Orientation Social Activities

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New to SCU Facebook Group

Are you new to Southern Cross University? Are you looking to connect with like-minded people? Join our New to SCU Facebook group!

All new students are welcome to join and interact with other students, including our Orientation student volunteers.

This group is a place to make new friends and talk about starting at SCU, no matter what degree you're studying. It is a place to learn and share tips on studying at SCU, what has helped you to settle in, and even where the best cafes are!

Introduce yourself by telling us what you’re studying and from where. Make sure to comment on other posts to keep the conversation flowing and make lasting connections.

Say hi in the group today!

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Connect Quest

Want to form connections with other University students? Try Connect Quest, our online team challenge!

All students are welcome to join Connect Quest. Join a team of up to eight students and complete challenges between O-Week and Week 3. Your team leader will contact you and guide you all the way. 

Connect Quest team registrations are open until 5pm Wednesday 6 July (AEST). Join via the MySCU Connect Quest page.

Want to find out more about Connect Quest and meet Team Leaders? Come along to the Meet Greet Join Zoom session on Thursday 30 June from 6pm-7pm (AEST). Register to attend here.

For further enquiries please email connectquest@scu.edu.au

Student Association Activities

Your student associations host a range of events during Orientation and throughout the year. Click on the headings below to learn more about your student association.

All of SCU’s student associations service online students, CoastRs (Gold Coast), LEXSA (Lismore), Coffs Harbour Student Association, and the Southern Cross Postgraduate Association. You can sign up through their websites and follow their socials to stay up to date with all the latest activities.

LEXSA (Lismore)

LEXSA is your Student Association at Lismore campus for both on-campus and online students. We offer services, events and support to help you throughout your time at Southern Cross University.

Whether you're studying online or at Lismore campus, we would love to meet you. Drop by our stall to meet our team and find out what's happening or connect with us online over our social media.

Session 2 and Term 3 Orientation activities

On-campus activities

All week

  • Drop by the LEXSA Office to pick up some breakfast grab and go options, pick up information and wall planners from 9am
  • Join LEXSA and Win Competition: All students who join or renew their LEXSA Membership between Monday, 27th of June - Sunday, 24th of July will go in a weekly draw to win 1 of 10 LEXSA March Packs!
  • Spotify Playlist – Students can add songs to our “2022 Vibes” playlist for a chance to win a 1 x 1-month Spotify Voucher
  • Students can chill out in our Chill-out zone set up outside the LEXSA Office

Wednesday 29 June

  • Live music from 12pm - 2pm by Rebecca Hughes (12pm - 1pm) and Matthew McBurney (1pm - 2pm)
  • $5 Lunch Vouchers for students
  • Students can attend our Badge Making Workshop from 11am
  • Free Fairy Floss + Donuts from 12pm

Online activities

  • DIY Crochet Beanie Workshop, Wednesday, 29th of June via zoom, 6:30pm – 8pm (NSW time)

Stay up to date: FB /lexsascu  IG @lexsa_SCU W lexsa.com.au 


CoastRs Student Association is the representative student-body organisation for students at SCU’s Gold Coast Campus.

A CoastRs Membership gives you access to some of the best services, events and support available to students on- and off-campus at Southern Cross University Gold Coast! Pop by our office to meet our team and sign up to be a member for just $1.

Session 2 and Term 3 Orientation activities

Wednesday 29 June

  • CoastRs Sign-Up Stall: Pop by the CoastRs stall in The Quad to sign up as a member, collect a free goodie bag and study wall calendar.
  • Inflatable Wave Rider (11am-1pm): Have some fun and enjoy a ride on a life-size surfboard simulator - without getting wet!
  • Live music + picnic on the lawn (11am–1:30pm): Relax on a picnic rug under an umbrella on the lawn while listening to live music – the perfect place to chill out!
  • Food Truck + lunch vouchers (11:30am-1:30pm): Enjoy street-style Mexican cuisine from Zicatela food truck. CoastRs will be giving out free taco vouchers – be quick there will be limited numbers available.

All week

  • Membership Giveaway: All members new and existing will go in the draw to win some amazing prizes!

Stay up to date: FB /CoastRsSCU  IG @coastrs_scu W coastrs.com.au  


Coffs Harbour Student Association (CHSA) is your Student Association at Coffs Harbour campus. We are run by students for students. We aim to make student life more enjoyable by providing a range of services, spaces and events. We are here to help you make your university experience as enjoyable, fun and supportive as possible. You are very welcome to pop in for a cuppa and a chat any time!

Sign up or renew your Membership to receive notice regarding free lunches, events and access to members-only offers and services.

Session 2 and Term 3 Orientation activities

Wednesday 29 June

10am-1pm: Join us in the Gathering Space for our popcorn stand, member sign-ups, spin the wheel for a prize, free sushi and Clubs and Societies info stall.

Thursday 30 June

10am-12pm: FREE pancake day in the Uni Lounge.

Stay up to date: FB /scuchsa  IG @chsa W scuchsa.com.au

Southern Cross Postgraduates Association (SCPA)

The SCPA is your postgraduate student association. You can join SCPA for FREE online through our website.

Sign up to be a member and follow the SCPA socials for the latest info on upcoming events and activities. Check out the website for skills and training workshops, support and wellbeing, and to meet the team!


Learn more about all things sport, health and wellbeing at SCU by visiting the UniLife website.

From there you can find more information on campus sport, local clubs and societies, recreation, trips and tours, Team SCU sports and events, and so much more.

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