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Hey Tog readers,

It’s time for us to travel back to a truly iconic decade – THE 90s. It was the time when Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys were on the airwaves, everyone owned a Gameboy, Yowies were the bomb diggity and John Howard led our fair land.

As the University of Tasmania welcomes its last cohort of students born in the 90s, your Tasmania University Union will be hosting an unforgettable 90s themed Welcome Week.

On Monday we will be kicking off with a BBQ breakfast on the Ref Steps from 8:30am-10:30am. Then on Monday evening we have collaborated with the folks at Christ  College to bring you the ‘We are the 90s Party’ also on the Ref Steps.  So get ready to relive those classic tunes of the 90s, enjoy a few bevs and catch up with both new and old friends. This party will be totally buggin’.

On Tuesday we will be hosting FREE catered breakfasts at the Conservatorium of Music and IMAS between 8:30am-10:30am. Hopefully these breakfasts will provide you with the energy you need to get through the uni week. Market Day will then take place in the Activities Centre from 11am till 2pm.

FREE FOOD! Yes, you read correctly. We will be providing a FREE BBQ dinner down at the Hobart City Apartments to welcome you all back for the uni year. We will then be quizzin’ you on some of the tough questions of your childhood: the events, music, TV shows and technology that made you – YOU from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Wednesday, aka hump day, will then kick off with a free catered breakfasts at Domain and Menzies from 8:30am-10:30am. Followed by arguably one of the biggest days of the year – Clubs and Societies Day. Come on down to the Ref Steps from 2pm-5:30pm and join your favourite sports clubs and societies, get to know your classmates and catch up with old pals. There’s something for everyone with dozens of stalls, tasty food and cold beverages. This is an event not to be missed!

On Thursday we will be at the Welcome to Hobart event at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) from 5pm-8pm.

On Friday morning the guys and gals from Red Frogs will be coming along to Central Mall, just outside the Morris Miller Library to help us serve up a free pancake breakfast for you from 8:30am-10:30am. Finally, we’ll be capping off the week with a Welcome Week concert. We’ve teamed up with Compass to bring you a fantastic live music event at the newly relaunched U-Bar to wrap up Welcome Week. The awesome Maddy Jane will be launching her new EP and to celebrate the launch she’ll be playing an intimate set at the U-Bar with local support from Ruby Austin Lund and a live DJ set from Alex Curtain spinning some classic 90s tunes to finish off the night and Welcome Week. Tickets will be sold at the door. $10 for students and $15 for non-students. It will be cash only but don’t worry, there’s an ATM close by.

So chuck on your double denim, dig out your butterfly clips and get keen for an epic Welcome Week brought to you by your TUU.



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