O-Day 2011 was the biggest and best yet, with thousands of people turning up to Curtin’s Bentley campus to get their first look at the University, score free stuff, or just enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the event.
O-Day is the Student Guild’s premiere event during Orientation Week, showcasing all that the Guild, and University as a whole, has to offer to students.
Curtin Guild Activities Vice President Sarah Connor called the day an unparalleled success, with a great turnout and more stalls, clubs, and outside vendors on offer than ever before.
‘And the after-party at the Tav was awesome,’ she said.
‘We had Tim and Jean playing, everyone was dancing. There was just a great atmosphere all day.’
First year nursing student Regina said she’d recommend new students come to O-Day to familiarise themselves with the campus and settle any nerves they may have.
‘It made the whole coming-to-uni-thing a lot less intimidating,’ she said.
Plus it’s good to check out the place before classes start and work out where everything is.’
Penny, a first year Mass Communications student, said she wasn’t aware of the multitude of on-campus activities on offer for university students.
‘There’s so much to do, so many clubs and stuff that I didn’t know about,’ she said.
‘I joined a few. It was lot of fun, and we got a lot of free stuff.
‘It’s good they made it a fun day, so you can find out a heap of info but not be bored. Yeah, it makes me feel like I made the right decision to come here, definitely. I thought it’d be good course-wise, but now I’m pretty confident it’ll be good socially, fun-wise as well.’