At Sancta, we understand you may need time to adjust and settle into university and college life. Our undergraduate orientation program is designed with this in mind.

Sancta Orientation for undergraduates occurs a week before the commencement of lectures and aims to fit in with other university orientation programs. A Commencement Mass and Dinner is held for new students – both undergraduate and postgraduate and their parents/guests. This evening offers the opportunity for you and your parents to meet the Principal, Vice-Principal, and other College staff members. Residents receive a formal invitation with more information about this event.

Orientation week is also an opportune time for undergraduate residents to meet all the new students at Sancta and those at other University of Sydney Residential Colleges. The Orientation Committee comprises Second and Third Year students (Sophomores and Seniors) and is available to advise and provide information to first year students related to timetables, textbooks, lecture locations and social events.

Student organisers from Sancta liaise with the other colleges to organise a full program of social events. Some of these Orientation week activities include various activities at other colleges as well as at Sancta.

The Senior Common Room Committee (for postgraduates) organises various events for new students at the beginning of the year as part of an Orientation program.

All University of Sydney students are invited to attend the Chancellor’s welcome at the University’s Great Hall and explore the main campus and the many stalls and information booths, and join clubs and societies.