Getting Started

You have accepted your offer and are now ready to study at the University of Adelaide, congratulations! So, what next?

Sometimes it's hard to know where to start, we are here to help, and we will be with you every step of the way. Follow the steps below to begin.

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Activate your student account

As a new student you will receive a student ID number, also known as your username, in your welcome email. You will need this number to activate your account and setup your password.

To activate your account and start accessing the University's online services:

  • Open manage your account
  • Select 'activate account'
  • Follow the steps to activate your account and set your password

Need further support? Contact Ask Adelaide


  • New students

    Now you have your ID number and password, you can access EnrolMe to help you through the process of completing your enrolment. You'll be prompted to setup multi-factor authentication with Okta Verify before you login for the first time.
    We recommend you complete the first few steps as soon as possible. You will only be able to enrol in classes once they are open.


  • Continuing students

    If you are enrolling again, EnrolMe guides you through all the steps required to enrol with The University of Adelaide. Helping you to setup your University services, plan and enrol in courses and get/update your student ID card.


  • How to use EnrolMe

    Need further support? Contact the Enrolment Hotline on +61 8 8313 5208 or visit staff at Ask Adelaide, Hub Central, North Terrace Campus.

    Ask Adelaide (Toll free for general enquiries): 1800 061 459


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Preparing to arrive / new to Adelaide

Are you moving to Adelaide to study? Whether you’re moving from the country, interstate or overseas, we know that it can be an exciting and challenging time. We’re here to help you settle in.

  • Accommodation service

    Accommodation service

    As a University of Adelaide student, you have access to a wide range of University-managed student accommodation options. We also provide support and advice regarding living situations for all students, regardless of your current accommodation.

  • Exploring Adelaide

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    Adelaide is a friendly and multicultural city, offering a real sense of community as well as a range of attractions and entertainment. 

    Adelaide is a relatively small city which is easy to get around on foot, bike or public transport. There’s always something happening, including plenty of free events, so start exploring:

  • Preparing to arrive

    Preparing to arrive

    Before you travel to Australia, there are a few things you need to consider. 

    Preparing to arrive has information that might be relevant to you, like arrivals and customs, immigration and visas, etc. 

  • Adelaide Metro student concession eligibility

    Full-time, on campus students are eligible to receive concession fares on public Adelaide Metro services in South Australia. You must present your student card when buying a ticket and always carry your student card and ticket with you whilst travelling.

    Full-time online and correspondence students will need to apply for a transport concession card. For more information please phone 1800 667 110 or visit the Adelaide Metro website.


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Wirltu Yarlu

Niina Marni! Welcome to Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education at the University of Adelaide.

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Key dates

Key dates you need to know

Important critical and academic dates for your studies.

Discover key dates

ID Card Request

The University of Adelaide issues identification cards to students as proof of enrolment.

Your card may entitle you to the following:

Get your ID card


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​​​​​​​CareerHub is free for University of Adelaide students. On this platform you will find jobs and internship opportunities, resources and guides, events, and workshops and more. You can access CareerHub with your Student ID until 12 months post-graduation.

Access CareerHub

There are three things that will stay with you during your study:

  • your student number - your unique identification number for the University of Adelaide
  • your student ID card - used for identification on university campuses and at exams, student concession, as a library card, follow me printing and photocopying, and as an access card to University buildings (for on campus only)
  • your username and password​​​​​​​

Plan your O’Week itinerary

To get a head-start and be prepared, check out what we have on offer during Orientation, that takes your from pre-O‘Week, during O’Week and to Week 1!