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Program for Casuarina campus

Download the Casuarina campus program please review below for latest updates.

All students welcome

TimeActivityLocation
8.30am - 4pm

Orientation 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 9 - 23 July 2018. Student ID numbers must be provided.

Visit the Gym@CDU for more information.

Green 4 - The Gym@CDU

All students welcome

TimeActivityLocation
7am - 8.15am

Welcome breakfast

Everyone's invited to the welcome breakfast that kicks off the Orientation program. Collect your Orientation 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
8.15am - 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.

Red 7 - Mal Nairn Auditorium

9.45am - 11.am

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.

EngineeringPurple 12.2.15
Environment and ScienceRed 6.1.01
Exercise and Sport ScienceRed 6.1.02
Humanitarian and Community StudiesRed 6.1.09
Information Technology Purple 12.1.15
Master of Emergency and Disaster Management Red 6.1.18
NursingBlue 5.1.106/106d
PharmacyYellow 3.1.14/15
PsychologyRed 6.1.15
Social WorkRed 6.1.10
BusinessRed 6.1.04
Creative Arts and HumanitiesOrange 6.1.08
EducationRed 6.1.05
Indigenous Knowledge's and Public PolicyBlue 2.1.50/50a
LawRed 6.1.03
Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP)Blue 2A.1.01
10:30am - 2pm

Get Activated

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

  • activate your student account (you must know your student number)
  • log into MyStudentInfo to enrol into your chosen units
  • log into your computer account to refresh your account and confirm your activated status
  • access your student email account
  • 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 - The Library
11:45am - 1:30pm

CDUSA & Clubs Luncheon

Free Pizza lunch for all students, including a meet and greet with the team from Flycatcher, CDU's Student Magazine. 

Speed Friending

Meet your fellow students and make new friends at our speed-friending sessions! 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 you move onto the next friend.

Red 2 - Basketball Court and Student Square

WORKSHOPS, ACTIVITIES & TOURS

1pm - 2:30pm

Notetaking Skills: best practices for lectures and reading

Successful students take notes in lectures and manage their reading requirements. Optimise your lectures and manage your reading by discovering useful notetaking methods to help you master the content of your course. 

Blue 2A.1.01
1:30pm - 2pm

Library tour

This informative tour will show you around the library and provide an overview of the services, resources and spaces available. 

Red 8 - Library
2pm - 3pm

Library 101

Kick start your course by attending a Library 101 session. Discover what the library has to offer, including print and online collections, study areas and facilities. 

Red 8 - Library

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Scholarships

CDU Scholarships are sponsored by individuals, businesses, government community groups and the University itself to assist students with the financial challenges of studying. Come and find out more about what scholarships are available! 

Blue 5.1.01

3pm - 3:30pm

Campus Tour 

Take a guided tour of the campus and facilities, including the Chinese and Indonesian gardens, cafeteria, coffee shops and more. 

Red 7 - Departs from O Week Hub

3:45pm - 4:15pm

Dancing with Student Ambassadors

Come and have some fun with Salsa and Swing dancing led by your CDU Student Ambassadors! 

Red 7 - O Week Hub 

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

4pm - 5pm

Microsoft: Helpful Hints for Assessments 

Develop your skills using Microsoft to assist with assignments and manage your academic resources. Learn how to correctly format documents into neat, well presented assessment items in a few easy steps. 

Online Workshops
5pm - 6pm

Plagiarism: How to Avoid It 

Plagiarism is often misunderstood. Come and test your understanding of academic integrity and the possible breaches. 

Online Workshops

All students welcome

TimeActivityLocation
8am - 8.45am

Yoga for beginners

Start the morning by soothing your body and mind with a free out door Yoga class.
Free smoothies available

Boab Court

WORKSHOPS, ACTIVITIES & TOURS

9am - 11am

Plagiarism: How to avoid it

Plagiarism is often misunderstood. Come and test your understanding of academic integrity and the possible breaches. 

