Orientation and induction

All newly admitted graduate research students will receive an email with information about registering for the Arts Graduate Research Welcome and Reception in mid-January.

To help new students make the transition to graduate researcher life at Melbourne, a half-day orientation event is held each February, and will take place on Thursday of Orientation Week. The program is designed to introduce students to the Faculty, Schools, student support services and each other.


Graduate Research Welcome, Reception, and School Inductions Orientation event details:

Date: 22 February, 2024
12:00pm - 3:30pm
This event begins at the Public Lecture Theatre (room  122), Old Arts, Parkville campus

Register via the Melbourne Orientation website.

This event will introduce you to key services that support graduate researchers at Melbourne and provide Faculty-specific information regarding your candidature management. Attendance is mandatory for all commencing students.

11:00am - 11:30am

(Optional) Library Tour: Join us for a quick Library Tour prior to your Graduate Research Welcome and Reception event!

Spots are limited, so please register here!

12:00pm -1:00pm

Welcome Session: An introductory to key support services and essential candidature information and resources

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Networking Reception Lunch: Connect with fellow graduate researchers

2:30pm – 3:30pm

School Induction: Meet academic staff supporting graduate researchers within your school and have a chance to ask questions

Please note that the program may change, check your student email closer to the event for updates.

Other upcoming event:

University Graduate Research Orientation - Welcome to the University of Melbourne 
Date: 8 April, 2024
Time and Location: 10am-2.30pm

The University-wide orientation event is hosted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Graduate Research) and will provide you with valuable insights to kickstart your graduate research adventure. Secure your spot and make the most of this enriching experience.

Register here.