OWeek
Wednesday 24 - Friday 26 February 2016 

Dive into uni and celebrate at OWeek, Australia’s biggest university orientation festival. It’s the perfect opportunity for first-year students to learn about the university, their degree and campus culture.


Come and soak up the atmosphere and join clubs and societies, check out the free entertainment on the main stage and pick up some goodies while you're at it. The festival runs 9am-4pm every day.

Beat the queues at OWeek and buy 
your ACCESS membership now. Get amazing perks at OWeek like discounted San Cisco tix, free entry to the Opening Night Party, free breakfast, free watermelon, a free goodie bag and exclusive entry into the VIP ACCESS Glue Store Bar.

Stay up to date with the latest during OWeek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Free Breakfast

24 February 2016

8:30am to 11:00am

Access Tent
Are you an ACCESS member? Grab a free breakfast between 8.30am and 11am from the ACCESS tent.
Event Type: Food, Top Pick

Splash Dance: OWeek Opening Night Party

24 February 2016

7:00pm to 11:45pm

Manning House
Dive into uni and celebrate the start of OWeek at the biggest on-campus party of the year, taking over two levels of Manning House. Featuring student DJs SPARROW, Oli Schidor and Lucy Watson.
18+ event - ID required.
Event Type: Music & Parties, Top Pick
ACCESS
$0
Non-ACCESS
$10

San Cisco

25 February 2016

7:00pm to 11:45pm

Manning House
Following a solid year of touring, San Cisco are coming to OWeek for one night only! Catch the indie-pop four-piece, who've managed to rack up six ARIA nominations and a whole heap of Hottest 100 appearances (including Awkward at #7 for 2011, Fred Astaire at #48 for 2012, and Too Much Time Together at #49 for 2015), in one of their last shows before they pack up their touring gear and head back to the studio!

Featuring support from Olympia and Letters to Lions.

18+ event - ID required

Tickets available at manningbar.com.
Event Type: Music & Parties, Top Pick
ACCESS
$20
Non-ACCESS
$35

Free Breakfast

25 February 2016

8:30am to 11:00am

Access Tent
Are you an ACCESS member? Grab a free breakfast between 8.30am and 11am from the ACCESS tent.
Event Type: Food, Top Pick

Scav Hunt

25 February 2016

2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Join us on the 2016 Instagram Scavenger Hunt and explore USYD while competing for some huge prizes along the way. Whether you’re shooting a video playing some table tennis at Hermann’s or trying to get a selfie with Dr Karl– the Scav Hunt will be some serious fun so make sure you pencil it into your OWeek adventure. Big prizes are up for grabs for the winners and there’ll plenty of jugs of beer at the after-party!

Registration: 10am – 1pm, Wednesday & Thursday at V-Team tent

Briefing: 2pm, Thursday at The Oasis (Main Stage)

Scav Hunt: 2-4pm, Thursday all over campus!

After-party: 4pm, Thursday at Hermann’s.

First 100 sign-ups only!
Event Type: Fun & Games, Top Pick

Sunset Screening: Finding Nemo

25 February 2016

5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Looking for P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney? Just keep swimming down to the Oasis to catch Dory, Nemo and all your fave under-the-sea pals. Shore fun!
Event Type: Films, Top Pick

Wave Goodbye: OWeek Closing Night Party

26 February 2016

3:00pm to 10:00pm

Hermann's Bar
Wind down after a massive OWeek festival at the Dive Inn (aka Hermann's Bar) by listening to DJ Linda J playing groovy tropical house and lounge and National Campus Band Comp winners Nocturnal Tapes playing live! Plus there'll be inflatable pools and games.

18+ event - ID required.
Event Type: Music & Parties, Top Pick
ACCESS
$0
Non-ACCESS
$0

Free Breakfast

26 February 2016

8:30am to 11:00am

Access Tent
Are you an ACCESS member? Grab a free breakfast between 8.30am and 11am from the ACCESS tent.
Event Type: Food, Top Pick

VIP ACCESS Glue Store Bar

24 February 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm

Front Lawns
If you're an ACCESS member, head to the VIP bar for live DJ's, free Wi-fi, a pop up bar and food truck.
Event Type: Music & Parties

Fruity Fotobooth

24 February 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Come by the OWeek Photobooth for a happy snap or two! Fruity Fotobooth is located right next to The Oasis (the Main Stage).
Event Type: Fun & Games

SURG: Live Student Radio

24 February 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm

Eastern Avenue
Can’t be in three places at once? Sydney University Radio Group (SURG) has got you covered! SURG will stay on top of the entire festival to keep you in the loop - pay them a visit at at their stall on Eastern Avenue! Live coverage spans 9am ‘til 4pm every day and features the very best of SURG’s broadcasting talent. Tune in online.
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy, Art, Talks & Workshops, Fun & Games

SCA Student Screen Takeover

24 February 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm

Courtyard (Holme Building)
Verge Gallery presents video works from Sydney College of the Arts Students on Courtyard Restaurant and Bar screens throughout OWeek. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and feast your eyes on some of Sydney University’s brightest creative talent with student new media and video works looping on Courtyard's internal screens.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Greek Society BBQ

24 February 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm

Manning Squash Courts
Got a craving for Greek gyros? Well, around uni, the Greek Society is a little famous for its gyros. Try the chicken and lamb souvlakia, or the delectable haloumi. Wednesday only!
Event Type: Food

Traces - SCA Verge Gallery Exhibition

24 February 2016

9:00am to 5:00pm

Verge Gallery
Curated by Nina Dodd and Helen Waller with the Verge Gallery Student Volunteer Committee, Traces presents the work of nine artists, all of whom are studying at SCA.

