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Bringing Orientation to you

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. 

We’ve organised a number of 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. 

You're also invited to join the 211 Bondies Facebook group and start to get to know your fellow Bondies before Orientation begins. 

What to expect

Welcome to Bond
 

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.


 
Interactive introductions
 

Interactive introductions

Get to know Bond, your faculty and key support staff, resources and classmates in a number of Orientation activities.


 
Chat with an expert
 

Help on demand

Help is at your fingertips. Chat with Bond staff online, or book an appointment with one of our many support services.


 
Get social
 

Get social

Your social life doesn’t have to suffer with social distancing. Connect with new friends and experiences through our social events.


 

Attending on campus

If you are able to join us on campus, we encourage you to do so and we look forward to welcoming you. 

If you need any help finding your way around, see out tips below or visit the friendly staff and Student Ambassadors at our Orientation Information Hub located at the Main Library between 8.30am – 4.30pm on Tuesday 12 January – Friday 15 January. 

If you aren't able to travel to campus, don't worry!  You will be able to join most sessions remotely and many will be recorded to be able to view in iLearn at a time that suits you. 

COVID 19 Safety: If you are feeling unwell prior to the day or on the day, please do not attend the campus. If you have been to one of the hotspots listed here, we would also advise you to remain at home and join the session online where possible. Please notify us in advance if you have been to a hotspot. Depending on where you are travelling from, you may also need a QLD Border pass. Please visit the QLD Government website here for more information. Once on campus, you must maintain physical distancing, demonstrate hand and respiratory hygiene, and sanitise surfaces where possible after use (all amenities to do so will be provided).

 

Schedule

We look forward to welcoming you to Orientation - on or off campus. Check out the full schedule of events below and make sure to attend or tune into the ones that interest you.

Tuesday, 12 January

9AM - 4PM: ENROLMENT, TIMETABLING AND CLASS REGISTRATION SUPPORT
For students living on campus or locally. 
Computer Lab 13 (BLD01_1_72)

9AM - 4PM: STUDENT ID COLLECTION
For students living on campus or locally. 
Student Assist in Main Library (BLD01_2_53)

9AM - 4PM: ADMISSION CHECK
For students living on campus or locally.
Admissions (BLD09_1_54)

10AM - 12.30PM: HIGHER DEGREE RESEARCH OFFICIAL WELCOME
Compulsory for HDR students only. 
In person: Teaching Room BLD06_2_12
Online: Microsoft TEAMS

11AM - 2PM: INDIGENOUS WELCOME LUNCH 
Invitation only, registration required.
Nyombil Centre (BLD08_1_01)

12PM - 2PM: PARENTS WELCOME LUNCH
Invitation Only.  
Princeton Room (BLD06_3_04)

Wednesday, 13 January

11AM - 12.15PM: COMPULSORY OFFICIAL WELCOME 
Compulsory for all students. 
In person: Sports Hall (BLD10_2_01)
Online: Collaborate

12.15PM - 1.30PM: COMPLIMENTARY WELCOME LUNCH & MINI CLUB SIGN ON DAY
Compulsory for all students on campus - registration required. 
Don's Tavern (BLD10_1_08)

Register now

1.30PM - 2.15PM: GET TO KNOW YOUR FACULTY LIBRARIAN
Compulsory for all students. 
Bond Business School: Princeton Room (BLD06_3_04)
Bond University College: Case Study 1 (BLD06_3_23)
Faculty of Society & Design: Flexible Learning Space 1 (BLD03_2_26)
Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine: Gregor Heiner Theatre (BLD05_3_27)
Faculty of Law: Theatre 4 (BLD06_3_14)
Online: Collaborate

4.30PM - 5PM: ACCOMMODATION OFFICIAL WELCOME FOR NEW RESIDENT STUDENTS
Compulsory for all NEW resident students living on campus. If you are currently in quarantine, please join the session online. 
In person: Basil Sellers Theatre (BLD06_3_12)
Online: Collaborate

9AM - 4PM: ENROLMENT, TIMETABLING AND CLASS REGISTRATION SUPPORT
For students living on campus or locally. 
Computer Lab 13 (BLD01_1_72)

9AM - 4PM: STUDENT ID COLLECTION
For students living on campus or locally. 
Student Assist in Main Library (BLD01_2_53)

9AM - 4PM: ADMISSION CHECK
For students living on campus or locally.
Admissions (BLD09_1_54)

2PM - 5PM: OPEN ESPORTS PRACTICE - THE CHIEFS 
Watch professional esports team The Chiefs in their element, live in the Esports Hub. 
Esports Hub (BLD06_2_24)

