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Orientation at CQUniversity involves completing an online, introductory Moodle course, as well as attending one of our Orientation events before term begins.

Attending an Orientation event is compulsory for international students. Domestic students have the choice to attend or simply complete the online modules. It’s strongly recommended that all students do both.

If you're a new student, we encourage you to join us at an Orientation event where you will:

  • Find out about the facilities and support staff available to assist you throughout your study journey.
  • Meet and network with other new students from your location.

Feedback from past students has told us that attending an Orientation event is the single most valuable thing you can do to prepare for study.

For enquiries related to Orientation please contact
For all other enrolment and general student enquiries, please contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86 or

Student Mentor Q & A sessions

Want the inside scoop on what to expect during your first term, before you head along to Orientation? Student Mentors Caitlyn Rolfe and Samantha Arnold will be available to answer your questions about student life during two upcoming Zoom sessions:

  • Monday, 26 June, 12 - 1 pm (AEST)
  • Monday, 26 June, 8.30 - 9.30 pm (AEST)

Visit Orientation Online to find out more about Zoom and connect with these sessions.

Orientation events

Orientation events for Term 2 2017 will be held on Thursday, 6 July, with the exception of Cairns Orientation which will be held on Wednesday, 5 July. Melbourne Orientation will be split over the 5-6 July. If you will be attending Orientation in Melbourne, it's important to check which School you belong to, as this will determine which day you will attend Orientation.

The Rockhampton International Orientation Day will also be held Wednesday, 5 July.

All new, on-campus and distance students are invited to join us. Final schedules are now available. Refer to the location list below to download a schedule.

If you wish to attend Orientation, it's compulsory to RSVP by completing the online registration form.

Before you review your Orientation schedule, please familiarise yourself with your School. It is important that you carefully check the details including times and locations on your schedule.

Orientation events will be held at the following locations:

All Orientation schedules are subject to change and updated information may be provided in the lead up to each event. 

If you have a laptop or tablet device, it would be useful to bring it to Orientation. You should also bring your Student ID card. If you don't have a Student ID card, please bring along the student number found on your Offer Letter.

If you have a disability or medical condition, and require assistance with adjustments or access to Orientation, please contact us at or by calling 13 27 86.

Please note that due to course offerings, availability of staff and other factors, we cannot guarantee a course specific session at each Orientation event, or that academics will be in attendance.

Can’t wait for an event to roll around? Get ahead by signing up to UCROO (U-Crew), CQUniversity’s digital campus. As a first-year student you’ll find plenty of helpful information just for you, plus secondhand textbooks for sale, study groups, mentor groups and opportunities to connect with your future classmates.

You can get started with UCROO by visiting and signing up with your student email address. The whole sign-up process takes less than 2 minutes!

ELICOS students
Orientation events for ELICOS students are generally held a few days prior to the start of your admit week. Dates for Orientation events may differ between campuses. Please refer to the dates on your Offer of Admission for more information.

Orientation Online

Orientation Online is compulsory for all new students. 

Orientation Online is an introductory Moodle course designed to provide you with the information you need to become a successful student at CQUniversity. It should be completed after you accept your offer and before the start of term. The modules will help you to become familiar with our online systems, along with the support services available to you.

The compulsory components of Orientation Online include completing a short quiz, based on the information provided, and an Academic Integrity module on referencing and plagiarism.

To visit Orientation Online, please click the banner on this page, log in with your student number and password and select ORIE12345: Orientation Online from the list.

Orientation Online is not available to STEPS, TEP, ELICOS, or students returning after a leave of absence if they have previously studied at CQUniversity.

2017 Term 1 Orientation highlights

O Week 2017