Lismore Orientation Program

Welcome to the Lismore 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.

All week: Monday 25 February – Friday 1 March

TimeDescriptionLocation
9:00am – 5:00pm

Get your student ID

Please bring your driver’s licence or other photo ID.
Please note: the Student Centre closes at 4pm on Friday.

Student Centre, Goodman Plaza
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6:00am – 7:45pm

Free Group Exercise Classes and a chance to win a VIP Session Pass — all week

To launch the new Group Exercise Timetable, come and join in the free group exercise classes in O‘ Week and go in the draw — entries received at stall outside gym.

Southern Cross University Fitness Centre and Pool

Monday 25 February

TimeDescriptionLocation
8:00am – 9:00am

Happy Hour at the Gym

Come and get a free hour in the gym — all Southern Cross University students welcome!

Southern Cross University Fitness Centre and Pool
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lismore CBD Tour

Take a guided tour of the Lismore CBD and discover the various things to see and do in the area. Presented by the Lismore Visitor Information Centre and Simes Bros Buses.

Meet at the stone bus stop (near the gatehouse).

Tuesday 26 February

TimeDescriptionLocation
8:00am – 9:00am

Free Pancake Breakfast

All welcome! Come and grab some delicious pancakes provided by the Lismore SCU Christian Club — a chance to chat and mingle.

Goodman Plaza
8:30am – 10:00am

Campus Tours

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

Departing from the Welcome Tent , Goodman Plaza
8:30am – 10:30am

Enrolment Assistance

Drop-in session with Client Services staff to assist with enrolment and navigation of My Enrolment.

Student Centre, Goodman Plaza
8:30am – 10:30am

Chat with Careers

Drop by for a chat with a Careers Consultant and whilst you are there, design your dream job, test your skills on the Giant Jenga and construct a lego creation to win a prize!

Student Centre, Goodman Plaza
9:00am – 4:00pm

Library Tours given by our Rovers

Daily on the hour

Meet in the foyer of the Learning Centre
9:00am – 10:00am

Technology Assistance

Drop-in assistance provided by the Technology Services team.

Student Centre, Goodman Plaza
9:00am – 9:30am

Meet your Student Leaders for the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Environment, Science and Engineering

Your Student Leader will take you to your Course Information Sessions and share with you what it’s like to be a student at Southern Cross University. They are ready for any and all of your questions.

Goodman Plaza
9:30am – 10:00am

Get Orientated!

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

Goodman Plaza
10:00am – 10:45am

Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Campus

An Indigenous Ceremony that is performed to welcome visitors to traditional land. Welcome to Campus by Associate Professor Rob Garbutt, Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) Arts and Social Sciences.

Goodman Plaza
11:00am – 12noon

School of Environment, Science and Engineering — Course Information Sessions

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Marine Science and Management
  • Bachelor of Forest Science and Management
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Marine Science and Management
B2.31
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11:00am – 12noon

School of Environment, Science and Engineering - Course Information Sessions

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Coastal Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) In Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering
A1.15
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10:45am – 11:00am

School of Arts and Social Sciences — Welcome

Welcome by Professor Barbara Rugnendyke, Head of School and introductions to each of the Course Coordinators. All commencing School of Arts and Social Science students to attend. Student Leaders will then take you to your Course Information Session.

Y2.05
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11:00am – 12noon

School of Arts and Social Sciences — Course Information Sessions

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate Degree of Creative Writing
Y2.10
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11:00am – 12noon

School of Arts and Social Sciences — Course Information Sessions

  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Social Welfare
Y2.11
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11:00am – 12noon

School of Arts and Social Sciences — Course Information Sessions

  • Bachelor of Social Science with Honours
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours
Y2.12
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11:00am – 12noon

School of Arts and Social Sciences — Course Information Sessions

  • Bachelor of Art and Design
V1.17
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11:00am – 12noon

School of Arts and Social Sciences - Course Information Sessions

  • Bachelor of Contemporary Music
D1.29
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11:00am – 12noon

School of Arts and Social Sciences — Course Information Sessions

  • Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications
D1.05
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12noon – 2:00pm

Free Lunch and Live Music and Stalls

Fun activities and stalls which include; second hand text books, clubs and societies and information stalls. Presented by LEXSA, your Student Association.

Goodman Plaza
12noon – 2:00pm

Second Hand Text Book Stalls

A chance to purchase second hand textbooks for your course from other students. Presented by LEXSA, your Student Association.