2.30PM - 3.30PM: EXPLORING YOUR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: ILEARN AND COLLABORATE
Optional session for all students to better understand the University's software and systems. 
In person: Theatre 4 (BLD06_3_14)
Online: Collaborate

2.30PM, 3.30PM, 4.30PM: CAMPUS TOURS (60 minutes)
Registration required. 
Meeting point: Main Library

Register now

2.30PM, 3PM, 3.30PM, 4PM, 4.30PM: LIBRARY TOURS (30 minutes)
Registration required.
Meeting point: Main Library

Register now

3.30PM - 4.30PM: 10 TOP TIPS FOR ACADEMIC WRITING 
Optional session for all students to help you reach your academic potential. 
In person: Theatre 4 (BLD06_3_14)
Online: Collaborate

6.30PM - 10PM: TRIVIA & PIZZA NIGHT
Hosted by Bond University Student Association (BUSA). All ages event. ID required for 18+. 
In person: Don's Tavern (BLD10_1_08)

Register now

Thursday, 14 January

9AM - 4PM: ENROLMENT, TIMETABLING AND CLASS REGISTRATION SUPPORT
For students living on campus or locally. 
Computer Lab 13 (BLD01_1_72)

9AM - 4PM: STUDENT ID COLLECTION
For students living on campus or locally. 
Student Assist in Main Library (BLD01_2_53)

9AM - 4PM: ADMISSION CHECK
For students living on campus or locally.
Admissions (BLD09_1_54)

9.30AM - 3PM: ORIENTATION EXHIBITION 
For students living on campus or locally. 
Gregor Heiner Theatre Foyer (BLD05_3_92)

11AM - 12PM: LIVE Q&A WITH THE BOND UNIVERSITY STUDENT ASSOCIATION (BUSA) 
Everything you need to know about student life and student clubs. 
In person: Case Study 1 (BLD06_3_23)
Online: Collaborate

11AM, 12PM, 1PM AND 2PM: CAMPUS TOURS (60 minutes)
For students living on campus or locally. 
Meeting point: Main Library

Register now

2.30PM - 3.30PM: OPEN ESPORTS PRACTICE - THE CHIEFS 
Watch professional esports team The Chiefs in their element, live in the Esports Hub. 
Esports Hub (BLD06_2_24)

3.30PM - 5PM: THE CHIEFS CHALLENGE
Take on some of the best esports players in the business. And if you beat them, you'll win a prize. Sign up outside the Esports Hub.
Esports Hub (BLD06_2_24)

3PM - 4PM: MANAGING EARLY SEMESTER STRESS 
Optional session for all students to help you manage early on in the semester. 
In person: Teaching Room (BLD06_3_14)
Online: Collaborate

4PM - 5PM: 7 TIPS FOR STUDYING REMOTELY, HOSTED BY THE ACADEMIC SKILLS CENTRE 
For students unable to attend campus. 
Online: Collaborate

5PM - 6PM: POSTGRADUATE NETWORKING SESSION 
For postgraduate students only. Registration required. 
In person: University Club (BLD06_3_01)

Register now

6PM - 9PM: TRIP TO TOPGOLF 
All ages event. ID required for 18+. Free bus to and from the venue in Oxenford. Registration required. $25 per student to attend. 

Register now

6PM - LATE: CAMPUS CRAWL (18+ EVENT)
18+ students only. ID required. Registration required. 
In person: Various locations on campus. 
Meeting location: South Tower Lawns

Register now

9AM - 10AM: FACULTY OF SOCIETY & DESIGN OFFICIAL WELCOME 
Compulsory for all Faculty of Society & Design students. 
In person: Flexible Learning Space 1 (BLD03_2_26)
Online: Collaborate

11AM - 12PM: UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY ORIENTATION 
Compulsory for all undergraduate Psychology students. 
In person: Flexible Learning Space 3 (BLD03_1_12)
Online: Collaborate 

12PM - 1PM: HUMANITIES & GLOBAL STUDIES ORIENTATION 
Compulsory for all Humanities & Global Studies students. 
In person: Flexible Learning Space 2 (BLD03_1_11)
Online: Collaborate 

12PM - 1PM: SOCIAL SCIENCES ORIENTATION 
Compulsory for all Social Sciences students. 
In person: Flexible Learning Space 3 (BLD03_1_12)
Online: Collaborate

1PM - 2PM: BUILT ENVIRONMENT, CONSTRUCTION, PROPERTY, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CITY PLANNING ORIENTATION 
Compulsory for all students enrolled in these subjects. 
In person: Flexible Learning Space 1 (BLD03_2_26)
Online: Collaborate 

1PM - 2PM: UNDERGRADUATE COMMUNICATIONS, JOURNALISM & CREATIVE ARTS ORIENTATION 
Compulsory for all Communications, Journalism & Creative arts students. 
In person: Flexible Learning Space 2 (BLD03_1_11)
Online: Collaborate

1PM - 3PM: FOURTH YEAR PSYCHOLOGY ORIENTATION 
Compulsory for all fourth year Psychology students. 
In person: Flexible Learning Space 3 (BLD03_1_12)
Online: Collaborate

1PM - 4PM: FILM & TV ORIENTATION PART 1 
Compulsory for all Film & TV students. 
In person: Seminar 7 (BLD06_4_27)
Online: Collaborate

Unsure which Faculty you're in? Check out our guide. 

