14 February 2014
A great line-up of musical entertainment over two days will help thousands of new students settle in to the rhythm of university life during the University of the Sunshine Coast’s upcoming Orientation Week.
Popular DJs and bands – like DJ Roland, DJ Keyno, L Fresh the Lion, The Brains Trust, Kingfisha, StormChasers, and The Vernons – are set to add plenty of salsa to USC’s first “New Semester Fiesta” on 25-26 February.
They will be joined by acoustic acts like the Sahara Beck Trio, Carl Wockner, Gian and Finchington.
As well as live entertainment, the two-day “New Semester Fiesta” on the Tuesday and Wednesday of Orientation Week will be jam-packed with social fun activities.
New students can attend a launch party, a pool party and twilight cinema, compete in The Great Race (an “Amazing Race” style contest), take part in giant board games and inflatable fun activities, shop among the market stalls or express themselves at a creative arts hub.
They can also unwind with free coconut juices and sombreros at the Coconut Grove, take in more live music at the Chill Bar, or check out the colourful Chroma256 design exhibition on display at the University’s Art Gallery.
USC’s Orientation Week will also include many serious sessions aimed at giving new students all the information they need to begin their studies, as well as tips on budgeting, time management and note taking.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said he was looking forward to welcoming almost 4,000 new students to USC this semester.
“I’d like to encourage all new students to attend Orientation as it is a great way to familiarise yourself with the University, prepare yourself for studying and have some fun meeting other new students,” he said.
— Terry Walsh