Welcome to Bond
You may not have commenced your studies just yet, but you are now officially part of the Bond community. We can’t wait to bring Orientation to you – wherever you are in the world. Orientation Week for our September (223) semester will commence on Tuesday, 6 September.
Orientation is a series of events and activities to introduce you to Bond, your academics, classmates and key support staff. On this page, you will find lots of resources to help you settle in and start the semester strong. Keep an eye on this page for the full schedule of events, which will be released closer to Orientation Week.
You are also invited to join the 223 Bondies Facebook group, so you can start to connect with your fellow classmates before the semester begins.
Whether you are studying on campus or remotely, you must upload your photo to the CaptureME portal. Your photo will be used for identification purposes on Bond's student learning management system (iLearn), and for your student ID card. If you are studying remotely, you can collect your ID card when you are able to arrive on campus. You will not need it beforehand.
If you are living on campus, attending on-campus classes and/or require access to on-campus facilities (e.g. Library, Multimedia Learning Centre, Sports Centre), you will require a student ID card. Once your photo has been approved through CaptureME, you can collect your Student ID card from Student Assist in the main library (BLD01_2_53) on Monday - Friday between 8.30am and 5pm AEST during Orientation Week.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bond in Orientation Week.
What to expect
Welcome to Bond
Tune into the Official Welcome to meet the Vice Chancellor, and to find out all the important information about starting at Bond.
Get to know Bond, your faculty and key support staff, resources and classmates in a number of Orientation activities.
Help on demand
Help is at your fingertips. Chat with Bond staff online, or book an appointment with one of our many support services.
Connect with new friends and experiences through our social events. This is a great opportunity to get to know people both in and outside of your study area.
Attending Orientation on campus or remotely
Schedule - Coming soon
Couch campus tours
Welcome to Bond! Starting at a new university presents lots of unique challenges, from how to get from A to B, to getting in the swing of study and campus life. We want to help - here's everything you need to know.
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At Bond, we refer to each semester with a three-digit number. This semester is 223. To work out the semester number, take the last two digits of the year (e.g. 2022 - '22') and the number of the semester (we're in semester 3, so use '3'). The following semester will be 231. Your first lesson as a Bondy, sorted!
Ready for your brand-new email address? If you haven't done so already, make sure you activate your Student IT account! Simply accept the terms and conditions and create a new password - then you will be all set to access your email and our network.
Connect to on-campus WiFi
Once you've activated your IT account, find the BondStudents network on your device and use your Student ID and password to connect.
Need a hand?
Having trouble connecting to the IT Network? Visit Student Assist located in the Main Library (BLD01_2_53) for assistance Monday - Friday between 9am and 4pm AEST.
Experiencing technical problems? Don’t panic. You can watch the IT support tutorials below or call the IT Service Desk on +61 7 5595 4444 Monday - Friday between 8am and 5pm AEST.
We take our students' online safety very seriously, and are committed to build awareness around online safety risks. Learn more about staying safe online by visiting the eSafety website and accessing helpful student resources.
It won’t take long for Bond to feel like home. But, so you can settle in sooner, we’ve got some handy tips and tricks to help you navigate your first week.
Reading room numbers
Bond’s rooms are labelled in the order of building number, then level, then room number. For example, 06_02_01 indicates Building 6, Level 2, Room 1.
MazeMap – your virtual guide
Need directions? There’s an app for that! MazeMap is Bond’s virtual map, where you can find your way around Bond’s main campus and Institute of Health and Sport by simply searching for a location, then selecting ‘directions’. The app will use your current location to guide you to where you need to go.
Download a printable map here.
The Orientation Information Hub located near the Main Library will be open during O-Week, so please visit the friendly staff and Student Ambassadors if you need assistance. Use this link to find the Info Hub.
Bond University has an online system to register your vehicle for a parking permit. Fines will be issued if you have not registered your vehicle.
Car parking for enrolled students is free where users park in accordance with the terms and conditions of use as displayed on entries to the University and on the Parking webpage.
To register for a student car parking permit, please visit the link below and click on the ‘Parking’ link in the list on the left-hand side of the screen.
If you are living on campus, attending on-campus classes and/or require access to on-campus facilities (e.g. library, Multimedia Learning Centre, Sports Centre), you will require a student ID card. Begin by uploading your photo to the CaptureME portal. You will be notified by email once your photo has been approved and your Student ID card is ready for collection at Student Assist, located in the Main Library (BLD01_2_53). You can collect your ID Monday - Friday between 8.30am and 5pm AEST during Orientation week.
If studying remotely and not attending campus, you must also upload your photo to the CaptureME portal. Your photo will be used for identification purposes on Bond's Student Learning Management System (iLearn). You can then collect your ID card when you are able to arrive on campus, you will not need it beforehand.
The 223 semester will be delivered multi-modally through our online platforms including iLearn, the Student Portal and Collaborate. See the O-Week schedule for webinars on how to use these platforms or view the Multi-Modal Learning Guide below.
Need help with planning your assignment, some tips for time management, a refresher on your Maths skills or ways to strengthen your study strategies?
The Academic Skills Centre is made up of a team of experts ready to provide support, advice and a helping hand with your studies.
Tune into one of their workshops or book a personal consultation online.
Textbooks will be listed in your subject outline, which can be found on your subject's iLearn site, or by searching for your subject. The Library has many, but not all, of the prescribed textbooks available as ebooks. Others are available as print books in the Reserve collections if you are able to get to campus. Check with your lecturer to determine whether it's necessary to have your own copy of the textbook.
To purchase a textbook, you can search for it in Library Search, then 'Check purchase options' to see availability and prices from a variety of retailers. See the Textbooks page on the Library orientation guide for more information, including an instructional video.
Bond University Library provides customer-focused, quality innovative services, information resources and programs to support the teaching, learning and research needs of the University community.
Safety and Security is here to support students, staff and the Bond community 24/7. If you ever find yourself in an uncertain situation, feel unsafe or are a victim of sexual assault or harassment, Security can be reached by phone at any time.
University Public Safety & Security
Level 1, Building 10
Gold Coast Queensland 4229
There is no day-to-day uniform necessary for university - you're welcome to dress in what makes you feel comfortable, confident and ready to take on your studies! We find most of our students wear neat, comfortable attire, noting that for some programs, there may be instructions to wear more specific items of clothing. For example, students might be asked to wear enclosed shoes and lab coats when learning in laboratories or formal wear including a suit jacket when practising in the moot courts for law.
We also have many students who love to wear the Bond University brand out and about. Drop into the Merchandise Store on campus to see our range of t-shirts, hoodies, gym bags, watches, cufflinks and other branded items.
A helping hand
At Bond, one thing drives everything we do: you - our students! We’re here to lend a hand with anything you need, from Indigenous, international, disability and LGBTIQ support through to academic services and career development assistance.
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The Bond University Student Association - also known as BUSA - is your team of student representatives. The association facilitates a number of services and activities dedicated to ensuring your experience at Bond is everything you want it to be. BUSA also coordinates more than 100 student clubs and societies, and puts on lots of social events during the semester. Stay in the loop with all the fun stuff on Facebook and Instagram.
Contact BUSA for:
- Information on clubs and societies
- Information on upcoming student events
- Advocacy support
- Faculty Student Associations (FSAs)