Focused on the role of temporality and memory in shaping our identities, through a range of practices our artists open dialogues about how the image and object can help investigate or reinvent our histories.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Dunk Tank

24 February 2016

10:00am to 3:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)

The USU Board Directors, selected BNOCs (big names on campus) and even you can make a splash at our Dunk Tank. Runs every hour from 10am – 3pm on the hour. 

Event Type: Fun & Games

Scav Hunt Registration

24 February 2016

10:00am to 1:00pm

The V-Team Tent
Register for the 2016 Instagram Scavenger Hunt and explore USYD while competing for some huge prizes along the way.
 
First 100 sign-ups only, so get in fast!

Registration: 10am – 1pm, Wednesday & Thursday at V-Team tent

Briefing: 2pm, Thursday at The Oasis (Main Stage)

Scav Hunt: 2-4pm, Thursday all over campus!

After-party: 4pm, Thursday at Hermann’s.
Event Type: Fun & Games

Jumping Castle

24 February 2016

10:00am to 4:00pm

Anderson Stuart Lawns
There's so many exciting things to do and see at OWeek, you'll be jumping for joy! Come have a bounce on our jumping castle running all day, everyday.
Event Type: Fun & Games

Free Watermelon

24 February 2016

11:00am

Access Tent
All ACCESS members can receive free watermelon! Come by the Access Tent from 11am onwards, hurry before the fruit runs out.
Event Type: Food

Brunch on the River Seine

24 February 2016

11:00am to 12:00pm

Manning Sunken Lawns
Bonjour les amis! Whether you’re a dedicated admirer of Baudelaire or simply a young Francophile in the making, come and enjoy a Parisian brunch, explore French culture and language, and find out what FrenchSoc have planned for 2016.
Event Type: Food

Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony

24 February 2016

11:00am to 11:15am

The Oasis (Main Stage)

Join Gadigal Elder Uncle Allen Madden as he will delivers the Welcome to Country, and Budjedi Elder Uncle Max as he holds the Smoking Ceremony - pay respect to the traditional owners of the land and recognise their continuing connection to Country.

Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

President's Welcome

24 February 2016

11:15am to 11:30am

The Oasis (Main Stage)

Join USU President Alisha Aitken-Radburn as we open the festival! Find out who’s running all this OWeek stuff (spoiler alert: it’s us, the USU!) and get more info on all the great on-campus events and activities you can look forward to throughout the festival!

Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

SoulXPress Showcase

24 February 2016

11:30am to 12:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Catch the campus’ resident hip-hop society SoulXPress as they go all out and showcase the moves they’ll be mastering throughout the semester.
 
Can they put Drizzy’s ‘Hotline Bling’ two-step to shame? Drop by The Oasis and sea for yourself!
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

USU Debating Demonstration Debate

24 February 2016

11:30am to 1:00pm

Manning Bar
Get a taste of uni debating (and hopefully a few laughs!) with a demonstration debate from members of the USU Debating Society.

The USU is consistently ranked the best university debating society in the world, and competes in a wide range of national and international tournaments each year.


The society runs activities for debaters of all levels of experience, and welcomes anyone to come along to our Wednesday afternoon sessions where we run seminars, debates, and drinks.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Presenting the Movement and Dance Society

24 February 2016

12:00pm to 12:30pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Find out what the Movement and Dance Society (MADSOC) is all about with a showcase featuring dancers of all styles and skill levels.
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

EDSOC BBQ

24 February 2016

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Education Building
Come grab a free snag and have a chat to the Education and Social Work Society (EDSOC)!
Event Type: Food

Crack the Cryptic Crossword

24 February 2016

12:00pm to 2:00pm

The Dive Inn (Hermann’s Bar)
Ever find yourself tearing your hair out at a crossword and yelling “krill me now”?
 
Join the Crossword Society in solving the SMH crosswords. Struggle with the cryptic crossword? Don’t worry – Crossword Society’s friendly members are happy to teach you.  Plus, meet University crossword compilers.
Event Type: Fun & Games

Mermaid Music - Barber Soc

24 February 2016

12:30pm to 1:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Would your life without music B Flat? Do you think acapella is aca-awesome?
 
