Orientation Social Activities

Speed Friending

Join us on campus for speed friending. Get to know other like-minded students in this fun, quick and easy way. We’ll provide you with a lucky dip of questions so you don’t feel awkward. Come along and meet some friendly faces! 

We will have signs directing you to where you can find the speed friending session. Come in the half-hour before or after your Campus Tour to get involved (open 10:30am to 1:30pm).

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Connect Quest

All students are welcome to join Connect Quest – the online team challenge.

Sign-up opens Monday 28 June from 9am.

Want to form connections with other University students? Try the Connect Quest! You’ll be part of a team of up to eight students and together you'll complete challenges from O-Week up until Week 2. Your team leader will contact you and guide you all the way.

By successfully completing Connect Quest you get one entry in the draw to win the major prize, an Apple iPad Mini 256GB and smart case. Start university with fun and friendship!

Join a team through the MySCU Connect Quest page

Register here to join the Meet Greet Join Session.

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

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Student Association Activities

Your student associations host a range of events during O-Week 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 would love to get to know you! If you're coming to campus, come and meet the team during O-Week and take part in our on-campus activities.

If you can’t make it to campus, we’ve still got you covered with our Online Games Night and Meet LEXSA Zoom Session.

Check out our O’Week schedule below:

Monday, 28th of June

10am – 2pm: Drop by our stall to meet your LEXSA Crew and find out the benefits of becoming a member. Check out what our Student Clubs have planned for the session and meet your Student Advocacy Service on campus.

11:30am – 1:30pm: Enjoy live music from the Goodman Plaza Stage. We’ve got Joe Conroy kicking off the set! Our artists will be live streamed so you can watch it at home.

From 11:30am: new students can also pick up a $5 Lunch Voucher to use at the café’s on campus (The Quick Brown Fox, The Deck and Lounge and Unique Thai Cafe).

6pm: Meet your LEXSA Crew online! Find out the benefits of becoming a member, what we’ve got coming up for the session and how to join! Registration opens Wednesday, 16th of June, students will be emailed zoom link week of event.

Tuesday, 29th of June

10am – 2pm: Drop by our stall to meet your LEXSA Crew, find out the benefits of becoming a member, information about our student clubs and our Advocacy service on campus.

11:30am – 1:30pm: Enjoy live music from the Goodman Plaza Stage. We’ve got Harry Kemp kicking off the set! Our artists will be live streamed so you can watch it at home.

From 11:30am: new students can also pick up a $5 Lunch Voucher to use at the café’s on campus (The Quick Brown Fox, The Deck and Lounge and Unique Thai Cafe).

6pm: Online Games Night: Join us online to play some games and meet some other students! Students will be emailed the zoom link the week of event.
Registration opens Wednesday, 16th of June 2021 via our website.

Connect with us

Facebook - facebook.com/lexsaSCU/

Instagram - instagram.com/lexsa_scu/

CoastRs

CoastRs is your Student Association on the Gold Coast campus, you can sign up to be a member online!

What's on during O-Week.

Winter Wonderland Zone 10am – 2pm Monday, 28 June to Wednesday, 30 June.

Monday

  • SNOW GLOBE PHOTO BOOTH - Snap a pic in our interactive life size snow globe.
  • HOT CHOCOLATE JARS - Take a mini hot chocolate jar home to keep warm this winter.
  • BATH SALT WORKSHOP - Make your own bath salt blend.
  • COASTRS STALL - Sign up as a CoastRs member and receive a free goodie bag.
  • LIVE MUSIC - Sweet tunes by local artist - Naomi Connell.
  • $5 LUNCH VOUCHERS - new members will receive a subsidised lunch voucher to use at participating food vendors.

Tuesday

  • SNOW GLOBE PHOTO BOOTH - Snap a pic in our interactive life size snow globe.
  • BATH BOMB WORKSHOP - Make your own snowball bath bomb.
  • COASTRS STALL - Sign up as a CoastRs member and receive a free goodie bag.
  • LIVE MUSIC - Sweet tunes by local artist - Naomi Connell.
  • $5 LUNCH VOUCHERS - new members will receive a subsidised lunch voucher to use at participating food vendors.

Wednesday

  • SNOW GLOBE PHOTO BOOTH - Snap a pic in our interactive life size snow globe.
  • BATH SALT WORKSHOP - Make your own bath salt blend.
  • FAIRY FLOSS STALL - Enjoy delicious cotton candy.
  • COASTRS STALL - Sign up as a CoastRs member and receive a free goodie bag.
  • LIVE MUSIC - Sweet tunes by local artist - Naomi Connell.
  • $5 LUNCH VOUCHERS -new members will receive a subsidised lunch voucher to use at participating food vendors.

New members will receive a free goodie bag and go in the draw to win 1 of 4 'Back to School' prize packs. CoastRs members can also shop our textbook sale for discounted must-haves and access our exclusive O-Week activities online. Check the website and follow our socials to stay up to date with all the latest fun.

Connect with us

Facebook - facebook.com/CoastRs/

Instagram - instagram.com/coastrs_scu/

CHSA

The CHSA is your Student Association on the Coffs Harbour campus, you can sign up to be a member online or in the CHSA office. When you sign up for membership, you will receive a showbag full of stationary and eco-friendly goodies. New members who sign up in the first 3 weeks of the session also automatically go in the draw to win 1 of 3 prize packs!

Keep an eye out on the CHSA website or follow our socials for upcoming social media activities and competitions as well as our giveaways and activities starting from Week 1 in Session 2.

O-Week Activities
Monday 28 June & Tuesday 29 June

  • Membership sign-ups
  • 'Introduce yourself' social media competition: tell us a bit about yourself (on Instagram or Facebook) to go in the draw to win a CHSA glass keep-cup and a resilience agenda mid-year diary
  • Sponsored coffee cart in the quad with tunes
  • Morning tea in the Uni lounge catered by CHSA, sandwiches at lunch and afternoon tea
  • Badge making

Connect with us

Facebook - facebook.com/scuchsa/

Instagram - instagram.com/chsa/

Southern Cross Postgraduates Association

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!

UniLife

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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