Everything you need to know for O-Week
Starting Trimester One on the right foot will ensure the rest of your experiences throughout the year and your degree run smoothly and productively. This is why it is important to attend your Orientation and make the most out of it by attending the compulsory events, as well as many extra activities as you can!
O-Week gives you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the campus and complete any tasks you need to prior to the teaching weeks commencing and be ready. Below is a list of the activities you should tick off during O-Week!
- Get familiar with your classroom locations and your campus facilities
- Get your student ID card
- Make sure you are correctly enrolled through myGriffith
- Attend all of your compulsory workshop sessions
- Grab a free yearly calendar
- Meet new people through Griffith Mates and have an enjoyable time
O-Week includes compulsory workshop sessions for first year students that your School has provided to help introduce you to your degree. When planning your O-Week, these events are automatically added to your itinerary, all you need to do is add as many extra O-Week activities as you’d like!
MyOrientation can be accessed through the orientation tile on myGriffith, and is an important tool to help you throughout the orientation process. MyOrientation will guide you through a personalised journey that will help you through any tasks you need to complete including; enrolling, getting a student ID card, navigating Griffith’s online systems and attending O-Week activities.
O-Week is your chance to find out what Griffith has on offer that suits your interests, and making your transition as seamless as possible. Whether it be about clubs, facilities or your degree, O-Week will provide you with everything you need to know.
Here are some of the benefits you’ll get out of attending O-Week:
- Meet new people – O-Week is the first point of contact that you will have with your peers, which makes it the best time to get to know who you will be seeing in your lectures and workshops. Making new friends nice and early will motivate you
- Build your confidence – Attending O-Week will build you confidence and eliminate a lot of stress and nerves leading into your first week of your degree. O-Week is the perfect time to learn about your campus and all things uni while in a fun and supportive environment.
- Find out what uni has to offer – O-Week is a great way to easily find out about all the clubs, societies and facilities that Griffith has to offer. The information will be readily available with plenty of resources and people to talk to. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see what extra uni activities interest you as it may just make your uni experience!
- Familiarise yourself – O-Week is a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with the campus. O-Week is often the first time students head into campus so this gives you the chance to plan how you will get to and from, where you’ll park and how to get around campus. Doing this in O-Week will eliminate the extra stress in week one!
- Free stuff! – O-Week is a great because there are heaps of freebies and samples, which is always a good thing right? Stalls also offer discounts to a range of useful things so make sure to check out every stall! Don’t forget to take all the brochures and flyers too as they will have plenty of information that will be beneficial to you!
Don’t miss out on kick starting your degree the right way! Check out the O-Week schedule running throughout next week!
By Shania Wood