One-on-one Academic Advice Sessions: 14 - 18 February
Faculty Orientation and Welcome Sessions: 21 - 22 February
Before Campus Fest - we are offering one-on-one academic advice sessions via Zoom during the week of February 14. If you have questions about which subjects to choose, planning your course or pre-requisites; these sessions are a great opportunity for you to get academic advice from the academic who will be teaching you.
If you need Academic Advice prior to enrolling please click here to book a 10 minute online meeting with an academic from your study area.
UOW is also offering two AskUOW 'pop-up' webinars. One on Tuesday 15 February at 4.30pm, and one on Thursday 17 February at 4.30pm.
Presented by experienced UOW staff and students, the webinar will answer all of your burning questions about returning to campus, studying in a blended learning environment and offer tips for making these first few weeks of semester a success.
Your Faculty Welcome Orientation session/s will be held on either Monday 21 or Tuesday 22 February 2022.
At your Orientation, you'll receive important information about your faculty and course as well as the support, services and opportunities available to you as a UOW student.
You will also be able to register to participate in one or more of our Transition For Success sessions. These are sessions to help you with the 'extra stuff', presented by services such as the Library, Careers Central, Learning Support and more.
It's important that you register for your orientation session using the buttons below. We have had to place caps on each session so that they are COVID Safe. If you register after the rooms has reached capacity, don't worry - you will be able to watch a recording of the session online and on-demand.
Have a question? Please see the Orientation FAQs >>
21 - 25 February
To welcome (and welcome back!) students, and staff, Campus Fest will bring free music acts and entertainment alongside the traditional O-Week activities.
Headline acts will be Montaigne, Ziggy Ramo and Touch Sensitive, so we will be bursting into the new academic year, and invite everyone to celebrate with us!
Support and Services
Don't forget to visit information booths from support services at UOW, and from the Wollongong community:
Campus Tours will be offered Monday 21 - Thursday 24 February at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.
Tours will be leaving from out the front of the Library.
UOW is expecting to welcome our students back to campus in 2022 and our Orientation event will be a hybrid event; meaning that there will be information sessions offered in person and online.
Once you start your registration, you will see which sessions are offered in person and which online.
Due to health regulations, all in-person sessions will be capped according to room capacities. If you are unable to make it to the in-person session, you will be able to watch a recording of the session/s in the days after the session.
On campus - there will be free music, information stalls, free food all week long.
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We have had to cap numbers on each session so it is important we know numbers. If you are unable to attend, or the rooms fill up before you register, you will be able to watch a recording of the session/s in the days following the session.
If you have already enrolled at UOW, your registration details will pre-populate and all you need to do is select sessions and save them in your calendar. It is important to read through and confirm your details are correct. If you haven’t enrolled, then you will be required to fill out your own personal details.
Head to the Registration page.
If you have already enrolled at UOW and been sent your student number and UOW email address, you should register using your UOW email address so that a lot of your information will pre-load into the registration form.
Please note you will need to select a password to view your sessions - this is so you can come back later and make any changes you need to, view the recording later etc.
Please make sure this is NOT the same as your UOW password.
Please bring a face mask. You will not be allowed inside any UOW rooms without wearing a mask (unless you have a documented exemption).
There will be lots of free food on campus, and our on-campus food outlets will be open.
You should bring a bottle of water (we have re-fill stations located all over campus) as well as sunscreen and a hat.
You can apply for a UOW student card *after* you enrol.
After you've enrolled and have a UOW student number and username - just fill in this request form and a card will be sent your mailing address.
AS part of completing the form, you will be asked to upload two things: A scanned copy of your photo ID (drivers license, passport etc), and a digital photo of yourself that meets our guidelines.
The best parking will be 'P4' Car park. All parking on campus is ticketed - so you will need to pay - BUT if you travel with three or more people in your car, you can park for free in the car-pool carpark.
More information about parking can be read at our Parking at UOW page - or it is also a great idea to consider public transport - check out our getting to UOW page for more info.
Your orientation is an important event that will help with your transition into university, so we encourage you to attend if able. If you cannot make your Orientation, all sessions will be made available for you to watch in your own time. The sessions will be uploaded within a few days after they are presented live.
These recordings will be uploaded under the 'On demand' section of this website. We will send you a link to all the recordings after the event.
Using the top menu 'ribbon' at the top of this page, click on 'My Orientation' then 'My Orientation Schedule'.
Log in with the email and password you registered with (if you are not already logged in), find your session and then click on the blue button 'View Session' which will be available closer to the date of Orientation.
You can also save the session directly in your calendar and access the session from your calendar.
When you register and attend UOW’s Orientation sessions, you may be required to provide certain information to give you a personalized and interactive experience.
Please note all sessions will be recorded and made available to watch on-demand until 31 March 2022, at which time all data will be deleted from Swoogo servers; registration to the site is required to access the on-demand sessions.
You can modify your registration at any time via your login details provided at registration.
For further questions regarding your first year of study at the University of Wollongong, you can either visit the First Year Students FAQs or speak to our friendly Student Services Team:
Phone: +61 2 4221 3927
Or visit the team in person at Student Central (Building 17, UOW Wollongong Campus or the front desk at your local campus) Monday - Friday between 9am and 5pm.
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