Orientation at Griffith

It's important to get the right start at Griffith, and find out all you need to know. That's why we've created myOrientation. Once you've received your offer of admission you'll be able to access myOrientation and be taken on a personalised journey through your first weeks of University.

The O-Week Planner is part of myOrientation and that's where you'll find information on sessions, skills workshops, social events and tours, and meet staff and students, while exploring the university. As well as making new mates you can find out what to expect as a Griffith student.

Get set up and started at Griffith with myOrientation

myOrientation provides a personalised journey to help you with tasks such as enrolling, getting a student ID card, understanding our online systems, committing to a safe and inclusive campus and attending O-week. You'll be presented with information that will help you transition into the Griffith family. You can access myOrientation via the orientation tile in myGriffith.

Join your team

Through Microsoft Teams, you can connect online with fellow commencing students from the same study area.

To quickly get started on Teams, you'll need to find your code and follow the instructions below.

Get started

To join Teams:

  1. Download Teams using one of the links below.
  2. Sign in with your Griffith ID and password.
  3. Click Teams in the left-hand panel.
  4. Click 'Join or create a team'.
  5. Go to 'Join a team with a code' and enter the code for your study area. Please note: Codes are case sensitive.
  6. Join the conversation!

Find your code

Get ready for Orientation Week online

Some orientation events will be hosted in one of the online spaces you will regularly use as a student at Griffith. Before O-Week, check out the basics on how to download, access and use these tools so you'll be ready to join your events.

Microsoft Teams is going to be an important part of O-Week. It is used at Griffith as a communication tool and is available in mobile and desktop versions. However, for your 'Welcome to Griffith' event at the start of O-Week, we recommend you use Teams on a computer if possible. Learn about Teams to help you get ready and make sure you join your Welcome Team.

'Collaborate' is Griffith's virtual classroom tool. Some of your O-Week events will be held in a 'Collaborate room'. Learn more about how to get started with Collaborate.

Learning@Griffith is the university's learning management system. It's where you'll access your course content among many other things. You will learn more about it during Orientation, but here's how you can get a head start.

If you're wondering what kind of device you'll need, how to connect to Griffith online systems, how to get free software, or how to get IT help, this is where you will find answers to your questions about technology at Griffith.

For most online orientation events, you'll need your Griffith ID number (your username) and password. For help with your Griffith ID, contact Student Connect.

What's on

Orientation Week is also a great opportunity to:

  • meet new people
  • find out how to get to your classes
  • get your student ID card
  • make sure you are correctly enrolled
  • generally have a great time.

School-based orientation

Your school orientation is compulsory, and included in your O-Week Planner. Each school will have their own mandatory sessions (which we’ve added for you), and additional events to ensure you are as ready as you can be to start your studies.

Library orientation

The Library can help you prepare for your study by helping you develop essential study skills and providing access to a wide range of online resources.

Connect with us

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date with O-Week events, and find heaps of handy hints for tackling your first trimester.

If you have any difficulties accessing any O -Week activities or information due to disability, please let us know. You can call us on 07 3735 7470 or email disability@griffith.edu.au for assistance.