Orientation for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

Monday 22 February

10.00 am - 11.30 am, Faculty Welcome Ceremony
Hosted live from Hanson Dyer Hall, Ian Potter Southbank Centre

Additional seating and live stream available in Kenneth Myer Auditorium, Ian Potter Southbank Centre

Let your journey at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music begin!  Orientation Week starts with an Acknowledgment of Country and a formal welcome from our new Dean, the Director of the Conservatorium, and the Director of the VCA. Then get prepared for the  semester ahead with important information, performances, and other guest speakers.

11.30 am  -  12.00 pm, Southbank Welcome
Wilin Garden, Southbank Campus

12.00 pm - 12.30 pm, Faculty Student Life Orientation
An introduction to Student Life and UMSU
Attend via Zoom
Pass code: 634481

12.30 pm - 1.00 pm, Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
A brief introduction to free mental health support at the University of Melbourne
Register via Zoom

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm, Health and Wellbeing Session
Introduction to Physiotherapy, hosted by Shayne Chatfield
Nutrition for Dancers, hosted by Guest Speaker
Register via  Zoom

Tuesday 23 February

9.00 am – 10.30 am,  Welcome Session with Second Year Dance Students
Building 864, Room 201

10.30 am – 11.15 am, Meet the Staff
Building 864, Room 221

11.15 am – 12.45 pm, Ballet
Building 864, Room 202

1.45 pm – 3.15 pm, Contemporary
Building 864, Room 202 

3.15 pm – 3.45 pm, Locker Induction
Building 864

6.30 pm – 8.30 pm, Southbank Town Hall Talks 1: The Future of a Diverse Arts Campus
Join VCA Musical Theatre students Mmoloki (Milo) Hartill-Batsietswe and Sherry Watson in conversation about their experiences as women from diverse backgrounds at the Southbank Campus. This engaging online discussion is a brilliant start to UMSU Southbank's Town Hall Talks as it explores what students can do to make effective change while training and after graduation. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and contribute to a fruitful discussion.
Register via Zoom

Wednesday 24 February

11.00 am – 12.30 pm,  Guest Speaker - Gregory Lorenzutti, Dance Life and Plant Life
Building 864, Room 201

Thursday 25 February

9.00 am – 10.00 am, Yoga and Pilates
Building 864, Room 221

10.00 am – 11.30 am,  Contemporary Dance Workshop
Building 864, Room 221

6.00 pm – 6.30 pm, Melbourne Commencement Ceremony (Commencing Students Only)
Register via the my.UniLife app

The Melbourne Commencement Ceremony (MCC) is the official celebration of your commencement as a University of Melbourne student. It all starts here!

The MCC marks the beginning of your journey as a University of Melbourne student and is the core of the Melbourne Orientation experience. The MCC signals the start of your studies in the same way that your Graduation will celebrate your completion at the end of your degree.

The Melbourne Commencement Ceremony is your opportunity to be welcomed by University leaders  within your Faculty community and hear from guest speakers who will wish you well on your journey with us.