Welcome, new students! We’re so happy you’re joining us at Charles Sturt.
Starting university is an exciting and transformative chapter in your life. It can also be overwhelming – but we'll be here to support you every step of the way.
As soon as you accept your offer, you can start preparing for university.
'Checkpoints' are your secret weapon for managing everything on your student to-do list. They break down all the big, little, important and (sometimes) annoying things you need to do as a student. Whether you need to access support services, find the correct textbook list, understand your subject outline or get started with exams, Checkpoints can help.
Find Checkpoints in your Student Portal to see what to do, where to go and when you need to do it so you can breathe easy.
Orientation is your introduction to life as a Charles Sturt student. It's a series of events and sessions run by faculties and student support services, where you'll have the chance to meet current students and get all the info you need to start your student journey.
Whether you're studying on campus or remotely, Orientation is your chance to:
In Sessions 1 and 2, we offer both on-campus and online Orientation events. If you're an online student, you're welcome to attend non-academic Orientation events at your nearest Charles Sturt campus.
Please note: Orientation for Session 3 is online.
Everything you need to know about Orientation – including what's on and how to sign up to events – is in your student portal.
While you're waiting for your course to start – or even while you're studying – you can access over 80 academic and learning skills support pages in the Student Portal. These include:
Give yourself the best chance at graduating with top results.
If you want more information, you can also:
Want to know more about getting started at Charles Sturt University?