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All residents who live at MRS are required to attend two sessions covering the safe consumption of alcohol and the expectations around consent and respectful relationships. This is to ensure that all residents have the same knowledge and expectations of appropriate behaviour.
Each hall has a secure bike storage facility that can only be accessed by key card. We do suggest buying a bike lock for when you need to leave your bike on campus at the bike racks.
Monash provides a free inter-campus bus that shuttles between the Clayton, Caulfield and Peninsula campuses. The bus schedule is available online.
On the bottom of every invoice there is a BPAY or a direct deposit option. Be sure to state your invoice reference number for both options when paying. Please refer to the “Important Info” subheading under Moving In for more details.
Laundry facilities are free to use as often as you need. The only requirement is that you supply your own washing powder. Make sure you buy the correct washing powder for the type of washing machine provided (Front or top load). If you're unsure, buy front load washing powder as this can be used in both types.
MRS residents have the opportunity to park in designated MRS resident parking areas for free. To obtain a resident parking permit, you must provide a copy of the car’s registration papers to prove the car is in your (or your parents') names. Residents must submit an online application through the Monash University Parking Permit system.
Each hall has a dedicated area where mail is delivered to mailboxes reflective of your room number. Only letters will be delivered to these boxes as packages will not fit. If you receive a parcel, the MRS office will contact you via email to notify you. You must bring photo ID (usually your Monash student ID card) and sign to collect your parcel, to ensure the security of your items. For your mailing address while at MRS and further information, click here.
A Monash Sport gym membership can be purchased via Shop.Monash. MRS residents are eligible for a discounted price only if purchasing through the online store. Make sure you select the MRS Monash Sport gym membership to obtain this discounted price.
It is perfectly normal to feel homesick or lonely in a completely new environment. Just remember that all new residents are going through or have gone through, the same emotions that you are experiencing. We strongly recommend you reach out to your RA’s, as they can connect you with some great resources on campus or get you in touch with the Hall Resident Support Team Officers who will offer you extra support.
The orientation period is the best opportunity to meet new friends and settle into your new home, without the pressures of study. However, your RA’s will also run events that will facilitate meeting your new neighbours and making new friends throughout the semester. Your RA’s are here to make sure you are feeling supported and included.
Your RA will contact you when you first arrive at your new Hall. When your RA meets you they will provide you with the contacts of the RST and RSTO for the hall. In addition, your new College Head will send you a welcome email before you arriving at your new home. An RA contact list is also available in your MRS Resident Portal.
If you live at Monash Clayton, you can get a cheap and wholesome meal from our Halls Cafe or there are many eateries located on campus. The Monash Merchant is an on-campus grocery store, or alternatively you can drive or take public transport to either Brandon Park or Pinewood shopping centres, are only 10 minute trips. You can find these and other places of interest on the map here.
At Monash Peninsula, there are cafes on campus and several large shopping centres that you can either drive to or take public transport. You can find them on the map here. Otherwise, ask your RAs where they would recommend - they are sure to have some great tips!