Meet the Orientation Planner, your new best friend

Orientation Week is already next week?! I can’t believe how quickly time has passed. We all need to get ourselves ready because O-Week is just the beginning. O-Week is always a jam packed week- there are a lot of people to see and things to do, the whole campus seems to be buzzing with an undercurrent of excitement and anxiousness… which can lead to you feeling overwhelmed.


This can be avoided by getting organised and planning ahead. Enter the Orientation Planner.

It is a lifesaver and is absolutely one of the best tools on La Trobe’s website. You just select “Start a Plan” to create your own schedule of events for Orientation that would cater to you and what you need.

Just follow the steps. Select the campus you’re in and then you can either Browse All to look at a comprehensive list of all the activities during the week or you can choose to answer the Student Readiness Questionnaire which will toggle the results to fit what would interest you the most.

After you’ve put in your relevant details, Step 3 will appear and it should look like this:

If an activity interests you, just click on the green Add button and the tool will formulate a schedule for you. You will need to log in with your details so that the system will know where to send it to. It is extremely neat and hassle free and as a self-confessed planner like me, it’s probably the best thing about O-Week haha

I hope your O-Week is productive, memorable, and most especially, helpful. See you around!