Welcome to Bond
You may not be on campus 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 is a series of events and activities to introduce you to Bond, your academics, classmates and key support staff. On this page, you will also find lots of resources to help you settle in and start the semester strong, as well as a schedule of events.
September Orientation schedule coming soon.
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.
Your social life doesn’t have to suffer with social distancing. Connect with new friends and experiences through our social events.
Attending Orientation on campus or remotely
Schedule - coming soon
Get to know your Faculty
Your Faculty is like your extended family at Bond, and includes students from a number of programs and disciplines. Learn which Faculty you're part of and make sure you tune into the Faculty welcome sessions during Orientation. If you’re studying a combined degree, you could be part of two Faculties!
- Actuarial Science
- Hotel and Tourism Management
- Sport Management
- Biomedical and Health Sciences
- Exercise and Sports Science
- Healthcare Innovations
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Occupational Therapy
- Built Environment
- Film, Screen & Creative Media
- Humanities & Global Studies
- International Relations
- Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
- English Language Programs
- Foundation Program
- Higher Education Diplomas
- Diploma Preparation Program
Couch campus tours
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 enrolling through to IT, counselling and even your assignments.
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At Bond, we refer to each semester with a three-digit number. This semester is 213. To work out the semester number, take the last two digits of the year (e.g. 2021 - '21') and the number of the semester (we're in semester 3, so use '3'). The following semester will be the first semester of 2022, so it will be 221, and the second semester of that year will be 222. 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 8.30am and 5pm 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.
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 from 8.30am - 4.30pm on Tuesday to Friday during O-Week, so please visit the friendly staff and Student Ambassadors if you need assistance. Use this link to find the Info Hub.
If you are attending on-campus classes, you will need to obtain a Student ID card 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.
The 213 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.
Bond University has provided Booktopia, an Australian online bookstore, with details of the prescribed textbooks for your subjects. Check the Booktopia Textbook Finder to see the details and buy a copy of your textbooks. Of course, you are welcome to buy your textbooks elsewhere, but be sure to check all the details to be certain that you are buying the correct ones! Not all textbooks are available from Booktopia and delivery is only within Australia and New Zealand. If your subject is not listed, please check the prescribed texts with your Lecturer.
The Library has many, but not all of the prescribed textbooks available as e-books. 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.
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.
Bond University is committed to providing a culturally safe and supportive learning environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, where they can progress and complete higher education programs at the same rate as, or at a better rate than, non-Indigenous students.
The Career Development Centre (CDC) is here to support your transition into your chosen career. The CDC can assist with career strategies, job applications, practice interviews and degree-related work experience.
Did you know that more than 35 per cent of reports of image-based abuse made to eSafety relate to young adults aged 18-24? This age group also accounts for over 60 per cent of all enrolments at Australian universities.
The Transformer program is an entrepreneurship and innovation hub. The program is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from all faculties.
In addition to Bond's support services, you have access to a number of online resources to draw on when you need them.
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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)
Safety | Respect | Care | Consent
Bond University and the Bond University Student Association (BUSA) are jointly committed to a healthy culture of respect and responsibility that provides for a safe and supportive environment for everyone.