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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 2 2019

21 August 2019

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.

Orientation Semester 2 - 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.

RETURNRⓇ

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.

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

8 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

Opportunites 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

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.

MRS Ball poster

MRS Ball 2017

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.

Earth Hour

MRS Earth Hour

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.

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

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.