Induction and orientation

Worried about leaving something off your week one admin checklist?

Whether you’re just beginning your degree, approaching the end or somewhere in between, these induction resources are designed to help you with any questions you have about administration and candidature.

Here you’ll find a series of road maps to help you navigate the various stages of your course.

Get your student card

Your student card is like a Swiss army knife. You can use it as a library card to borrow books, a key to access study spaces, and proof of your identity when you’re in exams. You can even use it to receive student discounts!
It’s important to have your student card with you whenever you’re on campus.
Getting your student card is simple:

If you’re an international student you’ll need to wait for your confirmation email to arrive at the email address you nominate. This can take up to 24 hours. Once you have this email, you can collect your card.

Get room access

You may have to discuss getting access to certain labs, workshops and your department with your department administrator.

Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) Orientation Program for Graduate Researchers

Are you enroled in a research higher degree such as a PhD, Professional Doctorate, Masters by Research or the MPhil? If you’re new to the University of Melbourne or graduate research, we’d like to welcome you with this orientation program.
The orientation program introduces some of the practical resources available at the University, like comprehensive research training and professional development services.
Register on the Orientation website to secure your spot.

International students

Are you an international student? You need to make sure you read and complete the Online International Student Briefing before you start in your studies. This briefing will give you lots of important information about:

  • being an International student at the University
  • facilities and services that are available to you
  • information about your visa, healthcare, safety and much more.

If you have any questions please make sure you visit the Baldwin Spencer Building. The staff there will be very happy to help.