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New FedUni students looking forward to Orientation Week

Posted: Monday 19 February 2018

Up to 3000 new Federation University Australia students are set to get their first taste of university life during Orientation Week over the next few days.

The University’s O Week activities will include market stalls, barbecues, campus tours and sports events at the Berwick, Ballarat, and Gippsland campuses.

“I am delighted to welcome all of our new students to FedUni and wish them well for their studies,” Professor Andy Smith, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), said.

“Orientation Week is the perfect opportunity for students to make new friends and embrace university life.”

Student Experience Officers also will be on hand during O Week to assist new students and advise them on campus activities.

A major highlight at the Berwick Campus is the Main Event from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm on Monday, 19 February. A free barbecue lunch, music and performers were on show.

The Berwick Campus also will hold a Multicultural Welcome Dinner on Thursday, 22 February, and a Market Stall on Wednesday, 28 February. 

The Mt Helen Campus will hold its Main Event from 12.00 to 1.30 pm on Wednesday, 21 February. Music, food and entertainment will be on show.

Free barbecue lunches will be held at the Arts Academy, Camp St, Ballarat on 19 and 20 February.

A Wine and Cheese Tasting session also will be held at the Albert Coates Building, Mt Helen Campus, from 3.30 to 5.00 pm on Thursday, 22 February. 

The Gippsland Campus will have its Main Event at the Rose Garden from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm on Tuesday, 20 February. There will be music, food and an inflatable bungee run.

A Market Stall also will be held at the Gippsland Campus from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm on Tuesday, 27 February.

It is not too late to enrol at the University for 2018 and we encourage any prospective students to contact us.

For further information about enrolling, please contact the University by emailing or by calling 1800 333 864.

More details about Orientation Week activities are available at:

Contact Matthew Freeman
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