There’s no better way to kick start your semester than to have a beach day out in the sun with some friends, food and fun games!
UMSU International is back again with our annual Beach Please event at Port Melbourne Beach, and you will NOT want to miss out on this one! So grab your sunnies and sunscreen, and we’ll see you there!


Meet-Up Point: PAR-Old Arts-124 (Theatre C)

Location: Port Melbourne Beach

Date: Sat, 29th February 2020

Time: 10am-4:00pm

Deposit: $5 (refunded on the day itself)



– Location: South Lawn

– Date: Wed, 26th February 2020

– Time: 11am-3pm


– Participants are required to bring extra clothes, towels and a jacket as you might get wet during station games.

– Swimming is prohibited.

– Participants are required to bring a valid, topped-up Myki for public transport.

– We will do our best to accommodate dietary requirements but do keep in mind there might be limited options.

Beach Please!

Thursday 23 February, 3.15–8.45pm
Redmond Barry, Latham Theatre (and then onto St Kilda)

The tans will fade but the memories won’t. For the first time, we’re organising a beach party to welcome the new semester. Music, games and food provided. So pack your bags and let’s go to the beach!

This event is FREE but a $5 deposit will be required and refunded at the event. Register your spot at the UMSU INTL stand at Carnival Day!

Beach Please!

Saturday 24 February,
St Kilda Beach (meeting on campus at Greenwood Theatre)

The tans will fade but the memories won’t. For the first time, we’re organising a beach party to welcome the new semester. Music, games and food provided. So pack your bags and let’s go to the beach!

This event is FREE but a $5 deposit will be required and refunded at the event. Register your spot at the UMSU INTL stand at Carnival Day!

Inflatable Wonderland

Do you like getting wet? How about sliding down things at high speed? If you answered YES to either of these questions, then we’ve got the perfect thing for you!

Come on down to South Lawn for free unlimited rides at our inflatable wonderland. Crush your friends and enemies in zorb soccer, giant jenga or on the giant croquet court.

Bring your friends, bring randoms, bring sunscreen and spend the afternoon getting wet and/or wild with UMSU.

Monday 27 February from 12pm South Lawn

Union House Sleepover

Party the night away at UMSU HQ!


Come one, come all, to the biggest and best sleepover UniMelb has ever seen.

Bring your pillow or just yourself (if you don’t want to sleep who are we to judge?), and party with 500+ of your soon to be closest friends.

We kick off at 7pm with a free BBQ dinner (Halal sausages + vegetarian patties), because you are going to need that energy to see the two comedy acts we have for you at 8pm followed by Bareback TittySquad performance!

The rest of the night will contain activities by all UMSU student departments, including:

  • All night movies
  • All night dancefloor
  • Roaming silent disco
  • Improv workshops
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Terrarium making
  • Spoken word performances
  • Entertainment by Clara Cupcakes and Nick Nikolas
  • 12 hour marathon boardgame
  • Your new favorite Clubs and Societies
  • Bar with drinks at dirt cheap prices (details to come)
  • Chill out zones in the Women’s and Queer rooms
  • FREE breakfast!
  • + more…

There will be plenty of room to sleep* and a cloak room to store your things while you are busy enjoying yourself, but why sleep really?

There is also all night public transport if the lure of your own bed is too much.

There’ll be segregated and mixed sleeping areas so, when the time comes, you can catch some Zs in total comfort.

Then rise and shine on Saturday morning with a free hearty breakfast of champions.

SummerFest 2017 Carnival Day

21 February, 11am-3pm

The BIG one! Our opening event for SummerFest and the official welcome to campus for new and returning students. Say hello in style with giveaways, games, live entertainment, chill spaces and much more. We’re turning South Lawn into a veritable wonderland of beach vibes, free stuff and tasty food.

Carnival runs from 11AM to 3PM, but time’s gonna fly once you see it all, get your free food, see the live entertainment and grab those great giveaways on offer.

If you’re a new student, get the most out of your day by tagging along with one of our Host Program campus tours so you can enjoy the day with a bunch of new friends! Most importantly, get a tour of the University from the people who know it best – the students.

So what’s actually going down at Carnival?

Short answer: a hell of a lot, so make sure you allocate a big chunk of time on this day to fit everything in.

By this we mean to see what’s going on at South Lawn and get acquainted with all the awesome UMSU services that exist.

Visit their stalls and have a chat to the friendly department representatives!

When lunchtime comes don’t worry, you’re not going to go hungry amongst the feast of free food that’ll be available on the day! Take your pick: picnics, popcorn , fairy floss, snow cones, icy poles – and so on and so on. Also get your hands on those awesome giveaways and freebies!

Sit back and enjoy home-grown live entertainment from our uni’s very own musical theatre company the University of Melbourne Theatre Ass, as well as the aca-awesome a cappella choir Ring of Fire, and a new student theatre collective DisColourNation. If song and dance is your thang then head to the Theatre department’s stage, and keep an eye out for travelling performers. Queer Department are also hosting a Disney singalong/karaoke event in the Queer Space in Union House.

If you’re looking for something more low-key there’s also a smorgasbord of chill spaces to check out at South Lawn. The Rowden White Library pop-up will be a relaxing reading area, the Creative Arts and Education Departments are both hosting wicked craft stations, Disabilities are setting up a chill board game space, and the Indigenous Department’s tent will have beanbags and chill tunes.

Why not get to know new friends over a game of giant jenga or connect four? Or else head to the Media marquee to get creative and socialise at their zine making table.

We’re sure you’ll find something that tickles your fancy amongst all this fun! 

SummerFest Uni-verse Trivia

Tuesday 28 February

Untangle your general knowledge, piece together bizarre fragments of facts and fiction and see how well other students really know what is going on behind the scenes…


Stay tuned

We’ll be updating this page soon with more information about the activities and events you can dive into. Keep an eye out and stay cool!