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Semester 1


22 - 24 February 2021

Congratulations and welcome to Charles Darwin University. Wherever you are in the world, whether you’re studying on campus or online, you are now part of the CDU community. So, join us for orientation and get your studies off to a flying start! We can't wait to meet you!

    Explore the full list of on campus and online orientation activities below.

    Orientation at CDU Sydney

    Monday 22 February

    On-campus orientation

    Casuarina campus, Darwin

    8.45am – 3.30pm

    This is an opportunity for a limited number of students to join us for a jam-packed day of fun, and everything you need to know about living in Darwin and studying at CDU.

    With limited places, registration is compulsory to attend this event.

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    Online student panel

    2.30 - 3pm (ACST)

    Join a live panel of current students as they share their tips and tricks on making new friends, gaining the skills to succeed, and having fun along the way.

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    Online orientation

    6pm – 7pm (ACST)

    Get a head start to all things CDU:

    • chat with our team of experts who can guide you through your questions about study
    • make friends through a dedicated online chat
    • learn about the support services you can access throughout your course.
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    Tuesday 23 February

    Online orientation

    10am – 11am (ACST)

    Can't make Monday's online orientation? Don't worry, join us here for another session where the team will guide you through making the best start to your course.

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    Course Q&A

    12 – 4.30pm (ACST)

    Meet your lecturers and new classmates!

    Join your online course Q&A session and have course questions answered by your lecturers.

    You will need your student account to login to the sessions below - visit CDU Computer Account Activation to get set up now.

    Online student networking event

    6 – 7pm (ACST)

    Meet other new students, make new friends and have fun at the same time – because distance doesn’t matter!

    Hosted by your CDU Student Council, this online social event is open to all students.

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    Wednesday 24 February

    Being an International student in Australia

    Casuarina campus, Darwin

    9.30am – 2.30pm

    We couldn't be more excited to welcome you onto campus, so get ready for a day of all the physically distanced fun we could muster.

    Learn the rules for international students in Australia, tips on settling into life in Darwin as well as support services available to help you succeed and make the most of your time in Australia.

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