Before semester starts

Complete your checklist and find other resources to help you get set for your first semester at RMIT.

Before semester checklist

Complete each task on this checklist before semester begins so you're all set when classes start.

Order your student ID card

You will need a student card to access campus.

Change your password

Your password and student number can be used to access all RMIT systems.

Start using your RMIT email

You'll receive important information to your RMIT email – so check it regularly!

Get your class timetable

Select your classes, and find out class times and locations.

Check your important dates

So you know when orientation is, when classes start and your census dates.

Explore Canvas – Your study portal

You'll use Canvas to access course content, listen to lectures and submit assessments.

Understand your loans and fees

Learn how to read your tax invoice, access your financial account online and pay your fees.

Apply for transport concession

You may be eligible for discounted travel on trains, trams and buses in Victoria.

Need help with your checklist? Get started with How2RMIT where experienced students explain everything – from timetabling, fees and loans, finding your way around online or on campus, to studying successfully and getting support. 

Finished your checklist? Scroll down for more resources to help you prepare for uni, or move on to Orientation.

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Need help? 

Contact Student Connect for admin and general enquiries, student support and academic advice.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.