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Fun in first week

On Monday hundreds of crisp new lecture pads will be flicked open on the first day of class for 2005.

But it’s not all hard work and study just yet. Between lectures and text book-buying, it’s a good idea to check out some of the Orientation entertainment.

Students At Macquarie (SAM) has packed the week with bands, DJs and dancing during the day and night. Most performances are free and all students are welcome.

The line-up opens on Monday 28th February with a belly dancing demonstration in the courtyard, followed by a performance by sweet-voiced Abbi Dobson (formerly of the band Leonardo’s Bride).

On Tuesday, popular New Zealand band Evermore will perform some of their hits, whilst at Marxine’s second stage, big-name DJs will mix for the lunchtime crowd.



Students watch the entertainment at O Week 2004

You can grab a free brekky and lunch on Wednesday thanks to MQ’s Sports Association (MUSA), which will also have demonstrations of 'ice water polo' and the ominous-sounding ‘sadistic sport’.   

One of the biggest events in O Week is the annual Summerhaze Dance Party on Thursday, which last year drew 1700 students for a mix of dance and trance music.

O week introduces new students to MQ’s community, lifestyle and culture. As well as entertainment, the main courtyard will be packed with 100 stalls showcasing the numerous clubs, societies and student services on campus.

Most of the entertainment takes place between 12 and 2pm, from Monday 28th February until Friday 4th March. Go to for more information.