Starting uni with us this semester? Welcome! You’re in for an exciting time.
Kicking off at the start of each semester, Orientation Week (also known as O-Week) gives you an opportunity to get to know campus, meet fellow students and get a taste of university life. There will be important course information, a chance to meet academics, tour facilities and more!
Ending the week is O-Day, where there will be a welcome ceremony, free merch (including a coffee cup), campus tours, live music, support services, a chance to collect your student ID and more!
Held in our new building, Boola Katitjin, O-Week is a great chance to get involved in campus activities and get prepared for your first semester at uni!
Check out this wrap-up video, filmed and edited by Murdoch's very own Creative Media Graduate, Kyle Dessent, to get a taste for Orientation week is like.
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:
- Sign up to Guild clubs and societies.
- Become a member of our New Students at Murdoch Uni Facebook group.
- Check out our Social Connection Calendar online, or our Social Connection at Murdoch Uni Facebook group.
- Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat (@MurdochUniv) for updates on campus and student life.
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 Guild, the Student Hub, the library, and the Tav.
Feeling hungry? Take your pick from our range of food outlets at the Student Hub.
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.