Getting Started

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

Sometimes its hard to know where to start, we are here to help and we will be with you every step of the way.

Working through this step by step guide will help you setup your University services, plan and enrol in courses, get your student ID card and guide you through o'week.

New students, with an Australian mailing address, will also receive a copy of the 2018 student guide (pdf file) in the mail.

  • Setup your online services

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

    Visit STUi

    Now you have your ID Number and Password sorted out, you can access STUi, the University’s guide to help you through the process of setting up everything else and completing your enrolment. STUi will guide you through the steps and you can come and go as often as you please. The progress bar in STUi will show you how much you have done and the menu bar on the left will show you all the steps – both completed and still to do.

    We recommend you complete the first few steps as soon as possible. Once you get to actually enrolling, you will only be able to enrol in classes once they are open. You can check opening dates here.

    Okay, let’s login to STUi.

    go to STUi
  • Plan your study

    Check your study plan to find the courses you'll need to enrol in:

    You can use the Timetable Planner in Access Adelaide to plan your courses, or, print copies of the worksheet and use Course planner to develop your timetable.

  • Get advice

    Now that you've reviewed your study plan it's time to think about getting some advice from your Faculty, who have planned enrolment advice sessions depending on the Faculty and program you are studying in.

    Faculty advice sessions can be found in the online planner, or below.

    Faculty enrolment information
    Faculty of Arts Arts, Arts (Advanced), Criminology, Teaching, Environmental Policy and Management, International Development, International Relations, Languages, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Media,  Social Sciences or Sociology

    Please register for the Faculty of Arts Enrolment Session to be held on Tuesday 23 January from 9.30am in the Braggs Lecture Theatre. Make sure you also select the session relevant to your degree from the list provided. These sessions will provide an overview of your degree, explain the enrolment process and give you the opportunity to enrol at the session.
    Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences

    Engineering, Computing or Maths

    View ECMS Enrolment advice and for extra support Ask ECMS will offer enrolment support drop-ins at the Hub Central 4th Floor Computer Suite at the following dates and times
    Wednesday 24th January 10am – 12pm
    Wednesday 14th February 2pm – 4pm
    Thursday 15th February 2pm – 4pm
    Monday 19th February 1pm – 3pm
    Wednesday 21st February 1pm – 3pm
    Thursday 22nd February 1pm – 3pm

    Contact Ask ECMS directly for any other enquires.

    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    For Dentistry, Oral Health, Health and Medical Sciences, Medicine, Nursing or Psychology the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences Student Centre are running drop-ins to assist new students with enrolment and study plan support:
    9:30 – 15:30, Ground Floor, Helen Mayo North Building (previously Med North), Frome Road
    Thursday 18th January
    Monday 22nd January

    Or you can Make an appointment with the Faculty for enrolment advice

    Faculty of the Professions

    Architecture, Commerce, Economics, Finance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship or Laws

    Face to face enrolment support is available to assist new students through your study plan and enrolment: Friday 19 January 10:30 – 12:00, Bar Smith South Computer Suite 539

    The Adelaide Law School enrolment advice is available online and you can view the video any time of the day! The enrolment video provides support and helpful tips regarding your study plan and online enrolment. Please click the below link to watch the video: or

    Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    The Professions Hub are running drop-ins to assist new students with enrolment and study plan support:
    14:00 – 16:00, Basement Level Computers, Nexus 10 Building Friday 19 January
    Thursday 15 February
    Wednesday 21 February
    Wednesday 28 February

    Please don’t hesitate to Contact the Faculty of the Professions for advice.

    Faculty of Sciences Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Food and Nutrition Science, Science or Viticulture

    View Faculty of Sciences enrolment information or contact the Faculty directly
  • Enrol in courses

    To secure your place in a course you need to officially enrol and register for classes in Access Adelaide.

    Take a look at the enrolment opening times to find out when you can enrol in your program and visit the enrolment website for instructions on how to complete your enrolment.

  • Student ID cards

    You can visit Ask Adelaide to have your photo taken and receive your first student ID card. Remember, you will only be eligible for a student ID card once you have completed your enrolment.

    Student ID cards
  • Help and support