Listen to Barbersoc, our campus' very own acapella group, as they croon and harmonise their way through your favourite classic tracks, modern hits and guilty pleasure songs.
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

Dr. Karl - Live from The Oasis

24 February 2016

1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Come listen to the one and only Dr Karl Kruszelnicki talk about science, physics, and the environment! There will also be a Q&A and a book giveaway.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Korean Students Association: Science & Pharmacy Faculty Information Session

24 February 2016

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fisher Library Foyer
Get to know members of the Korean Student Association (KSA), and ask current students questions about courses and majors in the Science & Pharmacy faculties.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

SRC Wom*n’s & Wom*n of Colour Collectives Film Screening

24 February 2016

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Manning Bar
Join the Wom*n’s collective and the Wom*n of Colour Collective for a film screening and panel discussion.

Film TBA.

Please note: This event is open to all students, wom*n identifying and otherwise.

The alternative spelling of women as wom*n is used to symbolise wom*n striving to live without the oppression of patriarchy, and represents their strength independent of society’s perception of the essential male. It aims to assert wom*n being wom*n in their own right and on their own terms.

 
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops, Films

Women in Engineering Mentoring Day

24 February 2016

1:00pm to 3:00pm

PNR Library
Whether you’re a new female engineer or a returning member, come and join us at Sydney University Women In Engineering’s annual mentoring day. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people, have fun, and join the network of strong, female engineers at USYD. Pizza lunch will be provided.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Video Game Splash-oon!

24 February 2016

1:00pm to 4:00pm

The Dive Inn (Hermann’s Bar)
Beat the heat and cool off some video gaming fun at The Dive Inn, courtesy of PokeSoc and SUTEKH! Race through beaches in Mario Kart, or surf your way to victory in friendly Pokemon battles – the controller is in your hands.
Event Type: Fun & Games

Marxism: An Introduction

24 February 2016

2:00pm to 3:00pm

New Law Room 105
Crisis, war, poverty, climate change. Is another world possible? The Solidarity Student Club will put the case that capitalism is to blame. Join us for a discussion of the radical ideas of Marx, and why they are as relevant today as ever.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Sandsational SASS Speed Friending

24 February 2016

2:00pm to 3:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Looking for a new BFF? Having trouble achieving your #squadgoals? Get friending and find the best people to hang out with on campus at the Sydney Arts Students’ Society (SASS) Speed Friending. Guaranteed to be sandsational fun!
 
SASS Speed Friending is open to students from all faculties!
Event Type: Fun & Games

AIESEC: Put yourself on the map - Become a Global Leader

24 February 2016

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Isabel Fidler Room, Manning House
Want to make a positive impact in the world? Join an interactive workshop that explores global issues and how we, as young people, can develop the skills to take action and create positive change.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

SUDS Welcome Mixer

24 February 2016

2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Cellar Theatre (Holme Building)
Feel like trying something new this O Week? Jump feet first into Sydney University Dramatic Society (SUDS), Australia’s oldest continual theatre company! Head to The Cellar Theatre from 2pm for an acting workshop with society Vice President Maddie H.W., or hang around until 3:30 for a tour and Q&A session about the performance space with the Cellar Officers. This is a great opportunity to learn about the society, meet members and get involved!
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy, Art, Talks & Workshops

MUSE: Legally Blonde Open Rehersal

24 February 2016

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Studio B (Holme Building)
Drop in to Studio B and see the Sydney University Musical Theatre Society (MUSE) bend and snap as they rehearse their first show of the year, the much loved musical ‘Legally Blonde'!
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

Can you Tuna Piano?

24 February 2016

3:00pm to 3:30pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Chill out at The Oasis with unbelievable, beautiful piano music from the members of the Piano Society and find out how you can get involved with the group.
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

DIVE-rsity Ethnocultural Welcome

24 February 2016

3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Quad Lawns

Sail the seven seas of cultural diversity as you enjoy a free picnic lunch (with pizza!) with other POC (Person of Colour)-identifying students. Come and meet the ethnocultural communities at the University with support from the Autonomous Collective Against Racism, the Muslim Wom*n’s Collective, the Indigenous Collective, the Wom*n of Colour Collective, and the Pasifika Society and hear from our USU Board Director and Ethnocultural Portfolio Holder, Atia Rahim.

Please note: this event is only open to POC-identifying students.
 
 
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops, Food

"Darwins & Dragons" and Divers

24 February 2016

3:30pm to 4:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Enjoy sketches, songs, dancing and all the highlights from last year’s hilarious Science Revue, ‘Darwins & Dragons’.

First year on campus? Our revues are student written, produced, directed and performed shows that take a satirical look at recent current affairs and student life.
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

SRC Environment Collective Film Screening

24 February 2016

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Manning Bar
Join the SRC Enviro Collective for a short movie screening about environmental issues and activism, followed by a discussion group. Learn what the Enviro Collective is, what they do, and how to get involved!
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops, Films

Vote Chess: Beat the President

24 February 2016

4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Can thirty David’s take down one Goliath? Join the crowd, make your vote for the next move and (with the sneaky help of 3 experienced chess players) pit your wits against one of Australia’s best chess players in the ultimate chess battle.
Event Type: Fun & Games

Science Revue Workshop

24 February 2016

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Isabel Fidler Room, Manning House
Want to be a part of this year’s Science Revue? Brainstorm ideas, workshop comedy, dance and acting, and meet this year’s directors!
 
