Image of sea of hearts outside halls cafe 

National Sorry Day & A Sea of Hearts for Reconciliation Week

June 2022

Students and staff raise awareness for National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week with creative displays of paper flowers and a sea of hearts to acknowledge that “reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all” and remember to Be Brave Make Change.

Green Impact Gold Award 2021 

Green Impact - MRS Achieves Gold!

May 2022

Well, the results are in and we are beyond THRILLED to announce that Monash Residential Services achieved a Gold Award for the 2021 Green Impact Program! We would like to congratulate the MRS staff and the entire residential community for this amazing achievement.


Glitz and glamour arrives at the Great Gatsby Ball

April 2022

Residents dressed to impress at the glamourous MRS Residents’ Committee Ball on Thursday 7 April, 2022. Flapper dresses, feathers, a gold photobooth and hats were just some of the roaring 20’s items that could be spotted on the night.


Central committees commence

March 2022

Monash Residential Services provides various Student Leadership opportunities to residents. The various committees met in March and have all started planning engaging and educational activities to deliver throughout 2022.


MRS Orientation kicks off in full swing

February 2022

In February, the Monash Residential Services (MRS) Orientation program was delivered to its full capacity with new residents welcomed into the 2022 community with a jam-packed central activity program!


Free Leadership Training @ Monash Residential Services - Supporting learning, supporting leading and enhancing the community

October 2021

At Monash Residential Services (MRS), student leaders are given the opportunity to lead their community and receive formal recognition of skills developed in leadership roles. MRS provides more than just a room. We offer care, support and enrichment to students living on-campus. Our teams of volunteer student leaders, in the roles of Resident Advisors (RAs) and Hall Society executives, form the backbone of our community. We prize learning and continuous improvement within our teams in order to best support the residents at Monash.
R U OK 2021   

R U OK Day Activities at MRS

9 September 2021

It can be hard to tell if someone you know is struggling while you aren’t seeing them face-to-face, so asking R U OK? is more important than ever. At Monash Residential Services (MRS) we are passionate about supporting the mental wellbeing of our students and staff living on campus.

September 9 marked the second year R U OK? day that ran remotely. Our student leaders and support staff organised digital events and engagement activities to highlight the day and reach out to residents with the goal of fostering a culture where we're not afraid to ask "Are you okay?"


MRS Career Development Program Launched!

31 August 2021

Specifically tailored for MRS residents, the MRS Career Development Program provides students with the unique opportunity to gain fantastic career development knowledge and skills, from a wide range of offerings and self-paced learning.

The program has been designed so that MRS students can work through three separate modules at their own pace, and learn skills that are relevant to their careers both during and after their studies.

IDAHOBIT afternoon tea 2021

22 May 2021

In 2021, Monash University celebrated  IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia) Week from 17-23 May. The MRS Diversity and Inclusion Committee invited the entire community to join an  IDAHOBIT Afternoon Tea Party hosted on Saturday 22 May.

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College Clash 2021

14 April 2021

On Wednesday 14 April, various Monash student communities from Monash Residential Services (MRS), Non-Residential Colleges (NRC) and William Cooper Institute came together to battle it out in person to win the 2021 College Clash.  Students competed to earn valuable points for their teams by participating in a range of team challenges including shooting basketball hoops, skipping, solving brain teasers, tug-of-war and so much more.

Semester one orientation 2021

15 March 2021

The 2021 Semester 1 Orientation was a welcome return to face-to-face events and initiatives. Our student leaders and RSTO engaged new residents in their transition to life-on-campus, ensuring they were able to settle into their new homes.

MRS diversity and inclusion

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.


RUOK day 2020

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.

We're all in this together

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.

Virtual community poster

Keeping our community engaged virtually

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.

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'Where We Belong' Welcome Program, semester one 2020

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.

Respect.Now.Always Dinner

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.

College games semester two 2019

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.

Orientation semester two - 2019

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 team developed RETURNRⓇ bowls! They’re highly durable, made from double-walled stainless steel, and can be re-used thousands of times.

Diversity and inclusion dinner

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'.

Living on campus

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.

MRS Ball 2019

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.

Orientation 2019

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


Opportunities abound at MRS

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.


Orientation 2018

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.

MRS Ball poster

MRS Ball 2017

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.

Earth Hour

MRS Earth Hour

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.

Game night

MRS games night

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.

Check out the video showing the new Caulfield campus food outlets

9 February 2017

Check out the video showing the new Clayton campus food outlets

9 February 2017

Pool tournament trophy

Inaugural Robby Foldvari 8 ball doubles pool tournament

9 September 2016
Teams from across MRS gathered in the Function room to see who would claim the title and bragging rights of the 8 ball pool championship.

Naidoc Week

NAIDOC Week – an opportunity for MRS to reflect and celebrate

6 July 2016
Together with the Yulendji Indigenous Engagement Unit, MRS facilitated a panel discussion for staff on the topic: Thriving at University – engaging Indigenous students in campus life.

Academic Dinner

The courage to succeed

16 May 2016
An exceptional panel of leaders from research, journalism and business presented at the second Academic and Leadership Dinner for 2016.


Orientation – a month of fun!

1 March 2016
This year saw one of the largest Orientation programs in MRS’ history, in no small part due to the four new Halls of Residence that are now a part of the Clayton Residential Community.

clayton campus best urban design

Monash University named best urban design for second year running

28 June 2016
Monash University’s Clayton campus has been awarded three major architecture awards by the Australian Institute of Architects including the best urban design award for the second year running.

new halls honour past monash leaders

New halls of residence honour past Monash leaders

3 December 2015
A new state-of-the-art student living precinct spanning four residential buildings has been officially opened at Monash University by her Excellency, the Hon Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria.

best urban design

Monash University and Gandel family launch transformational new scholarship

23 November 2015
Through Gandel Philanthropy, the Gandel family has committed A$1 million to the establishment of a transformational scholarship fund to support high-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study a degree of their choice at Monash University.