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Program for Casuarina campus

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All students welcome

TimeActivityLocation
8.30am - 4.00pm

O Week Hub

Orientation Week is packed with academic and social events to get you geared up for university. When you're not attending a session you can chill out in the student lounge area, catch up with friends and participate in games and other activities.

Red 7 - Mal Nairn Auditorium Foyer
6am - 9pm

FREE! Come and try The Gym@CDU

Everyone is invited to try two weeks of free classes and free access to the gym all week between 6am and 9pm. Registrations required.

T: 08 8946 6971
E: gym@cdu.edu.au

Sign up to one of our membership offers and we will waive the joining fee (saving $40). Like 'The Gym@CDU' Facebook page and sign up to our mailing list to take advantage of this offer.

This offer is for CDU Students and is valid 10 July - 24 July 2017. Student ID numbers must be provided.

Visit the Gym@CDU for more information.

Green 4 - The Gym@CDU

11am - 2pm
(Mon-Tues-Wed)

Get activated

Before you start with your studies, there are a few important steps you need to complete. In these guided sessions you will:

  1. activate your student account (you must know your student number)
  2. log into My Student Info to enrol in your chosen units
  3. log into your computer account to refresh your account and confirm your activated status
  4. access your student email account
  5. get your student card from Student Central (you must produce ID e.g. drivers license or passport to get your student card).

NOTE:

  • Steps 1 - 4 can also be completed online.
  • Assistance with enrolment and student cards is also available during normal Student Central operating hours.
Red 8 - Library
12.30pm - 1pm
(Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs)

Speed-Friending

Meet your fellow students and make new friends at our speed-friending sessions held every day at 12pm in the Breezeway during O Week! Similar to speed-dating, it will give you the chance to meet lots of people, including the CDU Student Ambassadors, in a fun and fast way.

You will get one minute to talk to other students before the bell rings and then you move onto the next friend.

All students welcome

TimeActivityLocation
7am - 8.30am

Welcome breakfast

Everyone's invited to the welcome breakfast that kicks off the Orientation program. Collect your O Week program, student diary and show bag, and then join in the fun and games including Breakfast Bingo, to win great prizes. This is a great chance to meet our staff and make friends with other students.

Boab Court
8.30am - 9.30am

Official welcome

Hear from current students about their experiences at CDU. Pick up some useful tips from staff that will help you to ease into university life including a special presentation: 16 Secrets to Success for study, work and life in 16 minutes.

View the Welcome online - Details to come

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Red 7 - Mal Nairn Auditorium

Online

9.45am - 11.30am

Academic sessions

These are important for all students. Don't miss the opportunity to meet your lecturers and learn about your course and its study requirements. You will also meet other students studying in the same field.

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, HEALTH, SCIENCE & THE ENVIRONMENT

EngineeringPurple 12.2.15
Environment and ScienceRed 6.1.01
Exercise and Sport ScienceGreen 4.1.18
Humanitarian and Community StudiesRed 6.1.09
Information TechnologyPurple 12.1.15
Master of Emergency and Disaster ManagementRed 6.1.18
NursingBlue 5.1.106/106d
PharmacyYellow 3.1.14/15
PsychologyRed 6.1.15
Social WorkRed 6.1.10

FACULTY OF LAW, EDUCATION, BUSINESS & ARTS

Tertiary Enabling ProgramBlue 2A.1.01
BusinessRed 6.1.04
Creative Arts and HumanitiesOrange 6.1.08
EducationRed 6.1.05
Indigenous Knowledges and Public PolicyBlue 2.1.50/50a
LawRed 6.1.03
11am - 2pm

Get Activated

Red 8 - Library
11.45am - 1pm

O Week Pizza Lunch

Red 2 - Basketball Court and Student Square
12.30pm - 1pmSpeed-friendingRed 8 - Breezeway
1.30pm - 4.30pm

Tour of CDU Business School, Darwin Waterfront
(Repeat academic session)

Don't miss your opportunity to view the state-of-the-art facility open to all students studying Business or those interested in undertaking Business units as an elective.