Goodman Plaza
12noon – 2:00pm

O‘ Week Oval Activities

Get active and join in beach volleyball, ultimate frisbee and try the gladiator duel challenge. Presented by LEXSA, UniLife and Campus Living Villages.

SCU Oval
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Technology Services @ SCU

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

R1.93
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2:00pm – 3:00pm

Getting Started Workshop

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

R1.92
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Wednesday 27 February

TimeDescriptionLocation
8:00am – 9:00am

Happy Hour at the Gym

Come and get a free hour in the gym — all Southern Cross University students welcome!

Southern Cross University Fitness Centre and Pool
8:00am – 9:00am

Free Pancake Breakfast

All welcome! Come and grab some delicious pancakes provided by the Lismore SCU Christian Club — a chance to chat and mingle.

Goodman Plaza
8:30am – 10:00am

Campus Tours

Take a campus tour lead by one of our Student Ambassadors

Departing from the Welcome Tent, Goodman Plaza
8:30am – 10:30am

Enrolment Assistance

Drop-in session with Client Services staff to assist with enrolment and navigation of My Enrolment.

Student Centre, Goodman Plaza
8:30am – 10:30am

Chat with Careers

Drop by for a chat with a Careers Consultant and whilst you are there, design your dream job, test your skills on the Giant Jenga and construct a lego creation to win a prize!

Student Centre, Goodman Plaza
9:00am – 4:00pm

Library Tours given by our Rovers

Daily on the hour

Meet in the foyer of the Learning Centre
9:00am – 10:00am

Technology Assistance

Drop-in assistance provided by the Technology Services team.

Student Centre, Goodman Plaza
9:00am – 10:00am

Meet your Student Leaders for School of Education, Gnibi, SCU College and School of Health and Human Sciences

Your Student Leader will take you to your Course Information Sessions and share with you what it’s like to be a student at Southern Cross University. They are ready for any and all of your questions.

Goodman Plaza
10:00am – 10:10am

Welcome to Campus

An official welcome to our university community.

Goodman Plaza
10:10am – 10:30am

Get Orientated!

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

Goodman Plaza
10:30am –12noon

SCU College — Course Information Sessions

  • Preparing for Success at SCU Program
Y2.11
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10:30am –12noon

SCU College — Course Information Sessions

  • Associate Degree of Business
  • Associate Degree of Health
  • Associate Degree of Science
  • Diploma of Science
  • Associate Degree of Arts
Y2.10
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10:20am – 10:30am

Osteopathy Australia Information Session with SOMA representative

  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies)
P1.58
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10:30am – 11:30am

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Sessions

  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies)
P1.58
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10:30am – 11:30am

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Sessions

  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Z1.82
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10:30am – 11:30am

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Sessions

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing (ENRS)
Z1.81A/B
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10:30am – 11:30am

School of Health and Human Science — Course Information Sessions

  • Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Manning Clark Room, Learning Centre
11:00am – 12noon

Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples — Course Information Sessions

  • Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours
  • Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Knowledge
  • Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies
H2.32
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11:00am – 12noon

School of Education — Course Information Sessions

Welcome by Mr Peter Cook, Academic Coordinator of the School

  • 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)
B2.31
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11:30am – 12noon

School of Health and Human Science — Information Session

Important vaccination information for professional placement presented by the Professional Experience Unit staff.

Y2.05
12noon – 2:00pm

Free Lunch and Live Music and Stalls

Fun activities and stalls which include; second hand text books, clubs and societies and information stalls. Presented by LEXSA, your Student Association.

Goodman Plaza
12noon – 2:00pm

Second Hand Text Book Stalls

A chance to purchase second hand textbooks for your course from other students. Presented by LEXSA, your Student Association.

Goodman Plaza
12noon – 2:00pm

O‘ Week Oval Activities

Get active and join in beach volleyball, ultimate frisbee and try the gladiator duel challenge. Presented by LEXSA, UniLife and Campus Living Villages.

