What to expect at Murdoch University Orientation

The O-Week 2023 set up outside Boola Katitjin

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

The countdown to Semester 1 2024 is on! 

If this is your first year of university, then be sure to head to Orientation Week, running from Monday, 19 February to Thursday, 23 February, as well as O-Day on Friday, 23 February. 

What’s happening?

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, campus tours, live music, support services, a chance to collect your student ID and so much 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 Creative Media Graduate, Kyle Dessent, to get a taste for Orientation is like at Murdoch. 

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, Your ultimate guide to university life 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.

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.

Learn more about Orientation week.
Posted on:

24 Jan 2024

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