Library, Red 8 - Beagle Deck 
10am - 11am

Learnline

Prepare for success! Find out about Learnline, CDU's online learning platform. Online learning is an important part of many study units at CDU, so understanding what Learnline is and how to use it is crucial! You will be shown how to view and download content, interact with your lecturer and fellow students, undertake and upload assesment items and more. Attendance is recommended. 

Purple 12.3.17
10:15am - 10:45am

Professional Experience (Education)

Come along to understand the Professional Experience requirements for your Education course. 

Who needs to go on professional experience? What requirements must I meet before I can go on professional experience? When do I need to go on professional experience? Why do I need to nominate? How will I know if I am approved to go on professional experience?

Blue 5.1.01
10:45am - 11:15am

Placements (Nursing)

All Nursing students are recommended to attend this session to gain insights into their placement units, and the expectations of you as a student prior to undertaking a placement unit. 

Blue 5.1.01
11.30am - 1pm

Indigenous Knowledge's 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 and a dance performance. 

CDU is dedicated to promoting Indigenous Knowledges and perspectives into all aspects of the University; by participation in ethical research and by providing unique courses in Indigenous Australian culture, history, policy and language, as well as providing culturally safe learning environments and support centres for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students enrolled at CDU Campuses throughout the NT

Blue 2 - Indigenous Leadership Precinct

WORKSHOPS, ACTIVITIES & TOURS

1:15pm - 2:45pm

Summarise, Paraphrase and Quote

What is actually meant by 'use your own words', and when are you meant to do it? Find out how to integrate sources correctly and appropriately. 

Blue 2A.1.01
1:15pm - 2pm

Maximise your Employability while you study 

What is employability and how can I get it? Learn exactly what employers are looking for in a graduate and what you can do during your time at University to increase your employability. 

Blue 5.1.01
2pm - 3pm

Being an International Student in Australia - What are the rules?

Blue 1.1.01
3pm - 4pm

International House Darwin Tour

Explore CDU's only on-campus accommodation on a guided tour. International House Darwin (IHD) is home to more than 300 students and offers a caring and inclusive environment for those from near and far! IHD offers a community, not just a place to live. Our nationally recognised events program aims to ensure that you get the most out of University life. This tour will showcase the facilities, including accommodation options, tropical gardens, swimming pool and fully equipped recreational and study areas. 

International House - departs O Week Hub 
3:40pm - 4:30pm

Gym @ CDU Workout 

Are you interested in joining a gym but don't know where to start?
Join this free information tour and fun group fitness class set to a great soundtrack! Wear your comfy workout clothes and make sure you've got sneakers! No thongs or bare feet allowed within the gym! 

Gym@CDU - Departs from O Week Hub

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

1pm - 2pm

Skilful Searching @ the Library

Learn about the library's discovery tool: Library Search
Get some tips and techniques for searching well and finding appropriate sources for your assignments. Includes hands-on activities 

Online Workshops

4pm - 5pm

Library 101

Kick start your university study by attending a Library 101 session. Discover what the library has to offer, including print and online collections, study areas and facilities

Online Workshops

Domestic Student Orientation

7:30am - 8:30am

Free Pancake breakfast with the Red Frogs

Blue 1 - The Mall
8am - 8:45am

Bar Brothers and Sisters Workout

Boab Court 

WORKSHOPS, ACTIVITIES AND TOURS 

9am - 10am

Learnline

Prepare for success! Find out about Learnline, CDU's online learning platform. Online learning is an important part of many study units at CDU, so understanding what Learnline is and how to use it is crucial! You will be shown how to view and download content, interact with your lecturer and fellow students, undertake and upload assessment items and more. Attendance is recommended. 

Purple 12.3.17
9am - 9:30am

Library Tour

This informative tour will show you around the library and provide an overview of the services, resources and spaces available. 

Red 8 - Library
9:30am - 10:30am

Skilful Searching @ the Library

Learn about the library's discovery tool: Library Search
Get some tips and techniques for searching well and finding appropriate sources for your assignments. Includes hands-on activities 

Red 8 - Library 
10am - 11am

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Join a Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) to see how you can learn from other students to improve your grades and study habits. 

