: such as MySCU, My Enrolment, and email, Library website and databases. OPTIONAL: BYO laptop or device.

B4.24
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Getting Started Workshop

A hands-on workshop designed by Academic Skills that equips you with the important information you need to optimise your learning and confidence.

B4.26
3:00pm – 4:00pm

School of Environment, Science and Engineering

Meet and Greet with course coordinator.

  • Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration
Marquee outside of Building A

Wednesday 27 February

TimeDescriptionLocation
8:00am – 5:00pm

Drop-in Session

Client Services staff will assist students with enrolment and navigation of My Enrolment.

Shared Services Hub, Building A, Level 1
8:30am – 9:45am

Chat with Careers

Hints and tips give your Career a headstart.

In front of Building C
8:00am – 9:00am

Free Breakfast

All welcome. Join us for a delicious pancake breakfast and a chance to chat and mingle with other commencing students and Student Leaders.

The Green
10:00am – 3:00pm

Library Tours given by Library Rovers

Tours provided on the hour from 10am–3pm

Library Info Desk Building C, Level 1
8:30am – 9:45am

Meet your Orientation Student Leader

They will take you to your Course Information Sessions and be your go-to person for what it’s like to study at Southern Cross University from a student perspective. They are ready for any and all of your questions.

In front of Building C
8:30am – 9:45am

Campus Tours

Take a campus tour led by one of our Student Ambassadors.

In front of Building C
9:45am – 10:00am

Welcome to Campus

An official welcome to our University community by Associate Professor Rob Garbutt, Deputy Head of School of Arts and Social Sciences.

The Green
10:00am – 10:30am

Get Orientated!

Get the essential information to help you succeed in your studies at University, presented by the UniMentor Program.

The Green
10:30am – 10:45am

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Welcome address by Associate Professor Rob Garbutt, Deputy Head of School

  • Bachelor of Social Welfare
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Social Science with Honours
  • Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)
A2.20
10:45am – 12noon

School of Arts and Social Sciences — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Arts
A.203.AB
10:45am – 12noon

School of Arts and Social Sciences — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Social Welfare
A2.20
10:45am – 12noon

School of Arts and Social Sciences - Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours
  • Bachelor of Social Science with Honours
B4.29
10:45am – 12noon

School of Arts and Social Sciences — Course Information Session

  • Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)
B3.28
10:45am – 11:45am

School of Law and Justice

Welcome address by the Dean of Law and Justice, Professor William MacNeil.

Welcome and Information Session

  • Bachelor of Laws (undergraduate entry)
  • Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Laws
  • Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies)
  • Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Laws and Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws
C6.14/C6.15
10:30am – 12noon

SCU College — Course information Session

  • Preparing for Success Program
B3.29-B3.30
10:30am – 11:30am

SCU College — Course Information Session:

  • Associate Degree of Arts
  • Associate Degree of Business
  • Associate Degree of Health
  • Diploma of Health
  • Diploma of Business
  • Undergraduate Qualifying program
C4.14/C4.15
11:30am – 12:30pm

SCU College — Class registration assistance

  • Associate Degree of Arts
  • Associate Degree of Business
  • Associate Degree of Health
  • Diploma of Health
  • Diploma of Business
  • Undergraduate Qualifying program
C4.19
10:30am – 11:15am

School of Business and Tourism — Undergraduate

Welcome followed by the common presentation for all commencing undergraduate students: Business:

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Digital Business
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management"
Lecture Theatre, Building C, Level 1 C1.05/C1.06
11:15am – 12noon

School of Business and Tourism — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Accounting
A2.04
11:15am – 12noon

School of Business and Tourism — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Business
Lecture Theatre, Building C, Level 1 C1.05/C1.06
11:15am – 12noon

School of Business and Tourism — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Digital Business
C6.16/6.17
11:15am – 12noon

School of Business and Tourism — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Information Technology
C5.14/C5.15
11:15am – 12noon

School of Business and Tourism — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management
C5.16/C5.17
12noon – 2:00pm

Free lunch, live music, activities

Collect your O‘ Week bag and wall planner. Presented by CoastRs, your Student Association.

The Green
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Technology Services Session

An introduction to the essential computer systems and websites that will help you in your studies: such as MySCU, My Enrolment, and email, Library website and databases. OPTIONAL: BYO laptop or device.

B4.24 & B4.25
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Getting Started Workshop

A hands-on workshop designed by Academic Skills that equips you with the important information you need to optimise your learning and confidence.

