The Student Pavilion Building, located on Monash Road next door to the Sidney Myer Asia Centre, is designed to be a home away from home on campus. Drop in and use the airy study spaces, check out the new home of UMSU’s Rowden White Library, share and prepare food in the expansive student kitchen, or simply take a break on one of many student balconies and terraces.
Rowden White Library
The Rowen White Library, known as the ‘Rowdy’, is UMSU’s recreation library for all students. It holds a diverse collection of books, comics and graphic novels, eBooks and eAudiobooks, computers, VR headsets, printing/binding equipment, magazines, and a cinema and gaming room!
Bookable kitchen and casual reheat areas
The Student Pavilion has a range of new facilities to make it easy for students to prepare food from home, either in the Student Kitchen or at several reheat stations.
Located on the top level of the Student Pavilion is the fully equipped Student Kitchen, which includes:
- Electric stove and oven plus multiple microwaves
- Large benchtop spaces
- Sustainable options for waste management, recycling and food composting
- Rice cooker
- Ice machine
- Commercial fridge and freezer
- Outdoor BBQ and terrace
- Cutlery, plates, bowls and mugs for 50 people
- Pots, pans, baking trays and a range of utensils.
UMSU and GSA affiliated clubs and societies may book the Student Kitchen between 9am–7pm on weekdays. The bookable space has a standing capacity of 50 guests, with a seated capacity of 30.
Students are required to attend an in-person health and safety induction before being able to book the Kitchen for their activity.
For more information including how to book, please see the Student Kitchen Terms and Conditions. Please send all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outside of group bookings, the kitchen is accessible as a re-heat space for all student to use during opening hours. When the room is booked, please use other re-heat spaces on level 1 and 4 of the Pavilion.
Additional reheat stations
Separate reheat stations with microwaves are also available on Level 1 and Level 4 for free, casual use.
Study spaces and amenities
Private study spaces, tables and lounges with USB and power outlets are available throughout the building.
Two rooms for meetings and workshops are available to book on Level 2. These rooms have dimmable lighting and blinds, a bookable AV trolley and have a capacity of 20 people per room.
The Level 1 food court is gaining pace with Roll’d now open for business. Stay tuned for more announcements shortly. Find out about other food vendors on campus.
Robotic farming and digital agriculture demos
FarmBots are the first piece of technology that are an end-to-end soil-based food production system that is 100% open source. Programmed by the Digital Agriculture, Food and Wine Research group (DAFW) and Robogals these four robotic farms are research and demonstration sites for students and the broader community. Keep an eye out for the FarmBots on the rooftop terrace to be installed over the coming months.
The Student Pavilion is a 6 Star Green-Rated building from the Green Building Council of Australia.