Time toga to O-Week!

Participants in SCU's O-Week School Hosts program.
Participants in SCU's O-Week School Hosts program. supplied Southern Cross University

O-WEEK is underway at Southern Cross University, but there's no need to dust off your togas.

 

Orientation week is a staple of university life and marks the first week of the learning year.

For first years, O-Week is particularly important, incorporating important lessons about university life along with various celebrations.

"It's not only a great opportunity for students to become familiar with their campus, local facilities and classmates, it's also a time to learn essential study skills to help them through their all-important first session," SCU orientation coordinator Ann-Maree Wilkinson said.

This year-s SCU O-Week includes two new elements, the School Host program, and the U Discover tour.

Under the host program, students from each of the university's seven academic schools would meet and greet first year students on their first day of university. The U Discover self-guided tour takes students around the campus with checkpoints to highlight student support services.

The toga party, usually regarded as a set piece for the O-Week of any university, has been unravelled at SCU this year, replaced by an Icebreaker Party along with music, barbecues, physical activities, breakfasts, and a market day at the university's Lismore, Coffs Harbour, and Gold Coast campus.

The university said the Gold Coast campus' celebrations would include a "themed" party. That wouldn't, by any chance, be a "toga" theme would it?



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