The transition to the academic and social life at Charles Sturt University (CSU) starts for more than 1 000 new students next Monday 16 February when Orientation Week or O Week begins for those studying on the Wagga Wagga Campus.
The University’s Chancellor Lawrence Willett AO and academic staff will formally welcome the new, first year students to the University during a commencement ceremony in Joyes Hall at 2pm on Monday 16 February.
“We recognise the move to university is a big step for many students especially those leaving their families for the first time. O Week and our support services here at CSU are in place to make this transition easier as well as being productive and fun for the new students,” said CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Goulter.
A team of up to 40 O Week student leaders or “lifesavers” will be on hand throughout the week to assist the new students in their transition to life at Charles Sturt University.
The students, who will all be studying on-campus courses, will also participate in a series of compulsory information and academic sessions on issues such as Student Services, online enrolment, academic writing and on campus accommodation.
In recognition of the diversity of CSU student body, there will be special welcomes for new international, Indigenous and mature age students.
Rivcoll Union, the student association, is also organising a series of social activities to introduce the students to on-campus life, including trivia, comedy and band nights.
On campus classes begin for commencing and continuing students at CSU on Monday 23 February.
More O Week news at: O Week at CSU