We're excited to welcome you to the Faculty of Arts as you begin your BA journey. We're here to introduce you to the Arts community and show you how you'll be supported.

Welcome from the Director of the BA

Dr Wendy Haslem welcomes you to the Faculty of Arts and shares her tips for your first year of study.

Orientation Week 2021

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Melbourne Commencement Ceremony

The Melbourne Commencement Ceremony is the official celebration of your commencement as a University of Melbourne student. This includes a Welcome to Country from Indigenous Elders and an address by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts. Watch a recording of the ceremony via this link.

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Arts Welcome

Choose from a range of online information sessions which will let you know how you'll be supported in the Faculty of Arts! Recordings are now available below.

Thursday 25 February 2021

UMSU Campus Tours

The University of Melbourne Student Union hosted small group campus tours. If you missed out, you can view UMSU's tour videos or explore a 3D map of the University via this self-guided Virtual Tour.

Arts Welcome Information Sessions

Recorded on 24 February 2021 as part of the Arts Welcome for commencing BA student.

UMSU Campus Tour

Zip around Parkville campus with Isobel and Liv, two of your UMSU Host Program Directors! In this campus tour you'll see the essential sites that will help you find your way when you and the campus finally meet irl. With everything from common tram stops to facts about important Uni landmarks this is a one-stop-shop to navigating Parkville campus.

Tour script written by Sidonie Bird De La Cœur.

Finding Study Spaces

We know many of you will be looking for quiet study spaces to use while you're on campus and still attending online classes. There are study spaces on each level of the Arts West and the Old Arts buildings. You are also permitted to use empty classroom spaces as long as no timetabled activities are taking place. Use can use your Student Card to access these rooms.

The University's libraries also have many study spaces – it's advised you check the opening hours as these may be updated in accordance with public health requirements. Some of these are bookable – log into BookIt to check their availability and make a booking.

Student studying

Banner art by Caitlin Patane, The World Looks Different Now, Hand painted wooden frame and PVC inflatable globe, Dimensions variable, 2016.