University of Sydney student

Orientation week

Your first week in Sydney

You must arrive in Australia at least three to four days before your classes start. During this time you'll attend the exciting Taylors College Sydney orientation program. It's a very important first step on your pathway to the University of Sydney. Take this great opportunity to make friends and get to know the campus.
All students MUST attend orientation.

What happens during orientation week?

The first thing to do is make sure your enrolment and personal details are correct. You'll find out everything you need to know for your studies at Taylors College Sydney. Pay attention to the important procedures you must follow from the beginning of Term 1.

Attend sessions on:

  • Accessing computer laboratories
  • Visa requirements
  • Homestay information
  • Other support services.

You'll get your course timetable, book list and subject descriptions. Be ready to have your photo taken for your student identity card too.

What should I bring to orientation week?

  • Details of your home and term addresses
    Make sure you know how to write these in English. Your agent or your Student Enrolment Advisor (SEA) can help you.
  • Your email address and phone number
  • The name, address and phone number of your caregiver/guardian, if you're under 18 years old
  • Your passport or a photocopy of the personal details and visa
  • Your confirmation of enrolment
  • Your latest results
  • A pen and a notepad

We're looking forward to meeting you! We hope you enjoy a happy and successful time with us at Taylors College Sydney.

Taylors College Sydney location

University of Sydney students meeting staff

Plan your trip to the college

We highly recommend you to plan your trip to the college beforehand, and allow plenty of time to get here, so you don't arrive late on your first day!

Check out Google Map or Transport NSW for the best mode of transport, and departure times.

Ravi from Sri Lanka

"My advice would be, make good friends and make sure you have the right people to take advice from. Seek advice from your teachers and don’t assume anything. Keep asking questions when you're not sure about anything at all."

Ravi, from Sri Lanka
Taylors College alumni
Now studying Bachelor in Civil Engineering at University of Sydney