New students welcomed to JCU during O Week
First published 13 July 2012
James Cook University’s 2012 Mid Year Orientation Week kicks off next week (Tuesday 17 July) on campus in Townsville.
‘O Week’ is a university-wide celebration a week of social and study activities before teaching starts in Study Period 2.
It is a great time to meet fellow students, future lecturers and to explore the campus.
As well as fun activities and entertainment, O Week includes info sessions and workshops that will help with the transition to university life and learn about the support services available. It gives new students a head start, and new students are urged to attend as many of the activities as they can.
• Course and faculty welcomes and activities
• Social events, organised by the Student Association.
• Free workshops
• Meeting student mentors
• Campus and library tours
• Student ID card collection
• Timetable and time management info sessions
• Writing and note taking workshops
Social activities include:
Tuesday 17 July
7.00pm Onwards Movie Night (alcohol free event). Uni Club Beer Garden
Wednesday 18 July
12.00noon – 2.00pm JCUSA Free BBQ and Giant Games. There will also be entertainment, prizes and giveaways. Market Square
Thursday 19 July
1.00pm - 4.00pm Reef HQ Trip - Visit the largest living coral reef aquarium in the world.
Friday 20 July
The full O Week program can be accessed at http://www.jcu.edu.au
Media inquiries: Caroline Kaurila, JCU Media Liaison, tel: (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175