First year on campus? Our revues are student written, produced, directed and performed shows that take a satirical look at recent current affairs and student life.
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy, Art, Talks & Workshops

Dead Language - Student Performance

24 February 2016

4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Kick back with some afternoon tunes from electronic rock band duo and current University of Sydney students Dead Language (Dominic Price and Tim Blunt).
Event Type: Music & Parties

Campus Activism with the Greens

24 February 2016

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Quad Room S249
Learn about the incredible power of grassroots social movements at the Greens on Campus’ activism workshop. Come along and help plan key campaigns including those focused on ‘wom*n’s empowerment’, ‘protecting penalty rates’, ‘renters rights’ and ‘environmental justice’. Escape apathy and develop strategies to collectively create change for the better.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Comedy Showcase

24 February 2016

5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Dive Inn (Hermann’s Bar)
Catch the best standups, improvs and sketch comedians on campus at The Dive Inn.

Grab a drink and settle in as Gen Fricker, Becky Lucas, Sam Campbell, Michael Hing and talented student comedians bring you the funniest evening of OWeek.

Our student comedians have gone on to perform in groups including The Chaser, The Aunty Jack Show, The Ronny Johns Half Hour, The Axis of Awesome, en Jenkins & The Delusionists, and the Cloud Girls on Triple J.
 
This is your chance to see them, and give them your support before they hit the big time
Event Type:

Singing with the Seedlings

24 February 2016

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Wentworth Building Rooftop Community Garden
Join the USU Environmental Portfolio and Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian Butcher Newtown for free barbeque, live music, and cooking & planting workshops in the Community Garden.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops, Food, Fun & Games

SUDS Presents: Trust

24 February 2016

6:00pm

The Cellar Theatre

The final show of the Sydney University Dramatic Society's (SUDS) summer sesaon, Trust builds on a postdramatic script, integrating movement, language and audiovisual material.

“The trust is gone.” Trust demands us to ask how we orientate ourselves in a world where we can no longer trust the systems and the relationships on which we base our identity. Stripped of clear character, congruity, linearity, familiarity and narrative, what is left is a raw and cerebral piece that encourages its audience to reflect on their own experience and the feelings of disconnection, exhaustion and numbness that constitute the play and characterise human experience.

SUDS member tickets $3.

Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy
ACCESS
$5
Non-ACCESS
$7
Adults
$10

UNIKON – Anime Cover Band

24 February 2016

12:30pm to 1:00pm

The Dive Inn (Hermann’s Bar)
Keen to hear new tunes? Seasoned anime fan? Join us at The Dive Inn (Hermann’s Bar) for a selection of Japanese music from AnimeSydney's (a group consisting of all the anime clubs in Sydney) very own band, UNIKON!
Event Type: Music & Parties

VIP ACCESS Glue Store Bar

25 February 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm

Front Lawns
If you're an ACCESS member, head to the VIP bar for live DJ's, free Wi-fi, a pop up bar and food truck.
Event Type: Music & Parties

Fruity Fotobooth

25 February 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Come by the OWeek Photobooth for a happy snap or two! Fruity Fotobooth is located right next to The Oasis (the Main Stage).
Event Type: Fun & Games

SURG: Live Student Radio

25 February 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm

Eastern Avenue
Can’t be in three places at once? Sydney University Radio Group (SURG) has got you covered! SURG will stay on top of the entire festival to keep you in the loop - pay them a visit at at their stall on Eastern Avenue! Live coverage spans 9am ‘til 4pm every day and features the very best of SURG’s broadcasting talent. Tune in online.
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy, Art, Talks & Workshops, Fun & Games

SCA Student Screen Takeover

25 February 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm

Courtyard (Holme Building)
Verge Gallery presents video works from Sydney College of the Arts Students on Courtyard Restaurant and Bar screens throughout OWeek. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and feast your eyes on some of Sydney University’s brightest creative talent with student new media and video works looping on Courtyard's internal screens.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Traces - SCA Verge Gallery Exhibition

25 February 2016

9:00am to 5:00pm

Verge Gallery
Curated by Nina Dodd and Helen Waller with the Verge Gallery Student Volunteer Committee, Traces presents the work of nine artists, all of whom are studying at SCA.

Focused on the role of temporality and memory in shaping our identities, through a range of practices our artists open dialogues about how the image and object can help investigate or reinvent our histories.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Jazz in the Morning

25 February 2016

9:00am to 10:00am

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Come join JazzSoc for some sweet jazz in the morning and swing into the mood for OWeek Day 2. Sweet saxophone solos, double bass bonanza, keys that will kick you into step, and rhythms to keep it all together – could there be a better way to start your morning?
Event Type: Music & Parties

Wom*n’s Morning Tea

25 February 2016

9:30am to 12:00pm

The Quad
Transitioning to the choppy waters of university life need not be daunting. Come along to our Wom*n's Morning Tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Quad to meet like-minded students, and hear from our USU Board Director and Wom*n’s Portfolio Holder Tiff Alexander.

