Congratulations on starting your journey with Southern Cross University. We can’t wait to show you what SCU has to offer.

Whether you’re an on-campus, online, cross-institutional or an international student, Orientation is the event that starts your journey as a university student.

In the week before teaching starts, we offer helpful sessions that provide you with the essential tools to succeed in your degree and some great social events to help you settle into your new university life.

The University has always put the safety of our students and staff as the highest priority. With that in mind, and given the escalating situation with COVID in NSW and QLD, the University has decided to revert to a ‘study/work from home’ environment for students and staff at the Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Gold Coast campuses, with attendance on campus limited to essential activity only. See scu.edu.au/coronavirus for updates.

My name is Tyrone Carlin and I’m Vice Chancellor of Southern Cross University.

It’s a matter of considerable pride for me, on behalf of the university community, to acknowledge the ongoing indigenous custodianship of the wonderful lands upon which our campuses are built.

It’s a real pleasure to be able to welcome you to your studies. This is a really exciting time. It’s a great time to explore the range of opportunities that are available to you at the university, many of which you might not have imagined.

So, I encourage you to reach out, to talk to others, to get to know staff and your fellow students, and above all, if there are circumstances where you feel as though you need some help or advice, reach out to us sooner rather than later and that can often make all the difference.

I wish you great success and enjoyment in your studies and I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can in-person.

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Visit here for Course Information Sessions and other O Week activities.
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See what's happening, meet fellow students, get involved with your student association.

Orientation enquiries

E: orientation@scu.edu.au
T: 1800 005 687

Student enquiries

Visit the Student contacts page for information about contacting Southern Cross University.