Welcome to VU! We want to make your transition to university study as smooth and easy as possible.
Getting started checklist
Log in to MyVU
MyVU provides access to all your Victoria University details including invoices, enrolment, results and examination information.
Use MyVU to manage and access:
- your enrolment details
- your student email
- lecture recordings and VU Collaborate (learning management system)
- your timetable
- online request for your student ID card.
Create a personalised Success Plan
Learn more about our support services
Explore our wide range of free support services such as:
Our Kick Start program for first year students who are first-in-family to attend university is also a great starting point to help you build your support network early on.
Visit VU’s Learning Hubs
Learning Hubs are collaborative learning spaces where you can improve your study skills and receive career guidance.
Students can visit a Learning Hub for essential activities and drop-in sessions for:
- careers support
- writing and maths support
- help using the library
- peer-to-peer support from Student Mentors.
Access VU Collaborate
Log in to VU Collaborate through MyVU to view your unit content and upload assessments.
You can also use VU Collaborate to communicate and collaborate with your peers, tutors and instructors and stay up to date with your learning progress.
Explore library resources
We have seven libraries across our campuses.
The libraries offer a variety of facilities and services and operate with different opening hours throughout the year.
Libraries provide access to individual and group study spaces, PCs, and printing. VU libraries also offer useful online resources that you can access both on and off campus using your MyVU login.
The short Welcome to VU Library video (closed captions available) provides an update on our resources and services amid COVID-19.
Get involved in campus life
Uni isn’t just about study. There are exciting campus events, student activities and opportunities to get involved in.
You might want to:
- join a club or society
- become a VU vollie (volunteer)
- develop your leadership skills
- join a sport team or access VU's active living program.
On-campus orientation is held twice a year, so you can come along and join in the fun.
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 learn about:
If you are preparing to move to Melbourne from another country or interstate, find out more about coming to Melbourne.
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).
Check the most important student dates:
- census dates and fee-payment deadlines, including deadlines to submit your TFN (tax file number)
- academic calendar dates, including semester information and examination periods.
Pick up a student diary from VUHQ (Student Service Centre) to read about VU dates and add in your assessment deadlines.