Please note: This event is open to all students, wom*n identifying and otherwise.
Event Type: Food

Photosoc Presents: How to take the perfect Insta

25 February 2016

10:00am to 11:00am

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Are you always fishing for compliments on your Insta? Want to sea-riously impress your friends? 
Join Photosoc as they teach you all about lighting, angles, filter selection and all the important #hashtagselection
 
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Cairyn Jay - Student Performer

25 February 2016

10:00am to 11:00am

Manning Bar
Enjoy student performer Cairyn Jay, covering some of your favourite songs live at Manning Bar!
Event Type: Music & Parties

Scav Hunt Registration

25 February 2016

10:00am to 1:00pm

The V-Team Tent
Register for the 2016 Instagram Scavenger Hunt and explore USYD while competing for some huge prizes along the way.
 
First 100 sign-ups only, so get in fast!

Registration: 10am – 1pm, Wednesday & Thursday at V-Team tent

Briefing: 2pm, Thursday at The Oasis (Main Stage)

Scav Hunt: 2-4pm, Thursday all over campus!

After-party: 4pm, Thursday at Hermann’s.
Event Type: Fun & Games

Jumping Castle

25 February 2016

10:00am to 4:00pm

Anderson Stuart Lawns
There's so many exciting things to do and see at OWeek, you'll be jumping for joy! Come have a bounce on our jumping castle running all day, everyday.
Event Type: Fun & Games

Free Watermelon

25 February 2016

11:00am

Access Tent
All ACCESS members can receive free watermelon! Come by the Access Tent from 11am onwards, hurry before the fruit runs out.
Event Type: Food

Singing with the Sirens (SUMS)

25 February 2016

11:00am to 11:30am

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Hear from and meet the Sydney University Musical Society (SUMS) – Australia’s oldest university choir, and the oldest non-sporting club on campus! SUMS is a non-audition choir running fun-filled weekly rehearsals and yearly concerts, so everyone is welcome with no previous experience required. 
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

Labor vs Liberal Debate

25 February 2016

11:00am to 12:00pm

Manning Bar
Come watch the ALP club, the Labor Club and the Liberal Club battle it out in a fierce battle, debating the hotly contested topic, “The union movement is irreparably corrupted.”
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Carillon Tours

25 February 2016

11:00am to 3:00pm

Beneath Quad Clock Tower
Located in the clock tower of the Quadrangle, the University of Sydney Carillon plays every Tuesday between 1 and 2pm during semester and at special times throughout the year.

As a special treat, the carillon will be open for several tours on the Thursday of OWeek. Meet under the clock tower every hour on the hour at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm or 3pm to begin the tour, and be sure to be on time - space is limited to the first 15 people each tower!

 
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops, Fun & Games

MUSE Performance Showcase

25 February 2016

11:30am to 12:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
The Sydney University Musical Theatre Society ('MUSE') is performing an exciting selection of songs, including some from their first musical of the year, 'Legally Blonde'!
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

Kartik Kuna - Student Performance

25 February 2016

12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Come listen to Kartik as he plays your favourite acoustic jams and some of his own original music! Kartik is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Conservatorium and recently launched his EP ‘Wanderlust’.
Event Type: Music & Parties

Polarheart - Student Band

25 February 2016

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Manning Bar
Polarheart's svelte sounds are perfect for a lunchtime at Manning. The electropop duo from Sydney are releasing their EP early this year - get a taste of their sound live at OWeek!
Event Type: Music & Parties

EDSOC BBQ

25 February 2016

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Education Building
Come grab a free snag and have a chat to the Education and Social Work Society (EDSOC)!
Event Type:

Reptile Encounter

25 February 2016

12:00pm to 2:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Crocs and snakes and turtles, oh-my! Biology Society’s reptile meet and greet will be the talk of the town. Don’t miss out!
Event Type: Fun & Games

Crack the Cryptic Crossword

25 February 2016

12:00pm to 2:00pm

The Dive Inn (Hermann’s Bar)
Ever find yourself tearing your hair out at a crossword and yelling “krill me now”?
 
Join the Crossword Society in solving the SMH crosswords. Struggle with the cryptic crossword? Don’t worry – Crossword Society’s friendly members are happy to teach you.  Plus, meet University crossword compilers.
Event Type: Fun & Games

Courtyard: The Jazz Sessions

25 February 2016

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Courtyard
Missed the Jazz Society this morning on Main Stage? Have no fear, because they’re playing for you again! Enjoy the sultry sounds of the saxophone, the breezing lines of the bass, and the beat drop from the drums at Courtyard. Have a drink with the band, say hello, and have fun along the way!
Event Type: Music & Parties

SoulXPress Showcase

25 February 2016

1:00pm to 1:30pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Catch the campus’ resident hip-hop society SoulXPress as they go all out and showcase the moves they’ll be mastering throughout the semester.
 
