Welcome to Murdoch University! The best way to prepare for uni life and your first year of study is to join us at orientation (also called O-Week).

O-Week runs from 17 – 21 February 2020 for the majority of courses. Semester 1 teaching starts 24 February 2020.

students attending a session

Get involved

O-Week is helpful and informative but it’s also fun and a great way to make new friends. If you miss it, you may find yourself trying to catch-up at the beginning of semester. So join us to hear more about your course, get your student ID card, explore the campus and discover the many services and facilities available to you.

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What’s on

There’s a variety of events, workshops and info sessions to help you settle in. The official welcome ceremony kicks off the festivities, followed by your course advice session later in the week. Once you have completed the formalities, it’s time to enjoy a range of activities, entertainment and more!

international students at kings park excursion

International students

If you’re joining us from overseas, O-Week is compulsory. We have a range of activities designed especially for international students to help you settle in, learn about your student visa and what it’s like to live and work in Perth. After attending your O-Week session, you can then collect your student card.

Register for O-Week

Registrations for Semester 1 O-Week are now closed.

If you have general questions about getting started, contact the Student Centre. For advice about your course, uni life, or wellbeing, visit myMurdoch advice.


Key dates

Orientation runs from 17 – 21 February, 2020 for the majority of courses but if you’re enrolled in one of the below courses, please note a different orientation date:

Graduate Diploma in Migration LawSaturday 11 January
Bachelor of Nursing (Mandurah)Wednesday 29 January
Bachelor of Nursing (Perth)Thursday 30 January
Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary)Thursday 30 January

Welcome from the Vice Chancellor

Other ways to prepare

Couldn’t attend O-Week, or want a refresher on some of the information covered? Visit myMurdoch for a range of handy information about getting started at Murdoch, including videos from six of the O-Week sessions.

Find out more about getting started at Murdoch

Useful documents

Get a head start to your studies at Murdoch with the University Library Orientation Guide (ULOG). Discover how the Library can support your studies and explore our resources and facilities.

O-Week Guides


Brush up on your maths skills with our refresher program

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