9AM - 9.50AM: HEALTH SCIENCES & MEDICINE OFFICIAL WELCOME & INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCES & MEDICINE STUDENT ASSOCIATION 
Compulsory for all Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine students. 
In person: Gregor Heiner Theatre (BLD05_3_27)
Online: Collaborate

11AM - 12PM: BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE INFORMATION SESSION
Compulsory for all Health Sciences and Biomedical Science students. 
In person: Gregor Heiner Theatre (BLD05_3_27)
Online: Collaborate 

1PM - 4PM: BACHELOR OF EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCE INFORMATION SESSION 
Compulsory for all Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science students. 
In person: Group Teaching Room at the Bond Institute of Health and Sport (BIHS_2_18)
Online: Collaborate

4PM - 5PM: HEALTHCARE INNOVATIONS INFORMATION SESSION 
Compulsory for all Healthcare Innovations students. 
In person: Teaching Room (BLD05_3_48)
Online: Zoom

Unsure which Faculty you're in? Check out our guide. 

10AM - 12PM: FACULTY OF LAW OFFICIAL WELCOME 
Compulsory for:

- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Business Law
- Bachelor of Jurisprudence
- Juris Doctor
- Diploma of Legal Studies

In person: Building 6, Theatre 4 (BLD06_3_14)
Online: Collaborate

Unsure which Faculty you're in? Check out our guide. 

12PM - 1PM: BOND BUSINESS SCHOOL OFFICIAL WELCOME 
Compulsory for Bond Business School students. 
In person: Princeton Room (BLD06_3_04)
Online: Collaborate

Unsure which Faculty you're in? Check out our guide. 

1PM - 2PM: BOND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ACADEMIC PROGRAM ORIENTATION 
Compulsory for all students in the Foundation Program, Diploma Preparation Program, and all higher education diploma programs. 
In person: Building 6, Case Study 1 (BLD06_3_23)
Online: Collaborate

11AM - 1PM: TRANSFORMATION COLAB ORIENTATION AND WELCOME LUNCH 
Compulsory for all students studying a Transformation degree. 
In person: Transformer (BLD02_3_14)
Online: Collaborate

Friday, 15 January

9AM - 4PM: ENROLMENT, TIMETABLING AND CLASS REGISTRATION SUPPORT
For students living on campus or locally. 
Student Assist in Main Library (BLD01_2_53)

9AM - 4PM: STUDENT ID COLLECTION
For students living on campus or locally. 
Student Assist in Main Library (BLD01_2_53)

9AM - 4PM: ADMISSION CHECK
For students living on campus or locally.
Admissions (BLD09_1_54)

10AM AND 2PM: LIBRARY TOURS (30 minutes)
Students living on campus or locally. Registration required. 
Meeting point: Main Library 

Register now

12.15PM - 2PM: SPORT SCHOLARSHIP ORIENTATION & WELCOME LUNCH 
Invitation only. 
Sports Centre Function Room (BLD18_4_02)

6.30PM - 9PM: BUSA BBQ & DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT 
Hosted by the Bond University Student Association (BUSA). All ages event. Registration required. 
Bond Aquatic Centre (entry via Sports Centre)

Register now

9AM - 1PM: ARCHITECTURE ORIENTATION 
Compulsory for all Architecture students. 
In person: Forum (BLD03b_1_02)
Online: Collaborate

9.30AM - 4PM: FILM & TELEVISION ORIENTATION PART 2 
Compulsory for all Film & TV students living on campus or locally. 
Seminar 7 (BLD06_4_27)

1.30PM - 2.30PM: ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (EAP) ORIENTATION 
Compulsory for all EAP students. 
In person: Case Study 1 (BLD06_3_23)
Online: Collaborate

Saturday, 16 January

9.30AM - 5.30PM: DAY AT DREAMWORLD & WHITE WATER WORLD
Free bus to and from the venue in Oxenford. Registration required. $38 per student to attend. 
Meeting point: Student Court

Register now

 

How to access Orientation remotely

Accessing Orientation remotely

Wherever you're starting the semester from, you will be part of the Bond Orientation experience. While most sessions will take place on campus, if you're not based on the Gold Coast, you will join Orientation sessions through Bond’s remote learning platform, Collaborate. You will need to activate your IT account to access Collaborate. 

