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Program for Casuarina campus

Orientation Event Program Semester 1 2019, Casuarina Campus

Academic Readiness Sessions 

Missed out on the live stream of the info sessions streamed as part of Orientation 2019? Login to Learnline to see the videos that are available.

All students welcome

7.45am - 8am

Smoking Ceremony 

Start Orientation with a traditional Indigenous smoking ceremony

Boab Court 
8am - 9am

Welcome to CDU

Hear from senior members of our Faculty and our current students will share with you their experiences.

Red 7 - Mal Nairn Auditorium

Online Stream


Morning Tea to go 

Grab yourself a quick bite to eat before moving off to the next session for the day!

Red 7 - Mal Nairn Auditorium

9.30am - 11.30am

Academic Readiness

These are important for all students. Don't miss the opportunity to meet your lecturers, fellow students and learn about your course and its study requirements. See the Academic Readiness table for more information.

Various - see printed program 
11.30am - 12.30pm

Campus Tour

Take a tour of our beautiful campus and facilities.

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Indigenous Showcase 

Explore a range of interactive displays - including arts, music and dance.

Includes lunch.

Blue 2 - Breezeway 
1.30pm - 2pm

Health and Wellbeing

Learn from our health specialists about a range of services to improve your health and wellbeing. You'll also meet our Allianz representative and learn more about Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

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2pm - 5pm

The 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 winner of the 2019 Semester 1 Orientation Amazing Race! 

Giveaways and prizes for the fastest team! 

Starts at Red 7 - Mal Nairn Auditorium 

All students welcome

7am - 8am

Meditation Class

Learn how to become more present, observe thoughts without judgement, develop self-compassion and connect with yourselves and the world around you.

Red 1.3
8am - 10am

Being an International Student in Australia (mandatory for international students) 

What are the rules?

Blue 1.1.01
10am - 11am


CDU Security, Northern Territory Police, DriveSafe NT and Road Safety NT will provide useful information about staying safe.

Blue 1.1.01
10am - 3pm

CDUSA Market Day 

Over the course of the day visit the CDU Student Association and meet with organisations who can guide you through a range of services offered in Darwin. 

Includes lunch at 12:30pm.

Red 2 - Basketball Court and Student Square 
1.45pm - 5.45pm

Tour of CDU Business School at the Waterfront 

Studying business or business as an elective?  Take a tour of the Waterfront Campus.  Please meet at Orange 1 at 1:45pm for a 2pm departure.

Bus will be departing the Waterfront Campus at 5:15pm and returning to CDU Casuarina by 5:45pm.

CDU Darwin Waterfront
4.45pm - 5pm

International Students directed to Orange 1 Bus Stop 

5pm - 5.30pm

Bus Transfer to Darwin Civic Centre 

5.30pm - 7pm

2019 International Students Welcome Reception hosted by the Northern Territory Government 

Dress code: smart casual.

All students welcome


Mon 25 Feb - Tue 26 Feb
7.30am - 3pm

Wed 27 Feb - Fri 1 Mar
9am - 3pm

Orientation Hub 

Collect your Orientation program, student diary and show bag from Red 7 Mal Nairn Auditorium foyer. 

The Orientation Hub will be open all week so if you have questions, are looking for some company or somewhere to cool down come and see us.

Red 7 - Mal Nairn Auditorium 

Tue 26 Feb

10am - 3pm

Get Activated 

Before you get started 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, Orange 1 (you must produce ID e.g. driver licence or passport to get your student card).


  • Steps 1– 4 can also be completed online at myvcdu.
  • Assistance with enrolment and student cards is also available at other times during normal Student Central opening hours.
Red 8 - Library

Tue 26 Feb

10am and 2pm

Library Tour and Library 101

Join us for a tour of the Library and its facilities, followed by a Library 101 session. Held at 10am and 2pm.

The library run tours and info sessions throughout the semester, so if you can't make it to this session, check out the library calendar and book in for another time.

Red 8 - Library 

Thu 28 Feb

3pm - 4pm

Engineering Safety Session (Engineering Students)

This session will introduce you to the safety procedures, processes and requirements of Engineering at CDU/ All commencing internal Engineering students should aim to attend this session.

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