Big O welcome to FedUni life

About 600 new students will begin tertiary education at Federation University’s Gippsland campus with Orientation Week activities kicking off earlier this week.

Hundreds of new students were at the campus on Tuesday for free food, giant games, including Connect Four and snakes and ladders, an inflatable bungee and music.

A welcome to country was performed for students on Tuesday, which event organisers said was “quite powerful”.

Deputy vice-chancellor (academic) professor Andy Smith said said he was “delighted” to welcome the new students to FedUni and wished them well in their studies.

“Orientation Week is the perfect opportunity for students to make new friends and embrace university life,” he said.

Other events will be held on and off campus throughout the rest of the week including a market stall day with a DJ and Kombie van, bowling, laser tag and mini golf.

Student mentors were on hand to support and help first year students navigate university life.

About 1200 continuing students will begin classes for the academic year on Monday.