Orientation Day at UTS hosts 7,000 to 10,000 students.
The urban campus in metropolitan Sydney is made up of dozens of buildings, spread over a large part of downtown Sydney’s southern zone. It’s a very
complex network of unique buildings and grounds. The challenge for the university is making sure students find their class rooms, events and social activities efficiently and in a timely manner. Students are generally new to the city and the campus. The critical first day and subsequent weeks influence their ability to adapt to university life and their relationship with the campus.
UTS engaged PAM to implement smart wayfinding for the event. Students accessed PAM 360 Explorer smart wayfinding maps through their mobile devices, mainly picked up from QR codes distributed throughout the campus. Additionally, PAM 360 Connect digital directories throughout the campus listed events, provided general advisory information and helped students achieve their goals of the day.
As a result, 2,780 students used 360 Explorer on the to find their way around, through 15,500 page views. Less staff and volunteers were needed to guide students. Printing cost were considerably reduced.