University Open Days modified due to COVID-19

20 JULY 2021

University Open Days modified due to COVID-19

The University will host virtual information sessions on Sunday 15 August with Experience Days to follow on each campus in early September.

  • Open Day has been modified to comply with COVIDSafe rules
  • A virtual information session for all campuses will be held on Sunday 15 August
  • Experience Days, which will feature modified tours, will be held on each campus in early September

Charles Sturt University is remaining COVIDSafe by modifying Open Day so prospective students and their parents can discover what university has to offer.

It will be comprised of two components - a virtual information session for all campuses will be held on Sunday 15 August and Experience Days on each campus in early September.

The Charles Sturt Open Day will be held at all six of the University’s campuses – Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo.

This year’s on-campus events have been modified to align with federal and state COVID-19 regulations to ensure all Open Days are COVIDSafe.

Modified tour and experience days, including faculty/general and residential tours, student clubs and food trucks, will be held on each campus in early September.

Organisers are working with key stakeholders to ensure the events will be held in accordance to the current COVID-19 rules and regulations, including wearing a mask for all attendees.

Attendees will need to follow the COVID-19 measures in place and are being encouraged to book ahead as session places are limited.

Attendees will also have to register their attendance, adhere to safe hygiene practices, and practice social distancing.

This year the University will also be offering travel grants of up to $150 for individuals and $300 for schools to make it easier for Year 11 and 12 students in NSW communities and interstate to access our campuses for Open Day. We will be honoring those grants that have already been awarded for recipients to come along to a Tour Experience day in September.

Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor John Germov said this year’s Open Day will be a valuable opportunity for school students and prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students to learn more about Charles Sturt.

“We are very excited to be hosting our Charles Sturt University Open Day again,” Professor Germov said.

“We hosted our Open Day online last year and received positive feedback from parents and students on the level of information and engagement they received.

“We’ve made a number of changes to our Open Days this year to ensure they are COVIDSafe and are always prepared to change the format of the event, in line with current government guidelines.

“By hosting these events, it is a chance for prospective students to see firsthand where they could study and live on campus, to tour many of our state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, and to explore all of the course options available to them at Charles Sturt University.

All of Charles Sturt’s Open Day events will include detailed course information sessions, an information session for parents, and the opportunity to talk to current students and teaching staff.

The Virtual Event will also offer information on the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program, applying to university, scholarships, accommodation, and the University’s support services, clubs, societies and sport teams.

To register for the Charles Sturt Virtual Open Day, visit the Open Day page.

For prospective students unable to attend this year’s Virtual Open Day or Tour Day, they can book a campus tour for any day of the working week and book a virtual consult with the University’s student advisers.

All Charles Sturt University Open Day events will include mandatory registrations, safe hygiene practices, social distancing measures, regular cleaning, staggered timings for pre-booked information sessions and tours, and monitoring of numbers in communal areas.

Media Note:

For more information, contact Nicole Barlow at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0429 217 026 or news@csu.edu.au.

Attendees taking tours of laboratories or practical spaces should wear enclosed shoes. Attendees will also be required to wear a mask.

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