Orientation

Join us for information sessions and fun events in the orientation period.


Arts Welcome Festival Program

Information Sessions

Information sessions have been scheduled in Arts West North Wing (Building 148) throughout the day to cover everything from internships and exchange, peer mentoring and student societies.

Room 153 (Forum Theatre)Room 156Room 256Room 453Room 456Room 255 (OBL)
11.10Your Global Experience in the BAEnterprise, Internships & Volunteering Meet your mentors from PASS & Peer MentoringMelbourne Arts Student Society M-ASS 
11.30Your Global Experience in the BA   Melbourne Arts Student Society M-ASSObject Based Learning tour with Fiona Moore
12.00Your Global Experience in the BAEnterprise, Internships & VolunteeringWho to see about what. Your guide to uni services.   
12.30 Enterprise, Internships & Volunteering Meet your mentors from PASS & Peer Mentoring Object Based Learning tour with Fiona Moore
1.00Your Global Experience in the BAEnterprise, Internships & VolunteeringWho to see about what. Your guide to uni services.Meet your mentors from PASS & Peer MentoringMelbourne Arts Student Society M-ASS 
1.30Your Global Experience in the BAEnterprise, Internships & VolunteeringWho to see about what. Your guide to uni services.Meet your mentors from PASS & Peer MentoringMelbourne Arts Student Society M-ASSObject Based Learning tour with Fiona Moore
2.00 Enterprise, Internships & VolunteeringWho to see about what. Your guide to uni services.Meet your mentors from PASS & Peer MentoringMelbourne Arts Student Society M-ASSObject Based Learning tour with Fiona Moore

Things to do and see

11.00am

Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony

Professors Walk (outside Arts West)

The Arts West building is situated on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. Since the time of their ancestors, the Wurundjeri people have employed Smoking Ceremonies to cleanse places and people of bad spirits to promote the wellbeing of people and guests on Country. We're honoured that the Wurundjeri Land Council will be performing this ceremony at the commencement of the festival.

11.10am

Juice cart

Professors Walk (outside Arts West)

All day

Radio Fodder live from Arts West

Atrium, Ground floor

All day

'Arts of Engagement'

Arts West Gallery, Ground floor

This exhibition translates the narratives of Graeco-Roman and Mesopotamian realms through cultural objects, replicas, and digital learning while promoting object-based curricula in the University.

All Day

Lithodomos Virtual Reality

Arts West Gallery, Ground floor

All Day

Mini Film Festival: 'Window to the World'

Room 353 (Interactive Cinema Space), Arts West

Explore an intriguing and curated collection of international short films. These short films provide an insight into the lives and creative talent of people from across the globe and reflect the diversity of students on campus together with some of the languages on offer at the University.

Room 262 (Digital Media Lab), Arts West

Be inspired by the creativity on campus through these digital works created by students.

All Day

'Building Feelings'

Multiple floors, Arts West

Immersive installations curated by current Creative Writing students, that fuse genres and cross the digital-analogue divide, showcasing the myriad ways our students can contribute to the literary life of Melbourne.

All Day

History Society Party

Study Area, Ground floor Arts West

The University of Melbourne History Society will be hosting games and trivia.

All Day

eTeaching Showcase: How video technology can help you study Philosophy and Shakespeare

Room 356, Arts West

The Arts eTeaching team integrates interactive technologies into your learning experience and is constantly evolving new approaches to academic video production. The team is showcasing screenings of original productions of Shakespeare content and also a film-noir style piece exploring 'What is Philosophy?'

All Day

Language Pop-Up

Atrium, Ground floor

Thinking of learning a language? Meet academics and course advisors about our range of language subjects.

11.10am - 2.00pm

Stop 1 x Arts West

Atrium, Ground floor Arts West

The lovely Student Advisors from Stop 1 will be here to have a face-to-face chat about your course plans.

11.30am - 1.30pm

Learn French in 15 Minutes! (11.30AM)

Room 253, Arts West

With Andrew James McGregor

Learn German in 15 Minutes! (12.00PM)

Room 253, Arts West

With Leonetta Leopardi

Learn Japanese in 15 Minutes! (1.00PM)

Room 253, Arts West

With Masako Nagayama and Maki Yoshida

12.00 - 2.00pm

Free lunch provided by Dana's Falafel

Professors Walk (outside Arts West)

12.00 - 1.30pm

Music Meets Research: A Co-Performance by the Orbweavers and Arts Graduates

Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre, Arts West basement

12.30 - 1.00pm

Historical Role-Play Games: A Taster

Room 253, Arts West

Want to know what a historical role-play game is like? Come and try out a small role-play game, so you can see how much fun they are! We'll tell you which History classes offer them, and you'll see why immersing yourself in a historical controversy from the point of view of a real historical actor can be such a rewarding way to learn about the past – and to hone your own negotiating and strategising skills!

12.30 - 1.00pm

The Roar of the Water: An Oral History by Gretel Evans

Forum Theatre, Arts West

A verbatim theatre piece created from an original oral history interview about a migrant woman’s experience of the 1955 Maitland NSW flood.

1.00 - 3.00pm

Churros cart

Professors Walk (outside Arts West)

1.15 - 2.00pm

African Music and Dance Ensemble

Professors Walk (outside Arts West)

A performance by students and teachers from the undergraduate subject MUSI10148 African Music and Dance.

2.00pm

Yidaki (didgeridoo) performance

Professors Walk (outside Arts West)

Traditional music performed by a member of the Wurundjeri Land Council.

Getting there

Arts West (Building 148) is the home of the Bachelor of Arts. The building is located on the Royal Parade side of the Parkville campus and is accessible from Professor's Walk, Medical Road and the Baillieu Library.

Please follow the link for Disability Access information or contact us at arts-studentprograms@unimelb.edu.au for further assistance.

The building contains 24 modern, high-quality teaching spaces, a digital studio, a gallery and a fa├žade that displays images from the University's cultural collections.

Travelling to Parkville

We encourage you to use public transport, walk or ride as first options. If arriving at Stop 1 - Melbourne University on Swanston Street, staff will be able to direct you to the Arts West building.

If you do need to drive to the Parkville campus there are carparks for students and visitors nearby.

Plan your degree

While the Arts Welcome Festival is all about meeting people and making sure you know about special opportunities, you may still have questions about how to structure your degree. If so, we've provided a series of online video guides regarding course requirements as well as a break down of the course structure, including several example study plans.

Stop 1: Connecting Students and Services

In addition to our online guides, Stop 1 offers a range of services including:

  • Administrative and information services including student ID cards, fees, transcripts, scholarships and graduations.
  • Enrolment services such as course planning, enrolment assistance, special consideration and student equity.
  • Skills and development services including employability, global experience, academic development, and student development.
  • Support services including disability, housing, financial aid and the Safer Community Program.

Contact Stop 1 online, on the phone or in person.

For more University of Melbourne events please see the Orientation website.