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With classes set to begin in under a weeks time, it’s not surprising if you’re starting to feel a little bit anxious. Thankfully, UC Life is there to make the transition into university a little bit easier by filling Orientation Week with fun activities where you can get to know your soon-to-be classmates. This year, it’s going to be packed with heaps of activities and events, so we’ve done the leg work for you to find out everything that’s happening on campus this O Week.

Monday the 5th of February:

Carnival: Running from 10am to 4pm on both Monday and Tuesday this week, the UC Carnival will feature live music and performances throughout the day. This event is located centrally on campus on the Library lawns.

Pop-Up Beer Garden: Located on the concourse, new students can start the party early at the Pop-Up Beer Garden, running all week from 11:00am-4:30pm.  From 1:00pm-3:00pm, the Beer Garden will also feature live acoustic music.

Social Sports: From 11:00am-1:00pm Monday to Thursday UC Sports will be running social sports on the Building 2 lawns.

Welcome Brekkie: From 10:00am-11:00am, students are invited to enjoy a welcome breakfast on the concourse.

Mingle Monday: Nervous about starting classes without knowing anybody? You’re not alone! Head down to Mingle Monday on the Northern Concourse Lawns from 11:00am-12:30pm to make your first friends at UC.

Build Your Own Burger: This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Running from 12:30pm-2:00pm, make your own lunch on the concourse.

Snapchat Scavenger Hunt: From 10:00am-3:00pm, you can take part in a Scavenger Hunt using Snapchat. Things will be kicking off from the Pop Up Beer Garden.

Beach Party: It sounds pretty silly to have a beach party in Canberra given that we don’t actually have one, but we kind of like the idea anyway. Head along to The Hub for this one, running from 9:00pm-late.

Tuesday the 6th of February:

Carnival: Running from 10am to 4pm on both Monday and Tuesday this week, the UC Carnival will feature live music and performances throughout the event. This event is located centrally on campus right in the middle of the Concourse.

Pop-Up Beer Garden: Located on the concourse, new students can start the party early at the Pop-Up Beer Garden, running all week from 11:00am-4:30pm. From 1:00pm-3:00pm, the Beer Garden will also feature live acoustic music.

Social Sports: From 11:00am to 1:00pm Monday to Thursday UC Sports will be running social sports on the Northern Concourse.

Aussie Barbeque: From 12:30pm-2:00pm, enjoy music and backyard cricket alongside a classic Aussie barbeque. Vege and gluten free options included.

Team-Up Tuesday:  Still haven’t had enough sport for your week? Have a go at any of the sports available on Team-up Tuesday, and don’t worry if you don’t know anybody – they’ll put you into teams! This event runs from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Mature Age Meet and Greet:  From 7-9pm at The Well, mature age students can meet one another and share a drink over canapés.

Wednesday the 7th of February: 

Pop-Up Beer Garden: Located on the concourse, new students can start the party early at the Pop-Up Beer Garden, running all week from 11:00am-4:30pm. From 1:00pm-3:00pm, the Beer Garden will also feature live acoustic music.

Social Sports: From 11:00am to 1:00pm Monday to Thursday UC Sports will be running social sports on the Building 2 lawns.

Market Day: An old favourite, Market Day will be held in the Refectory from 10:00am-3:00pm. The perfect place to sign up for your soon-to-be favourite academic, social, cultural and sporting clubs.

Comedy Night: At 7pm, after a day of signing up for cool clubs, make sure you hit up The Well for comedy night!

Toga Party: It’s the classic O Week event that you need to tick off the bucket list! Also located in the old Uni Bar space in The Hub it will be another night that you won’t want to miss!

Thursday the 8th of February:

Pop-Up Beer Garden: Located on the concourse, new students can start the party early at the Pop-Up Beer Garden, running all week from 11:00am-4:30pm. From 1:00pm-3:00pm, the Beer Garden will also feature live acoustic music.

Social Sports: From 11:00am to 1:00pm Monday to Thursday UC Sports will be running social sports on the Building 2 lawns.

Brunch & Bowls: Head to the Building 2 lawns for some good old-fashioned fun with ten pin bowling, lawn bowls and brunch.

UC Water Park: From 10:00am to 4:00pm, enjoy a water park on the Library lawns. Bring your swimmers!

International Student Welcome: All students are invited to enjoy an evening of cultural entertainment, free food and feeling welcome! This one’s in The Hub from 6:00pm-7:00pm.

Speed Friending: Another O Week classic, here’s where you’ll make all your new friends. Located in The Hub from 7:00pm-8:00pm, we think it’d be perfect to head along to the international student welcome and stick around to befriend them.

Karaoke: Hang out with your new-found friends at 8:00pm in The Hub for some karaoke!

Friday the 9th of February:

Pop-Up Beer Garden: Located on the concourse, new students can start the party early at the Pop-Up Beer Garden, running all week from 11:00am-4:30pm. From 1:00pm-3:00pm, the Beer Garden will also feature live acoustic music.

CBR Bus Tour: New to Canberra and need to learn your way around? Join in on the Canberra bus tour, departing from The Well at 10:30am.

Tune In UC featuring The Rubens: Before they embark on their Million Man tour, The Rubens will be dropping into the UC Refectory to bring O Week to a close. Discounted tickets for students are available.