What is Orientation?

Orientation is your introduction to Monash University and is designed to give you the information and tools you’ll need to kick start your degree at Monash the right way. There’s A LOT to take in, so we’ve broken it up over two action-packed weeks.

Orientation consists of three crucial steps: Monash Digital O-Fair, O-Week and our official Welcome to Country - Wominjeka Monash. Check out below for more info.

Orientation will give you loads of opportunities to connect with peers, find support and get to know your faculties before starting your classes!

Here's how it works:


Step 1. Monash Digital O-Fair

  • Get essential info to start your time at uni the right way - learn about Moodle, your timetables, social connections, tips on how to transition to uni life (academically and beyond!) plus more
  • Get to know uni life and the support services available to you
  • See what clubs and societies you can get involved in

Step 2. O-Week

Your on-campus orientation programme will include:

  • International Orientation session and activities - understand all the details of your rights and responsibilities while studying in Australia, discovering Melbourne and cultural adaptation and connect with other international students
  • Your faculty orientation sessions - get all your program details, meet your academics and fellow students
  • The Orientation Hub - free food, activities, clubs and societies, support services, inclusive spaces plus more on all campuses
  • Future Ready - Igniting Possibilities  - hear from leading experts within industry and get inspired on where your degree can take you
  • Monash Twilight Party - time to celebrate, connect with newly made friends! Enjoy food, drinks, music and start making Monash memories

Step 3. Wominjeka Monash

To complete your official Welcome to campus is Wominjeka Monash - an official Smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country by an Indigenous Elder plus a traditional cultural welcome performance.

In the meantime…

Want to know more about what studying at Monash University is like?
You can get a head start on connecting and meeting new friends, take a tour of the campuses, and 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.

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