21 February 2014
The University of the Sunshine Coast is primed for an exciting Orientation Week (24-28 February) next week as it welcomes a record 4,000 new students this semester.
The biggest crowds are expected at the New Semester Fiesta – a two-day festival of events and entertainment on Tuesday and Wednesday that will run alongside the University’s usual program of information sessions, faculty welcomes and campus tours.
The New Semester Fiesta will include an “Amazing Race” style contest and launch party on Tuesday, a pool party and twilight cinema on Wednesday, giant board games, inflatable fun activities like Twister, market stalls and a creative arts hub.
Non-stop live music will be provided each day by popular DJs and bands – like DJ Roland, DJ Keyno, The Brains Trust, L Fresh the Lion, Kingfisha, StormChasers, and The Vernons – and acoustic acts like the Sahara Beck Trio, Carl Wockner, Gian and Finchington.
New students will be able to cool down at the Chill Bar, unwind with free coconut juices and sombreros at the Coconut Grove and check out the colourful Chroma256 design exhibition on display at the University’s Art Gallery.
USC’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill encouraged all new students to attend Orientation.
“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