Get your cameras and phones ready because O-Week is just around the corner! Share your orientation experience with us, by posting photos and videos of yourself or your La Trobe campus on Instagram and Twitter, and don’t forget to #latrobeuni!
Besides being a great experience, O-Week is a fantastic opportunity to, not only get invaluable information about your course and meet other students, but it’s also your chance to eat lots of yummy free food, become involved in fun activities, and get the feel of university life.
If you’re not exactly sure what exciting things you can do during O-Week, head to Orientation Planner. Here you can start planning your whole week, and plan how to get the most out of your orientation experience.
It’s also important to remember, that while adjusting to university life can be tough there is support, so make sure you get as much information, and ask as many questions as you can!
Orientation provides some great social and educational activities, such as festival and gaming events, as well as The Connect Volunteer campus tour and Getting ready to study (transition and study skills) session. These activities give you the opportunity to understand where most of your classes will be held, and more importantly, where all the good/cheap cafes and food stalls are situated.
While planning your orientation week, it’s great if you could make time for the library tour. It’s a good way to become familiar with the resources at your disposal, and the place you’ll be spending a good portion of your university life. Another great event to stick around for is the entertaining UniSmart presentation at the Bundoora campus. This performance is a comical take on adjusting to university life, and will give you some useful tips on how to survive it.
Now, if you’re hopeless with directions and find yourself regularly referring to Google Maps to get to where you want to be, then the handy ‘Lost On Campus’ app is a great resource to have. Use the app to become familiar with your campus, and discover where the best coffee shops, food and quiet study areas are located. But please note, the Connect Volunteer campus tour will give you a much better perspective of where things are around campus, so don’t use the Lost On Campus app as a substitute!
Make sure you watch this space, as we’ll keep you posted on all the events and fun stuff that will be going on throughout, what will be, a massive O-Week!
We hope you have an enjoyable and productive O-Week, and remember to take a selfie, a snap with mates and/or your campus, while hash tagging #latrobeuni.
As you embark upon your university journey, we wish you the best of luck. Be sure to revisit this blog, as hopefully it will be a source of information and support during your time at uni.