Wagga Wagga - Open Day

Explore what university is really like with hands-on workshops, information sessions and tours.

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Why Wagga Wagga?

Want a university that will give you both the convenience of the city and the charm of the country? If so, Charles Sturt University at Wagga Wagga is a fantastic choice.

Nestled in the heart of regional New South Wales (NSW), Wagga Wagga shouldn’t be mistaken for your typical ‘country town’. Affectionately known as just ‘Wagga’ by locals, it’s a major regional city and a prominent hub for agriculture, education, culture and the military.

With its diverse multicultural population, rich heritage and bustling events calendar, Wagga Wagga is a top choice if you want to move towards your future career and grow from a holistic university experience along the way.

Keen to get a feel for yourself? Check us out at Open Day.

Wagga Wagga Open Day highlights

  • Explore the National Life Sciences Hub (NaLSH), veterinary clinical centre and equine centre.
  • Check out the outside broadcast van with an interactive, hands-on session.
  • Sit down for a interactive drama workshop and a live Q&A session with lecturers and students.
  • Tour our state-of-the-art facilities – like our photography studio, animation lab and TV studio.
  • Free stuff – food, competitions, giveaways.

What’s happening on campus

Morning session - 10am-12pm

  • General Information
    EventTime
    Campus tour 10am
    Charles Sturt Advantage 10.30am
    Student life – clubs, sport and events10.30am
    Student wellbeing11am
    Campus tour 11am
    Parent information session11.30am
    Participation and admission pathways11.30am
    Succeeding at university12pm
    Charles Sturt University Emerge: learn how studying with Charles Sturt will build your soft skills and set you up for your future career12pm
    Campus tour 12pm
  • Arts and Education
    EventTime
    Social work and human services: empower people to reach their potential10.30am
    Interactive drama workshops: sit down for a live Q&A session with lecturers and current students10.30-11am
    Teaching and education: get ready to make a real difference in the lives of others11am
    Tour: television studio 11.15-11.35am
    Theology: discover what makes our courses biblically rich, vocational and integrated with practical experience11.30am
    Communication and creative industries: telling compelling stories through new technologies12pm
    Broadcast demo: check out the outside broadcast van with an interactive, hands-on sessionAll day
  • Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
    EventTime
    Business information session10am
    Business industry panel: exploring the opportunities for business careers in regional areas11am
    Bachelor of Information Technology information session11.30am
    Bachelor of Information Technology network lab11.30am
  • Science
    EventTime
    Faculty of Science: our courses, study options and regional focus10.30am
    Tour: dental and oral health and simulation clinic, as well as the medical radiation science room10.30am
    Tour: veterinary clinical centre and equine centre  10.30am
    Medicine: introducing the Joint Program in Medicine with Charles Sturt University and Western Sydney University11am
    Faculty of Science: discover your path to the career your want11am
    Tour: nursing simulation centre11am
    Agriculture: find your place in the future of Australia's agricultural industry11.30am
    Postgraduate study and innovative research opportunities in the Faculty of Science11.30am
    Tour: veterinary anatomy and physiology pre-clinical centre (including the veterinary museum) 11.30am
    Nursing: discover endless career opportunities – locally and globally12pm
    Rural and allied health careers: make a real difference to rural communities12pm
    Tour: National Life Sciences Hub (NaLSH) – our integrated science hub for food security, human, plant and animal health12pm

Afternoon session - 12-2pm

  • General Information
    EventTime
    Student life – clubs, sport and events12.30pm
    Student panel 12.30pm
    Living on campus 1pm
    Student wellbeing1pm
    Campus tour 1pm 
    UAC explained 1.30pm
    Lazy Sunday at the Cellar Door: enjoy boutique wine and beers, wood fire pizzas with live music and a wine tasting. A great way to finish off your Open Day experience1pm-4pm
  • Arts and Education
    Event Time
    Social work and human services: empower people to reach their potential12.30pm
    Tour: photography studio 12.40-1pm
    Teaching and education: get ready to make a real difference in the lives of others1pm
    Tour: animation lab 1.05-1.25pm
    Communication and creative industries: telling compelling stories through new technologies1.30pm
    Broadcast demo: check out the outside broadcast van with an interactive, hands-on sessionAll day
  • Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
    EventTime
    Accounting and financial planning information session12.15pm
    Business information session1pm
  • Science
    EventTime
    Tour: on-campus farm – get hands-on in the cattle and sheep yards and cropping systems12.30pm 
    Exercise, sport and nutrition sciences: start your career in a fast-paced, diverse industry12.30pm
    Dentistry: servicing the dentistry and oral health needs of rural and regional Australia12.30pm
    Science: why our science grads get jobs1pm
    Tour: research winery and the boutique wine cellar door  1pm
    Animal and veterinary sciences: careers in animal science, equine science, veterinary science and veterinary technology1.30pm
    Sustainability: explore environmental career opportunities – and create a world worth living in2pm

Find your way around

Printable maps

Buses - Off Darnell-Smith Dr

Event parking - Car Park 24

Expo hub - Building 20

Info desk - Outside Building 13

Info sessions - Buildings 12, 14 & 21

Welcome tent - Outside Building 13

Where to stay

Travelling to Open Day in Wagga Wagga? We’ve got you sorted. Explore some of the affordable accommodation options on offer.

Getting to campus

flight Airlines

Wagga Wagga is serviced by 2 airlines. It takes 1 hour to fly to Wagga Wagga from Sydney, and 1 hour from Melbourne.

Qantas
Regional Express (REX)

directions_railway Trains or Bus

You can catch a train or bus through Transport NSW

Regional trains and coaches

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By your car you can drive:

Sydney to Wagga Wagga in 5.5 hours
Melbourne to Wagga Wagga in 4.5 hours

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