B4.26

Thursday 28 February

TimeDescriptionLocation
8:00am – 5:00pm

Drop-in Session

Client Services staff will assist students with enrolment and navigation of My Enrolment.

Shared Services Hub, Building A, Level 1
8:30am – 9:45am

Chat with Careers

Hints and tips give your Career a headstart.

In front of Building C
8:30am – 9:30am

Free Breakfast

All welcome. Join us for a delicious pancake breakfast and a chance to chat and mingle with other commencing students and Student Leaders.

The Green
10:00am – 3:00pm

Library Tours given by Library Rovers

Tours provided on the hour from 10am–3pm.

Library Info Desk Building C, Level 1
8:30am – 9:45am

Meet your Orientation Student Leader

They will take you to your Course Information Sessions and be your go-to person for what it’s like to study at Southern Cross University from a student perspective. They are ready for any and all of your questions.

In front of Building C
8:30am – 9:45am

Campus Tours

Take a campus tour led by one of our Student Ambassadors.

In front of Building C
9:45am – 10:00am

Welcome to Campus

An official welcome to our University community by Professor Nan Bahr, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students) and Dean of Education.

The Green
10:00am – 10:30am

Get Orientated!

Get the essential information to help you succeed in your studies at University, presented by the UniMentor Program.

The Green
10:30am – 12noon

School of Education — Course Information Session

Welcome by Peter Cook, Associate Director (Teaching and Learning).

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early Childhood)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
A4.05
10:30am —10:45am

School of Health and Human Science

Welcome followed by the common presentation for all commencing students:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing (ENRN)
  • Bachelor of Podiatry
  • Bachelor of Pedorthics
  • Bachelor of Podiatry/Bachelor of Pedorthics
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours
Lecture Theatre, Building C, Level 1 C1.05/C1.06
10:45am – 11:15am

School of Health and Human Science — Information Session

Important Information for Professional Experience Placement.

Lecture Theatre, Building C, Level 1 C1.05/C1.06
11:15am – 12:15pm

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Nursing
Lecture Theatre, Building C, Level 1 C1.05/C1.06
11:15am – 12:15pm

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Nursing (ENRN)
A.2.20
11:15am – 12:15pm

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology
C5.14/C5.15
11:15am – 12:15pm

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
A.203.AB
11:15am – 12:15pm

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Podiatry
  • Bachelor of Pedorthics
  • Bachelor of Podiatry, Bachelor of Pedorthics
C4.14/C4.15
11:15am – 12:15pm

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
C5.16/C5.17
11:15am – 12:15pm

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
C6.14/C6.15
11:15am – 12:15pm

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Midwifery
B3.29/B3.30
11:15am – 12:15pm

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies)
C6.16/C6.17
12:15pm – 12:25

Osteopathy Australia Information Session with SOMA representative

  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies)
C6.16/C6.17
11:15am – 12:15pm

School of Health and Human Science - Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
A.214
1:00pm – 2:00pm

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Session

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours
A2.04
10:30am – 12noon

School of Health and Human Sciences

  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Course Information Session presented by Dr Mike Climstein, MCEP Course Coordinator.

 

B3.28
12noon – 2:00pm

Free lunch, live music, activities

Collect your O‘ Week bag and wall planner. Presented by CoastRs, your Student Association.

The Green
12noon – 2:00pm

Second hand Text Book Stall

A chance to purchase second hand textbooks from other students.

The Green
12:30pm – 1:00pm

Peer Support Program

Come and find out about the program and how to register. Presented by Peer Facilitators, Centre for Teaching and Learning

C1.35
1:00pm – 2:30pm

School of Health and Human Science

  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

1pm–1:30pm: Professional Experience Unit Clinical Placement Information.

1:30pm–2pm: Clinical Placement Information with PEL
2pm–2:30pm: Library Information (Intro to Library resources, accessing assistance and Endnote)

B3.28
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Technology Services Session

An introduction to the essential computer systems and websites that will help you in your studies: such as MySCU, My Enrolment, and email, Library website and databases. OPTIONAL: BYO laptop or device.

B4.24 and B4.25
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Getting Started Workshop

A hands-on workshop designed by Academic Skills that equips you with the important information you need to optimise your learning and confidence.

B4.26
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Hit the Play Button

Come ’n try sporting event at Coolangatta Beach, Gold Coast Sign up for some Fun and try a variety of beach sports activities with cool tunes and food provided. Wear sports gear and BYO water bottle, swimmers and sunscreen. Contact: unilife@scu.edu.au for more info.

Beach Volleyball Courts, Coolangatta Beach

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