Orientation

Your orientation is all about helping you get familiar with RMIT processes, your program, and everything else that life at RMIT has to offer! 

Orientation at RMIT

Orientation Week (O Week) happens the week before your classes start. It's your chance to explore everything life at uni has to offer – both inside the classroom and out!

During orientation, you’ll get important information about your program and meet your teachers, but it's also the perfect time to explore campus, meet new friends and make memories at fun social events and activities.

The key parts of orientation

To help you settle into RMIT life, make sure you attend each of the three key elements of orientation.

1. Complete How2RMIT

How2RMIT helps new students to get set up and organised for RMIT life. You’ll learn about timetabling, fees and loans, making friends, finding your way around, support services, and much more.

2. Attend your program induction

Academic program induction sessions are where you'll learn about your program structure and requirements, meet academic staff and classmates, and more.

3. Go to some events & activities

Check out your campus, meet other students, score free food and get involved in RMIT life at events and activities, including O Week.

Events and activities

Throughout the orientation period there will be a wide range of events and activities for you to get involved in, including O Week for fun on-campus entertainment and activities during your Program Induction days!

Check out upcoming events and activities below.

RMIT Campus Tours

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 30 Jan 2023 - 20 Feb 2023
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Bundoora, Melbourne City, Brunswick

Get all the tips and tricks to succeed at RMIT from experienced students in an on-campus interactive campus tour!

How 2: Get Careers and Job Support

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 31 Jan 2023 - 20 Mar 2023
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Melbourne City

Get the guidance, training and advice you need, whether you're looking for work, upgrading your skills, looking for ways to connect with industry, or designing your career.

Get study support from the Library

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 06 Feb 2023 - 24 Mar 2023
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Online

The Library has everything you need to find resources for your assignments, develop your academic skills and improve your marks.

How2Melbourne - International Student Information Sessions

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 06 Feb 2023 - 06 Mar 2023
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Online, Melbourne City

Presented by RMIT Kirrip Stewards, these sessions will help you get your head around life, study and work at RMIT as an international student​.

Exclusive fitness classes at Bodhi & Ride for RMIT students

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 21 Feb 2023 - 23 Feb 2023
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Melbourne City, Brunswick

Meet other RMIT students at exclusive fitness classes hosted by Bodhi & Ride during O-Week.

RMIT Indigenous Culture Tours

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 21 Feb 2023 - 22 Feb 2023
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Melbourne City

Join proud First Nations students and alumni as they share stories of culturally significant places and spaces at the RMIT City campus.

Melbourne walking tours with RMIT Kirrip

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 23 Feb 2023
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Melbourne City

Join us on a walking tour of Melbourne, including sweet treats and a trip to the city's iconic laneways.

Free RMIT Dance Classes

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 27 Feb 2023 - 23 May 2023
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Melbourne City

Learn salsa, latin, K-Pop and more at free weekly dance classes at City campus.

Campus Fest

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 02 Mar 2023
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Melbourne City

Start your year at RMIT with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony performed by a Wurundjeri Elder.

Weekly social sport

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 07 Mar 2023 - 30 Mar 2023
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Melbourne City

Get active and have fun with social street cricket and volleyball, every week throughout March.

More ways to get involved at RMIT

Looking for more ways to get involved at uni? Check out the options below!

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Clubs and societies

From cheerleading to chess, fashion to futsal – whatever you're into, RMIT has a club or society for you.

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Sport and fitness

Get active with gyms and fitness facilities on campus, make friends through social sport and clubs, or represent RMIT at a national level.

A student works on a large structure made of rope at the City Campus.

Creative communities

Get creative with artsy activities, groups and on-campus spaces. Open to all, no matter what you study.

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Make friends at RMIT (RMIT Kirrip)

The RMIT Kirrip community helps you connect with other students, explore Melbourne and talk about the things that matter to you.

Follow us on social media and share your orientation experiences with #RMIT

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.