Hello and welcome from the Monash Graduate Association (MGA)

Starting a new graduate course can be both exciting and daunting! During Orientation Week, the MGA strives to provide you with all the information you need to start your studies armed with everything you need to know to thrive.

We create free, fun-filled opportunities for you to get to know your campus or digital environment and make some new connections with other students.

Read on for an overview of the benefits you can reap from the MGA’s Orientation program.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To ensure the health and safety of all staff, volunteers and participants, we require physical distancing, regular hand sanitisation and QR code check-in and/or event registration for all on-campus events. You must always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to. It is strongly recommended you wear a face mask whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home and do not attend any on-campus events.

MGA Virtual Orientation – Session 1

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Join the Monash Graduate Association (MGA) for a virtual orientation session on Zoom. You will hear about our free online and on-campus events and programs designed to connect you with your community. Find out about MGA advocacy, a free service that can help you through academic issues big and small. Meet the MGA president, make connections with your peers and ask a panel of current students any questions you like. There’ll be prizes to win too!

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

3:00pm to 3:45pm

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 862 8194 7615  Passcode: 2021

Ready, Set, Brunch!

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Are you a new Monash graduate student? Then join a group of Monash Graduate Association volunteers (who are also current students with lots of experience) for an informative tour around Clayton campus.

The tour will end at the Secret Garden Eatery where participants can meet and socialise with other new graduate students over a free brunch.

Thursday, 15 July 2021

10:00am to 12:00pm

Meet @ Graduate Student Hub, Ground Floor Building 89, 21 Sports Walk

Clayton campus

MGA Subscribe and Win! Day 1

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Come by and say hello to the Monash Graduate Association at our Subscribe and Win stall on Clayton campus.

Find out more about the MGA, subscribe to our newsletter and go in the running to walk away with some exclusive MGA freebies.

No bookings are required, just show up!

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

11:00am to 2:00pm

Ground level, Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk

Clayton campus

MGA Desserts and Prizes!

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Come by and say hello to the Monash Graduate Association (MGA) at our Desserts and Prizes stall on Caulfield campus.

Get yourself a free, delicious treat, find out more about the MGA and be in the running to win MGA merch… What’s not to love?

No bookings are required, just show up!

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Building H, Room H116

Caulfield campus

MGA Subscribe and Win! Day 2

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Come by and say hello to the Monash Graduate Association at our Subscribe and Win stall on Clayton campus.

Find out more about the MGA, subscribe to our newsletter and go in the running to walk away with some exclusive MGA freebies.

No bookings are required, just show up!

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

11:00am to 2:00pm

Ground level, Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk

Clayton campus

MGA Desserts and Prizes!

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Come by and say hello to the Monash Graduate Association (MGA) at our Desserts and Prizes stall on Clayton campus.

Get yourself a free, delicious treat, find out more about the MGA and be in the running to win MGA merch… What’s not to love?

No bookings are required, just show up!

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Main Dining Room, Level 1, Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk

Clayton campus

MGA Subscribe and Win! Day 3

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Come by and say hello to the Monash Graduate Association at our Subscribe and Win stall on Clayton campus.

Find out more about the MGA, subscribe to our newsletter and go in the running to walk away with some exclusive MGA freebies.

No bookings are required, just show up!

Thursday, 22 July 2021

11:00am to 2:00pm

Ground level, Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk

Clayton campus

MGA Virtual Orientation – Session 2

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Join the Monash Graduate Association (MGA) for a virtual orientation session on Zoom. You will hear about our free online and on-campus events and programs designed to connect you with your community. Find out about MGA advocacy, a free service that can help you through academic issues big and small. Meet the MGA president, make connections with your peers and ask a panel of current students any questions you like. There’ll be prizes to win too!

Thursday, 22 July 2021

4:00pm to 4:45pm

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 829 5593 4692  Passcode: 2021

Coursework Mentor Program

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Looking for a way to find your feet as a new graduate student at Monash? Consider getting paired with an experienced graduate coursework student mentor from your faculty, who will guide you to not only survive but thrive through your first year. The MGA Coursework Mentor Program is a 12 week peer to peer mentor program that is open to all NEW graduate coursework (Masters) students enrolled in their first semester.

Register by 5:00pm on Monday, 1 March 2021

Program kicks-off in Week 2 on Monday, 8 March 2021

Peninsula Welcome Picnic

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Join the MGA for a fun-filled afternoon at our Welcome Picnic for new and returning graduate students at Peninsula. There’ll be free games, entertainment, prizes, food and drinks.

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Library Green

Peninsula campus

HDR Orientation

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Calling all new HDR (PhD or Masters by Research) students! Join us via Zoom where you will hear about our on campus and online events program designed to entertain and connect you with your HDR community. You will also learn more about our student advocacy and academic support service and have the opportunity to talk to a panel of PhD students who have once been in your shoes.

Thursday, 18 March 2021

11:00am – 12:00pm

via Zoom

HDR Mentor Program

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Are you a new HDR (PhD & Masters by Research) at Monash University looking to land on your feet sooner than later? The MGA HDR Mentor Program is a wonderful opportunity for new students to benefit from the kind of advice and support that only current student peers can offer. It’s a great way to network too! The program will run online over a 12 week period and all meetings will be conducted online every two weeks.

Register by 5:00pm on Friday, 19 March 2021

Program kicks-off on Monday, 29 March 2021

Get to know the MGA in 5 minutes!

Can’t make it to one of our virtual orientation sessions? Get the gist of it all through this introduction video that covers everything you need to know about being a graduate student at Monash University.