There are a few things you need to do before you start studying and during your first few weeks at VU.
We've brought together all the important stuff, with links to information on everything from logging in to your student account to finding a student mentor.
You can meet students and staff and ask questions in person at our O-Fest orientation, held at various campuses.
If this is your first year of uni, start by reading about our First Year Model.
Set up VU online systems & confirm enrolment
- Check your enrolment details using MyVU, where you can also check your timetable, unit guidelines and, finally, your results.
- Read about VU's timetables.
- Enrol in tutorials, labs or other classes relevant to your course by accessing the MyTimetable system.
- Activate your VU student email, where you'll receive all your important messages (so check it regularly).
- Arrange your student ID card online (you'll be prompted to log in via MyVU).
- Collect your student ID from any Student Service Centre; you'll use it to access the library, services like counselling, and student deals.
- Like the VU social media accounts:
- Download our free:
Check important dates
Dates and deadlines vary by year and course.
For example, our First Year Model differs from the traditional semesters in payment dates and census dates (deadlines for making changes to your units without penalties).
Take the time to read through the following information, noting the dates that are important to you.
- Find out your census dates and fee-payment deadlines, including deadlines to get your TFN (tax file number) submitted.
- Pick up your student diary from your Student Service Centre to read about VU dates and add your assessment deadlines and census dates.
- Learn about other important study dates in the academic calendar.
Prepare to study
- Attend a VU Ready session, where you'll be taught how to use the online systems and more.
- Investigate the library.
- Test you have access to VU Collaborate (login using MyVU); you'll use VU Collaborate to access course materials.
- Get any materials you need from our bookshop.
Learn about VU
- Read about our First Year Model.
- Explore your campus.
- Find out about our Colleges.
- Visit the Learning Hub to find the resources and services available:
- drop-in sessions
- career advice
- First Year Model activities.
- Check out the support services available to you, including:
Talk to a student mentor
If you have questions about your course or life at Victoria University you can ask a Student Transition Mentor, or read some useful resources.
The mentors are students in your college who are here to help you settle in. You can meet face to face or connect with them on Facebook.
"Being an international student I didn’t know anyone at the beginning of the semester. Balaji was great, he answered all my course and staff related questions.
There are so many other things that Balaji assisted with but importantly he made me feel welcomed."
Ashan, international student, on Balaji, his Student Transition Mentor
Get involved in social activities
- Join a club or society.
- Become a VU vollie (volunteer).
- Develop your leadership skills.
- Check out our sport and fitness facilities and teams.
- Find out about the Victoria University Student Union (VUSU).
- Check out the various news, events and opportunities available to you.
Settle in to Melbourne
If you have just arrived in Melbourne you may feel tired, anxious or stressed. You're not alone – this is a normal reaction for new students.
Take the time to adjust to your new environment and don't forget to learn about:
If you are preparing to move to Melbourne from another country, find out more about coming from overseas.
Know your rights & responsibilities
Take a look at our:
Have fun and good luck with your studies!
Find out more
Contact VUHQ student service centre to find out about enrolling, fees, student IDs and much more.
+61 3 9919 6100
Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5pm.
Monday to Friday, 9am–6pm.
Ask a question online via ASKVU.