Can they put Drizzy’s ‘Hotline Bling’ two-step to shame? Drop by The Oasis and sea for yourself!
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

Korean Students Association: Engineering & Architecture Faculty Information Session

25 February 2016

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fisher Library Foyer
Get to know members of the Korean Student Association (KSA), and ask current students questions about courses and majors in the Engineering & Architecture faculties.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Four Jokes about the Ocean

25 February 2016

1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Dive Inn (Hermann’s Bar)
Four comedians tell four jokes about the ocean. EXACTLY four jokes about the ocean. No less, and definitely no more. For the love of God no more. Horrible things will happen if they tell more
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

Quidditch Display

25 February 2016

1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Quad Lawns
The Quidditch Society will be presenting  a display game where you can come and watch Quidditch. Learn all the rules and meet all the players, new and old.
Event Type: Fun & Games

“Breaking the Ice” - Humanitarian Launch Event

25 February 2016

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Manning Bar
Keen to become involved with meaningful causes? Join our many humanitarian Clubs & Societies for a chill matchmaking and networking session.
 
The event will feature the Amnesty International, Fred Hollows, Oxfam, Rotaract, United Nations and VGen Societies, as well as representatives from Sydney local charity offices AND live music.


Whether you are already an experienced volunteer or someone wanting to get involved for the first time – everybody is welcome!
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

All Aboard!: Board Director Lip Sync Battle

25 February 2016

1:30pm to 2:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Will our board directors sink or swim? Come find out at lip-sync battle event of the year! 
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

Special Guest: Matthew Mitcham

25 February 2016

2:00pm to 2:30pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)

Catch diving superstar, Olympic gold medalist, and USyd alumni Matt Mitcham as he joins us at OWeek for a special ukelele performance, with songs from his cabaret show Twists & Turns.

Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy, Fun & Games

MADSOC Stretch and Fitness Open Class

25 February 2016

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Studio B (Holme Building)
Come to our stretch and fitness class taught by Jed and Kelly! Open to all levels
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

SURCAS Display

25 February 2016

2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Ledge (Arena Sports Centre)

Ever thought "life's a beach, I might as well join the circus?" Well now you can, with USyd's very own SURCAS. Take part in a free aerials class and demonstration of trapeze and flying skills.

Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy, Art, Talks & Workshops, Fun & Games

Bollywood Dance

25 February 2016

2:30pm to 3:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Always wanted to watch Bollywood dancing? Fancied yourself a bit of Bride and Prejudice action? Wanted to join in on the action? Come along and watch some of the talented dancers from Ekansh Indian Cultural Society.
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

ACYA Karaoke

25 February 2016

3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Dive Inn (Hermann’s Bar)
你喜欢唱歌吗?Do you like to sing? Come join us and belt out the top songs from Australia and China, in both Mandarin and English
 
ACYA is a youth-administered NGO that seeks to foster understanding between young Australians and Chinese. 
Event Type:

Revue Showcase

25 February 2016

3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Come see the performances of Commerce Revue, Autonomous Collective Against Racism (ACAR) Revue, Arts Revue, Jew Revue, Queer Revue and Wom*n’s Revue!

First year on campus? Our revues are student written, produced, directed and performed shows that take a satirical look at recent current affairs and student life.
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

Hollow States - Student Band

25 February 2016

4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Join indie-pop three-piece Hollow States as they bring their dreamy tunes to The Oasis.
Event Type: Music & Parties

Revue Workshop

25 February 2016

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Isabel Fidler Room, Manning House

Want to join in on the fun? Brainstorm ideas, workshop comedy, dance and acting, and meet this year’s directors of Commerce Revue, Autonomous Collective Against Racism (ACAR) Revue, Arts Revue, Jew Revue, Queer Revue and Wom*n’s Revue.

First year on campus? Our revues are student written, produced, directed and performed shows that take a satirical look at recent current affairs and student life.

Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy, Art, Talks & Workshops

Scav Hunt Awards

25 February 2016

4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Dive Inn (Hermann’s Bar)
Join us at Hermann’s to celebrate the end of the Scav Hunt! The prizes! The glory! The bar tab!
 
Registration: 10am – 1pm, Wednesday & Thursday at V-Team tent

Briefing: 2pm, Thursday at The Oasis (Main Stage)

Scav Hunt: 2-4pm, Thursday all over campus!

After-party: 4pm, Thursday at Hermann’s.

First 100 sign-ups only!
Event Type: Fun & Games

SUDS Presents: Trust

25 February 2016

6:00pm

The Cellar Theatre

The final show of the Sydney University Dramatic Society's (SUDS) summer sesaon, Trust builds on a postdramatic script, integrating movement, language and audiovisual material.

“The trust is gone.” Trust demands us to ask how we orientate ourselves in a world where we can no longer trust the systems and the relationships on which we base our identity. Stripped of clear character, congruity, linearity, familiarity and narrative, what is left is a raw and cerebral piece that encourages its audience to reflect on their own experience and the feelings of disconnection, exhaustion and numbness that constitute the play and characterise human experience.

SUDS member tickets $3.

Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy
ACCESS
$5
Non-ACCESS
$7
Adults
$10

SUDS Showcase

26 February 2016

9:00am to 9:30am

The Oasis (Main Stage)

Catch previews of the first two shows of the Sydney University Dramatic Society (SUDS) 2016 Season - both are directed, produced and performed by members of SUDS. 

