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Why university orientation is worth it

Students at Murdoch Orientation

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

This year, our Semester 2, 2020 Orientation program will be all online – including O-Week – to accommodate for the changes due to COVID-19. And depending on whether you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student, domestic or international, here are three good reasons to get involved in Orientation.

Get organised before the semester starts

O-Week is a great opportunity to 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 do online!

Download 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:

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 South Street campus. And while Orientation is all online, you can still visit us on-campus before the semester starts to see for yourself what campus life is all about. 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, 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 postgraduate studies, 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. Or learn more about becoming an international student at Murdoch University. 
Posted on:

9 Jul 2020

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