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During Orientation Week, the MGA will provide you with the information and experiences you need to start your studies on the right track. Our program is full of free, fun-filled opportunities for you to get to know us, your campus, and make new connections with other graduate students.

Welcome from the Monash Graduate Association!

Are you a new PhD, Masters, Grad Dip or Grad Cert student? Then this program is for you!

During Orientation Week (15 – 19 July 2024), the MGA will provide you with the information and experiences you need to start your studies on the right track.

Our program is full of free, fun-filled opportunities for you to get to know us, your campus, and make new connections with other graduate students.

Program

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Make new friends and get to know your new city in true Melbourne style! 

Brunch with a Bunch is a social meet-up for new Masters and PhD graduate students beginning their journey at Monash. Hosted by the Monash Graduate Association (MGA), we want to see you making new friends and get to know your new city doing what Melburnians do best… over brunch!

Tickets are $15 each and cover the cost of your food + one drink. 

Date: Tuesday, 9 July 

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Venue: Time Out Fed Square, St Pauls Court, 2 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000

Price: $15 per graduate student


Book your spot!
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Clayton Campus Tours by the MGA

The Clayton campus is a big place, so let us show you around! The MGA is running regular tours throughout O Week of our key graduate student spaces, including the MGA lounge and office, as well as the graduate student and PhD hubs. Meeting point is outside the Monash Book Store, ground floor of Campus Centre.

Dates:
Tuesday, 16 July
Wednesday, 17 July

Time:
Twice per day each day:
11:30am - 12:00pm
1:30pm - 2:00pm

Venue:
Outside the Monash Book Store (Ground Floor Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk), Clayton campus

 

Book via Monash O week planner

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Caulfield Campus Tours by MONSU Caulfield and the MGA

Are you new to the Caulfield campus? The MGA and MONSU Caulfield are running regular tours throughout O Week to help you get your bearings and introduce you to some of our fabulous graduate student spaces. You’ll find us at the start of the tour with a ‘MEET HERE’ sign outside the Library.

Dates:
Tuesday, 16 July
Wednesday, 17 July

Time:
Twice per day each day:
11:30am - 12:00pm
1:30pm - 2:00pm

Venue:
Building A (Library), Level 1, Caulfield campus

 

Book via Monash O Week Planner

 
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MGA Orientation Booth @ Monash Village Clayton

Are you a new international graduate student based at Clayton? Come visit our booth at Monash Village to learn about our services, play some games to win prizes and collect your very own 'swag bag'! All international graduate students are welcome, both new and returning.

Dates:
Monday, 15 July

Time:
12:30pm - 4:00pm

Venue:
Monash Village, Learning and Teaching Building (Building 92, 19 Ancora Imparo Way), Clayton campus

 

Book via Monash O Week Planner

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MGA Orientation Booth @ Monash Village Caulfield

Are you a new international graduate student based at Caulfield? Come visit our booth at Monash Village to learn about our services, play some games to win prizes and collect your very own 'swag bag'! All international graduate students are welcome, both new and returning.

Dates:
Monday, 15 July

Time:
12:30pm - 4:00pm

Venue:
Monash Village, Building H, Caulfield campus

 

Book via Monash O Week Planner

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MGA Orientation Hub @ Clayton

Come visit us at our Orientation Hub! Meet the team from the Monash Graduate Association, learn more about our services, enter some of our competitions to win prizes and collect your very own ‘swag bag’ plus a welcome gift. All graduate students, both new and returning, are welcome.

Dates:
Tuesday, 16 July
Wednesday, 17 July

Time:
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue:
Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk, Clayton campus

 

Come visit us!

 
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MGA Orientation Hub @ Caulfield

Come visit us at our Orientation Hub! Meet the team from the Monash Graduate Association, learn more about our services, enter some of our competitions to win prizes and collect your very own ‘swag bag’ plus a welcome gift. All graduate students, both new and returning, are welcome.

Dates:
Tuesday, 16 July
Wednesday, 17 July

Time:
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Venue:
Room H116 (Level 1, Building H), Caulfield campus

 

Come visit us!

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MGA Orientation Hub @ Peninsula

Come visit us at our Orientation Hub! Meet the team from the Monash Graduate Association, learn more about our services, enter some of our competitions to win prizes and collect your very own ‘swag bag’ plus a welcome gift. All graduate students, both new and returning, are welcome.

Date: Thursday, 18 July

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Venue: The Seahorse Tavern (Building U), Peninsula Campus


Come visit us!
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MGA Orientation Session & Lunch @ Clayton

The MGA will be hosting a welcome to all new graduate students at Clayton. This session will be followed by a social session and lunch where students will be able to learn more about our services and hear from current students about their graduate student experiences. There will also be activities and time for students to meet other students.

Dates:
Tuesday, 16 July
Wednesday, 17 July

Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Venue:
Tuesday - Room G31, Learning and Teaching Building (Building 92, 19 Ancora Imparo Way), Clayton campus

Wednesday - Room G.81, Learning and Teaching Building (Building 92, 19 Ancora Imparo Way), Clayton campus

 

Book via Monash O Week Planner

 
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MGA Orientation Session & Afternoon Tea @ Caulfield

The MGA will be hosting a welcome to all new graduate students at Caulfield. This session will be followed by a social session where students will be able to learn more about our services and hear from current students about their graduate student experiences. There will also be activities and time for students to meet other students, as well as afternoon tea.

