Welcome to the ACU community

Congratulations! You’re about to embark on a significant and rewarding phase of your life. Whether you’ve just finished school or are returning to study after some time away, uni is an amazing experience, and we are very happy that you’ve chosen ACU.

We’ll guide you through the next steps in preparation for the journey ahead.

Get started

ACU offers a range of programs and services designed to help you acclimatise during your first year of study. 

Select each program tab to learn more, then register to access your planner. In your planner, add the onboarding events you wish to attend to create your program.

Be prepared

Foundation Studies

Are you beginning a Foundation Studies program in 2023? Your studies will begin start on 27 March 2023 and we invite you to attend a tailored orientation day beforehand to help you get settled in at ACU and explore your campus. These dates are now available to add to your planner:

  • For those studying at our Blacktown Campus, your orientation day will be on Thursday 23 March 2023.
  • For those at our Melbourne and North Sydney Campuses, your orientation day will be on Friday 24 March 2023.

Course info

Access important information about your course and an introduction to your faculty and academic advisors.


Navigate a fun virtual game to learn about academic expectations and support, connect with other students, and feel more confident before starting your studies.

Student mentoring through Vygo

Connect with a current student mentor and start the semester a step ahead with ACU’s new student mentoring app, Vygo. It's a great way to learn from an experienced student about all things ACU.

New student checklist

Find everything you need to know and do before you start your classes.

Getting Started Handbook

This handbook is a starter’s guide to life at ACU. It’s a quick reference for ACU’s support services, clubs and societies and co-curricular activities.

Learn about the first few weeks at ACU, and tick off the new student checklist to make sure you’re prepared.

Your first few weeks on campus

Virtual welcome

Start preparing for uni life - watch a recording of a 2023 Virtual Welcome session to hear from current students and teaching staff. Get tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your first year at ACU!

Connect2Uni: First-year student support

Hear from your Connect2Uni advisor, who will check in with you in your first semester, ensure that you are travelling well and offer support as you need.

Events in Weeks 1-4

We have created a packed program of events and activities to welcome you to our ACU community. Check them all out on ACU Life.