For the first time in a decade Charles Sturt University Albury opened its campus to potential students on Sunday.
And in a cross-border relationship students were able to walk through La Trobe University Wodonga as well with both universities holding their open days on the same day.
For CSU the open day was as much about showing off to new students as it was about connecting with the community.
Director of external engagement for Wagga Wagga and Albury-Wodonga Samantha Beresford said the day focused on information and opening the campus up for "people to come and have a look".
"We decided this year that an open day would be a great way to bring potential students through the campus and connect with the community," she said.
And for Albury High School student Abbey Travers, that was exactly what she did.
The year 12 student was not 100 per cent on what she wanted to study but said the open day gave her "a better idea".
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"I am looking at business or occupational therapy I think but I am leaning towards the OT degree," she said.
"I found out all the different options if I do the OT course and all the placements I will do so that was really interesting."
Across the Border at La Trobe University, regional pro vice-chancellor professor Richard Speed said having both open days on the same day was a "win-win".
"We cooperated with CSU because both universities are pulling people down from way into NSW and can you imagine if they came this week and they had to come again next week," he said.
"Just for the convenience for families it was a win-win to have them together and we are working out reimbursement for families who had to travel a fair way to be here.
"The campus tours are the most popular thing and it is about people realising the kind of scale at which we operate and the feeling of being here."
Trinity Anglican College Thurgoona student Lachlan Murray is hoping to study paramedicine at La Trobe Wodonga in 2021 after taking a gap year next year to save some money.
"It is something I have been looking at for a while and it will be good the first year will be here before three years at Bendigo," he said.