Dates:
Tuesday, 16 July

Time:
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Venue:
K309 Lecture Theatre (Level 4, Building K), Caulfield campus

 

Book via Monash O Week Planner

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MGA Welcome Booth @ Clayton

Welcome to Week 1 of Semester 2! Come visit us at our booth to learn more about our services, meet the MGA team, play games and win prizes!

Dates:
Monday, 22 July
Tuesday, 23 July
Wednesday, 24 July

Time:
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Venue:
Outside MGA Graduate Lounge, Level 1, Campus Centre (21 Chancellors Walk), Clayton campus

Come visit us!

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MGA Welcome Booth @ MONSU Caulfield O-Fest

As part of MONSU Caulfield's O-Fest, the MGA has a welcome booth for you to learn more about our services, meet the team, play games and win prizes! It will be an event packed full of free food, winter warmers, live music and all your favourite clubs and societies.

Dates:
Tuesday, 23 July
Wednesday, 24 July

Time:
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Venue:
K deck, Caulfield campus

Come visit us!

 
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Speed Friending @ Clayton

We know that making new friends can be daunting, so let us help you! The MGA is hosting a 'speed friending' event at the beginning of the semester so that you can get to know your peers. You'll have a couple of minutes to introduce yourself to each partner, with time for larger group interaction at the end.

Dates: Tuesday, 23 July

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: Graduate Hub (Seminar Room 2), Building 89, 21 Sports Walk, Clayton Campus

Book your spot!

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Speed Friending @ Caulfield

We know that making new friends can be daunting, so let us help you! The MGA is hosting a 'speed friending' event at the beginning of the semester so that you can get to know your peers. You'll have a couple of minutes to introduce yourself to each partner, with time for larger group interaction at the end.

Dates: Wednesday, 24 July

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: MGA Graduate Lounge (Level 2, Building C), Caulfield Campus

 

Book your spot!

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MGA Mini Orientation

Can't make it to one of our orientation sessions in person? Don’t fret! You can join us for an online orientation crash course designed to offer you valuable advice, inform you about our services and provide you with useful contacts to help you thrive in your graduate studies.

Date: Thursday, 25 July

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Venue: Zoom Link

 

Book via Monash O Week Planner

 
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MGA Welcome Party

Kick off a new semester with a night of fun, friends, and festivities at our Welcome Party! The evening will be filled with music, games and great vibes. 

Your ticket cost includes: 

  • entry to the venue
  • unlimited shuffleboard, darts, pool, ping pong, patio and ball pit access
  • light refreshments
  • 3x alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks

Date: Friday, 26 July

Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Venue: Ballers Clubhouse, Level 2, Coverlid Place, Melbourne 3000

NOTE: This event is strictly for attendees aged 18 and above. You are encouraged to bring government identification in case it is requested by the venue.

 

Buy tickets!

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MGA Coursework Mentor Program

Are you a new graduate coursework student looking for a way to find your feet in your new graduate student life at Monash?

Join our program and find a mentor from your faculty to guide you through your first semester. The program runs online and includes six sessions over an eight week duration.

Program kicks off in Week 1
Limited spots available
Register by Sunday, 21 July
Read more here

IMPORTANT: If you are a new graduate student from the Faculty of IT, please sign up for the mentor program run by your faculty and not this program.

 

Learn more

 

 

MGA Videos

 

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Can’t make it to one of our on-campus or virtual orientation sessions? Get the gist of everything we offer from these videos. They cover everything you need to know about being a graduate student at Monash University and how the MGA can help you on your  journey.

Get to know the MGA in 5 minutes!

The 24/7 MGA Graduate Lounge

International graduate students

Parenting and study

Moving from undergrad to grad

Mature age graduate students

MGA COVID-Safe Guidelines

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last five days or are displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19, we ask that you do not attend the event. Remember to follow all Victorian State Government guidelines and report your positive result on the University’s COVID-19 reporting form.

When attending an MGA event, remember that:

  • Face masks are strongly recommended indoors and outdoors where physical distancing can’t be maintained. 
  • MGA will have masks available for attendees who request them.
  • Physical distancing (1.5 metres) should be observed where possible.
  • Practicing good hand and basic hygiene can help to slow the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.

The MGA team

Got a question or request about anything at all? Get in contact with one of our staff members – we’d love to hear from you. Alternatively, drop by the MGA office at Clayton or Caulfield so we can help!

Meet your current elected representatives

Curious to know who’s representing you at the moment? Get to know your elected representatives, what they do and how you can get involved.

Work for the MGA

The MGA employs Monash graduate students to fill the receptionist roles at the Clayton and Caulfield offices. When a vacancy arises we advertise the position through our email newsletter and on our website.

The Monash Graduate Association (MGA) is the representative body for all graduate research and coursework students enrolled at Monash University. So, what sets us apart from the University services? The MGA is an independent, not-for-profit association governed by graduate students, for graduate students. Our primary aim is to be there for you! If you can’t find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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