Trust - Stripped of clear character, congruity, linearity, familiarity, and narrative, Trust explores feelings of 21st century disconnection, exhaustion and numbness.This play question how we orientate ourselves in a world where we can no longer trust the financial, political, and interpersonal systems on which we base our relationships and identity. 
 
Je ne sais quoi - A bilinguial play: half English, half French. This original, student written work is an intellectual romantic-comedy toys with absurdism; featuring a mime, a clown and a cabaret number.

Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

VIP ACCESS Glue Store Bar

26 February 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm

Front Lawns
If you're an ACCESS member, head to the VIP ACCESS Glue Store bar for live DJ's, free Wi-fi, a pop up bar and food truck.
Event Type: Music & Parties

SURG: Live Student Radio

26 February 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm

Eastern Avenue
Can’t be in three places at once? Sydney University Radio Group (SURG) has got you covered! SURG will stay on top of the entire festival to keep you in the loop - pay them a visit at at their stall on Eastern Avenue! Live coverage spans 9am ‘til 4pm every day and features the very best of SURG’s broadcasting talent. Tune in online.
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy, Art, Talks & Workshops, Fun & Games

Fruity Fotobooth

26 February 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Come by the OWeek Photobooth for a happy snap or two! Fruity Fotobooth is located right next to The Oasis (the Main Stage).
Event Type: Fun & Games

SCA Student Screen Takeover

26 February 2016

9:00am to 4:00pm

Courtyard (Holme Building)
Verge Gallery presents video works from Sydney College of the Arts Students on Courtyard Restaurant and Bar screens throughout OWeek. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and feast your eyes on some of Sydney University’s brightest creative talent with student new media and video works looping on Courtyard's internal screens.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Traces - SCA Verge Gallery Exhibition

26 February 2016

9:00am to 5:00pm

Verge Gallery
Curated by Nina Dodd and Helen Waller with the Verge Gallery Student Volunteer Committee, Traces presents the work of nine artists, all of whom are studying at SCA.

Focused on the role of temporality and memory in shaping our identities, through a range of practices our artists open dialogues about how the image and object can help investigate or reinvent our histories.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

SPLASH! SUWO Percussion Performance

26 February 2016

9:30am to 10:00am

The Oasis (Main Stage)

Hear from the talented and aptly named 'Splash' percussion ensemble, the first and only percussion ensemble at the University of Sydney main campus. Splash consists of members from the Sydney University Wind Orchestra’s (SUWO) percussion section.

Event Type: Music & Parties, Theatre, Performance & Comedy

International Youth Fellowship Cultural Dance

26 February 2016

10:00am to 11:00am

The Oasis (Main Stage)

Come and explore the International Youth Fellowship and how it instills positive change, the heart to challenge and the spirit of cohesion as they showcase their amazing dance, short movie clips and a mini IYF talk.


Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy, Art, Talks & Workshops

SULS Game of Thrones Trivia

26 February 2016

10:00am to 12:00pm

Manning Bar
Celebrate the end of summer and the "coming of Winter" by diving into the world of Game of Thrones. Whether you are a white walker novice or a Jon Snow fan girl - all can enjoy a drink or two at Manning Bar whilst testing their knowledge on the Seven Kingdoms.
Event Type:

Jumping Castle

26 February 2016

10:00am to 4:00pm

Anderson Stuart Lawns
There's so many exciting things to do and see at OWeek, you'll be jumping for joy! Come have a bounce on our jumping castle running all day, everyday.
Event Type: Fun & Games

Free Watermelon

26 February 2016

11:00am

Access Tent
All ACCESS members can receive free watermelon! Come by the Access Tent from 11am onwards, hurry before the fruit runs out.
Event Type: Food

MUNder the Sea - Model UN

26 February 2016

11:00am to 12:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Come and experience the wonder and exhilaration of a mock model UN debate! Pirates welcome! 
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Stucco Tour

26 February 2016

11:00am to 12:00pm

The Dive Inn (Hermann’s Bar)
Stucco is Sydney's only student owned and student run housing co-operative designed to address the housing difficulties facing university students. During OWeek Stucco will providing guided tours for new students and potential applicants, meeting at 11am at Hermann’s.Food and drinks provided.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops, Food

Singing in the Quad (SUMS)

26 February 2016

12:00pm to 12:30pm

The Quad
Hear from and meet the Sydney University Musical Society (SUMS) – Australia’s oldest university choir, and the oldest non-sporting club on campus! SUMS is a non-audition choir running fun-filled weekly rehearsals and yearly concerts, so everyone is welcome with no previous experience required
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

180 Degrees: Innovation and Ideas

26 February 2016

12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Does method trump money? Some of brightest minds from the University of Sydney's volunteering societies and organisations come together to discuss the relevance and future of humanitarian aid and social impact. Come along to discover more about the many humanitarian-related societies on offer at the University.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

EDSOC BBQ

26 February 2016

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Education Building
Come grab a free snag and have a chat to the Education and Social Work Society (EDSOC)!
Event Type:

Theatresports

26 February 2016

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Manning Bar
Manning Theatresports has been running for over 25 years, and is showing no signs of slowing down!

