Study at VU

Student activities, events & opportunities

Being a student is more than just going to classes – we have events and learning opportunities to help make your time at VU unforgettable.

Find the right balance between study, work and play.

Orientation (O-Fest)

Orientation, or O-Fest as we call it at VU, is a great way to start university or TAFE.

O-Fest happens before the start of Semester 1. You'll get an overview of your course and make new friends at fun social events.

Mid-year orientation is known as the Welcome Carnival and is held in Week 1, Semester 2.

International student orientation

If you’re an international student, you must arrive in time to attend a separate international orientation and enrolment session before starting your course.

You’re also welcome to attend the main O-Fest or Welcome Carnival events.


Welcome to Uni - Orientation Week transcript

Welcome to Uni - Orientation Week transcript

Clubs & student groups

Joining a club or student group is a great way to become part of the Victoria University community.

We have a variety of student-run clubs from Australian Rules Football, soccer and cheerleading, through to music, writing and free enterprise.

There are free music lessons, health information sessions and law competitions. You could dance at a ball or join an excursion or study group.

Many of our sporting clubs offer social sport days, so you can come and try a new sport for fun.

And if there's not a club or society to suit you, you can start your own!

Sport & fitness

Stay active while you study with our campus and social sport activities!

Events on campus

At VU we love to celebrate our diversity! Come along to:

  • sustainable living week
  • pride week
  • law week
  • refugee week, and many more.

You’ll never be bored on campus with many events, exhibitions, seminars and talks to attend.


While you’re studying at VU you’ll have opportunities to take part in all areas of university life.