Where: The Great Hall, The Quadrangle
The Arts and Social Sciences Faculty Undergraduate Welcome is where you’ll be formally welcomed to your degree in our historic Great Hall in the Quadrangle.
The Faculty Undergraduate Welcome begins with an introduction from the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Annamarie Jagose, who will speak to you about the opportunities available to you as an Arts and Social Sciences student and how you can be successful at the University of Sydney.
You’ll then experience firsthand the breadth and depth of academic tradition in our community, with the annual Arts and Social Sciences Academic Debate. The Academic Debate brings together leading academics across the six Schools to give you an understanding of what it is like to study their subject areas, as they compete to win the coveted laurel wreath.
Following the debate, you’ll join us for a meet and greet on the beautiful Botany Lawns beside the Great Hall, hosted by the Sydney Arts Students Society. At the meet and greet you’ll have the opportunity to meet other first year students, senior students, academics and professional staff over a free BBQ lunch.
Your Faculty Undergraduate Welcome will prepare you for success throughout your studies by:
- Learning more about the opportunities available to you as a student, and getting advice about how you can be successful here.
- Understanding more about what different subjects involve and what it is like to study them
- Giving you the opportunity to build your networks and meet new people
- Finding out more about getting involved in student life, including the Sydney Arts Students Society and First Year Camp.
12:00pm sharp: Faculty Undergraduate Welcome begins in the Great Hall.
1:00pm: BBQ Lunch with the Sydney Arts Students Society and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences begins on the Botany Lawns, adjacent to the Great Hall.
Please note, undergraduate Arts and Social Sciences students should also join the Welcome and Mentoring Program as the first part of their Orientation. For students who are unable to attend Welcome Week, we also offer an intensive catch-up orientation program during Week 1 called Welcome at Dusk.