Checklist for domestic students

Before you arrive

  • Accept your offer.
  • Enrol for the first time. You must enrol before you can obtain a student card.
  • Activate your ANU email, then set up a mail forward function to your personal email account so you never miss an important email from the University.
  • Sign up for the SET4ANU program, where you will be matched up with a later year student who will show you around the campus and answer any questions you have about ANU.
  • Complete the Prepare to Arrive e-module in Wattle.
  • Explore your financial support options as a student from Centrelink.
  • Join the New @ ANU 2018 Facebook group. Run by the ANU Students' Association (ANUSA) - ask questions and gain advice from later year students.
  • If you will be moving to Canberra from interstate:
    • Book your travel so you arrive in time for the first day of O-week.
    • If you are flying into Canberra, book a Meet and Greet pick-up services from the airport.
    • Organise and confirm your accommodation.
    • If you will be living in a residential community check if you need to bring sheets and bedding with you, and the date you need to arrive so you don't miss the residential community information sessions.
    • Scan and make copies for your important documents, such as driver's license, passport, and academic transcript and keep in a safe place.
    • Pack your bag! Note: Canberra is hot in summer and pretty cold in winter. Bring a range of suitable clothes accordingly.

Your first two weeks

  • Understand your course program via the Program and Courses website.
  • Add your new contact and emergency contact details into ISIS.
  • All students can check out the Orientation week program and add events of interest to your smart phone calendar. Start with the following events then add more based on your academic program and general interests:
    • RSVP for the University welcome and information sessions on first two days of O-week.
    • Academic college induction sessions (there is one for each academic college) provide important information you need to know about your college, including where buildings are located.
    • Collect your student card from Student Central from Week 2. During O-week and Week 1 it can be obtained from the Athenaeum at the School of Music, but you must book a time first.
    • Academic Program & Course advice sessions: check the O Week program for your college advice session location and times.
    • Academic Skills and Learning Centre workshops: Set yourself up for success.
    • Careers workshops: Great workshops including 'Finding Part-Time Work'.
    • If you're interested in working while you study, visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website to learn about your workplace rights.
    • Clubs, Leadership, Learning communities, Volunteering, ANU+.
  • If you have a disability, medical condition (including mental illness) or will be a recognised primary carer during your time at ANU, you can visit Access & Inclusion to discuss the support you can receive during your studies. This is a free and confidential service.
  • If you are from interstate:
    • Let your family/friends know of your safe arrival.
    • Familiarise yourself with Canberra.
    • Take the free city loop Action bus around the neighbourhood and stop off for a great coffee in Braddon.