Coming to Open Day

We're excited to welcome you to campus for Open Day, Sunday, 21 August 2022.
Everything you need to know and do when you come to a University of Melbourne campus and other frequently asked questions, are available below.

Before you arrive

Register to attend

Create or use your Unimelb Account to register for Open Day. Once registered you can plan your day by adding each of the sessions you’re interested in, to your schedule. Open Day – it’s your time to explore.

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Attending our campuses

See our FAQs below for information on getting to Open Day and read about the COVIDSafe measures in place across the University.

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Check COVID-19 regulations

Stay up to date with current Victorian government COVID-19 regulations.

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On the day

Getting to Parkville campus

There are many ways to get to Parkville campus, including buses, trams, cycling and driving. Parkville campus is a 15 to 20 minute walk from the Melbourne CBD. See our FAQs for more information.

Getting to Southbank campus

There are many ways to get to Southbank campus, including trains, trams, cycling and driving. Street parking is very limited close to the campus but there are several secure car parks within walking distance. See our FAQs for more information

Collect your campus map

See one of our friendly Ask Me Guide’s for a campus map and directions to any of our Open Day activities.

Arrive early

Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to the commencement of each session to secure your place.

Hand sanitation stations

COVIDSafe hand sanitation stations will be available when you enter and exit our venues to help you maintain good hand hygiene.

Face masks

Wearing of face masks is strongly recommended indoors and where physical distancing isn’t possible. Masks may be mandatory in some sensitive settings on campus. You should also respect other people’s decisions to wear a mask in settings where it is not mandatory.

Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, however mild: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss or change in sense of taste or smell, please do not attend Open Day, even if you have a negative rapid antigen test result. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, please limit your exposure to others, arrange to leave campus immediately and follow the advice by clicking below. If you have an immediate health concern, please advise a staff member, or call 000 in an emergency.

COVID-19 household close contact

If you identify yourself as a close contact of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, please do not attend Open Day.

Open Day 2022 will be held on Sunday 21 August. In the meantime, you can view a suite of study area and student experience videos on demand that deep dive into course structures, majors and more.

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Open Day 2022 is from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 21 August.

The University’s Parkville and Southbank campuses will be open on Sunday 21 August. Information regarding studying at the University of Melbourne, including all courses and majors offered, will be available on Open Day.

Open Day provides visitors an opportunity to explore the Parkville and Southbank campuses and get a sense of campus life. Explore University of Melbourne study pathways through a series of tours, showcases, expos and information sessions and talk to academics and current students.

Absolutely, this will be your chance to explore the Parkville and Southbank campuses and discover everything the University of Melbourne has on offer.

Staff will be on hand at Open Day to chat to you about your graduate study options. To find out more about other graduate focussed events, visit Events for future students

A suite of study area and student experience videos are available on-demand on the Open Day event portal. These videos deep dive into course structures, majors and more.

Watch on-demand

To register for Open Day, you’ll need a UniMelb account. Your UniMelb account is a secure digital identity you'll use to gain access to the Open Day event portal. Register nowto login using your UniMelb account or to create a new account. Once registered, click on ‘click here for the Open Day portal’ to view the program and start building your schedule. Note: The login option is located at the bottom of the UniMelb create a new account page.

Once you are in the UniMelb login page (located at the bottom of the UniMelb create a new account page), to reset your password, click ‘forgot password’. This will ask for your UniMelb email address to allow you to reset your password.

Registration is required to attend Open Day 2022 and will help us ensure we deliver the best experience possible as we welcome you back to campus. Register using your existing UniMelb account, and your profile will be pre-populated.

When you register for Open Day you will receive a confirmation email – use the link in this email to log back into the event portal at any time and view or modify your schedule. Or just click on register now to log back in (located at the bottom of the UniMelb create a new account page).

To ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of our community we have COVIDSafe plans in place across the University, including individual campuses, faculties, schools, buildings, and operations. As part of these plans, the University:

  • Has a range of infection control measures in place to support Open Day;
  • Encourages all staff, volunteers, and visitors to observe COVIDSafe behaviours; and
  • Strongly recommends wearing of masks indoors and anywhere physical distancing isn’t possible.

Please also note:

  • Open Day attendees should complete a symptom self-assessment prior to leaving home and not come to Open Day if they are unwell with any COVID-19 symptoms, however mild, even if they test negative on a rapid antigen test.
  • Open Day attendees should not come to the event if they are required to isolate or quarantine for any reason and/or awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. They are also encouraged to reconsider their need to attend Open Day if they are a household or close contact.
  • Anyone who is a household/close contact who does need to attend Open Day must wear a quality face mask at all times on campus.
  • If an attendee develops COVID-19 related symptoms during the event, they should limit their exposure to others, leave campus immediately and follow the University’s COVID-19 testing and notification advice.
  • If an attendee tests positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of attending Open Day, they should follow the University’s COVID-19 testing and notification advice and notify our Public Health Network.
  • The University maintains a list of COVID-19 cases on campus – if someone who attended Open Day tests positive for COVID-19 it will be listed here. Attendees are encouraged to monitor this site during the week after Open Day for information related to any potential exposures to COVID-19 at the event.

Read more about the University’s COVIDSafe measures.

Friends and family are welcome to attend Open Day 2022, whether they have registered or not.

By foot: The Parkville campus is a 15 to 20 minute walk north of Melbourne’s CBD.

By train: The closest City Loop station is Melbourne Central. From there you can catch a tram or walk to campus.

By tram: From Elizabeth Street catch tram number 19 – stop 9 (Haymarket roundabout) for the Faculty of Business & Economics and the Melbourne Law School and stop 11 for all other faculties and schools. From Swanston Street, catch tram number 1, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 or 72 – stop 4 (Queensberry Street) for the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, stop 3 (Lincoln Square) for the Melbourne Law School and the Faculty of Business & Economics or stop 1 (Melbourne University tram stop) for all other faculties and schools.

By foot: The Southbank campus is a 10-minute walk south of Flinders Street Station.

By train: The closest City Loop station is Flinders Street. From there you can catch a tram or walk to campus.

By tram: From Flinders Street catch tram number 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 or 72 and alight at tram stop 17 (Grant Street).

Parkville: Limited free parking is available in the following carparks on the day:

  • University Square: Enter via Berkeley Street or Bouverie Street
  • Eastern Precinct: Enter via Cardigan street, near the corner of Elgin Street
  • Royal Parade: Enter via Royal Parade, between Genetics Lane and Medical Road.

Please note the following roads will be closed to vehicle traffic on the day:

  • Swanston Street, between Grattan and Elgin Streets
  • Leicester Street, between Grattan and Pelham Streets

Southbank: There is limited paid parking in surrounding areas.

Yes. Academics and current students will be here on the day to answer any questions you might have.

No. Open Day 2022 will be held both indoors and outdoors and will proceed in the case of inclement weather. Please come prepared for Melbourne weather!

In the event of changes to the Victorian Government COVIDSafe settings affecting Open Day, we will email you everything you need to know and do before coming to campus.

Yes, a range of food and drink options will be available at both Parkville and Southbank campuses. See the University’s Food on Campus maps for information on outlets available at Parkville and Southbank.

For more information about studying at the University of Melbourne, visit Study and connect with us.

Still have questions?

Get in touch to learn more about our application process or studying with us. If you still have questions regarding Open Day, and for enquiries on the day, phone 13 MELB (13 6352).

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