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Orientation Week

25 February - 1 March 2019

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.

Available 7 January 2019.

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 26 February

Caulfield campus

Wednesday 27 February

Peninsula campus

Tuesday 26 February

Parkville campus

Wednesday 27 February

Events

  • MSA orientation camps and social activities

    Monash Student Association's Host Scheme is an orientation program for domestic and international students. The program runs camps, BBQ’s, intimate functions and large day and night events.

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.
  • To prepare you for your course and classes, it’s important that you attend your faculty welcomes and course information sessions. The faculties and Library also host study skills sessions that will help you settle into your studies and succeed. Sign up for these activities and bring something to take notes.

What to bring

  • 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.
  • Bring a notepad and pen to take notes where needed.

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 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. Visit the Library's orientation site 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 2019 Facebook group.

International students

It’s important that you check your student email for repeat International Student Orientation sessions and complete the Monash Essentials Moodle Unit.

Respect at Monash

The Monash community expects everyone to be treated with respect – this means you’re required to give others the same respect you’d expect to receive from them.

To this end, all students are required to complete a compulsory module called Respect at Monash, which can be found in Monash’s Learning Management System, Moodle.

When you enrol in your units for 2019, you’re required to agree that you’ll complete the module by Tuesday 30 April.

Together, we can strive for a safer Monash where everyone is treated with respect.

Learn more

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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