This is it, you’re about to start life at the Australian Catholic University! The best way to get started is Orientation. We cannot wait to welcome you to ACU and get you immersed in the campus life of the university.

Orientation introduces you to the campus, your faculties and the services we offer you as a student as well as the chance to enjoy some live music, awesome food and a variety of ways to meet other new students throughout the day.

What happens at orientation

Whether you’re an undergraduate fresh from High-School or a professional commencing a Post-grad course, starting a new degree is exciting. Though, we do understand there are some unknowns and it can be very daunting. Orientation is designed to answer all your questions and provide you an experience to make sure you feel at ease with your decision to join us at ACU.

Doing the following at Orientation will guarantee a great experience:

  • taking campus tour
  • participating in course introductions and Q&A sessions
  • learning about the student services and support available to you
  • discovering our line-up of social clubs and activities.

When is my orientation?

February 2022 Orientation will take place in the week of 21 February nationally.

Campus Date
Ballarat Tuesday 22nd February 2022
Blacktown Tuesday 22nd February 2022
Brisbane Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th February 2022
Canberra Wednesday 23rd February 2022
Melbourne Tuesday 22nd Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th February 2022
North Sydney Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th February 2022
Strathfield Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd February 2022
Virtual Monday 21st February 2022

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International students

February 2022 Orientation will take place in the week of 21 February nationally.

Find out more about accepting your offer and enrolling

Study abroad and exchange dates

February 2022 Orientation will take place in the week of 21 February nationally. 

Need help? Contact us

If you have any questions, contact us at AskACU or student support.

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