Welcome to Deakin


Let's get started. Your Orientation to Deakin is the first step in starting your studies. Orientation is offered as a blend of online and on-campus events and sessions.



Trimester 1 2024 dates:


  • Prepare Week (including International Student Welcome): 19 – 23 February 2024

  • OWeek: 26 February - 1 March 2024

  • Week 1: 4 – 8 March 2024

Your Orientation Itinerary is an individual, tailored schedule of events and online sessions. Your Itinerary includes all academic and study support sessions relevant to you, as well as social activities, workshops, tours and other opportunities to get to know Deakin. Online sessions provide additional pre-session information and resources to help you get ready for the session.

Most orientation activities take place during OWeek, but some continue into your first few weeks.



How to build your Itinerary


To build your Orientation Itinerary, select your campus (please select the campus you have enrolled in, as indicated on your offer email), faculty, student type, pathway (Deakin College) or non-pathway (all other students) and then your course from the fields below, then click 'find'.


Registering for sessions:


  • STEP 1: You must register to attend all sessions using your Deakin email. A registration link is provided in each of your sessions.

  • STEP 2: You will need your Deakin username and password to register for Orientation sessions. If you do not have your username and password yet, please accept your offer and activate your username and password to register for your Orientation sessions. We strongly recommend all students use their Deakin username and password to register for sessions.

  • STEP 3: Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation with pre-session information and resources and a link to the session page to join the session. You will also receive a calendar invite to save to your Outlook Calendar. You will receive a reminder email one hour before the session.

  • STEP 4: To attend the session, use the link provided in your emails or the calendar invite, and you will be taken to the session page. IMPORTANT - The Join the Session link will become active when your session is ready to start.

  • Pre-registration is now open If you do not have your username and password, you will need to pre-register for the event registration system.

    For pre-registration instructions, visit https://www.deakin.edu.au/pre-registation-targetconnect


    More information


  • For Orientation questions answers, visit the Orientation FAQs https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/new-students/orientation/orientation-faqs
  • For more information visit New Students https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/new-students
  • For course advice or enrolment assistance, contact Student Central https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/help/student-central your starting point for all of your questions.


    Build your Orientation Itinerary


    Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*) and must be filled in to complete the form.