SCU Oval
12:30pm – 1:00pm

Peer Support Program

Come and find out about the Peer Support Program — run by students, for students. Connect with peers, develop study skills and gain study confidence. Presented by Peer Facilitators, Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Manning Clark Room, Learning Centre
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Technology Services @ SCU

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

R1.93
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1:00pm – 1:30pm

School of Health and Human Science — Professional Experience Unit Clinical Placement Information

  • Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Z1.82
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1:30pm – 2:00pm

School of Health and Human Science — Clinical Placement Information with PEL

  • Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Z1.82
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2:00pm – 2:30pm

School of Health and Human Science — Library Information Session with Tanya St Clair Honey

  • Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Z1.82
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2:00pm – 3:00pm

Getting Started Workshop

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

R1.92
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6:00pm – Late

Open Mic and Speed Greeting

This is the perfect opportunity to meet new people in O‘ Week, The Deck & Lounge are hosting Speed Greeting! Think speed dating, but for making friends. This ties in with the return on Open Mic in 2019 where anyone and everyone can take the stage, it doesn’t matter if you sing, dance, play, or crack jokes! We’ll have cheap eats and happy hour to keep you going through the night, and a free ride home to the colleges.

The Deck & Lounge

Thursday 28 February

TimeDescriptionLocation
8:00am – 9:00am

Free Pancake Breakfast

All welcome! Come and grab some delicious pancakes provided by the Lismore SCU Christian Club — a chance to chat and mingle.

Goodman Plaza
8:30am – 10:00am

Campus Tours

Take a campus tour lead by one of our Student Ambassadors

Departing from the Welcome Tent, Goodman Plaza
8:30am – 10:30am

Enrolment Assistance

Drop-in session with Client Services staff to assist with enrolment and navigation of My Enrolment.

Student Centre, Goodman Plaza
8:30am – 10:30am

Chat with Careers

Drop by for a chat with a Careers Consultant and whilst you are there, design your dream job, test your skills on the Giant Jenga and construct a lego creation to win a prize!

Student Centre, Goodman Plaza
9:00am – 4:00pm

Library Tours given by our Rovers

Daily on the hour

Meet in the foyer of the Learning Centre
9:00am – 10:00am

Technology Assistance

Drop-in assistance provided by the Technology Services team.

Student Centre, Goodman Plaza
9:00am – 10:00am

Meet your Student Leaders for the School of Law and Justice and School of Business and Tourism

Your Student Leader will take you to your Course Information Sessions and share with you what it’s like to be a student at Southern Cross University. They are ready for any and all of your questions.

Goodman Plaza
10:00am – 10:15am

Welcome to Campus

An official welcome to our university community by Head of Campus Professor William MacNeil, Dean of the School of Law and Justice.

Goodman Plaza
10:15am – 10:45am

Get Orientated!

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

Goodman Plaza
11:00am – 12noon

School of Law and Justice — Course Information Sessions

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

  • Bachelor of Laws and Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Laws (undergraduate entry)
  • Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
  • Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Contemporary Music, Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Laws
  • Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Laws
L1.11
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11:00am – 12noon

School of Business and Tourism — Course Information Sessions

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Y2.11
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12noon – 2:00pm

Free Lunch and Live Music and Stalls

Fun activities and stalls which include; second hand text books, clubs and societies and information stalls. Presented by LEXSA, your Student Association.

Goodman Plaza
12noon – 2:00pm

Second Hand Text Book Stalls

A chance to purchase second hand textbooks for your course from other students. Presented by LEXSA, your Student Association.

Goodman Plaza
12noon – 2:00pm

O Week Oval Activities

Get active and join in beach volleyball, ultimate frisbee and try the gladiator duel challenge. Presented by LEXSA, UniLife and Campus Living Villages.

SCU Oval
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Technology Services @ SCU

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

R1.93
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2:00pm – 3:00pm

Getting Started Workshop

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

R1.92
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3:00pm – 4:00pm

Happy Hour at the Gym

Come and get a free hour in the gym — all Southern Cross University students welcome!

Southern Cross University Fitness Centre and Pool
2:00pm – 8:00pm

Hit the Play Button — come ’n try sporting event at the Gold Coast, Coolangatta Beach

Sign up for some fun and try a variety of beach sports activities with some cool tunes and food provided. Coach departs Lismore campus at Stone Bus Stop. Wear sports gear and swimmers and take a water bottle and sunscreen. Contact unilife@scu.edu.au to book your seat.

Departing from the stone bus stop
8:00pm – Late

O‘ Week Party

Gear up for a huge night of entertainment, dancing, costumes, and fun — it‘s the annual O‘ Week party brought to you by The Deck and Lounge! Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement on the theme for the night, more information to come soon on The Deck & Lounge Facebook page.

The Deck & Lounge

Friday 1 March

TimeDescriptionLocation
8:00am – 9:00am

Happy Hour at the Gym

Come and get a free hour in the gym — all Southern Cross University students welcome!

Southern Cross University Fitness Centre and Pool

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