Orientation and Transition Program

Starting something new is challenging. We are committed to supporting you so you can be successful in your studies at Flinders Law and Flinders Criminology. Our orientation and transition programs, occurring in the two weeks prior to university starting, are a crucial part of that support. Plan now to attend!

  • Law and Criminology Welcome Reception for all commencing students and their support network (i.e. bring along your parents, partner, children). This event is held on Thursday 15 February from 5pm-7.30pm. All new students will be emailed with the registration information as it becomes available.
  • New in Law for students studying Laws and Legal Practice or Law and Society (Law Pathway**). This program is held on Thursday 22 February and Friday 23 February 2018– plan to attend both days. Please click here to register or for more information.
  • New in Crim for students studying Criminology or Law and Society. This program is held on Tuesday 20 February 2018. Please click here to register or for more information.

You can find more information about  Orientation and Mentoring Information for First Year Students (PDF 462KB) including a copy of our Frequently Asked Questions.



An information session will be held on Thursday 27 October at 1pm in LWCM 1.06.

Applications to be a mentor open in October each year, with interviews conducted after Semester 2 exams (in late November/early December). You must have completed all first year topics in your chosen degree, and must be available for all of the dates specified on the forms below (including training and dates during orientation week). You can download an application form here:


NIL Mentor Application Form for 2018 (DOCX 2MB)

NIC Mentor Application Form for 2018 (DOCX 2MB)


If you have any questions or require any further information about the programs, please contact Sam Kontra, our Director of First Year Studies on samantha.kontra@flinders.edu.au or 8201 3880.