Orientation week, or O-week, at the beginning of each semester, is the best time to prepare for life as a Murdoch student.
During O-week you can learn your way around campus and meet the people, places and support services that will help you make your studies a success.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet other students, join social groups and clubs, check out facilities including our on-campus gym, get food and drinks from our Student Hub or Pop-up Ref and take part in events, music and activities all around the campus.
During O-week, you can:
Attend the Welcome Ceremony and Orientation Festival on Monday 18 February, 8:45am – 4:00pm on Bush Court. We will have Guild Clubs and Societies, the MU GO! Scavenger Hunt with prizes, sports/esports, information sessions, enrolment advice, and so much more.
Undergraduate student sessions
Orientation for undergraduate nursing students is held in January, separate to O-week. As a nursing student, you’re welcome to take part in the O-week festivities at our Perth campus in addition to your nursing orientation sessions.
For more information about your undergraduate orientation session, contact a Student Success Advisor.
Choose your session
Study area DetailsArts
For students studying undergraduate arts coursesTuesday 19 February (8:00am – 4:00pm)Business & Governance
For students studying undergraduate business and governance coursesTuesday 19 February (8:00am – 4:00pm)Chiropractic
For students studying undergraduate chiropractic scienceWednesday 20 February (8:00am – 4:00pm)Education
For students studying undergraduate education courses
Tuesday 19 February (8:00am – 4:00pm)Engineering & Information Technology
For students studying undergraduate engineering and information technology coursesWednesday 20 February (8:00am – 4:00pm)Law
For students studying undergraduate law coursesTuesday 19 February (8:00am – 4:00pm)Nursing – Perth campusNursing – Mandurah campusPsychology & Exercise Science
For students studying undergraduate psychology and exercise science coursesWednesday 20 February (8:00am – 4:00pm)Veterinary & Life Sciences
For students studying:Tuesday 19 February (8:00am – 4:00pm)Veterinary & Life Sciences
For students studying:Wednesday 20 February (8:00am – 4:00pm)
Postgraduate student sessions
Whether you’re returning to university after an extended break, transitioning from undergraduate study, or experiencing university for the first time in Australia, our postgraduate orientation program will help you hit the ground running.
You only need to attend one postgraduate orientation session. For more information about postgraduate orientation, contact the student centre.
Choose your session
For postgraduate students studying:Monday 18 February (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Students who wish to attend the official Commencement Ceremony should arrive no later than 8:30am.Register on Bush Court.
For postgraduate students studying:Wednesday 20 February (5:00pm – 8:00pm)Register on Bush Court.
Master of TeachingListen to the induction session.
International student sessions
Our international orientation program is designed to help you meet other international students, get ready for your studies and adjust to living in Perth.
As an international student you are required to attend both your undergraduate or postgraduate orientation session and the international orientation session.
Study abroad and Exchange students are required to attend both the Study Abroad & Exchange orientation and the International orientation sessions.
Make sure to plan your journey to Perth so you can arrive in time to attend the orientation sessions.
For more information about international orientation, contact the Student Engagement Team.
Choose your session
Event DetailsInternational Student Orientation
Compulsory for International and Study Abroad & Exchange studentsListen to the Undergraduate induction sessionListen to the Postgraduate induction session
O-Week: Friday 22 February (10:00am – 12:00pm)Perth campus, 460.2.029 (ECL1 Lecture Theatre)
Week 1: Thursday 28 February (12:30pm – 1:30pm)Perth campus, 460.3.028 (ECL4 Lecture Theatre)
Week 2: Thursday 7 March (12:30pm – 1:30pm)Perth campus, 460.3.028 (ECL4 Lecture Theatre)Study Abroad & Exchange Orientation
Compulsory for Study Abroad & Exchange studentsWednesday 20 February (10:30am – 12:30pm)Perth campus, 245.2.035 (Robertson Lecture Theatre)Banking trip to Bull Creek Shopping CentreWednesday 13 February (10:00am – 3:00pm)Meet at Perth campus, Building 460 (Economics, Commerce and Law centre court) between 10:00am – 3:00pm and our orientation volunteers will take you to bank using public transport*
*Students must pay for transportation and other expensesExcursion to Kings Park and FremantleFriday 15 February (10:30am – 5:00pm)
Students will be able to sign-up for this event at our International Student Orientation. Those attending the excursion should meet outside the Student Hub on Bush Court at 10:30am (lunch is provided).
Students with disabilities and medical conditions
The Equity and Social Inclusion Office supports students with disabilities or medical conditions and their carers, as well as students who are carers for others.
We offer a range of services and programs, including disability services. We can discuss what disability includes and also how you can be supported in your studies on disability/medical grounds.
Students who are accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can consult the NDIS Pre-planning Toolkit for people with disability entering Higher Education.
Orientation programFriday 22 February 10am – 3:00pm
Room 460.1.031 (ECL postgrad teaching space)
Let us know if you have any special requirements, including dietary requirements.
Auslan interpreters will be in attendance.
Meet the Equity & Inclusion team and learn about the registration process and other information.10:30am
Presentation: Sussex Street Community Law Services Inc on disability discrimination & individual disability advocacy11am
Presentation: A student initiative – Blossom – improving the employability, confidence and mental health of people with a disability, by Locket Lee and Tess Whitelaw11:15am
Meet your Student Guild Disability Representative Isaac Fullarton11:30am
Discussion: what do students want to do to develop community in 2019?12 noon
Lunch provided. During the lunch break you can make appointments for campus tours and sessions with our disability advisors for the afternoon.12:30pm
Information session: How to use the Equity Quality Assisted Learning (EQAL) database1pm
Appointments with disability advisors3pm