Join some of USyd's most hilarious improv talent for our O Week Theatreports show and help kick 2016 off to a side-splitting start!
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

Queer Drinks

26 February 2016

12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Dive Inn (Hermann’s Bar)

Come have a drink and a clink with your queer peers, enjoy some icebreaker activities with one of the most vibrant queer communities in Australia, and hear from USU Queer Portfolio Holder, Jack Whitney. Whether you're up for a quick lunchtime beer or an afternoon of socialising, you're sure to have a whale of time here.

 
Please note: this event is only open to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, or otherwise sex and/or gender diverse.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

4x6 - Band

26 February 2016

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Manning Bar
4x6 are a classical crossover cello and guitar duo. They perform a unique take on famous popular songs from AC/DC to Ed Sheeran. Their performance style is exciting and like nothing you've seen before!
Event Type:

Korean Students Association: Arts & Business Faculty Information Session

26 February 2016

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fisher Library Foyer
Get to know members of the Korean Student Association (KSA), and ask current students questions about courses and majors in the Arts and Business faculties.
Event Type: Art, Talks & Workshops

Crafternoon Tea feat. Kayah Duen

26 February 2016

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Verge Gallery
Join us at Verge Gallery to hear the sweet sounds of Kayah Duen - a five piece indie pop/rock band from Sydney - in a stunning gallery setting. Enjoy viewing current Verge exhibitions including  Traces, curated by Verge Gallery Student Committee and featuring nine Sydney College of the Arts students.

To accompany this visual and aural delight Verge will be putting on an afternoon tea to reward your tastebuds with creative treats. A trifecta of sensory delights awaits you at Verge Gallery!
Event Type: Music & Parties, Art, Talks & Workshops, Food

MADSOC Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop Dance Class

26 February 2016

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Studio B (Holme Building)
Come to the Jazz Funk and Hip Hop (JFH) class taught by Carmen and Gabby! Open to all skill levels.
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy, Art, Talks & Workshops

Crack the Cryptic Crossword

26 February 2016

1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Dive Inn (Hermann’s Bar)
Ever find yourself tearing your hair out at a crossword and yelling “krill me now”?
 
Join the Crossword Society in solving the SMH crosswords. Struggle with the cryptic crossword? Don’t worry – Crossword Society’s friendly members are happy to teach you.  Plus, meet University crossword compilers.
Event Type: Fun & Games

Can you Tuna Piano?

26 February 2016

2:00pm to 2:30pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
Chill out at The Oasis with unbelievable, beautiful piano music from the members of the Piano Society and find out how you can get involved with the group.
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

Grace Fuller - Performance

26 February 2016

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Manning Bar

Grab a late lunch and a drink in Manning Bar, and enjoy tunes from 21 year old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Grace Fuller.

Event Type: Music & Parties

Wom*n’s Revue Workshop

26 February 2016

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Studio B (Holme Building)
Wanna dive into some comedy and performance in an inclusive and welcoming environment? Come channel your inner Ellen Degeneres, Whoopi Goldberg & Amy Poehler with some improv, theatresports and more.
 
Please note: This event is only open to students who identify in whole or in part as a wom*n, non-binary or trans person. All levels of experience welcome!
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy, Art, Talks & Workshops

Indonesian Cultural Dance

26 February 2016

2:30pm to 3:00pm

The Oasis (Main Stage)
As new students are arriving from around the world, The Indonesian Society (PPIA) is welcoming them through a special cultural dance performance.
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy

SUDS Presents: Rough Cut

26 February 2016

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Studio B (Holme Building)
Celebrate the end of O-Week and the beginning of the new semester with SUDS at the 2016 Rough Cut!

We’ll start the night at 5pm in Studio B with a Rough Cut, a performance night for everyone and anyone!

Picture an open-mic night where you can stand up (or lie down) and perform anything from acoustic covers and monologues to morph suit dances and slam poetry – the possibilities are endless! So if you’re keen to test out new stand-up material, get a feel for the society or if you’re just itching to get up on stage, then this is the event for you!

Preparation is definitely not essential and free pizza and an encouraging audience are guaranteed!
Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy, Art, Talks & Workshops, Food, Fun & Games

SUDS Presents: Trust

26 February 2016

6:00pm

The Cellar Theatre

The final show of the Sydney University Dramatic Society's (SUDS) summer sesaon, Trust builds on a postdramatic script, integrating movement, language and audiovisual material.

“The trust is gone.” Trust demands us to ask how we orientate ourselves in a world where we can no longer trust the systems and the relationships on which we base our identity. Stripped of clear character, congruity, linearity, familiarity and narrative, what is left is a raw and cerebral piece that encourages its audience to reflect on their own experience and the feelings of disconnection, exhaustion and numbness that constitute the play and characterise human experience.

SUDS member tickets $3.

Event Type: Theatre, Performance & Comedy
ACCESS
$5
Non-ACCESS
$7
Adults
$10