What is Orientation?

The Orientation Program is designed to give you the info and tools you’ll need to confidently kick off your time at Monash. There’s a lot to take in, so we’ve broken up the program over three weeks.

Here's how it works

Once the O-Planner goes live, you'll be able to browse and register for your faculty orientation sessions, events, activities, tours and more. Keep an eye on your emails and our social channels so you know when to log on!

Step 1. Monash Digital O-Fair

Hit the ground running and explore Monash without leaving home.

Monash Digital O-Fair Live Event
Monday, 11 July, 3pm - 6pm

Monash Digital O-Fair 24/7 Access
11 July - 29 July

  • Know your resources - Get an introduction to all the support services we have available to you at Monash - whether it’s academic or health related
  • Meet your student organisations - See what clubs and societies you can get involved with to create social connections
  • Join the live session on 11 July
  • 24/7 Access - Digital O-Fair will be open for three weeks so you can jump in any time and get the info you need or re-visit some of the recorded sessions.

Step 2. Pre O-Week Events

Get social and get connected with a selection of day trips and activities before O-Week starts. Explore Melbourne’s gorgeous surroundings, make new friends and check out an AFL match to get in the Melbourne spirit.

Step 3. Your O-Week

Your official O-Week kicks off on Monday, 18 July. Dates vary by campus:

  • Clayton - 18-21 July
  • Caulfield - 18-20 July
  • Peninsula - 19-20 July
  • Parkville - 20 July
  • Future Ready Day, Clayton Campus - 21 July (OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS)

Browse and register for O-Week events and activities in your O-Planner, from Tuesday, 28 June.

Throughout the week you can join welcome events, faculty activities, gain critical course information, take campus tours, meet your student associations, get social at our Orientation Hub and get career ready at our Future Ready Day.

Step 4. Wominjeka Monash plus your first week

To complete your official Welcome to campus is Wominjeka Monash — a Welcome to Country by an Indigenous Elder plus a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony. You don't want to miss it!

During your first week, the student associations are also putting on heaps of activities at each campus for new students to get involved, get connected and get settled in. You can browse and register for these in your O-Planner once it goes live.

In the meantime…

Want to know more about what studying at Monash University is like? You can take a tour of the campuses, have a look at your Essential Checklist to see what you can do before semester even starts to prepare you for your time at Monash.

Explore your Faculty

Your course may have some tasks to complete prior Semester beginning so check out your faculty below or keep checking Moodle, Monash’s learning management system for updates.

Join the conversation

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