Lecturers and staff will be available to answer your questions. Afternoon tea will be provided.

Register for the bus

NOTE:

  • Bus departs from Casuarina campus - Red 2 (Bike Pod) at 1.30pm
  • Bus will return to Casuarina campus at 4.30pm
CDU Darwin Waterfront

WORKSHOPS, ACTIVITIES & TOURS

1.15pm - 2.15pmScholarshipsBlue 5.1.01
1.15pm - 1.45pmLibrary tourRed 8 - Library
2pm - 2.30pmLibrary 101Red 8 - Library

3pm - 3.30pm

Campus tourRed 7 - Departs from O-Week Hub

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Fit break on the strand
Have some extra energy to burn at the end of the day? Drop your bags, kick off your shoes and join us on the strand for some fun group fitness!
The Strand
4pm - 5pm

Microsoft: Helpful hints for assessments
(Online Workshop, view the online program for more information)

Online Workshop

All students welcome

TimeActivityLocation
9am - 11amPlagiarism: How to avoid itRed 8 - Library, Beagle Deck (Level 3)
9am - 10amYour course and units - The how, what, when and why?
Blue 5.1.01
LearnlineOrange 1.3.10/14
10.15am - 11.15amExploring library searchRed 8 - Library
Professional experience and placementsBlue 1.1.01
11am - 2pm

Get Activated

Red 8 - Library
11.30am - 1pm

Indigenous Knowledges and Learning Showcase
(Includes lunch sponsored by the Office of Indigenous Leadership)

The Office of Indigenous Leadership invites all students to explore a range of interactive displays including arts, music, dance performances, workshops and tours showcasing state-of-the-art technology and facilities available to CDU students.

Students will also have the chance to learn more about the School of Indigenous Knowledges and Public Policy (SIKPP) and available indigenous knowledge elective units which contribute towards their degrees.

Blue 2 - Indigenous Leadership Precinct
12.30pm - 1pmSpeed-FriendingRed 8 - Breezeway

WORKSHOPS, ACTIVITIES & TOURS

1.15pm - 2.15pmSummarise, paraphrase and quoteBlue 2A.1.01
1.15pm - 2pmMaximise your employability while you studyBlue 5.1.01
2pm - 3.30pmBeing an international student in Australia - What are the rules?
This workshop is compulsory for International Students
Blue 1.1.01
2.30pm - 3.30pmParagraph writingRed 6.1.04/05
International House Darwin tourRed 7 - Departs from O Week Hub
3.30pm - 4pm

Exploring library search
(Online Workshop, view the online program for more information)

Online Workshop
4.15pm - 5.15pm

Is your grammar rusty?
(Online Workshop, view the online program for more information)

Online Workshop

International Student Orientation

TimeActivityLocation
8.30am - 10amWelcome breakfast with the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Darwin, Ms Katrina Fong Lim
The Mall
Official welcome by the Office of International Services
Welcome speech by The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Darwin, Ms Katrina Fong Lim

10.10am - 11am

Life in Australia, the Northern Territory and Darwin - What you need to know
This information will help you settle into your new home away from home.

(Domestic students are welcome to attend)

Blue 1.1.01

11am - 11.05amFit break
11.05am - 12 noon

Health and Wellbeing
GP? Gap fee? Claims? Our health specialists will explain the meanings of these important terms.

(Domestic Students are welcome to attend)

12pm - 1pm

Lunch sponsored by the Office of International Services

(Domestic students are welcome to attend)

The Mall

1pm - 2.30pm

Learning culture - Aussie Style
Tips and tricks to make stydying easier

Blue 1.1.01
2.30pm - 2.50pmFit break and afternoon tea
2.50pm - 3.20pm

Safety first

CDU Security and the Northern Territory Police will provide useful information about staying safe.

(Domestic students are welcome to attend)

3.20pm - 4.30pm

Life after study - Migrating to Australia

Meet the skilled migration team to gain first-hand information about your future migration opportunities.

