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Orientation Week

17 - 21 July 2017

Orientation planner

Orientation is the official start of the semester.

We know that students who attend Orientation are more likely to feel prepared for university and succeed in their studies plus it gives you an opportunity to meet staff and new friends before the first day of classes.

You can create a personalised Orientation Plan using the Orientation Planner. On the Planner, you will find information sessions, activities and other events designed to help you settle in and connect with your faculty, campus and the Monash community.

Plan your orientation

Wominjeka Monash

All new students are invited to join the Monash community at the official Welcome to Monash event, with food, music and activities.

Clayton campus

Tuesday 18 July, 12–3pm
Northern Plaza

Caulfield campus

Wednesday 19 July, 12–3pm
Campus Green

Peninsula campus

Thursday 20 July, 11.30am – 1pm
Seahorse Tavern

Events

  • Monash Day Out

    For international students. Experience Australian native animals in their natural habitat at Phillip Island.

  • MONSU Peninsula Re-Orientation Week

    Free food, activities and a party to kick off second semester.

  • MONSU Peninsula Re-Orientation Week Party

    Kick off semester two with a re-orientation party at the Hawthorn Hotel.

  • Monash Student Association Host Scheme Mid-year Camp

    Join the Host Scheme crew on our three-day getaway by the beach.

  • Postgrad Welcome Party

    Come and join us at the MPA postgraduate lounge for some food, drink, laughter and games. Find out about our services and events tailored specifically for postgrads and make some friends.

  • WinterFest

    The future is WinterFest! Come explore a #monashwinter with us from 7 to 13 August across Monash campuses.

What to expect

  • Your campus has lots of activities/events/workshops during Orientation Week and week one to help you make friends and get to know your campus.
  • Your faculty hosts compulsory course information sessions and welcomes designed to help you settle into academic life at Monash. Bring something to take notes.
  • You may like to bring some money to purchase books or course materials, buy tickets for parties, and for any clubs and societies' joining fees.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and check the weather as some activities/tours are outdoors.

What if I can't attend?

Orientation is important but if there are circumstances that prevent you from attending, we suggest the following:

  1. Firstly, contact your faculty student services or course coordinator to tell them you can't attend. Ask if you can meet, collect orientation material later, or if there's anything you can access online.
  2. Book a library tour or workshop. Understanding how the library works and how they can help with assessments is crucial to academic success. You'll need these skills as soon as your units start.
  3. Complete the Library's online academic integrity modules and Monash 101.
  4. During weeks one to four of each semester, look out for ASK ME volunteers in their blue t-shirts and hoodies and ask them any questions you might have about Monash and transitioning to university.

To get to know people, introduce yourself to your classmates during your first week. Join social events, clubs and societies and the New to Monash 2017 Facebook group.

International students

It's important that you check your student email for repeat International Student: Essential Information sessions.

Connect

  • Join us on Facebook

    Join our Facebook group for first-years and connect with other new students.

  • Student associations

    Join an association or club to enrich your student experience.

  • Monash Postgraduate Association

    Meet other postgraduates, get advice and find out what's on.

  • Non-residential colleges (NRC)

    A fun and supportive environment for students living off-campus.

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