Orientation is all about making the most of your time at university – take this opportunity to take part in all the opportunities available to you. Start to settle into university life, explore campus and feel prepared to start your next learning journey.

Faculty of Arts

Student Tours

Join a group led by a current student leader who will help you get to know the University of Adelaide campus.

Tuesday 16 July

Wednesday 17 July

Thursday 18 July

Students in a lecture theatre

'How to Uni' - Student Panel

Join us on Tuesday 16 July for an interactive session led by experienced student leaders who are eager to share their insider knowledge on how to navigate university life successfully.



Get ready for a fun filled afternoon and zoom into friendship at Fast Friends.

Fast Friends with YouX

Join us for an afternoon of ice-breaker games, activities and Aussie themed snacks. This event is all about meeting new people and building lasting friendships!

Tuesday 16 July
3pm – 5:30pm
Mezzanine, Hub Central

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Paint & Party

Paint & Party

Join us for a fun-filled Paint & Party event where you can unleash your creativity with a paint-by-numbers session. Make new friends, groove to awesome music, and enjoy a relaxing, artistic evening. Best of all, it's completely free!

Tuesday 16 July, 12-2pm

Co-op, Hub Central (see map)

Illuminate Adelaide Photo and Hot Chocolate

Illuminate Adelaide, Photo and Hot Chocolate

Join us for a group photo, enjoy free hot chocolate, and explore the stunning Illuminate Adelaide displays along North Terrace. It's the perfect way to wrap up your first day and make new friends!

Tuesday 16 July, 5:30pm

Goodman Lawns (see map)

Time to chill

Quiet Zone

Welcome to the Quiet Zone, a sensory-friendly space to help you relax and recharge. Proudly supported by Student Experience, Student Health and Wellbeing, Disability Support and the ALLY Network.

Tuesday 16 July - Hub Central Seminar Room 9am-3pm

Wednesday 17 July - Horace Lamb 422 9am-3pm

Thursday 18 July - Hub Central Seminar Room 9am-3pm


Join the hunt and win

Scavenger Hunt

Join our scavenger hunt and going in the running to win prizes while getting to know your University of Adelaide campus!

Step 1. Download the Goosechase app (Apple or Android)

Step 2. Enter the code 'QP3QQJ' or search 'UoA Semester 2 Orientation Scavenger Hunt' to join the hunt!

Step 3. Snap and win!

Fantastic Race Winners

Fantastic Race

Welcome to the fantastic race! Join your team and complete as many missions as you can in 90 minutes to try and win a prize! 

Tuesday 16 July 3:00pm-5:30pm

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Students swing dancing

Swing Dancing Come and Try

Join the Adelaide University Swing Dancing Club for a free "Come and Try" class! Whether you're a seasoned dancer or a complete beginner, everyone is welcome to join the fun. It's the perfect opportunity to meet new people, learn some cool moves, and enjoy an evening of energetic dancing.
Don't miss out on this fantastic chance to experience the joy of swing dancing for free!

Tuesday 16 July
Lady Symon Dance Studio


Students at desk with computer and notes

Introduction to Library Services

This webinar will introduce you to the various services available to you through the University of Adelaide Library that can help you with your assignments, study, and research. Tune in to this short webinar with one of our friendly librarians to learn more.

Wednesday 17 July

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Cyber Quest Challenge

Cyber Quest Challange

Join us on an epic digital quest where you'll navigate through different challenges to win a fantastic prize as you defeat scams and learn how to stay safe online.

Wednesday 17 July
Napier 205

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Thursday 18 July
Napier 108

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Midwinter BBQ - Free BBQ for all students

Midwinter BBQ

Enjoy a free BBQ lunch, marshmallow toasting, petting zoo, craft, games and more! This event is hosted by YouX and is free for all UofA students to attend.

Wednesday 24 July
11am – 3pm
Barr Smith Lawns

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O'Week program

International Students

International students have a series of welcome events tailored to help transition to life in Adelaide. 

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Students walking on campus

Undergraduate Student Welcome Sessions

Welcome sessions are your opportunity to learn about your program while meeting and hearing from your academics, current students, and peers. Attendance is essential.

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Faculty session | Accounting, Business, Law and Economics (ABLE)

Postgraduate Student Welcome Sessions

Welcome sessions are your opportunity to learn about your program while meeting and hearing from your academics, current students, and peers. Attendance is essential.

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