What to expect at Murdoch University Orientation

Students at Murdoch Orientation

Starting uni with us this semester? Welcome! You’re in for an exciting time.

This year, our Semester 1, 2021 Orientation program will be a mix of online and in-person activities.

What’s happening?

Kicking off on Monday 15 February, jump online to attend course advice sessions, meet your academics, complete interactive support activities, and generate your class timetable, and more. All our online Orientation activities will continue across both Monday and Tuesday.

On Wednesday 17 February, join us on campus as part of Connection Day for fun and festivities to meet other students, explore our campus with a campus tour, learn about our support services, and more. Remember, you will need to register to attend Connection Day, so make sure to do that in advance.

While you’re on campus, you can finalise your enrolment and sign up for classes, get course advice in your study area, sort out your parking permit and plan your travel to campus (for when classes start), organise your student ID card, and sort out some some last-minute textbooks through the Murdoch Bookshop - which you can also do online if preferred.

If you haven’t already, you can get ahead and get organised by downloading the myMurdoch student portal app – your digital doorway into your uni life. Available on both Android and iOS devices, the myMurdoch student app gives you easy access to help and advice options, access to your free Microsoft Office 365 programs, information on campus news and events, and helps you discover and join social groups.

Get social and meet new people

As part of our Orientation program, there are many ways to get to know your fellow students and peers:

You can also check out our dedicated blog series, What I Wish I’d Known, and read tips and advice from a current student, how to make friends at uni, starting uni after a break from high school, building lifelong skills, and more.

Get familiar with your campus

Need help working out the best way to get to uni? Students are spoiled for choice when it comes to transport and routes to our Perth campus. Suss out the best study hotspots, and check out where to find student services and facilities like the Student Centre, the Guildthe Student Hub, the library, and the Tav.

Feeling hungry? Take your pick from our range of food outlets at the Student Hub, including Courtside, Cha Time, Roll’d, Chinese Canton, Burger Edge, Di Bello’s Pasta e Pizza, and our very own on-campus IGA store.

There are plenty of spots around campus where you can relax between classes or enjoy your lunch. Touring the campus will help you find them before you even know you need them. The more familiar you are with your surroundings and facilities, the easier it will be to settle in to study.

Whether you’re new to university, are back for more study, or returning to study after a break from school, starting university is an exciting and rewarding experience.

Check out the online Orientation program and get ready for uni, or get in touch with the myAdvice team about any questions or concerns you have before starting with us. If you’re an international student, read more about making the move to Murdoch and Perth.

Posted on:

29 Jan 2021

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