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Before Moving in

For many residents, this is the first time away from home, in a new city, in a new state, or even in a new country. This upcoming transition in your life can be very daunting, but it can also be hugely exciting – and making sure you are prepared for the move can make everything easier.

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Moving out of home to live at university can a big transition.

This section is designed to help you with planning and preparation before you move into Res – the key topics here are :

  • Tips to know before moving in
  • Understanding your campus

Feeling nervous about starting this new chapter of your life? Don’t stress, MRS will soon feel like your home! Watch this video of Cormac sharing some advice with new residents!

What made moving on campus special for Leo?

“One of the things I like the most about Res is the diversity of people who live here. We have residents from all over the world and Australia – and it is important that we respect each other no matter what our personal experiences, background, religious or sexual orientation. We live together in a community and that means I have friends from all over the world now and “it's so much more interesting when you get excited by the differences between us rather wanting everything (and everyone) to be the same.”

Fundamental to the MRS experience is the understanding that living in a residential community requires respect and support to and from all residents. The rules, regulations and behavioural expectations we have of residents ensure that everyone can enjoy their residential experience! A strong community requires compromise from everyone about how we ‘live’ but the benefits of the community far outweigh the compromises!

Here are some important things to know before moving in.

  • Preparing to move – Before you even come to Monash University in Australia, international students can visit Monash University’s Preparing to Arrive site.
  • Living in a new city –  when living in a new city you may experience cultural adjustment. We understand there may be differences in climate, culture, food and even clothes that people wear, between where you are coming from and where you are now. This may take a bit of time to get used to. Give yourself time to adjust and talk to others that are in your shows. More information can be found at Monash’s Life In Melbourne page.
  • Your campus – MRS provides on-campus accommodation at all of our Australian campuses except Parkville and Caulfield (Caulfield students live in our Clayton Accommodation, and can access Caulfield campus via the free campus-shuttle bus). Click here to get more detail on the Residences, including a virtual tour of each residence!
  • What to bring with you – please note that your room is carpeted, heated and furnished with bed, desk, VOIP telephone, chair, bookshelves and built-in wardrobe. You should bring your own linens (including sheets, towels, blankets, doona, doona cover, pillow and pillow case) and, if you wish, the following as extras: rug or blanket, desk lamp, any cups, glasses, etc. that you may need for supper or snacks. Irons are provided, as well as extensive facilities for self-catering, including toasters and kettles or electric jugs. Kitchen equipment and linen packs are available for pre-purchase at the MRS Online Store. Items pre-purchased will be available for pick up on arrival.
  • Don’t forget to keep checking your email (and our Facebook Pages): As you are preparing to move to Monash Res, don’t forget to keep checking your email for any information the Admissions Team or your Residential Support Team may have sent you – the same going for making sure you join your Residence Facebook group (which your College Head will have emailed you the link for!) – this means that you will be sent information about your community before you leave – and you can start to meet and get to know your fellow residents over social media! app

Monash has developed an app which puts in the palm of your monash app
Features include:

  • information for you (including timetable information, principal dates, staff directory, unit guide and email)
  • campus maps
  • news
  • shuttle and security bus timetable.
  • Download for iPhone
  • Download for Android