What is Orientation?

Academic programs 

Orientation (or Welcome Week) is the first week of your first academic semester at UTS College. It’s an exciting time when you’ll find out everything you need to know at the start of your program to set yourself up for success. 

Attendance at Welcome Week is mandatory, but it’s also a lot of fun.  

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Welcome Week schedule 

  • A welcome session to start things off. It includes an introduction to UTS College from the Dean of Studies.
  • Program workshop sessions, where you’ll explore the aims and objectives of your course. These are a chance to learn exactly what’s expected from you, and what you can expect from your program. You’ll participate in:
    • Program-related presentations by your program managers, academic coordinators and teachers.
    • Introductions to the aims and objectives of all your subjects. If you’re doing any subjects that require a diagnostic test, this will happen during Welcome Week.
    • Social meetings to form learning groups within your subjects. These are a chance to get to know your classmates and teachers through team-building exercises and practical activities.
  • Study success sessions - UTS College academic staff will help you best prepare for your studies and sessions include information about:
    • Developing your learning skills while studying at UTS College, including our Learning.Connected approach to teaching and learning.
    • Preparing for your classes, the types of assessments you’ll complete, and the support available to you.


During Welcome Week you’ll find out about the many support servicesat UTS College. These include the learning support program, peer support, Student Success Advisers, special needs, special consideration, wellbeing, UTS counselling and health services. 

Preparing for Welcome Week

You can expect an email with information about your Welcome Week. It will tell you when and where you need to arrive. It’s important to understand that Welcome Week information may change, so please keep checking your UTS email account and the important dates page for the most up-to-date information.

Having problems?

You can view the new Enrolment Guidebook here. Thi will have all the steps you need to ensure you are ready to start at UTS College. 
All our how-to videos and guides are here.

What to do if you miss Welcome Week

Remember, Welcome Week is the start of your program. It’s mandatory and a key part of your success, so you’re expected to attend.

If you’re an international student and experience a delay, for example a delay with your visa, you can arrive up until the end of the first week of classes. This is only allowed if visas are delayed or for some other serious reason.

If your arrival is delayed, contact the Student Centre to enrol and get ready for classes as soon as you arrive. If you don’t complete your arrangements, your enrolment could be cancelled. If you’re an international student, this will impact your visa.