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Newsroom Releases 2015 February Students to let their hair down before serious study starts

13/02/2015
Students to let their hair down before serious study starts
Orientation Week at JCU is all about learning what study will involve, but there is also a fun side to the week, with plenty of activities planned for the Townsville campus.

Students to let their hair down before serious study starts

Orientation Week at JCU is all about learning what study will involve, but there is also a fun side to the week, with plenty of activities planned for the Townsville campus.

JCU Student Association media and marketing officer, Jenna Cantamessa said there was a range of light-hearted and social activities planned, to help new students ease into uni life before knuckling down to study.

“We’d like to welcome all new students to the 2015 O Week celebrations for another fun start to the year,” she said.

“The Student Association will be holding fantastic events through O Week and ‘O Week Encore’ – or Week 1. Our events give new students the opportunity to see what our campus has on offer and a chance to meet fellow students.”

O Week celebrations take place on both the Townsville and Cairns campuses.

Ms Cantamessa said Townsville students interested in attending any of the trips or tours need to fill out forms by dropping in to the Student Association Office (located in the Student Mall, across from the Bookshop).

“If you any questions about our O Week social calendar of events feel free to call us on 1800 330 021.”

Highlights on the O Week social calendar:

Tuesday, February 17

Pool Party – 5.30pm onwards at the JCU Pool. Mocktails, DJ, nibblies. Alcohol-free event

Toga Night – 8pm til late at The Club. The ever-popular Toga Night is an 18+ event. ID required

Wednesday, February 18

Market Day – 10am-2pm at Market Square. Adjacent to Education Central. Free BBQ, business stalls and freebies, sign up to various clubs and societies

Wicked Wednesday – all day at the Fitness Centre – see what the centre has to offer. DJ and free group fitness training from 4.30pm-7.30pm

Raw Comedy Night – 7pm-10pm at The Club. Come and have a giggle. Want to start your comedy career?

Thursday, February 19

Mature Chatter – 8am at The Club Deck (over 25s only). Come and enjoy a free brekkie.

Free lunch – 12 noon-2pm at Market Square

Afternoon at The Strand – 1pm-4.30pm. Swim, walk, chill, eat or play. Bookings essential. Book at the Student Association office.

Official JCU O Week party – from 4.30pm onwards, on lawns outside the Sir George Kneipp Auditorium. Relax, meet new students and join in the fun at the "tropical paradise" themed party. Featuring local DJs, volleyball competitions, interactive games and activities, local performances, foam party, free food and drinks, fire show finale, and plenty of prizes up for grabs. Dress code: Tropical!

Friday, February 20

Trip to Billabong Sanctuary – 9am-12 noon

Free Aussie lunch- 12 noon-2pm at Market Square

JCUSA Scavenger Hunt – from 12 noon onwards. Prizes up for grabs. Concludes 4pm at The Club

Bludgers Bar at the Club – 5pm til late. Finish your week chilling out at the Club with drinks and live music.