Get ready! 🏃‍♂️ Get set!🏃‍♂️ For Destination Melbourne is bringing you ✨The Melbourne Mission!✨

At this stage due to Melbourne’s snap lockdown no in-person events will be taking place on campus. However, please watch this space for updates based on public health advice.

Come on a trip around the city of Melbourne, exploring our own backyard! 🤩 You will follow clues, take part in challenges and compete to finish the fastest.⚡️Most importantly it will include a gelato crawl on Lygon street, Melbourne’s Little Italy!🍦😋
Come along and explore Melbourne and make friends!💫

🏃‍♂️When: 20 July, 2:00pm to 5:30pm
🏃‍♂️Where: All around the city!
Make sure to sign up soon, places are limited!

Any questions? Feel free to send us a message at

Remember: We all have a responsibility to keep our campuses safe. You must read UMSU’s COVID-safe events attendee information before attending any WinterFest event. Please review UniMelb’s campus guidelines and complete an online health declaration before coming to campus – proof of completion may be required to enter UMSU events or spaces. Do not come to campus if you are unwell.

Speed Friending with UMSU Volunteering

Come make friends… FAST! 
Not being on campus can make it difficult to find friends! And awkward silences in Zoom classes don’t help. BUT NO NEED TO WORRY! UMSU Speed Friending is back and better than ever!

Whether you are a first year or an experienced uni student who is looking for some laughter and good times, this year’s Speed Friending  on Zoom is a fail-safe way to quickly make friends in your own home!

Held within the loving embrace of the UMSU Volunteering Programs (MENTORING NETWORKING, HOST PROGRAM AND DESTINATION MELBOURNE) this Zoom event will allow you to meet likeminded, friend-seeking students. As an online event, this is a great way to engage with UMSU and your university peers from wherever you are in the world! Even if you’re not a first year but feel like you missed out on some socialising last year, come along!

You never know who is out there waiting for you to meet them. Come make some friends…FAST !

**New Date 20th of July Now Added**

Get registered HERE!!

Destination Melbourne is an online student-run day of fun, activities, friends, and support to help you learn all about living in Melbourne, University life, and the Student Union.

 The program includes talks and panels on the services and support available from the University and the Student Union, as well as a variety of activities and games such as speed-friending and trivia. Students will be virtually introduced to the city, and a Gelato crawl and trip around Lygon Street is planned for the early semester.  

 Students are supported by a team of enthusiastic volunteer hosts, who are current University of Melbourne students with an extensive knowledge of the University, and are keen to pass on their experience to incoming undergraduate students. The program offers a great opportunity to build social networks, support your transition to university, and help you make the most of Melbourne and University life.  

If you’re a new student from an interstate, rural, indigenous, or international setting, or are low socio-economic status (SES), applications close Friday the 12th! Apply here

If you’d like to be a volunteer and help us run the day and welcome new students to Melbourne-life, Apply here


Learn more about the program here, and follow our Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date!

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