... as did the free lunch!
A steady stream of students roamed Casuarina and Alice Springs campuses as Charles Darwin University held its Orientation Day on Wednesday, February 21.
At Causarina, over 200 students filled the Mal Nairn auditorium in the morning to be welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Garnett who announced the learning adviser initiative: Appointing a member of staff to each student and helping them with university studies.
This will be the first year for the scheme, operating for the duration of each student’s study program.
After conducted tours of lecture rooms and campus facilities, the students gathered in the Student Square at lunchtime for an hour-long concert by rock band Neo, an all-male group fetchingly attired in dresses of various lengths for the occasion.
Information and recruitment booths filled the Student Square, distributing pamphlets and other literature for clubs and organisations, businesses, social and educational groups.
Forty students were also welcomed at Alice Springs Campus late in the afternoon with a cool drink, short tours and live music courtesy of the Craig and Cain duo.
The crowds were bigger than previous years, reflecting the priority of CDU to market its Orientation Day to the wider community through a more diverse range of attractions and events.
Visit the photo gallery on the Orientation website.