Mackay Orientation

Start: 11th Jul 2019 8:00 am
End: 11th Jul 2019 2:00 pm
Duration: 6 hours
Location: Mackay City Campus

Type: Information Session
Category: Current Student
Region: Mackay

Orientation is a busy time on campus, with lots of activities and workshops available to help you settle in. Take a moment to browse the events on offer and determine your own Orientation schedule. Your schedule should include the main event, and any social or optional events you would like to attend.

Mackay Orientation events will be held at the Mackay City campus, Sydney Street, 90 – 92 Sydney Street.

If you are new to CQUni, please RSVP before Wednesday, 26 June. We ask all new students to RSVP so we know who will and won't be attending. If you are an international student, attending Orientation is compulsory.

Mackay City Campus

  • 8 am - 8.45 am
    Arrival, Registration, plus Breakfast.
    Get in early to network, mingle and have a bite to eat with other students and staff. All students must be registered and seated in the Theatrette by 8.40 am.
    Building 3, Ground Floor
  • 8.45 am – 9.05 am
    Welcome and Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners
    Building 2, Theatrette
  • 9.05 am - 9.30 am
    Meet the ALC!
    Building 2, Theatrette
  • 9.30 am – 9.50 am
    Campus Life
    Building 2, Theatrette
  • 9.50 am – 10 am
    Break into your school groups and let our friendly campus staff guide you to your next session. Don’t forget to “grab & go a light morning tea” on the way to your course-specific information session
    Building 2, Theatrette
  • 10 am – 11.30 am
    Course-Specific Information and Moodle
    Refer to separate course-specific information handout for further details
  • 11.30 am – 12.10 pm
    Building 3, Ground Floor
  • 12.10 pm – 12.30 pm
    Course Advice Team (CAT)
    Building 2, Theatrette
  • 12.30 pm – 1.05 pm
    Let us Support you / How to survive and thrive at University – Tips to Success!
    Building 2, Theatrette
  • 1.05 pm – 1.25 pm
    Student IT Essentials & Library
    Building 2, Theatrette
  • 1.25 pm – 2 pm
    Student Panel Q&A Session
    Building 2, Theatrette

Optional Campus Tours

Mackay City Campus

Tour departs at 2.05 pm – Meet Mackay City Campus Coordinator Cynthia Simpson outside Building 2 Theatrette.

Mackay Ooralea Campus

Please email Mackay Ooralea Campus Coordinator Leanne Williams on to arrange a suitable date and time.

On-Campus Childcare available for Orientation

Mackay City campus and The School of Education and The Arts are excited to offer a free child minding service to new students attending orientation with stay at home children from the age of 2 years old.

  • Drop off from 8 am – 8.30 am and pick up by 2.30 pm
  • All meals will be provided

For further information or to register your interest, please email Mackay City Campus Coordinator Cynthia Simpson on

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