Orientation

Orientation is the beginning of your journey at Griffith College. It is a new study environment and a new way of life. It all starts at orientation so don't miss it.

When is Orientation?

Orientation is held in the week before classes start. It is commonly called “O Week”. Orientation for Trimester 3, 2017 is 16 October at Mt Gravatt and 18 October at the Gold Coast campus. All of our important dates are listed on our website.

Campus Date Time Room
Mt Gravatt Monday 16 October 8:45 am - 3:30 pm M23 Auditorium
Gold Coast Wednesday 18 October 8:45 am - 3:30 pm G52 foyer, level 1

What happens at Orientation?

Griffith College hosts a series of activities and programs to assist with the transition to university life.

  • You will receive information about your program, and orientation kit
  • Meet the teaching and support staff, student mentors and new friends
  • Be introduced to a range of services and facilities available to you as a student

There will also be information sessions concerning accommodation, employment, safety and health - all designed to help you settle in to your new environment. We have developed an orientation kit with resources you might find useful during your studies.

Most importantly Orientation ensures that you are enrolled - you will create your timetable (if you haven’t already), purchase textbooks and obtain your Griffith College student identity card.

What to bring to orientation

  • your offer letter or CoE.
  • Photo identification: Passport (International students), Driver's License or 18+ Card. You will not be able to enrol without valid identification.
  • Contact details: Australian address (including postcode) and telephone number.

What if I can’t make it to orientation?

If you are not able to attend Orientation and Enrolment, you must contact Griffith College to receive instructions about late enrolments. Students who arrive late have less chance of selecting classes in courses that they wish to take during the trimester.

If you require additional assistance, please contact us directly at Mt Gravatt: +61 (0) 7 3735 6900 or Gold Coast: +61 (0) 7 5552 8500.

Tips

Remember that no one knows anyone else. If you're feeling shy, not sure how to approach people, or completely overwhelmed with the number of students on campus, keep in mind that everyone is new. Meeting people is easier than you might think.

Make sure to do your logistics-based tasks when assigned. Getting your student ID card and registering for classes are the building blocks for the rest of your college experience.

Ask for help when you need it. Everyone on campus, from staff, students, and faculty, knows that orientation is a time for learning new things and getting oriented. If you're not sure about something, ask someone.