25 November 2020
Diversity and inclusion is an integral part of the MRS community. Despite the challenges that 2020 has presented COVID-19 restrictions presented an opportunity for the Central D&I committee to engage residents over several different online platforms.
16 September 2020
R U OK? Day has become an ingrained campaign that is actively promoted each year at Monash Residential Services (MRS). The theme this year couldn’t be more suited ‘There’s more to say after R U Ok?’.
An important message that encourages the conversation of R U Ok? to continue beyond the question. It really is a conversation that could change a life and rather imperative given the various challenges that many have faced in 2020.
7 July 2020
Sometimes it is the small reminders in life that can make the biggest impact. A collective video message was developed by staff and student leaders to send a message of support (in Auslan) to our community.
13 May 2020
While the use of technology has been adopted to deliver some of our residential programs within our communities for quite some time, we never envisaged that we would be hugely reliant on technology to deliver the residential program to-date.
In order to ensure our students were kept engaged during the COVID-19 restrictions, we utilised new and innovative channels to deliver virtual training sessions, games and online activities using a secure platform.
We also embarked on the new norm of hosting all meetings online.
24 February 2020
For semester one 2020, MRS developed the ‘Where We Belong’ welcome program aimed at ensuring the support of new residents in their transition to life on campus, and providing opportunities for residents to meet their peers and the staff available to support them.
30 August 2019
Speakers Meghan Wright & Meabh Friel
On Friday 30 August 150 MRS residents came together for the RNA Dinner, hosted by the committee, and engaged in conversation around how they could make changes that ensured gender equality.
21 August 2019
The Monash Residential Services and Non-Residential Colleges 3rd annual College Games was held on the 21 August with 900 students participating from 21 halls, highlighting the positive contribution group fitness and teamwork play in building active cohorts at Monash.
12 August 2019
Monash Residential Services warmly welcomed more than 450 new residents, from over 43 countries, to our diverse and inclusive community for Semester Two. Throughout July, our Residential Support Teams delivered a wide range of programs to ensure that our new students quickly felt at home and were presented with plenty of opportunities to make new friends.
25 July 2019
RETURNRⓇ bowls have officially launched at MRS!
The environmental initiative, founded by KeepCup creator Jamie Forsythe, aims to eliminate single-use plastic take-away food packaging. Single-use plastic take-away containers need to be used a minimum of 4 times before their environmental impact can be mitigated. If not disposed of, and recycled correctly, plastic containers can take many centuries to break down in landfill.
To help combat against the perpetual cycle of unsustainability, the Returnr.org team developed RETURNRⓇ bowls! They’re highly durable, made from double-walled stainless steel, and can be re-used thousands of times.
20 May 2019
Speakers Rhiannon Tracey and Asher Cameron.
Monash Residential Services (MRS) hosts a number of Academic Dinners throughout the year that give their residents the opportunity to contribute to conversations on current, real-world, issues.
On May 20, 2019, MRS welcomed Rhiannon Tracey and Asher Cameron to speak about their experiences in 'Breaking Barriers, Building Inclusion'.
10 May 2019
Rachel O'Brien Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)
“I live in a share house in the student village with eight others but we are able to enjoy the facilities in Gillies Hall such as the common room, the music room, the games room and the study room."
Living on campus is about so much more than just a room. With 150 fully furnished self-contained studio apartments built over five levels, Gillies Hall has become the focus of residential communal life at Peninsula campus. Find out what our residents think about living on campus.
2 May 2019
The annual ResComm Ball is a highlight of the MRS Calendar. On the evening of 11 April, more than 500 residents gathered at the International of Brighton for an 'Around the World in 80 Days' themed function. The stunning venue created the perfect atmosphere for our MRS community to don the finest attire and enjoy a welcome and well-deserved break from study.
2 March 2019
The Monash Residential Services orientation period officially welcomed more than 1,360 new students to a growing residential community of over 3,000 across our Clayton and Peninsula campuses. We are especially glad to have welcomed 147 residents to new studio apartments at Gillies Hall on our Peninsula Campus, making 2019 the largest orientation programme in the history of Monash Residential Services
9 May 2018
Monash Residential Services prides itself on providing its residents with a home away from home through the strength of the care and support offered within our residential communities. The opportunity to engage in a variety of ways with our near 3,000 strong community is indeed a privilege and one that we hope to make a lasting impact with.
1 March 2018
MRS’ Orientation period has officially welcomed over 1,145 new residents to our community which this year is made up of just under three thousand residents across 14 halls at both our Clayton and Peninsula campuses.
12 May 2017
The annual ResComm Ball once again aimed to dazzle and provide a memorable night for the residents of the MRS community. Held on the 12th of May at the beautiful Pullman Hotel at Albert Park, residents were met with a stunning venue with the real gala feel.
25 March 2017
The MRS Environmental Committee lead by the Environmental Co-ordinator ran an earth hour event across most MRS Halls which was a great success.
14 March 2017
Residents from across MRS gathered in the Function room for a variety of digital games and traditional board and physical challenge games.