- Winter Carnival
(Fri 11 Aug, 4-8pm, Monash Sport, 55 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton) - This one’s for everyone! Come join us for family fun at our FREE Winter Carnival with food trucks, roving entertainment, rides, a kids’ zone... and a fireworks display to light up the night! Fireworks begin around 7.30pm.sign up
- Secret Cinema
(Mon 7 to Wed 9 Aug, 6pm, meet at The Dome, Northern Plaza, Clayton) - Wanna watch a movie? Let’s play a game. Solve clues to find your secret cinema location on Clayton campus for The Fifth Element (Mon 7 Aug), The Matrix (Tues 8 Aug) or The Babadook (Wed 9 Aug). With treats like hot chocolate, fairy floss, popcorn awaiting, plus cosy seating, it’ll be worth the effort!Buy tickets
- Silent Disco
(12-2pm, Tues 8 Aug, Caulfield and Wed 9 Aug, Clayton) - Listen alone, dance as one. Get all the physical and mental health benefits of dancing to your own rhythm (literally!) while still connected to a crowd of friends and strangers. Brought to you by the Mental Health Champions and the Non-Residential Colleges.sign up
- Winter Comedy Lounge
(Tue 8 Aug, 5pm, The Dome, Northern Plaza, Clayton) - You’ve seen Tommy Little on ‘The Project’, now catch him at Monash, along with an outstanding comedic line-up including Katie Burch and Josh Earl, with Doug Chappel as MC.buy tickets
- Glow Yoga
(Wed 9 Aug, 5pm, The Dome, Northern Plaza, Clayton) - Glow with the flow as the tranquility of yoga explodes in swirls of colour - under blacklight! The glow-in-the-dark yoga phenomenon meets silent disco at The Dome this WinterFest, with two intense sessions aided by music piped through noise-cancelling headsets. Wear your brightest and be a light in the winter dark!buy tickets
- WinterFest Arcade
(Wed 9 Aug, 11am - 6pm, The Dome, Caulfield Campus Green) - Did you know that the first video game was created in 1958? Wind your way through an applied history of video gaming at this year’s WinterFest Arcade, all the way to current favourites on PC and console.sign up
- Sweet Hub
(Thurs 10 Aug, 11am-2pm, The Dome, Caulfield Campus Green) - Every sweet tooth’s dream! Get ready for a sugar rush at Caulfield with donuts, ice-cream, chocolate and all your favourite toppings! We’ll also be playing a series of great animated shorts on the big screen.sign up
- CHILL by MSA
(Thurs 10 Aug, 9pm, Monash Sport) - The ever popular MSA student party is back again! Winter won’t freeze the fun when we pack out the Monash Sport Games Hall for the biggest cold weather party on campus.buy tickets
Campus and community events
Peninsula's All Things Chocolate movie night
(Wed 9 August 5-8pm, MPARC Building W, Peninsula) - Is there such a thing as too much chocolate? Find out for yourself at Peninsula's chocolate-themed movie night, with ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ on the big screen!
3 Minute Thesis
(Thurs 10 Aug, 5-7pm, The Dome, Northern Plaza, Clayton) - Could you sum up your life’s work in three minutes? The final round of the Three Minute Thesis competition will decide which Monash researchers can impress judges to win a $5000 cash prize and entry into the Asia-Pacific Final!Learn more
Parkville Winter Warmer
(Thurs 10 Aug, 4pm, movie at 7pm, Parkville) - Parkville, you’re in for a treat! A European winter makes its way down under with roasts, warm sweet treats, mulled wine, spiked hot chocolate, hot toddy and WinterFest’s signature marshmallow roasting stations. Movie TBC.
Whimsical Winter - City of Monash Winter Concert Series
(Sun 13 Aug, 2 and 3.30pm, Monash Music Auditorium, Clayton) Together with the City of Monash, we bring you Kay Cai’s re-works of contemporary tunes and classical gems as part of their Winter Concert Series. This is a family-friendly event, so noise is welcome, crawling is encouraged and swaying is expected!Bookings open 24 Jul
(Fri 11 Aug, 6.30-9pm, The Dome, Clayton) - MRS's got talent! The ResFest Talent Extravaganza brings everyone together for an informal night of snacks, relaxation, entertainment and performances. Everyone's welcome to watch!
(Wed 9 Aug, 6-9.45pm, Monash Sport, Clayton) Our annual celebration of the contribution of volunteers to the Monash community. This gala event is by invitation only.
- Chillout Zone @ Peninsula Library Lawn
(Mon 7 Aug, 12-2pm, Library Lawn, Peninsula) - Escape the winter blues, pull up a beanbag and chill for a while! Enjoy a hot drink and gather around the marshmallow toasting station - with our compliments.
- WinterFest Hub
(Tues 8 to Thurs 10 Aug, 11am-5pm, Ten North forecourt) - Just next to The Dome at Clayton, the WinterFest Hub is your winter relaxation zone! Our marshmallow roasting stations await, as well as a waffle and pikelet station and hot drinks. All wrapped in a cosy bohemian-inspired environment with warm blankets, plush rugs and soft lounge spots.
- MSA Breakfast Club @ WinterFest Hub
(Wed 9 Aug, 8.30-9.30am) - Join the MSA at Ten North for a free breakfast!
- Hump Day @ WinterFest Hub
(Wed 9 Aug, 12-2pm) - Get over the midweek slump at the MSA Clayton's free BBQ.
- Hot jam donuts @ Peninsula Boulevard
(Thurs 10 Aug, 12-1.30pm, Boulevard, Peninsula) Indulge in a hot jam donut… or three! For free!
- Mid-week Meat @ Caulfield Campus Green
(Wed 9 Aug, 12-2pm) - MONSU will hold its regular free lunchtime barbecue.
- MUST Cabaret Festival
(1-12 Aug) - See dynamic performances of innovative new theatre, dance, drag, burlesque, music, comedy and more! The MUST Cabaret festival will provide a wonderfully inclusive opportunity for performers to entertain, entice and showcase their talents across a curated two week season.
- Student Leadership Summit
(Mon 7 Aug 5.30-9pm) - This event is for our Leap into Leadership participants to meet other aspiring leaders and develop, network, and develop their skills. Be one of the first 150 to complete the Leap into Leadership online module by 1 Aug to qualify. Brought to you by Career Connect.
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