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O Week 2019

February 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

O Week 2019 is nearly here! This year is bigger than all other years including dodgem cars, fairy floss, rock climbing, arcade games, 5 live music events in 5 nights and the traditional Market Day to top it off!


Free Dodgem Cars & More! Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th Feb 10am – 4pm Concourse

Get rid of the pre-uni stress by crashing into your new housemate that kept you awake last night! Or simply race your mates and see how long you can drive without crashing into someone else. We will be adding to the carnival vibe with free popcorn and fairy floss to keep your energy levels high! Find all the action on the lawns between the Library and Building 7.

Workshops and Information Station, Monday 4th Feb – Thursday 7th Feb 10am – 2pm Concourse

Check out the workshop and information station for details on all events and good things on campus. There will be extra fun workshops like skateboarding, DJing, guitar lessons more running throughout the week so make sure you drop in to find out when they’re on!

Ultimate O Week Bucket List, Monday 4th Feb – Friday 8th Feb, various locations

Sign up early in the week to take part in our ultimate O Week Bucket List featuring a list of fun tasks to complete during their first week on campus. Do things all university do in O Week; attend parties, get your student ID and even get a selfie with the VC! Visit ucunion.com.au for details on how to download the app, or drop by the UC Life stall on the concourse, CASH PRIZES to be won!

Happy Hour and Live Music @ The Well, Monday 4th Feb – Friday 8th Feb 5pm – 6pm The Well

Get down to your local on campus bar, The Well for daily Happy Hour drink specials. Enjoy live acoustic music with our own UC students performing live daily to create an atmosphere worth staying for! Don’t forget to check out their daily food and drink specials too!

Welcome Brekkie, Monday 4th Feb 10am Concourse

Start off O Week 2019 with a food full of pancakes to start your day! Topped with delicious lemon juice and sugar, or whipped cream and berries, there is something for everyone. This will also be a great chance for you to meet the 2019 Student Representative Council Reps as they will be cooking your brekkie!

Build Your Own Burger, Monday 4th Feb 12:30pm Concourse

Ensuring you continue the strength to survive O Week 2019, our club and societies are hosting a free ‘build-a-burger’ lunch where you can engage with them and find out more about what they offer.

3×3 Basketball, Monday 4th Feb 12pm Concourse

Join UC Sport for a game of social 3×3 basketball with your fellow students. No pre-registrations are needed, just turn up ready to play. Rebel Sports vouchers up for grabs for all players! Follow UC Sport on social media for details on the exact location.

Speed Friending

  • Monday 4th Feb 2pm UC Refectory, Building 1
  • Tuesday 5th Feb 10am Concourse
  • Wednesday 6th Feb 1:30pm Clive Price Suite, 1C50

New to campus? Or just simply want to meet new people? Enjoy the sunshine and partake in some speed friending activities on three dates throughout O Week to see who is also new on campus. Meet up to compare stories and showcase the free items you have obtained throughout the week. Attend one or attend all to secure an invite to the Speed Friending Reunion at the end of the week!

Free Donuts, Monday 4th Feb 3pm Concourse

What better way to get clearer vision than wearing goggles made from donuts! Figure out why Homer Simpson loved these round pieces of dough and fall in love with them! Donuts will taste even more delicious if you share them with your friends from Speed Friending on beforehand.

Toga Pre Party with SAC Monday 4th Feb 7pm, CLV Lawns

Our student run Social Activities Club (SAC) will be hosting the first of their pre-parties for the week before our annual toga party. Grab your bed sheet but not your pillow because we know you won’t be ready for bed yet, head down to CLV lawns past Dominos for a lesson on toga tying and more fun.

Toga Party Monday 4th Feb 8pm UC Hub

Kick off your O-Week in style and party like it’s 150BC. triple j resident DJ Shantan Wantan Ichiban will be holding down the decks and sound tracking the start of your UC journey. Free entry before 9pm, $10 entry after, pay at the door.

Commencement Ceremony Challenge & BBQ, Tuesday 5th Feb, Concourse

  • Commencement Ceremony – 10:30pm
  • Commencement Challenge – 12:30pm
  • BBQ – 1:00pm

After the VC’s official Commencement Ceremony, join us for the commencement challenge where all participants will receive a free shirt and defeat obstacles on the course around the campus. Enjoy a free BBQ afterwards and some healthy smoothies. There will be plenty of post fun run celebrations with the carnival in full action, live music and local reptiles if you dare to hold them!

