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About O-Week

O-Week is how we welcome new students to the Curtin Community and get you ready for your studies. O-Week is compulsory, but we promise it won't feel like a chore.

Why should I attend O-Week?

It will help you prepare for all the challenges that uni life throws at you, whether it's finding your first class, navigating the Library or learning who to contact if you need help. Not to mention it's heaps of fun checking out free entertainment and meeting new friends!

During O-Week you'll do lots of different things, such as:

  • Become an expert on campus, and find out where your classrooms and study areas are.
  • Organise your administrative details like your student ID card and fees.
  • Learn how parking works at Curtin, as well as other transport options.
  • Find out where you can get help and support on campus.
  • Meet your student mentor - a current Curtin student in the same course as you who is able to assist you with your transition into university. A mentor is easily able to communicate to you what life as a student is like.
  • Meet faculty staff who can answer your study related questions and the academic staff who are itching to teach you lots of good stuff.
  • You'll find out about the huge variety of social, community and fun stuff you can participate in on campus; uni life isn't just about study.
  • Meet other new students studying your course.

I can't make it to O-Week, what do I do?

It is compulsory to come along to O-Week, and we think you'll get a lot out of it. However life will throw curveballs at you sometimes, and for whatever reason you can't make it. In which case, we have people to help if you have concerns starting your studies.  

Contact your Bentley Student Wellbeing Advisor
Tel: 1800 244 043
Drop in: Curtin Connect, Building 102

Contact your Kalgoorlie Student Wellbeing Advisor
Tel: +61 9088 6029
Drop in: Building 701, Room 113

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