Blue 5.1.01
11:30am - 12pm

Study Overseas with CDU 

Enrich your CDU degree with an overseas experience! Meet new people, learn a new language and broaden your horizon. Get inspired by CDU mobility alumni students and learn about funding opportunities to make your global experience a reality.

Blue 5.1.01
11am - 12pm

Equity Services 

Mal Nairn Auditorium
12pm - 1pm

Lunch sponsored by the Office of International Services

Blue 1 - The Mall 
12.30pm - 1pm

Speed-Friending

Meet your fellow students and make new friends at our speed-friending sessions! 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 you move onto the next friend.

Blue 1 - The Mall 

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES 

1pm - 2:30pm

Game of Phones - smartphone challenge 

BYO mobile device essential.
Join us for some fun activities, games and prizes. Be prepared to move a little, use the online Library tools and meet some new friends 

Red 8 - Library
Beagle Deck 
1pm - 2pm

International House Darwin Tour

Explore CDU's only on-campus accommodation on a guided tour. International House Darwin (IHD) is home to more than 300 students and offers a caring and inclusive environment for those from near and far! IHD offers a community, not just a place to live. Our nationally recognised events program aims to ensure that you get the most out of University life. This tour will showcase the facilities, including accommodation options, tropical gardens, swimming pool and fully equipped recreational and study areas.

International House - departs O Week Hub 
1pm - 2pm

Scholarships 

CDU Scholarships are sponsored by individuals, businesses, government community groups and the University itself to assist students with the financial challenges of studying. Come and find out more about what scholarships are available!

Blue 5.1.01
2:45pm - 4:30pm

CDU 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 compete against fellow students to be crowned the winner of the 2018 Semester 2 Orientation Amazing Race! 

Giveaways and prizes will be awarded to the fastest team!

Departs from O Week Hub 
5pm

Join a Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) to see how you can learn from other students to improve your grades and study habits. 

International Student Orientation

TIMEACTIVITYLOCATION
7:30am - 8:30amFree Pancake breakfast with the Red Frogs
The Mall
8.30am - 9amInternational Orientation Registrations (Compulsory for international students to attend)Blue 1.1.01
9am - 9.15amWelcome to CDU and meet our Office of International Services staff!
9.15am - 9.35amWelcome speech by the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Darwin
9.35am - 10.35am

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

(Domestic students are welcome to attend)

10.35am - 10.40amFit break
10.40am - 11amMorning Tea

The Mall

11 - 11:40am

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

(Domestic Students are welcome to attend)

Blue 1.1.01

11.40am - 12noonQuiz
A quick brain challenge on everything we have discussed so far today
12pm - 1pm

Lunch sponsored by the Office of International Services

(Domestic students are welcome to attend)

The Mall

1pm - 1.30pmDiscover more about academic culture in Australia
The expectations, beliefs and values - and share your experience with your peers from around the world.

Blue 1.1.01

1.30pm - 2.30pmSafety first
CDU Security, Northern Territory Police, Road Safety and Drive SafeNT will provide useful information about staying safe
(Domestic students are welcome to attend)
2.30pm - 2.40pmStudy Overseas with CDU!
Learn about studying overseas for credit towards your degree. Even International students can do so!
2:45pm - 4:30pmCDU 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 compete against fellow students to be crowned the winner of the 2018 Semester 2 Orientation Amazing Race! 

Giveaways and prizes will be awarded to the fastest team!

Departs from O Week Hub 

All Students and Families Welcome


6pm - 9pm

(Movie starts at 6:30pm) 

Movie Night Under the Stars! - The Greatest Showman 

Growing up in the early 1800s, P.T Barnum displays a natural talent for publicity and promotion, selling lottery tickets by age 12. After trying his hand at various jobs, P.T turns to showbusiness to indulge his limitless imagination, rising from nothing create the Barnum Circus. Featuring catchy musical numbers, exotic performers and daring acrobatic feats, Barnum's mesmerizing spectacle soon takes the world by storm to become the greatest show on Earth. 

Pre-Order your picnic dinner

Rating: PG         Running Time: 105mins           Genre: Musical 

The Strand