Welcome to La Trobe University!
Orientation is an essential part of your transition to university life. Attending Orientation will enable you to make important connections with your studies, peers and networks and with the campus community at La Trobe.
Attend the range of events and programs offered throughout Orientation and you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in your first week of classes.
If you’re an international student, make sure you book your flights so you’re here in time to register. If you’re an international student at Melbourne or Bendigo, you must then attend both the International Welcome Festival and Orientation. If you’re an international student at another campus, you’ll be welcomed and will receive an individual briefing as part of Orientation.
Build your personalised Orientation plan
Use the online planner below to develop your personalised Orientation plan, so you don't miss out on important things. It has the dates and times of all the activities for your campus and faculty, including social events.
We'll publish dates for Semester 2 orientation soon.
Get here, get ready and don't get lost
Find out about sustainable transport options to get to your campus by checking out Transport Central.
Check out the Ready4Uni website to get ready for life as a La Trobe student.
Join UCROO to connect with others online
La Trobe has its own social networking site, UCROO ('University Crew'). Use it to find out when your friends are on campus, set up study groups to work on assignments, collaborate on coursework, ask questions of teaching staff, access support services and stay informed of events.
Out and about at Orientation
Check out the daily digests on this website for what happened at Orientation on our Melbourne Campus.
If you can’t make it to Orientation Week, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a Connect Mentor. They are students who can help you navigate the university and campus and give you support in your critical first six weeks. Having a Connect Mentor will make things much easier for you.
Orientation from a student's perspective
Don't just take our word for it! Check out the videos below to hear what our students say about their own Orientation experiences!
What was the best thing about Orientation
New students talk about what they thought was the best part of their Orientation experience
Did orientation help you settle into uni life?
Our new students speak about how Orientation helped them settle into life as a uni student