Orientation Week Guide

Orientation Week with the MGA is a chance to familiarise yourself with the venues, services and opportunities that will benefit you during your graduate studies.

Starting a new graduate course can be both exciting and daunting! During Orientation Week, the MGA strives to provide you with all the information you need to start your year armed with everything you need to know to thrive in your studies.

We create free, fun-filled opportunities for you to get to know your campus or digital environment and make some new connections with other students.

Read on for an overview of the benefits you can reap from the MGA’s Orientation program.


Getting to know your campus

There’s no better way to feel at home on campus than just chilling on campus! Our MGA Graduate Villages and Welcome Parties on Clayton and Caulfield will provide you with a chance to sit back at a central campus venue, eat some food, play some games and scope out your surroundings. It’s a great opportunity to meet some of the friendly faces from the MGA and perhaps make some new connections that will put you in great stead as you begin your studies at Monash.


Get informed

You may feel daunted by all the information you are receiving about your new course and university. But remember, knowledge is power! Our virtual orientation sessions are for on-campus and online students, and are designed to help you step up your graduate student game! 

Find out how the MGA can help you thrive in your studies with our year-round program of free events and seminars. Hear from the MGA Advocacy service and find out how they can help you navigate unexpected roadblocks. 

Our Virtual Welcome sessions will connect you with other grad students before your course starts. Hosted by students who were once in your shoes, this will be a great opportunity to find out more about the MGA and provide you with practical tips on how to approach a virtual study life at Monash.


Make connections 

Whether you are studying online or on campus, it can be very intimidating when you don’t know anyone. The MGA strives to provide inclusive, welcoming opportunities for graduate students to forge new connections with other students. It’s so important to put yourself out there, because the connections you make now will be the beginning of your professional networks. Even better, they could even become lifelong friendships! 


MGA Orientation Week overview

MGA Virtual Welcome: Join us via Zoom to connect with other grads before your course starts and get some useful tips on a virtual uni study life at Monash. Hosted by current students who were once in your shoes, this will be a great opportunity to find out more about the MGA and make some new friends. There’ll be games to play, prizes to be won and new friends to make!

MGA Info Reception @ Clayton and Caulfield: Join us for afternoon tea at your campus to get some useful tips on study life at Monash. Hosted by students who were once in your shoes, this will be a great opportunity to find out more about the MGA and make some new friends. There’ll be games to play, prizes to be won and new friends to make!

Virtual Orientation: These sessions are online crash courses on how to step up your graduate student game! Find out how the MGA can help you thrive with our year-round program of free events and seminars, to our free advocacy service to help you navigate unexpected roadblocks. You will hear from a panel of current students and be in the running to win prizes.

MGA Graduate Village @ Clayton and Caulfield: A special zone just for graduate students to chill over lunch time during the Monash Orientation festival. There’ll be games and prizes to be won!

Welcome Event @ Clayton and Caulfield: We’d love to all our new graduate students at our Welcome Party on Caulfield for a fun-filled evening of free food, drinks, live music, games and prizes. It’s the best place to make new friends and kick off Sem 1 of 2021! 

Welcome Picnic @ Peninsula: Join the MGA at a fun-filled Welcome Picnic for new and returning graduate students at Peninsula. There’ll be free games, entertainment, prizes, food and drinks.