Step 10: Attend SAEX Welcome Day

Study Abroad and Exchange Welcome Day introduces you to the range of student services available, including administration support, enrolment assistance, skills development, housing, finance advice, and disability services.

The Semester 1, 2024 Welcome Day will be held on the Parkville campus on Friday 16 February, with registration commencing at 9:30am. Further details including the specific location of the event will be emailed to accepted students in January.

Welcome Day is held for Study Abroad and Exchange students before the official University of Melbourne Orientation Week begins. Students get a lot out of attending, including critical information about their studies and how to make the most of your time in the city of Melbourne.

Welcome Day is compulsory for Study Abroad and Exchange who are studying for a semester or more at the University of Melbourne. Please note the event is not for full-degree international students or graduate researchers.

Event details

Prior to Welcome Day, you will be emailed all of the event details. You can also find this information on the Important Dates page. On the day, you'll need to register and present your passport in order to attend.

Late arrivals

You should arrive in Melbourne before the Welcome Day. If you can't, you must contact the exchange coordinator at your home institution to request approval to arrive late. You will then need to contact us to advise us of your intended arrival date and reason for late arrival, copying in your exchange coordinator.

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.

I have attended the Welcome Day. What's next?

Step 11: Plan your Melbourne Orientation itinerary