Study Abroad and Exchange Welcome Day

Study Abroad and Exchange Welcome Day is held on the Friday before orientation week each semester.

This is a compulsory requirement for all Exchange and Study Abroad students and you’ll get a lot out of the day including critical information for your studies and also how to make the most of your time in the city of Melbourne.

NOTE - It is not intended for full-degree international, or research students.

The Semester 1, 2023 Welcome Day will be held on the Parkville campus on Friday 17th February, with registration commencing at 9:30 am. Further details including the specific location of the event will be emailed to accepted students at the beginning of February.

You must bring your passport and international vaccination certificate to Welcome Day. Please also bring a wi-fi or data-enabled smartphone capable of scanning QR codes.

Where do I go?

Prior to Welcome Day, you will be emailed a program with the date, as well as a time and place for registration. You can also find this information on the Important Dates page. On the day, you'll need to register and present your passport. You will then be advised of the welcome venue.

Late arrivals

You should arrive in Melbourne before the Welcome Day. If you can't, you must request approval to arrive late, advising us of your intended arrival date and reason for late arrival. Late arrivals are only approved in extenuating circumstances. If you cannot arrive before semester starts, you may be asked to defer your study.If you are running late on Welcome Day, please refer to the event program for information on the location of activities where you can make contact with a staff member who will be able to assist you.

Early arrivals

If you arrive before Welcome Day, you don't need to inform us of your early arrival. Official registration will take place on Welcome Day, and early registration is not available.If you arrive early and require assistance, please email us or drop in to Stop 1.