Domestic Student Orientation

9am - 10am

Learnline

Orange 1.3.10/14
10.15am - 10.45am

Library tour

Red 8 - Library
11am - 11.30am

Library 101

Red 8 - Library
12 noon - 1pm

Lunch sponsored by the Office of International Services

The Mall
12.30pm - 1pm

Speed-Friending

Red 8 - Breezeway
1.15pm - 2.15pm

Microsoft: Helpful hints for assessments

Pink 7.1.04/05
2pm - 3pm

Scholarships

Blue 5.1.01
2.15pm - 3.15pm

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Purple 12.2.15
4pm - 5pm

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

(Online Workshop, view the online program for more information)

Online Workshop
4.30pm - 5.30pm

Yoga for beginners
Soothe your body and mind and enjoy the fresh air at this free outdoor yoga class!

Red 8 - Breezeway

All students welcome

TIMEACTIVITYLOCATION
9am - 11amPlagiarism: How to avoid itRed 8 - Library, Beagle Deck (Level 3)
9am - 10amYour course and units - The how, what, when and why?
Blue 5.1.01
9am - 10.30amBeing an international student in Australia - What are the rules?
This workshop is compulsory for international students.
Blue 1.1.01
9am - 10amLearnlineOrange 1.3.10/14
10.15am - 11.15amScholarshipsRed 6.1.01
Professional experience and placementsBlue 1.1.01
10.15am - 10.45am

Exploring library search
(Online Workshop, view the online program for more information)

Online Workshop
11.30am - 1pm

Lunch sponsored by Charles Darwin University Students' Association
The CDU Students' Association brings you lunch! Come and say hi, let us know what you're studying and what you're looking forward to in Semester 2, 2017!

Red 2 - Student Square
12.30pm - 1pmSpeed-FriendingRed 8 - Breezeway

WORKSHOPS, ACTIVITIES & TOURS

1.15pm - 2.15pmNotetaking when readingBlue 2A.1.01
1.15pm - 2pmMaximise your employability while you studyBlue 5.1.01
1.30pm - 2pm Campus tourRed 7 - Departs from O Week Hub
2.15pm - 3.15pmNotetaking in lecturesBlue 2A.1.01
International House Darwin TourRed 7 - Departs from O Week Hub
3.30pm - 4.30pm

Exploring library search

Red 8 - Library training room (Level 2)
4.15pm - 5.15pm

Paragraph writing
(Online Workshop, view the online program for more information)

Online Workshop
3.45pm - 5.45pm

Bubble Sports
Don't want to go home before the movie? Come and try one of the newest and most exciting games in Darwin, right here on campus!

The Strand
6.15pm - 8.30pm

Movies under the stars
Brought to you by the CDU Student Ambassadors - Bring your picnic blanket or a bean bag and join us for a family friendly outdoor movie night.
We'll even supply the popcorn!

All students welcome

TIMEACTIVITYLOCATION

WORKSHOPS, ACTIVITIES & TOURS

9am - 11am

Game-On! Gear-Up!

Gain academic skills! Competition time with the Academic Language and Learning Success Program and Library Staff.

Red 8 - Library, Beagle Deck (Level 3)
11am - 11.30amCampus tourRed 7 - Departs from O Week Hub
11.30am - 12.30pmO Week Hub light lunchRed 7 - O Week Hub
12pm - 2pm

O Week Amazing Race

Gather your team and prepare for the ultimate CDU Amazing Race!

This exciting event will allow you to get to know your campus, meet new friends, challenge yourself and have a whole lot of fun while doing it. We will challenge you to solve problems, complete tasks and complete against fellow students to be crowned winner of the 2017 Semester 2 O Week Amazing Race! 

Giveaways and prizes will be awarded to the fastest team!

Red 7 - Departs from O Week Hub
2.30pm - 5pm

CDUSA end of O Week event

Come down to the Breezeway to join in the end of O-Week Celebrations.

Pull up a beanbag and listen to a DJ. Drinks and food will be available for a small charge. The end of O Week Party is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch up with old friends, and let your hair down before uni starts.

Red 8 - The Breezeway