19 AUG 2017
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UOW’s 2017 Open Day was held on Saturday 19 August.
If you missed it don’t worry – we run tours of our Wollongong and South Western Sydney campuses every Friday.
Hear from UOW students
I love the Wollongong campus, it’s really beautiful. I lived in a UOW residence my first year and it was quite nice. It was a small community and we all got to know each other really well.”
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
When I first came to UOW, I felt liberated and inspired to learn. I gained entry to my degree through Early Admission. It was a huge relief knowing I had a place at UOW before sitting my exams.”
Bachelor of Physical and Health Education
Open Day gives you a taste of what it’s like to be a student at UOW. It’s also a great chance to talk to students and academics about your passions, and ask heaps of questions.”
Bachelor of Public Health
What to expect
Make it a Wollongong weekend
Pristine surf beaches, a strong sporting community and a vibrant music scene: these are some reasons why Wollongong is a university city perfectly set up for student life.
If you’d like to see for yourself, hop on a UOW Open Day city bus tour leaving from campus.
The Last Frost, by Yours and Owls
And for a Saturday serving of tunes, stick around for The Last Frost at UOW’s Innovation Campus, hosted by Yours and Owls.
For those who can't wait. Don't.
Apply for Early Admission
Open Day is a great opportunity to learn more about Early Admission. There are dedicated info sessions that will talk through every step, and an Early Admission booth in the Expo Hall.Learn More
Getting to UOW
If coming by rail, North Wollongong is your station. A free shuttle bus will pick you up from the west side of the station for the 5-minute trip to campus.Timetable
Getting around Wollongong: use the free Gong Shuttle Bus to get to and from UOW.
Book a free bus from Liverpool or Campbelltown:
- What time should I arrive?
We suggest arriving on campus 30 minutes before your first info session or tour. Open Day is on from 10am till 4pm, so there’s plenty of time to experience all UOW has to offer.
- Where should I go when I arrive?
Head straight to the University Hall. It’s here where you can grab your Open Day pack that includes everything you need to make the most of the day.
- Do I need to book for Open Day or info sessions?
While bookings are not required, registering your interest for different info sessions is a great way to plan your day, and to get the most out your visit to campus.
- How long do the sessions last?
Each of the 100+ sessions goes for 45 minutes, leaving you at least 15 minutes to get to your next session. There are also loads of tours and activities throughout the day.
- Can I attend more than one session?
Absolutely! We recommend you go to every presentation you’re interested in.
- Are all UOW departments involved?
All UOW academic faculties will be set up in the UOW Hall to answer your questions. Each faculty will also hold information sessions and activities throughout the day. There are also special sessions that cover Early Admission, UOW Scholarships, UOW Accommodation, Study Abroad and more.
- Who can I bring with me?
The more the merrier. We suggest bringing your parents so they can see what UOW has to offer you.
- Will there be anywhere to eat on campus?
Yes. Most of our eateries and cafes will be open on Open Day. So grab some lunch and relax around the duck pond or on the McKinnon lawn.
- Will I be able to visit UOW accommodation at Open Day?
Yes. There will be Accommodation Tours throughout Open Day. Additionally, the bus tours of Wollongong will stop at UOW residences so you can hop off (and back on later) to check out any residence that takes your interest.
- Where can I stay and eat in Wollongong?
There is plenty of visitor accommodation in Wollongong. Head to visitwollongong.com.au for a great overview of options from caravan parks to beachfront hotels. Wollongong also has an amazing food scene. The best place to start your food search is TripAdvisor.
- Can I visit at another time?
If you can’t make it to Open Day we offer hour-long campus tours at 10.30am and 2.30pm every Friday (except public holidays). Book a tour and we’ll be happy to show you around.
- I have a disability. Is there anything I need to know?
UOW’s Disability Services team will be at Open Day with information on support services for students. All of UOW lecture theatres and class rooms are accessible by ramps and elevators. UOW staff will be on hand all day if you need help accessing any area, just look out for a red UOW shirt.
- I am interested in postgraduate study. Can I attend UOW Open Day?
Absolutely. There will be a dedicated postgraduate booth inside the Uni Hall, and faculty members will be more than happy to answer any postgraduate questions you have.
- I am currently in Years 9, 10 or 11. Can I come to UOW Open Day?
For sure. Some of the information sessions may not apply to you, but it’s never too early to get information on degree options and to experience the UOW campus.