How to use the planner and general FAQs

With over 180 mini lectures, course advice booths and campus tours, as well as loads of fun activities to get involved in, planning your day is a must! We have highlighted our key planner features and answered some of the popular questions to help you make the most of Open Day.

Key features in our planner

Feature 1

Search your favourite events

We've got so many ways to help you find events that are interesting and relevant to you. Simply use the search tool or filter the full program by activity type, area of interest or location.

Feature 2

Save to your schedule

Save your favourite events with a tap and find them all in one place. You can even send your schedule to your friends!

Feature 3

Find your way around

The University of Sydney is big! Our navigation tool allows you to search for a building and show you how to get to your next lecture room.


Prepare for Open Day

Q: Do I need to register to attend Open Day?

A: You don't need to register to attend, but by signing up online, we'll be able to send you exclusive updates and inform you if there are changes on the day.

Q: How do I get to the University?

A: Free shuttle buses will run between Railway Square at Central and the Camperdown Campus on Open Day. Alternatively, you can catch a train and walk to the Darlington Campus, which is a short (10-minute) walk from Redfern train station. Find out more on our how to get here page.

Q: How can I plan my day?

A: Most of our mini lectures run back-to-back, which means you might not have a lot of time to move to the next lecture. Make sure you plan your day in advance using our website or app, and use the interactive map on the day to find your way around our campus.

Q: Do I need to register for mini lectures?

A: Registration is not required. Please note that we cannot guarantee seats at talks that may be popular on the day.

Q: Can I get free WiFi access on Open Day?

A: Free WiFi is available on the day. Search for the Wifi network name "USYD Open Day 2019" and use the password: students

Q: Is the University accessible if I have special needs?

A: There is a wheelchair ramp access at the front of Great Hall, New Law Foyer and lift access to MacLaurin Hall. Ramp will be installed to allow access to the fete stalls in the Quadrangle. Please check the relevant talks and activities in the app for specific accessibility information for each venue. Allocated disabled parking bays are available on campus for those with a valid disabled parking pass, please speak to the security guards at the main University entrance on University Avenue for further assistance.

Q: I am interested in postgraduate study. Can I attend Open Day?

A: We welcome both prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students and wider community to our Open Day. Please visit our course advice centres or Postgraduate information stall in the Quadrangle to learn about postgraduate study options.

On the day

Q: Where can I get an Open Day event program?

A: All the event information can be found in the Open Day app. You can also collect your Open Day pocket map and showbag from our student ambassadors in red t-shirts at the information stalls.

Q: Where can I get a brochure about the University's courses?

A: A copy of the 2020 Undergraduate Guide will be in the showbag. Collect this from our student ambassadors in red t-shirts at the information stalls. You can also download a digital copy of the 2020 Undergraduate Guide here.

Q: What if I have more questions after a mini lecture?

A: If there isn't enough time to ask questions because there's another lecture on in the same room, you can always speak to staff at our faculty stalls in the Great Hall, MacLaurin Hall and New Law School Foyer.

Q: I am having trouble connecting to the Open Day free Wi-Fi.

A: Select ‘forget’ to remove any existing University of Sydney Wi-Fi connection from your device, and reconnect to the 'USYD Open Day 2019' Wi-Fi network after a few minutes using the password ‘students’.

Q: Where can I find an ATM?

• ANZ ATM, Courtyard, Wentworth Building
• Commonwealth Bank ATM, Level 3, Wentworth Building
• Footbridge Station, Foyer, Holme Building
• National Australia Bank ATM, Level 3, Wentworth Building

Q: Where can I get something to eat?

A: o Food outlets are located across campus, see Food and entertainment for details.

Q: Who should I speak to if I need help?

A: Please speak to our student ambassador or security guard on campus if you need any assistance.

After Open Day

Q: If I missed Open Day, can I visit the campus at another time?

A: Of course! You're welcome to visit us anytime. We also run tours on the first Friday of every month from 4 to 5pm. Visit our campus tour page to register. To arrange a tour for career advisers or school groups, please use the booking form on the career advisers website.

Q: Who can I talk to if I have more questions after Open Day?

A: Give us a call on 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) or send us your questions through our online enquiry form.

Q: What should I do if I haven't made up my mind about studying?

A: We understand that choosing a degree is a big decision and there is a lot to take into consideration. Speak to one of our staff on 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) to find out everything you need to know before making your choice.

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