Welcome to Orientation

At Orientation you’ll get a taste of university life at Notre Dame. Tune in to live Zoom sessions, Q&As, discover your Student Association and Clubs, find a mentor and much more!

Our University Prayer

Notre Dame,
Mother of Jesus and our Mother,
We ask you to guide our University.

Mary, as you cared for Jesus,
Show a loving care for us,
As we expand our minds in study and research,
As we open our hearts to future possibilities,
And extend our hands to those who are in need.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, Teach
Us to care for the land and the people
Of this country of the Southern Cross.

In this academic community dedicated to you,
Help us find new yet faithful ways
Of bringing the message of Jesus to Australia
And to those who share this region of the earth with us.


At the University of Notre Dame, we acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise their ongoing and strong connection to land, waters and culture at our three campuses of Fremantle, Broome and Sydney. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present.

Vice Chancellor's Welcome
Professor Francis Campbell

Campus Tour
See what's on campus


    Join us for a range of activities throughout Orientation week! Hear from current students, academics and get involved in university life online!


    A Mindful Moment for Students: Give and Receive Compassion in 2021

    The Student Counselling Service is pleased to accompany you on this short mindful breathing activity to assist you with demands of O-week and beyond... In less than ten minutes, you'll reap the rewards of simply breathing in and out whilst giving and receiving kindness. A must watch for all Orientation Students. Call Student Counselling on 08 9433 0580 for Fremantle or 02 8204 4220 for Sydney, to make a free and confidential counselling appointment.

    Counselling - 18 Feb 2021 - Online

    Be Kind To Your Mind

    Counselling - 15 Feb 2021 - Online

    Be Kind To Your Mind

    Careers - 15 Feb 2021 - Online

    Career Planning Workshop

    Careers - 18 Feb 2021 - Online

    Career Planning Workshop

    Careers - 18 Feb 2021 - Online

    Career Planning Workshop

    Orientation - 15 Feb 2021 - Online

    International Student Session


    Library Introduction

    Fun & Friends - 15 - 19 Feb 2021 - Online

    Photo of the Week Competition- Now Open!

    Chaplaincy - 17 Feb 2021 - Online

    What’s the Point of Faith at University?

    Volunteering - 17 Feb 2021 - Online

    Why Volunteer With Vinnies?


    Photo of the Week Winners

    Get a look at the best photos from last year's Photo of the Week competition.

    10 Tips For Studying At Notre Dame
    Alicia Hull

    As I enter my fifth and final year at Notre Dame, I’d like to share with you some things that I have learnt along the way that I wish I’d known when I was in first year.

    The Ultimate Juggling Act: Study and Parenting
    Hema Kaluzay

    Going back to university was both an easy and difficult decision for me. I knew it would be the ultimate juggling act to do it with a young family in tow.

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    The University of Notre Dame Australia is guided by a rich tradition of Catholic faith and values, which sit at the heart of all we do at the Notre Dame Chaplaincy. We provide opportunities for you to engage in social events, spiritual information, prayer and charitable works. In doing this, we hope to support the spiritual life of the University and allow students of Notre Dame to receive a holistic education.

    Meet the Team Our Community Prayer Food for your soul


    What is Student Life?
    There’s always something happening at Notre Dame, whatever your interests may be.
    Get involved in a range of events, join a Club or Society, stay active with our sports department, enter competitions
    and take a look at our workshops!