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All the events within the COMBO's are R18+ and require proof of age upon entry (18+ card, drivers licence or passport) as well as a valid student ID card.
Kicking off your O’week adventure, the first stop sees the most delicious type of BBQ with the oh so German Bratwurst sausages. Come down to Jack Mann Lawn (outside the Jack mann Auditorium) and enjoy some live tunes, free food, giant interactive games and chill out on the bean bags in the sun. Get to know the UCSA and the services we provide, we’d love to hear your ideas and what you’d like to see in 2018!
|Jack Mann Lawn||11.30am – 1.30pm||Free||All Ages|
Around the world with the UCSA, you’ve hit Mexico! Are you new to UC? First time living in Christchurch? Not a problem, we’ve got you covered! The UCSA welcomes you with open arms and we are here to help navigate your way around Uni and assist with making your new lifestyle in Christchurch much easier and one to remember!
|Okeover Lawn||11.30am - 1.30pm||Free||All Ages|
Join us for Kia-ora Bro on Okeover lawn! Tuck into some traditional kiwi kai, learn about Maori and Pacific arts and crafts, grab a beanbag and sit back and watch the iconic kiwi film Boy by Taika Waititi. Every student who attends goes into the draw to win 2 tickets to Ochella!
|Okeover Lawn||8pm - Movie to start at 9pm||Free||All Ages|
Mono is back for 2018!!! Bringing the students of UC bigger names, larger acts and turning up The Foundry Bar every Thursday! To kick off MONO in style we have joined forces with Jager for one night only to bring you drink specials!
Registered for UC Orientation Day? Well check out our Ori Market, grab some lunch and pick up one of our legendary O-Bag’s.
We’ve brought together over 20 service providers that have everything you need for an epic O-week! Including, The Foundry, UCSA Clubs, UCSA Events, UCSA Advocacy and Welfare, The Maori Development Team, Pacific Development Team, Student Success, Health Centre, Rec Centre, SVA, Cantabs and many more!!!
|Ilam Campus||9am - 2pm||Free||All Ages|
There is no better medicine than laughter and New Zealand has you covered! This is an all ages comedy night that’ll leave you gasping for air. Grab some friends, relax and unwind before the realities of Uni kick in.
Set off with us for the Amazon Jungle where you can embrace your wild side at Tribal Toga! This year, look forward to dancing your sandals off at this ‘one night only’ dance party that will be sure to bring the party animal out in you.
This FREE event is all about getting sorted before Uni gets busy! There’ll be FREE baking, drinks, ice-cream, and other free stuff. Along with, sewing/mending stations if you need your clothes mended, Community Energy Action Curtain Bank, budget advice information and workshop, Tenancy Protection Association with tenancy advice/information, spiritual corner for anyone who needs a listening ear and more!!!
In short, lots on offer!!
|C Block Lawn||10am - 2pm||Free||All Ages|
We’ve landed in America, Ochella is not just a music festival, it’s an experience! Let out your inner creativity and start 2018 with some cool tunes, dancing, great food and people. Line up announced early 2018…
|Ilam Fields||4.30pm - 10pm||$50||R18|
The O’Week Express lands in Thailand for the ever popular Clubs Day. New to UC, or a repeat visitor, you don’t want to miss the chance to get involved with the best bunch of clubs in the country. Our clubs love to put on a show, and the summer clubs day is a no exception. Last year we had over 7000 students sign up to 140 clubs on campus! Don’t miss this crucial stop on the tour!
|Ilam Campus||11am - 2pm||Free||All Ages|
Are you already feeling sleepy, very sleepy? Well in order to ease you into long hours of lectures we are hosting a Hypnotist Show! Get in early and grab yourself a feed from one of our food stalls! Then claim a bean bag front and centre and enjoy the show!
|Ilam Fields||7pm||$20||All Ages|
Heading over to the US of A, your Thursday night MONO takes on New Orleans, Mardi Gras style! Grab your beads and join us and Southern Comfort at The Foundry.
|MONDAY 12 FEB | MEXICAN MADNESS||TUESDAY 13 FEB | FOUNDRY QUIZ||WEDNESDAY 14 FEB | MATES NOT DATES|