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.

Amen.



Vice Chancellor's Welcome
Professor Francis Campbell

Welcome To Country
Uncle Brendan Kerin Mitchell

  • ORIENTATION ON CAMPUS

    Semester 1 officially kicks off with Orientation Week from Monday 15 February - Friday 19 February!

    To find out which sessions you can join from home via Zoom and which are on campus check out the 
    Orientation Activities section below!

    We are hosting an on campus event on Tuesday the 16th of February from 10am - 3pm. Come along to
    meet SAUNDA the Student Association and other clubs & societies, grab free food and meet some of your
    fellow peers!

    We require you to register your attendance below as we are running a COVID-19 safe event.

    Register Here

  • CAMPUS TOUR

  • ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES

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



    Counselling - 15 - 19 Feb 2021 - Online

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


    Counselling - 12:00pm 15 Feb 2021 - Online

    Be Kind To Your Mind


    Counselling - 12:00pm 18 Feb 2021 - Online

    Be Kind To Your Mind


    Careers - 2:00pm 18 Feb 2021 - Online

    Career Planning Workshop


    Careers - 4:30pm 15 Feb 2021 - Online

    Career Planning Workshop


    Careers - 4:30pm 18 Feb 2021 - Online

    Career Planning Workshop


    Chaplaincy - 15 - 19 Feb 2021 - Sydney

    Chaplaincy Orientation Events and Activities


    Orientation - 15 - 19 Feb 2021 - Online

    Download the Student Guide


    Orientation - 4:00pm 15 Feb 2021 - Online

    International Student Session


    Library - 10:00am-11:00am 17 Feb 2021 - Sydney

    Library Information Session


    Library - 10:00am-11:00am 18 Feb 2021 - Sydney

    Library Information Session


    Library - 10:00am-11:00am 16 Feb 2021 - Sydney

    Library Information Session


    Library - 10:00am-11:00am 19 Feb 2021 - Sydney

    Library Information Session


    Library - 10:00am-11:00am 15 Feb 2021 - Sydney

    Library Information Session


    Library - 15 - 19 Feb 2021 - Online

    Library Introduction


    Fun & Friends - 15 - 19 Feb 2021 - Online

    Lunch Buddies Competition - Vouchers Up For Grabs!


    Clubs & Societies - 10:00am-3:00pm 16 Feb 2021 - Sydney

    Meet Clubs & Societies!


    Fun & Friends - 10:00am-3:00pm 16 Feb 2021 - Sydney

    Orientation On Campus


    Fun & Friends - 15 - 19 Feb 2021 - Online

    Photo of the Week Competition- Now Open!


    Respect.Now.Always - 15 - 19 Feb 2021 - Online

    Respect.Now.Always: Meet our Respect Officer


    Clubs & Societies - 12:00pm-2:00pm 18 Feb 2021 - Sydney

    SAUNDA Drop In


    Business - 10:00am-12:00pm 15 Feb 2021 - Online

    School of Business Orientation Workshop


    Law - 11:30am-12:00pm 16 Feb 2021 - Online

    School of Law Drop In


    Law - 3:30pm-4:00pm 17 Feb 2021 - Online

    School of Law Drop In


    Law - 12:30pm-1:00pm 18 Feb 2021 - Online

    School of Law Drop In


    Nursing - 9:00am 17 Feb 2021 - Online

    School of Nursing Orientation Session


    Sports - 10:00am-3:00pm 16 Feb 2021 - Sydney

    Sign Up For Social Sport


    Fun & Friends - 10:00am-3:00pm 16 Feb 2021 - Sydney

    Speed Friending with SAUNDA


    Study Centre - 2:00pm 18 Feb 2021 - Online

    Study Centre Workshop


    Food & Drinks - 10:00am-3:00pm 16 Feb 2021 - Sydney

    Two Wolves Drop In


    Education - 15 - 19 Feb 2021 - Online

    Welcome to Education - Video


    Philosophy & Theology - 11:00am 16 Feb 2021 - Sydney

    Welcome to P&T Morning Tea


    Chaplaincy - 5:00pm-5:30pm 17 Feb 2021 - Online

    What’s the Point of Faith at University?


    Volunteering - 11:00am 17 Feb 2021 - Online

    Why Volunteer With Vinnies?

  • FROM YOUR PEERS

    6 Best Spots For Coffee Around Broadway
    Arianne Paelmo

    In the name of caffeine, here are 6 places around Notre Dame’s Broadway campus to revive from coffee.


    5 Best Spots for Food in Darlinghurst
    Isabella Weismantel

    If you've got classes at Darlinghurst then you're going to want to know where the best food is ahead of time. Nursing student Isabella has you covered.


    3 Best Darlinghurst Spots for a Caffeine Fix
    Isabella Weismantel

    Up late studying? No worries, grab a coffee from one of Darlinghurst's best caffeine dispensaries.


    See All The Articles

  • MENTORING PROGRAM

    WHAT IS THE MENTORING PROGRAM?

    The Mentoring Program assists new students with the transition to university life.
    If you feel nervous about starting university, this is a great way to start.

    Watch Now

    What Students Say About The Mentoring Program

    “The best aspects for me were receiving the first-hand tips from our mentors about day-to-day things, like places to eat, their favourite study areas and their advice on assessments and classes they had already completed.”

    KATE

    MENTEE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES

    “My mentor was very friendly and was always available if I needed help with anything. This made me feel comfortable and welcomed into the Notre Dame community.”

    NORMA

    MENTEESCHOOL OF LAW

    “It was comforting to see a familiar face in lectures and around campus and to have direct access to my mentor when I had questions as they came up.”

    HOLLY

    MENTEE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

    Learn More About The Mentoring Program

  • CHAPLAINCY

    WHO IS 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

  • CLUBS & SOCIETIES

    SAUNDA
    The Student Association is the platform for students to voice ideas, make change, and get involved at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus. We represent aproximated 5,000 Sydney Campus students, and work both the student community and university leadership to drive change and address concerns related to the student community. So come and talk to us! We're here to represent and be your voice, so give us something to shout about!


    Medical Association of Notre Dame University Sydney (MANDUS)
    Sydney



    Notre Dame Sydney Business Society (NDSBS)
    Sydney



    ND Baseball & Softball
    Sydney


  • STUDENT LIFE

    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!