Mature Age Meet & Greet, Tuesday 5th Feb 7pm, Clive Price Suite, 1C50

Meet fellow mature age students that are also coming to University not directly from school with classy canapés and sophisticated conversations. Make sure you RSVP via the Eventbrite link accessible here

Tight n Bright Party, Tuesday 5th February 7pm, UC Lodge Commons

Get along to UC Lodge commons dressed in the brightest clothing with our student run Social Activities Club (SAC). Afterwards everyone will head over to UC Hub for E^st so make sure you grab your tickets.

E^ST Tuesday 5th Feb 7pm UC Hub

UC Life, UC SRC and UC Refectory are teaming up to bring E^ST and her latest EP Life Ain’t Always Roses to Canberra, along with dance-pop collective Haiku Hands and locals Peach Lane. Tickets via ucrefectory.com

Market Day, Wednesday 6th Feb 10am Refectory & Concourse

Want to join a student club or society? Want a tonne of free stuff? Just need more pens? Well join us at the Refectory for Market Day where all your questions can be answered and all sporting, academic, cultural and social clubs are out looking for you to sign up!

Cocktails & Classics, Wednesday 6th Feb 3pm The Well

Recover from Market Day with live music and chill out for the remainder of your afternoon at The Well. Get over hump day with $10 cocktails and 80s classics playing throughout The Well to relax.

Fashion Failures Party, Wednesday 6th Feb 7pm Cooper Lodge Commons

This is your time to get wild expressing yourself through wearing the most absurd fashion you can find. Hit up your local op shops and come along to Cooper Lodge Commons on level four to party with the Social Activities Club (SAC), before heading over to Ruby Fields at UC Hub.

Ruby Fields Wednesday 6th Feb 7pm UC Hub

This stacked line-up features some of Australia’s rising rock superpowers including Ruby Fields, TOTTY, FRITZ and Spit Chewy. Tickets via ucrefectory.com

Ice Cream & Chill, Thursday 7th Feb 12pm Concourse

Head to UC’s new caravan chill out space and grab some ice cream to chill out from the warm weather and enjoy the first of our weekly Midday Music Sessions held every Thursday.

Midday Music, Thursday 7th Feb 12pm Amphitheatre

While enjoying your ice cream, listen to the calming sounds of our live music performers serenading you into your most relaxed self.

E-Sports, Thursday 7th Feb 2 – 5pm UC Hub

Do you think you have what it takes to take on the UC Rampage? Join the O Week invitational League of Legends team as the two teams battle it out in the first O Week challenge. The competition is free entry for both competitors and spectators, with crowd engagement and additional arcade games on offer!

Vera Blue Thursday 7th Feb 8pm UC Refectory

Keep the 2019 O Week celebrations going with ‘Lady Powers’ singer-songwriter Vera Blue at UC Refectory with support from Thandi Phoenix and Kesmar. Tickets via ucrefectory.com

CBR Bus Tour, Friday 8th Feb 10:15am Meet at The Well

New to Canberra? Want to see the sights of the nation’s capital? Register for our Canberra Bus Tour with UC Study Abroad and UC Life! showing you the attractions of this beautiful city. Towards the end of the tour we will also be providing a light lunch with picnic food provided (and Aussie treats such as vegemite and pavlova). Make sure you RSVP via the Eventbrite link accessible here

Speed Friending Reunion, Friday 8th Feb 4pm The Well

Can’t remember that person’s name you met at speed friending earlier in the week? Stress not! We are having a Speed Friending Reunion for those who attending speed friending this O Week with exclusive drink specials at The Well!

Comedy @ The Well, Friday 8th Feb 7pm The Well

Head down to The Well to hear from Canberra’s local comedians and what all the fuss is about.
If you are feeling particularly funny, get up and have a go! Just talk to the MC on the night. FREE ENTRY!

Hands Like Houses 8th Feb 8pm UC Refectory

Hometown heroes Hands Like Houses return from a massive overseas tour to bring their alternative rock and post-hardcore vibes to Canberra. Supported by Ocean Grove. Tickets via ucrefectory.com


February 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am
February 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


University of Canberra


UC Life