UNSW Institute of Languages

International Students

What is Orientation Day?


Orientation Day is the beginning of your UNSW Institute of Languages journey.

It is a compulsory event that happens on the first day of your UNSW Institute of Languages program.

This event is organised to help you prepare for your studies and your life in Sydney. It is a very important day.

What happens during my Orientation?

You will be able to:

  • Attend your Official Welcome by UNSW Institute of Languages
  • Get your student identification (ID) card
  • Get access to your student email and Wi-Fi
  • Receive important information about your visa and overseas health cover
  • Go on a campus tour with our Yellow Shirt Volunteers
  • Participate in a 'Life in Sydney' workshop
  • Meet Student Advisers and teachers
  • Enjoy a free lunch with other new students

Where is my Orientation?

Check below for details of your Orientation Day.

Your Orientation for UNSW Global English Language courses

Term 1, 2019

Date: Monday, 7 January 2019

You can find your start date on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) document. You will be sent an email with your Start Time and Location for your Orientation Day one week before your start date.

If you have not received an email, please contact enquiries@unswglobal.unsw.edu.au

If you cannot find your session on the day, please come to Student Services on Level 1 of the UNSW Global Building (L5 on Map) at 8:30 AM.

What do I bring to my Orientation?

You must bring your:

  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
  • Passport (original).

How do I get to my Orientation?

  • Find your Orientation Location on the UNSW Campus map
  • Find UNSW campus on Google Maps
  • Organise your transport:
    • NSW Transport Trip Planner will help you plan public transport to your Orientation location
    • Check transport timetables on Sydney Transport app Trip View
  • On your Orientation Day, look out for our Yellow Shirt Volunteers - they will be there to help you during your Orientation activities.

For students who will arrive late:

If you are arriving late for any reason, please contact our Admissions team at admissions@unswglobal.unsw.edu.au as soon as possible and please tell us when you will be arriving and please explain the reason.