Welcome to Victoria University! We hope that studying with us is one of the most memorable times of your life.

Orientation is a great way to start university or TAFE. You'll get important course information and meet other students at fun social events.

Join the O-Fest social program in addition to your Orientation to make friends, join a club or society, find out about all the programs and support services available to you at VU, and participate in some fun activities.

New to VU?

While you are getting ready for your Orientation sessions and O-Fest, set up your student email and take a look at the VU student guide.

O-Fest social events

Kick off university life with the Orientation Festival (O-Fest) activities and social program brought to you by Student Life

There will be free food and entertainment throughout each day.

You can attend O-Fest activities at any campus, regardless of your main campus of study.

  • The next O-Fest for Semester 2 Block 1 students is 19-27 July 2023.
  • The next O-Fest Block Party is Tuesday 1 August, 2023.

As well as these social events, we have orientation sessions to get course information (see following).

First-in-family program

VU Kick Start is a free program during Orientation Week for first-year students who are of the first generation in their family to attend university. If neither of your parents attended university you can join – even if your siblings have been to uni ahead of you.

Find out more about VU Kick Start

International students

If you are an international student visa holder (subclass 500) you must attend one compulsory 'Meet your International Student Support team' session, where you will learn important information.

Register international session

International student enrolment support drop-in sessions

Please follow our step-by-step instructions to enrol online prior to attending Orientation.

If you are having difficulties with your enrolment, please contact us on +61 3 9919 6100, visit VUHQ, or attend the enrolment support drop-in session for your cohort.

Drop-in support sessions are only for new commencing international students on a student visa.

When: Wednesday 26 April, 2-4pm AEST
Where: Building M, Level 0, Rooms M003, M003a and M003b, Footscray Park Campus.

Getting Connected videos

We have a full series of short videos to help you get connected to VU online and find out all you need to know to get started at VU.

Get started by watching the first 3 right now: