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Orientation Week

19 - 23 February 2018

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.

Go to the Orientation Planner

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 20 February, 3–6pm
Campus Park, corner College Walk and Exhibition Walk

Featuring Baker Boy

Register now

Caulfield campus

Wednesday 21 February, 3–6pm
Campus Green

Register now

Parkville campus

Wednesday 21 February, 12–2pm
Bldg 401 (Sissons) courtyard

Peninsula campus

Tuesday 20 February, 12–4pm
Hockey pitch


  • Monash Day Out

    For international students
    Experience Australian native animals in their natural habitat and explore a wonderland of mazes on the Mornington Peninsula.

  • Monash Student Association Host Scheme

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

  • Sun, swim, and splash at the beach

    For international students
    Enjoy a day of fun and games at the beach, while making new friends. Learn how to stay safer in and around water with the Life Saving Victoria team.

  • Monash Student Association Orientation Festival

    Come and meet clubs and societies, enjoy live music, comedy acts, and lots of free food.

  • MONSU Caulfield's Beach Day

    Beach Day is Monash University Student Union's (MONSU) annual welcome event for new students! It's both the ultimate ice-breaker and the perfect way to start the year!

  • MONSU Caulfield's Party Cruise

    MONSU Caulfield's annual Orientation Festival party! Come down to Docklands to celebrate your first week of study!

  • Wednesday Sessions

    Live music every Wednesday at the Sound Shell on Clayton campus, 12 – 2.30pm.

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 2018 Facebook group.

International students

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


  • 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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