All sessions will be held at Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). For our international Bondies, most sessions will be recorded and will be able to be viewed at a later time.

To access Collaborate sessions from overseas or interstate: 

1. Log into iLearn (you must activate your IT account first)
2. Click on ‘Communities’ on the left hand side
3. Select ‘211 Orientation’
(or 'FSD Orientation' for Faculty of Society & Design students)
4. Select ‘Join Session’ under ‘Blackboard Collaborate’
(Note - session will only be visible at the scheduled time/date – not before)

Experiencing technical problems?

Don’t panic. Call the IT Service Desk on +61 7 5595 4444 Monday-Friday between 8am and 5pm AEST. 

 

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
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Sport Management
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  • Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Healthcare Innovations
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
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  • Law
  • Practical Legal Training
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  • Architecture
  • Built Environment
  • Communication
  • Criminology
  • Film, Screen & Creative Media
  • Humanities & Global Studies
  • International Relations
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Read more
  • English Language Programs
  • Foundation Program
  • Higher Education Diplomas
  • Diploma Preparation Program
Read more
  • Digital Transformation
  • Entrepreneurial Transformation
  • Health Transformation
  • Legal Transformation
Read more
 

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. 

Download the Student Support Services brochure.

Get help with...

It won’t take long for Bond to feel like home. But to help you 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.

Once you know the formula, you’ll never get lost again. Check out the campus map to see all the building numbers and their locations.

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.

Use MazeMap

Feeling lost?

The Orientation Information Hub located at the main library will be open from 8.30am – 4.30pm on Tuesday 12 January – Friday 15 January so please visit the friendly staff and student ambassadors if you need some assistance. Use this link here to find the Info Hub.

 

Ready for your brand-new email address? If you haven't 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.

Activate your account

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.

Watch Tutorials

You can enrol in your subjects and finalise your timetable online, and if you're having any issues, just visit the friendly team at Student Assist located in the Main Library (BLD01_2_53) for assistance Monday-Friday between 8.30am and 5pm AEST or click below for tips on how to enrol. 

Learn more

The 211 semester will be delivered multi-modal 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.

View guide

Need help with organising your assignment, could use some tips for time management, a refresher on your Maths skills or want to strengthen your study strategies?

The Academic Skills Centre features a team of experts ready to provide support, advice and a helping hand with your study.

Tune into one of their workshops or book a personal consultation online.

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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) between Monday-Friday between 8.30am and 5pm AEST. 

Upload your photo

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 textbook.  Of course you are welcome to buy your textbook elsewhere but be sure to check all the details to be certain that you are buying the correct book.  Not all textbooks are available from Booktopia and delivery is only within Australia and New Zealand.  If your subject is not listed, please check 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 get advice on how important it is that you 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.

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The Medical Clinic is a facility for currently enrolled students and staff members of Bond. Our Psychologists provide free, confidential counselling service to help you with anything from academic, study pressures through to personal problems.

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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.

Meet the Nyombil Indigenous Support Centre team

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The Career Development Centre is your one-stop-shop for career services and support. They're also responsible for delivering Beyond Bond: Professional Development & Community Engagement - so reach out to them if you have any questions.

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The Transformer program is an entrepreneurship and innovation hub. The program is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from all faculties.

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As a Bondy, you're officially part of a network of 30,000 alumni in more than 120 countries. You're part of the Class of 2021. When you come to campus, you can pick up your welcome booklet and commemorative pin from the merchandise store.

Learn more

Couch campus tours

If you can't make it to campus, we'll bring our world-class facilities to you!

Explore campus in your own time through our 360 Virtual Reality App.

Take a tour

Take a library tour

 

Wellness hub

In addition to Bond's support services, you have access to a number of online resources to draw on when you need them. 

I want to...

Take a virtual fitness class with Bond Sport Personal Trainer Scott Fraser.

Work up a sweat

Read about ways to stay active inside with Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, Dr Justin Keogh.

Get active

De-stress in five minutes with Dr Peta Stapleton's guided EFT 'tapping' exercise.

Try tapping

See how mindfulness can infuse every day with a sense of calm.

Learn more

Download the free app, Smiling Mind, for guided mindfulness exercises.

Download app

Put on our Spotify playlists for study, exercise, and celebration in isolation.

Tune in

Meet BUSA

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 put on lots of social events during the semester. Stay in the loop with all the fun stuff on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact BUSA for: 

Contact BUSA

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.

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