Orientation week, or O-week, is the best time to get familiar with our campus and get ready to start your life as a Murdoch student.

Orientation is held at the beginning of each semester. You’ll meet new people, join social groups and clubs, check out facilities including our on-campus gym, grab food from an array of food trucks and take part in events, music and activities all around the campus. You’ll also get a free lunch courtesy of Murdoch University and the Murdoch Guild.

During O-week, you can:

  • finalise your enrolment and sign up for your classes
  • go to course advice sessions for your study area
  • take a tour of campus
  • sign up for a student card
  • join the Guild
  • buy a parking permit or sign up for a public transport concession card
  • register with your Overseas Student Heath Cover provider or set up a bank account if you’re an international student.

In addition to the general events, we offer a range of tailored orientation sessions for each school. If you’re not sure which school you are in, check our School pages or contact a Student Advisor.

Make sure to check the dates and RSVP for your orientation session, then download the guide below to plan your day.

SessionSession Details
Nursing (Mandurah Campus)Orientation:
Thursday, 26 July
(8:30am – 3:30pm)
Mandurah Campus Lecture Theatre

Study Techniques to Assist You (STAY) Day:
Friday, 27 July
(8:30am – 3:30pm)
Building 101 Room 1.018

All other undergraduate courses (South Street Campus)Tuesday, 24 July (8:00am – 3:00pm)

Registration held in the Student HUB


* International students are required to attend an additional compulsory session from 3:00pm-4:00pm

If you’re studying a course that involves maths and/or science come to our free Maths Refresher Program designed to refresh your maths skills.

Mature student welcome night

If it's been a while since you studied, if you're coming to Murdoch from another University, if you have other important responsibilities and commitments, and if you'd like to meet other students who are starting uni, then this event is for you.

Enjoy a friendly and informative evening including food, drinks, and conversations with fellow students, staff, and support services at Murdoch.

Children welcome.

Date: Wednesday 18 July

Time: Arrive at 5:45pm for a 6pm start. Ends at 8pm

Venue: Student Hub (Enter via Bush Court)


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International students' orientation

If you are an international student you will also need to attend our international orientation, which will introduce you to other international students and help you adjust to life in Perth.

Guides and resources

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Listen to the Stressless101 session.

Listen to the Unlocking the LMS session.

Listen to the How to Learn Effectively and Make Connections at University session.

Listen to the Start Your Degree: Get Career Ready session.

Listen to the Writing for Education session.

Listen to the Student Life at Murdoch session.

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