Lismore campus Orientation

Your Lismore campus 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
Orientation and Induction

  Plan your Orientation!

  Checklists and resources

  Orientation connecting activities

  International Students

International Students studying at Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour please visit: International Student Orientation

 Lismore campus and surrounding region video 

Our Lismore campus, in its beautiful rainforest setting is only 40 minutes from Byron Bay in a region known for its unique natural beauty and creative culture. (1:53)

 Take a virtual tour of the Lismore campus


Lismore campus virtual tour - Go to full screen 

Where to park

For information on how to travel to Lismore campus and what parking is available please refer 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.

Goodman Plaza

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 Library

The Library is located 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 Student Learning Zone

The Student Learning Zone has all services available online to help you improve your academic skills. Make an appointment with a Learning Coach to discuss your assessment task or join an online workshop. Find more information on all services available visit Learning Zone web page.


Are you looking for textbooks for units you want to study at SCU? You can find some information about study requirement and textbooks using SCU’s Unit Search Tool.

You can look up and order your textbooks from The School Locker.

The Deck & Lounge

The 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

The 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.

Further information

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