Everything you need to GO at UOW in 2023

It's Go Time

We can’t wait to welcome (and welcome back) new and returning students in 2023! It's Go Time is a week-by-week schedule of events and themes, giving you everything you need to make your time at UOW the best it can be. Register now and start your year with a bang!

Click on the tabs below for an overview of It's Go Time themes including events, services, resources, support and fun times!

For all event details please visit the It's Go Time events page. To register, please check your email for a personalised invitation.

It’s Go Time!

Get ready for 2023 at UOW! We're bringing you a jam-packed schedule of absolutely EVERYTHING you could possibly need to make your uni experience the best it can be. Enjoy fun times and good vibes, plus find out how to access study support and mental health resources available to you at UOW. Keep an eye on your UOWmail for your official invite!

It's go time at UOW. We're looking forward to welcoming you to UOW in 2023. To celebrate, we've curated a series of weeklong events to give you all the information, connections and fun needed to make your time at UOW the very best it can be. Whether you're just starting at UOW or you're back for another year, we've got all of the tips and tricks you need to nail enrolment and go to guide for campus and student living, making new friends, and securing your future for after you graduate.

Let's go...

For more events and registration information, head over to our Get Started event page.

Get Started

Get Started events

These on-campus events are your opportunity to chat to someone, get your questions answered, and get the help you need to get started in 2023.

Wollongong: 18 January

Regional and Metro campuses

  • Batemans Bay: 1 February
  • Bega: 31 January
  • Shoalhaven: 16 January
  • South Western Sydney: 16 - 20 January
  • Southern Highlands: TBA
  • Southern Sydney: 16 - 20 January

Uni101, everything you need to know

Got questions about your course, subjects, timetables or enrolment? Get Started is for you!

Your Get Started checklist

  1. Enrol in your course and subjects
  2. Register to attend a Get Started event and have all your questions answered.
  3. Register for your orientation day and receive key info about your course, faculty, and all things uni.
  4. Create a timetable and enrol in tutorials (or classes)
  5. Organise your student ID card
  6. Get familiar with support services for when you need them


Orientation days

It's super important for you to attend your orientation day - it will help set you up for success at UOW. 

Wollongong: 20 - 23 February

  • 20 February - Business and Law
  • 21 February - Engineering and Information Sciences
  • 22 February - Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • 23 February - Science, Medicine and Health

Regional and Metro campuses

  • Batemans Bay: 15 February
  • Bega: 16 February
  • Shoalhaven: 16 February
  • South Western Sydney
    • 22 February - Nursing
    • 23 February - all other courses
  • Southern Highlands: 24 February
  • Southern Sydney: 21 February

For more events and registration information, head over to our Go Respect events page.

Go Respect

The things we don't talk about

You deserve to be respected and feel safe – and so do those around you. Celebrate our diverse community at UOW and help us create an inclusive campus environment for all with these events and resources.

Your Respect checklist

  1. Complete the compulsory Consent Matters Module.
  2. Find out what SARC is and where to find them.
  3. Be an ally for Australia's First Nations peoples by taking part in free cultural awareness training.
  4. Know your rights at work and in general in Australia.

For more events and registration information, head over to our Go Connect events page.


Find your people in class and outside

From study buddies to coffee catch-ups and everything in between, meet your new mates through free food, drinks, clubs and events designed to help you find your crew.

Your Connect checklist

  1. Join our 2023 First Year Facebook Group if you're a new student
  2. Follow @uowstudents on Instagram for all the latest info on student life
  3. Visit the Students’ Hub on Wollongong campus and connect with peers to find opportunities, services and support
  4. Connect with a UOW support service
  5. Sign up to Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)
  6. Talk to a stranger!

For more events and registration information, head over to our Go Succeed events page.

Go Succeed

Life and study hacks

Improve your skills in everything from cooking through to essay writing. These events, workshops and resources are designed to help you succeed both in the classroom and at life.

Your Succeed checklist

  1. Check you have completed all three compulsory modules
  2. Do the Get Started Snapshot tool
  3. Find out your digital strengths and identify learning goals through the Digital Skills Hub
  4. Check out the Learning Co-op for tools, resources and support designed to help you succeed and support your learning
  5. Join a Go Succeed event

For more events and registration information, head over to our Go Forward events page.

Go Forward

Pathways to your ideal future

Still deciding your major, minor, subjects or how to prepare for your dream career? We have a range of events and programs to help you reach those future goals.

Your Forward checklist

  1. Learn about Census date and what it means for you.
  2. Join a UOWx activity
  3. Visit the careers expo or chat to the careers team.
  4. Get inspo from Alumni who graduated from your faculty.
  5. Book an academic consultation to help you choose your major or minor (if your course requires one).

For more events and registration information, head over to our Go Thrive events page.

Go Thrive

Tips and tricks to stress less

We understand that study can be stressful at times. UOW has loads of resources, workshops and events to help you de-stress and prepare for those final assignments and exams.

Your Thrive checklist

  1. Create a study calendar to keep track of deadlines
  2. Take a mental break with UOW Pulse Stress Less activities

For more events and registration information, head over to our Go Belong events page.

Go belong

Resources and support

A world of opportunities for international students

Welcome to UOW, and (for many of you) to Australia! It's Go Time is packed full of events, workshops and resources to help international students make friends, settle into classes and adjust to life in a new country.

Your Belong checklist

  1. Register for the Welcome to Wollongong event on 21 February. 
  2. Get to know the resources and support available to help you succeed and thrive.
  3. Join an English language conversation group like Couch Conversations or the UOW Language Hangout.
  4. Complete the International Student Success Course.

For more events and registration information, head over to our Go Live events page.

Go Live

Feel safe in your new home

Living in UOW accommodation gives you the chance to make lifelong friends. Join us for a special orientation where we will help you settle in to your new home and start making memories.

Your Live checklist

  1. Settle in to your UOW accommodation
  2. Make friends who will become like family
  3. Feel safe and have fun living with your mates

For more events and registration information, head over to our Go Party events page.

Go Party

Good times and good vibes

We get that student life needs balance! Grab your mates or meet new ones at music gigs, trivia, comedy, drag shows and more brought to you by the UOW Pulse team.

Your Party checklist

  1. Join Pulse Perks
  2. Join a club
  3. Add all the fun student life events to your schedule

We're here for you!

UOW has a community of people here to support you and help you succeed at every step. Check out a range of tools, resources and services designed to help you succeed at University, no matter where you're at in your student journey.

Academic and personal support services