Orientation at Trinity College is designed to immerse you in campus life and Australian culture, setting you on a path to academic success.


Orientation at Trinity College is a fantastic opportunity to make new friends, meet your teachers and settle in before you begin your studies. This is the start of a new adventure, and we're here to make it a fun and informative experience.

Please note, Orientation attendance is compulsory.

Orientation commencement dates

August Main – Monday 3 August 2020

August Extended – Monday 17 August 2020

October Fast Track – Monday 28 September 2020

What to expect

Orientation is an exciting time. The program is held on campus and is specifically designed to introduce you to life in Australia and set you up for success during your study period. You'll meet your academic team, learn about student support services, and become familiar with life on campus at Trinity College.

On your first day, you'll receive a full Orientation timetable. Before you dive into the fun activities on your schedule, there are a few administration tasks to take care of. You'll need to:

  1. Register and have your student photo taken
  2. Collect your iPad at an iPad distribution and information session
  3. Select your elective subjects, after watching subject videos and consulting with a subject selection advisor.

Once you've registered and selected your subjects, you can plan your book list. The rest of the Trinity College Orientation program involves a series of safe and fun group activities that help you to get to know your classmates better.

What to bring

Make sure you bring the following along to Orientation with you:

  • A copy of your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
  • A pen and notebook
  • A refillable water bottle
  • Comfortable, casual clothing with covered shoes
  • Sun protection if it's hot outside, including sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen
  • A camera, if desired
  • Pocket money, if desired

Parent participation

Your parents are welcome to accompany you to your first few days of Orientation. This is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn more about Trinity College and the University of Melbourne and become familiar with your academic staff. they can take part in parent tours and information sessions on the first day.

Finding your way around

Trinity College is located in Parkville, a five-minute drive or short tram ride north of the CBD. It may take a few days to find your way around Trinity College when you first arrive. While there will be plenty of support staff available on campus during Orientation to show you around, it may help to download a Trinity College Campus Map.

For more information about Trinity College Orientation, review the details or you Letter of Offer or feel free to contact us.