New students will get the chance to sample campus life when Charles Darwin University holds its Orientation Day on Wednesday, February 21.
Activities will run on the Casuarina campus from 9am until evening, when students can wind down with the screening at 7pm of Kenny, the film that turned the portaloo into a cultural icon.
In between, students can check out academic and other facilities, listen to a welcome from Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Garnett, and drop in to information sessions such as surviving your first year at university and how to find your way around equal opportunity laws and complaints processes.
There will be advice on student services, how to use the Internet, balancing part-time work and study and international exchange opportunities.
Academic and administrative staff will be on hand to offer advice on the wide range of courses and activities offered on the campus – with familiarisation tours around campus organised at various times.
Faculties will also offer their own introductory sessions explaining what programs are new and what has changed.
There will be stalls from industry representatives and from student clubs where students can sign up for membership of their favourite pastime or sport.
A free barbecue and concert takes place at lunchtime in the student square.
Parents are encouraged to attend the information sessions.
The full program of events is available on the website: www.cdu.edu.au/orientation.