Orientation for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (Visual Art)

Tuesday 25 February

10am – 12pm, Visual Art Orientation
Kenneth Myer Auditorium, Building 880

University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) BBQ

Need lunch? Head to the Red Shed BBQ Area, grab a feed, and meet your UMSU campus representatives! 12–2pm.

Wednesday 26 February

Please note this event takes place at Parkville Campus.

11am–3pm, UMSU SummerFest at Parkville

SummerFest is the ultimate welcome-to-uni party!

A one-day festival where campus transforms into a sprawling wonderland of diverse activities and experiences, there’ll be live music, art, workshops, speed-friending, food and freebies, plus much more. The best way to meet new people and discover all that’s on offer, Summerfest is here to help you make the most of your time at Uni Melb.

Further information on the UMSU website.

Thursday 27 February

10am–12pm, Undergraduate Orientation
Hanson Dyer Hall, Building 880, Southbank Campus

Welcome to the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. Hear from current students, alumni, and staff on how to make the most of your time at the University of Melbourne. Registration Essential.

12pm–2pm, Southbank Welcome Lunch
Linear Park, Southbank Campus

Join us for a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony followed by free lunch and entertainment.

Grab yourself a free smoothie from Bike n' Blend. Chill on the grass with your fellow students and enjoy a set from DJ Kayroy. Experience a range of live performances from the legendary Snuff Puppets, East of the Sun Trio, and Canon Dance. Join our Silent Disco, and chat to your UMSU reps. Soak up all that Southbank has to offer.

Registration is essential to collect your limited edition tote bag, and free lunch voucher.

12pm–2pm, Course Planning Lab
Digital Lab, the HUB, Southbank Campus

Head along to the course planning lab and get your enrolment in order.

2.30pm–3.30pm, Wominjeka
Wilin Garden, Southbank Campus

A welcome for our commencing Indigineous students, hosted by the Wilin Centre.

2.15pm–5pm, Library and Academic Skills Orientation: Getting Started @ Southbank for Undergraduate Students
The HUB, Southbank Campus

These sessions will help prepare you for studying in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and get you ready to start the semester. Come along and receive tips from the experts and get to know your library.

2pm–3pm, Academic Skills @ Library Pop Out - Level 1.
Please bring a device to this session (a smart phone is suitable).

2pm–5pm, Self-guided library tour @ Library Pop Out - Level 1 and Service Desk - Ground Floor. BYO mobile device.

UMSU Event - FUN: Southbank Welcome Drinks

Drinks, food, and comedy. Meet your fellow students and UMSU representatives. Head to Script Bar,5.30pm. View the event on Facebook, and register via TryBooking.

Friday 28 February

Please note that the below event takes place at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.

10am – 12pm, Melbourne Commencement Ceremony (Commencing Students Only)

The Melbourne Commencement Ceremony (MCC) is the official celebration of your commencement as a University of Melbourne student. You'll be welcomed to the University and your Faculty at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton during Melbourne Orientation. 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.

You'll be welcomed by University leaders and meet your first year peers within your Faculty community. You’ll hear from guest speakers and industry influencers who will wish you well on your journey with us.

Following official proceedings, collect your limited edition University hoodie, and enjoy interacting with your new academic community in a festival atmosphere with food and entertainment.

In order to receive your limited edition hoodie, make sure you register your attendance through the Student Life App.