Orientation and Transition

Our Mission

Our mission is to plan and deliver a comprehensive, evidence-based and targeted orientation and transition experience that meets the diverse needs of all La Trobe students. We are committed to collaborating with our University colleagues and student partners to ensure that every commencing student makes a positive and confident start to university regardless of previous education attainment, personal background, campus location or mode of study. Our programs ensure students are supported to develop a solid foundation of skills, knowledge and capability that will help foster early and ongoing connection, engagement, resilience and success.

Our guiding vision is to foster an institutional culture that nurtures and enables students to connect, engage and flourish at La Trobe University.

Impact and Achievements

In Semester 1, 2018

4174 students attended orientation across all campuses in semester 1, 2018 (67% of commencing cohort)

82% of students were favourably impressed with their orientation experience

82% of students felt more prepared to start university after attending orientation

87% felt more confident to seek advice from academic staff after attending orientation

84% felt more confident to seek advice from support services after attending orientation

81% of students have a good understanding of their course/degree requirements after attending orientation