Your university experience begins now. Orientation helps you make sense of university by:
- Getting to know SCU’s facilities and services
- Learning how to access the wide range of support available
- Preparing you for study
- Understanding your course and meeting your teaching staff
- Connecting you with your fellow students while enjoying a range of social events
International students need to check the International Student Orientation.
Where to park
For information on how to travel to Lismore campus and what parking is available please go to the Travel to SCU page.
How to read the classroom/lecture theatre room numbers
The letter is the name of the block, the first number (usually 1 or 2) means the level/floor the room is on: 1 is the ground floor or bottom level, 2 means it is up one level/floor. The number after the decimal point is the room number on that floor.
Example: B2.31 means that the room is in B Block, it is upstairs and is room 31.
See the Lismore campus map to find where particular places are located.
The Goodman Plaza is the heart of student life on campus, the central location for student enquiries and a great place to have lunch. This where you will find the Student Centre, UniLife, Careers & Employability, Equity and Diversity (the home of UniMentor), Chaplaincy, LEXSA (your student association), Student Advocacy Office, The Co-op, Campus Living Villages office, Multifaith and Pastoral Care and a variety of places to grab a coffee or a bite to eat.
The Learning Centre
The Library and some Academic Skills staff are housed in the Learning Centre in the Plaza at Lismore campus. Facilities include 90 desktop PCs, seven meeting rooms for group study work, wireless connectivity, face-to-face help and collaborative spaces.
The Deck & Lounge
The The Deck & Lounge is a home away from home for students and staff, open from Monday to Friday for coffee, snacks, healthy grab and go options and a full lunch menu. Open Mic is on every 1st and 3rd Wednesday during session and most Thursday nights see a wide range of student events including parties, band nights and trivia. Everyone is welcome at The Deck & Lounge, it’s a great place to study, play a game of table tennis or pool and catch up with friends. Follow The Deck & Lounge on Facebook to keep up-to-date with our events.
Southern Cross University Fitness Centre & Pool
Southern Cross University Fitness Centre & Pool provides great student rates to access the 33-metre heated indoor swimming pool, as well as the fully equipped gym, cardio area and a great variety of Les Mills fitness classes to choose from. Fully trained personal trainers are also on site at all times for assistance.