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O’Week or Orientation Week is one of the most exciting weeks on campus. O’Week runs from 23 – 27 February and it is your chance to explore and discover all the campus has to offer before teaching formally commences.

Get organised
Your first step is to set up your personalised O’Week itinerary with the online Orientation Event Planner. This will include any compulsory activities determined by your study program. From there you can fill in your planner with as many fun, informative or academic activities as you like.

Once you arrive on campus, make your first stop the Student Guild stalls in the Function Centre. This is where you pick up your free O’Week bag filled with all the information you need to survive O’Week and beyond including your student diary.

Campus Tours leave from the Student Guild in The Link (G07) at 10.00am, 12.00pm and 2.00pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of O’Week. Don’t be late for your first lecture, join us for a tour to make sure you know your way around campus.

Don’t forget to visit the Student Centre for your student ID card – you won’t get far without it.

Get involved
There are so many exciting activities on campus in O’Week… we don’t even know where to start. This is a great way to meet new people and make friends so that you have a few familiar faces when uni kicks off in week one.

Griffith provide activities include a welcome bbq for international students, games afternoon and Surfers Paradise walking tours. The Student Guild has got you covered in the evening with an open air cinema, comedy night, and Twelve Foot Ninja kicking off the first live band night at the Uni Bar.

The week finishes with the O’Week Beach Party. Come in your best beach gear and celebrate the start of uni with a few hundred new friends. Some events are 18+ and require valid proof of age to be presented on entry.

Get ahead
Grab a coffee and browse through your copy of the Guild Guide (available from the Student Guild stall during O’Week) to discover all of the activities, services and programs on offer from the Student Guild to help make your life at university as enjoyable as possible.

Early Bird Workshops are available to help you get an academic head start. Workshops include Strategies for study at university, Reading and note taking, Understanding referencing, Getting started with a Mac, and more. Visit the Library Orientation site for a full list of workshops available.

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