With classes set to begin in under a week’s time, it’s not surprising if you’re starting to feel a little bit anxious. Thankfully, UC Life! is there to make the transition back into university a little bit easier by filling Orientation Week with fun activities where you can get to know your soon-to-be classmates. To save you looking for all the events, we’ve done the leg work for you to find out everything that’s happening on campus this O Week.
Monday 30th July:
Outdoor Climbing Wall – Ever wondered what UC would look like from 9 metres above the ground? Now is your chance to see UC from new heights with an outdoor rock climbing wall. Located on the UC Concourse 10am-4pm
Outdoor Arcade – The UC Concourse will be littered with arcade games, video games, foosball, free popcorn, fairy floss and hot chocolates engage your senses as you explore the transformed UC concourse. Make friends or meet old ones over drinks while playing large board games or chilling on our bean bags, all while a DJ will be providing the ideal music to vibe to. Available 10am-4pm.
Welcome Brekkie – From 10:30am-11:30am (or until sold out) a free breakfast of pancakes will be available on the UC Concourse
Table Tennis Competition – We all know how skilled you are at beer pong, but how about using a paddle? Inside the Refectory will be a table tennis competition if you feel like a pro or want to give table tennis a try. They will be set up 12pm-2pm.
Back to School Party – Since going back to uni is like going back to school we thought we should get our uniforms out! Get your hall pass to starting off O Week the right way and head down to UC Hub from 9pm.
Tuesday 31st July:
Snapchat Scavenger Hunt – Want to win $400 cash?? From 2pm you can meet UC Life! staff at The Well to receive your scavenger hunt list. These challenges and locations need to be shared on your Snapchat which UC Life! will be closely monitoring and scoring you, as well as challenging you in ‘minute-to-win-it’ challenges.
Mature Age Meet & Greet – Head upstairs in the Refectory to the Clive Price Suite from 7pm where mature age student can meet one another share drinks and finger food.
Wednesday 1st August
Market Day – An old favourite, Market Day will be held in the Refectory from 10:00am-3:00pm. A day where there are so many stalls they will spill out into the Concourse. This is the perfect place to sign up for your soon-to-be favourite academic, social, cultural and sporting clubs.
Speed Friending – Another O Week classic, here’s where you’ll make all your new friends. Located above Market Day in the Clive Price Suite from 1:30-2:30pm.
Live Music @ The Well – Need some food and drink to recharge after being at Market Day? Visit The Well to grab a drink and listen to some live music being performed 3-5pm.
Polo Party feat. Polographia – Slip into Dad’s best Ralph Lauren, pop that collar and let it be your guide to the sharpest-dressed party of the semester with Polographia performing a DJ set. Head down to UC Hub for this free event from 9pm.
Thursday 2nd August
International Student Welcome – All students are invited to enjoy an evening of cultural entertainment, free food and feeling welcome. This leads into speed friending and karaoke for a fun filled night. Check out UC Hub from 7pm-9pm to join in.
Xavier Rudd Live Concert – Storm Boy, Xavier Rudd’s highly anticipated ninth studio album, sums up everything fans love about the iconic singer-songwriter. Beautiful and uplifting, Storm Boy is Xavier Rudd at his inimitable best. To celebrate its release, Xavier Rudd is playing a select number of Australian dates this August, showcasing a selection of music from Storm Boy and Xavier’s epic back catalogue. Check out the show inside the UC Refectory from 8pm.
Friday 3rd August
CBR Bus Tour – New to Canberra? Want a quick introduction of Canberra’s finest views and attractions? Hop on board the UC Life! And UC Study Abroad CBR Tour bus for your very own personalised tour of your new hometown. Finish the tour with a free BBQ lunch. Departing from The Well at 10:30am.
Cosmo’s Midnight Live Concert – It’s been a long time since Cosmo’s Midnight has gone on a headline tour so to celebrate their album release they have been heading around Australia this July & August on our biggest tour yet. Brand new live show, new instruments, new visual show + we’re taking Genesis Owusu & Mookhi along for the ride too! Discounted tickets of $25 are available for students, check out the show inside the UC Refectory from 8pm.