Orientation is your chance to prepare and gather all the tools you need for your study journey ahead. Orientation is also a great way to start meeting new people and discover all that Swinburne has to offer, beyond the books.

Semester 2 Orientation will take place from Monday 20 to Friday 31 July, 2020.

Orientation is going to look a little different this semester, to ensure we’re following the guidelines of the government and health authorities, and helping to keep you, your fellow students and our community safe.

But don’t worry, we’ve got a jam-packed program ready to deliver to you online. We’ll be sending all of the details to you by email, so keep an eye on your inbox for more information. 

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Orientation for Higher Education students is running in Canvas from Monday 27 – Friday 31 July.

After you enrol in your course, you will receive an email inviting you to your online Orientation, which will include details about the live events being hosted by your Faculty and Course Directors. These events are designed to help you meet your academics and peers, learn more about your course and ask questions.

You will also be able to access a range of pre-recorded events and resources to help you prepare for class, which you can view from your desktop, tablet or mobile device, any time during your orientation week.

To access your orientation resources and events, first make sure that you:

  1. Log in to Canvas. Canvas is Swinburne's online learning management system where you'll also attend your classes, while we transition to on-campus study. Your login is the same username and password that you use to log in to your student email. Haven't set up your login yet? Follow this guide.
  2. 'Enrol' into the event in Canvas, using the ‘enrolment’ link that you received by email in your Orientation invite. 
Double degree students

If you’re studying a double degree, you will have access to the Orientation events for each part of your double degree via Canvas.

Please ensure you enrol in your owning faculty’s Orientation event using the ‘enrolment’ link that you received by email in your Orientation invite, and we will sort the rest out for you.

Orientation for Vocational Education (VE) students is running in Canvas from Monday 20 – Friday 24 July.

After you enrol in your course, you will receive an email inviting you to your online Orientation event. You will be able to access a range of events and resources to help you prepare for class, which you can view from your desktop, tablet or mobile device, any time during your orientation week.

To access your orientation resources and events, first make sure that you:

  1. Log in to Canvas. Canvas is Swinburne's online learning management system where you'll also attend your classes, while we transition to on-campus study. Your login is the same username and password that you use to log in to your student email. Haven't set up your login yet? Follow this guide.
  2. 'Enrol' into the event in Canvas, using the ‘enrolment’ link that you received by email in your Orientation invite.  

Orientation sessions for UniLink and Foundation Year students are currently being held online via Zoom. You’ll receive an invite to your orientation session by email with all the details.

To help you prepare for your orientation session, please:

  1. Make sure that you can access Zoom on your device
  2. Set up your password.
  3. Provide your current contact details to pathwayssupport@swinburne.edu.au
  4. Set up your Swinburne student email
  5. Access the current students section on the Swinburne webpage

Doing this before your orientation session will help you feel more prepared to start classes, and allow us to help you on the day if you need assistance. If you have any questions please contact our team at pathwayssupport@swinburne.edu.au.

Can’t make Orientation?

Orientation is a great way to build your confidence and understand where things are around campus as well as meeting new people, but if you can't make it, here’s everything you need to know:

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