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Orientation

Semester 3 Orientation will be held online from the 7th to 9th of November 2022

Orientation is a great way to find out all the information you will need to successfully navigate your way through your first few weeks and settle into your studies. Through Orientation you will meet teaching and support staff, find out about what to expect from university study, learn about the support services available to you and meet fellow students.

Semester 3 orientation information will be available below from late October 2022. 

Vice-Chancellor's Welcome

Welcome and congratulations on starting your study at the University of Southern Queensland.

Online Orientation

Semester 2 Online Orientation is now available. Access recordings of all orientation content via the link below. Choose from a series of discipline welcome sessions, skill development workshops and support information sessions that will help you get the best start to your study. 

Meet teaching and support staff

Orientation is a great chance to connect with the UniSQ staff who will be teaching and supporting you throughout your learning journey.

Learn about support services

Find out about all the support services you will have access to as a UniSQ student including study support, health and wellness and lots more.

Connect with your peers

Orientation is the perfect time to meet new people, connect with your fellow students and make new friends.

Work through our Ready to Study checklists

1. Find accommodation
Learn about on campus accommodation and other housing options.

2. Expectations and responsibilities
It is important to understand both students’ reasonable expectations of the University as well as the responsibilities expected by the University of its students.

3. See if you are eligible for recognition of prior learning
Find out if you are eligible to receive credit for previous study or work experience to reduce the number of courses you need to study.

4. Apply for a scholarship
Check out the scholarships and bursaries available and find out how you can receive financial assistance for your learning journey.

5. Get your free copy of Microsoft Office 365
Don't have the software to start your studies? UniSQ gives you free access to Microsoft Office 365.

1. Enrol in your courses
Check your recommended enrolment pattern in the UniSQ Handbook and enrol in your courses as soon as you can.

2. Get your student ID
Your student ID card is your gateway to studying at UniSQ and is necessary for sitting all end of semester exams.

3. Textbooks and study materials
Organise your study materials and textbooks. All textbooks and materials can be purchased through the School Locker website.

4. Register for disability support
UniSQ is committed to providing an equitable environment for students with disability. You can find out more about what support is available and the benefits of registering for disability support.

5. Support for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students
If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student, you can access the dedicated support services at the College for First Nations.

6. Parking permits
If you are studying at our Springfield campus, you will need to display a parking permit on your dashboard in the designated UniSQ car parks. As a student, you are eligible to receive this for free and can access your permit by contacting iconnect.

1. Review your enrolment before the census date
Any changes to your enrolment, such as dropping a course, needs to be finalised before the census date to avoid incurring fees or receiving a fail grade for any course you may not complete.

2. Connect with Student Life
Be a part of the complete university experience through the variety of enrichment programs offered by Student Life. Make friends, reach personal goals, develop graduate skills, establish networks, connect with the community and enjoy your time at university.

3. Access study support services
Develop your academic writing, maths and referencing skills. Check for upcoming workshops or book a one-on-one consultation.

4. Health and Wellness
Take care of your wellbeing by accessing the UniSQ services available to you for coping with everyday stressors and challenges.

5. Peer mentoring
Peer Mentoring programs are an ideal platform for mentors to share their experience and develop their leadership skills, while students benefit from sharing ideas, engaging with others and expanding their scope for success.

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Connect with Student Life

Engage with the complete university experience - join clubs, play sport, make friends, develop your personal skills and have fun while you learn.

Student Life

Important dates

21 Oct
Last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty (end of teaching period)
24 Oct
Semester 2 Formal Examination Period commences
04 Nov
Semester 2 Formal Examination Period concludes
07 Nov
End of semester break commences
11 Nov
End of semester break concludes
12 Nov
ICT Maintenance day 
13 Nov
Semester 1 2023 scholarship applications close 
14 Nov
Classes commence
16 Nov
Semester 2, 2022 results release
Need help enrolling?
Speak live online to staff from the UniSQ iconnect team who can help you navigate the enrolment process.
Speak to the iconnect team