USC to hold Orientation for 3,500 new students

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USC to hold Orientation for 3,500 new students


17 February 2013

17 February 2013

The University of the Sunshine Coast will welcome a record 3,500 new students during its annual Orientation Week from 18-22 February.

The week will feature a wide range of fun and serious activities, including social events, sporting challenges, live entertainment and information sessions about budgeting, time management and note taking.

Official welcome events will be held for the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering on Tuesday from 10-11am and for the Faculty of Arts and Business on Wednesday from 10-11am.

Tomorrow (Monday 18 February) will include a special welcome for about 340 new international students in the morning, and the presentation of almost $400,000 in scholarships to high-achieving new students from 2.30pm.

Tuesday will be the biggest day of O Week with a community market (50 stalls by local businesses and community organisations) and a strong line-up of live entertainment.

On Wednesday, students can sign up for various university clubs and teams at the USC Sports and Societies Day, while on Thursday, many of the activities will be aimed at postgraduate and research students.

A range of tours of the Sunshine Coast and nearby tourist attractions have been organised for Friday.

USC’s Student Guild will provide a range of fun activities throughout O Week, including a pool party and a movie night.

— Terry Walsh

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