Get the most from ANU Open Day

Open Day 2016 »

This might be your first Open Day and first visit to ANU. Let's get you started ...

Visit an Information Tent and grab an ANU bag from one of our Student Ambassadors. Inside you'll find an Open Day Program and map, and a student course guide. Our Student Ambassadors can answer any questions about the Program, recommend things for you to see and do, and point you towards the activities that most interest you.

The ANU campus is BIG and you’re free to explore it, but we don’t want you to wear out your shoes so we’ve kept most of the action in five neighbouring zones.


The Main Hall (Building #19A). You can quiz staff and students from all of our colleges and administration areas to get in-depth information about our discipline areas, degree programs including Flexible Double Degrees, ATAR cut-offs and bonus points, scholarship programs, overseas travel and exchange opportunities, internships, student accommodation … you get it.

Undergrad talks

Manning Clark Centre (Building #26A). Talks and presentations for prospective undergraduate students happen here. Given by our teachers and researchers, and professional staff, they generally cover areas that are of popular interest like our well-known degree programs, academic skills support and development, and career pathways.

Postgrad talks

Haydon-Allen Building (Building #22) and Lecture Theatre (Building #23). This is where talks and presentations for those interested in postgraduate study happen, including Master degrees by coursework and research, and Higher Degree by Research programs. This year, ANU launched a world-first suite of Flexible Double Master degrees - so you can hear about those too.

Food & entertainment

Union Court is the Entertainment Hub. Enjoy exhibitions, performance art and music and grab a bite from the food vans. Meet our students and find out about the clubs and societies you can join at ANU.

Accommodation tours

ANU Residential Halls and Lodges. If studying at ANU means moving to Canberra, then you must take an Accommodation Tour. Shuttle buses leave from outside the Computer Science and Information Technology Building (Building #108) on North Road (opposite the Main Hall) around every 20 minutes. There are thirteen different places to stay on or near campus, offering a variety of catered and self-catered living styles. Each has its own unique student-led community. See as many as you can and make sure you ask about the ANU Accommodation Guarantee for undergraduate, interstate students studying at ANU for the first time.