Aloha! USC Gympie to hold welcome day
STUDENTS at the Gympie campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast will enjoy a day of Hawaiian/Mexican-style fun and festivities this week.
On Thursday, up to 200 students are expected at USC Gympie's Cartwright Rd facilities between 10am and 3pm for the welcome day.
The event will not just focus on study; there will be plenty of fun too, including lunch and live entertainment by singer-songwriter Carl Wockner from 12.30pm.
USC Gympie manager Graham Young said the day would include information sessions about programs in Nursing Science, Primary Education, Business and Accounting, Social Sciences and Tertiary Preparation Pathway.
He said new students could familiarise themselves with the campus and learn the essentials of IT and library services to prepare for a successful first year.
"There will be campus tours presented by current Gympie student mentors, as well as a student experience forum," Mr Young said. "Stall holders will include the Co-op Bookshop, Mail and Print Services and the Buranga Centre."
USC Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Birgit Lohmann will officially welcome the new students.
The campus has a 75-seat lecture theatre, tutorial rooms, study areas and interactive learning technology connecting with USC's Sippy Downs campus.
More than 250 students are expected to be on campus at Gympie when semester one starts on Monday, March 2.