Step 8: Attend a First Year at Melbourne appointment - Section contents

Being a new university student is exciting. But how do you learn what to do, where to go, who to meet? Your First Year at Melbourne appointment is designed specifically for new first year undergraduate students to help you transition to your new university community.

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During the 30-minute appointment you'll meet with a later-year student and up to three other students from your course. You'll get to ask questions about your degree and university life, and discuss things like:

  • Important tasks to complete before classes commence
  • Student tips for feeling happy and settled in your new environment
  • Connecting with your faculty, new friends and fun activities
  • How to find support throughout the semester

First Year at Melbourne appointments are an important part of starting university and are designed to help you get a head-start before classes begin.

Attending your appointment

First Year at Melbourne appointments begin on Monday 1 July. Make sure you book your appointment early to secure a time slot that works for you. Appointments will run up until Friday 26 July.

There are two ways that you can attend your First Year at Melbourne appointment: online and in person.

Online appointments

You can attend your First Year at Melbourne appointments via Zoom, the University of Melbourne’s video conferencing platform (log in with your student ID and password).  
Online appointments are available from 12.00-7.00pm (AEST) from 1-15 July, and from 5.00-7.00pm (AEST) after 15 July.

In-person appointments

In-person First Year at Melbourne appointments are held at Stop 1. Appointments are available from 9.00am-5.00pm from 15 July.


How to book

First Year at Melbourne appointments will run from early July for new students starting in Semester 2, 2019. You can book a Student Connect appointment any time during the semester.

Book a face-to-face appointment

  1. Log in to book a student services appointment using your student username and password
  2. Under 'Select the booking type', click ‘First Year At Melbourne’
  3. Under 'Select booking type', choose the course you are commencing.
  4. Under 'Select the booking format', click ‘in person’
  5. You'll receive a confirmation email with the details of your appointment

Book now

Book an online appointment

  1. Log in to book a student services appointment using your student username and password.
  2. Under 'Select the booking type', click ‘First Year At Melbourne’.
  3. Under 'Select booking type', choose the course you are commencing.
  4. Under 'Select the booking format', click ‘virtual’.
  5. You'll receive a confirmation email with a unique web link to access your online appointment.

Book now

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