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.

UMSU MENTORING NETWORK is teaming up with UMSU HOST PROGRAM and UMSU DESTINATION MELBOURNE in one of the biggest event of WinterFest; The Masked Singer!!!!

Come join us at this FREE and amazing Karaoke Night at the IDA BAR with free food for all students and all dietary needs including gluten free, halal, vegan and vegetarian. This will be a great way to meet new friends and superstars, have a laugh or two and relax before uni starts!

There will be some great music, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) as well as some fancy consumes and dance moves!

We hope to see you there!!!

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.




Homesickness? Culture Shock? Not sure how to budget your expenses? Never fear, Freshers’ Launchpad is here!

Wondering what is Freshers’ Launchpad all about? This event is aimed primarily at the new international students who are new to the University and the city of Melbourne. We will be providing them with a chance to interact with UMSU International’s Office Bearers (OBs) and International Student Ambassadors (ISAs) and get peer-to-peer advice on university and university services. These could include forging new friendships, faculty-specific advice and the services available to students provided by the University.

Don’t miss out this opportunity to mingle and socialise with the international student community!

Details of the Event:

Date: Thursday, 1 August 2019

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Location: Mary Cooke room A & B and the International student lounge

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Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

More Questions?

Contact UMSU International via Facebook Messenger and/or Instagram. Alternatively, you can email

We will have snacks (Iranian oriented), live music performance by Mr. Parham Kebria , and Iranian/Persian Trivia.

Time: 4 August, 6-8 PM.

Venue: Arts Hall, Old Arts


Game of Thrones Screening

From Monday 24 July, 11am & 1pm
Rowden White Library, Level 2, Union House

Winter is well and truly here! Of course, being at uni doesn’t mean that you can’t catch Game of Thrones as it goes to air around the world.

The new episodes will stream LIVE in the Rowden White every Monday at 11am, with a repeat screening at 1pm. No pre-registration required, but get in quick because there’s only so much room!

If you need to play catch-up, last week’s episode will also screen at 10am and 12pm.

The North remembers.

Just Fondue It!

Thursday 20 July – 2-4pm
Student Lounge, Ground Floor Union House
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Nothing gently massages away the harshness of winter like dunking tasty food into warm, melted chocolate, right?

Come along to Just Fondue It, where UMSU Education will give you the tools to plan out your semester alongside fondue!

Deliciousness and H1s – it doesn’t get much better than that.

Winter Lounge

Thursday 20 July – all day (performances from 2-4pm)
Level 2, Union House

Come on up to Level 2 and get cosy in our Winter Lounge! Three UMSU departments (Rowden White Library, UMSU International and the George Paton Gallery) are coming together to create the ultimate mid-Winter relaxation space.

Visit all throughout the day to catch beautiful art installations from the George Paton Gallery, amid glittering Xmas lights, board games and verrrry comfy beanbags.

Once you’re settled, grab a magazine or even catch a film in the Rowden White Library – or just take some time to explore Unimelb’s own pop culture library (no study plz).

UMSU International are also gracing the space from 2-4pm with live music.

Union House House Party

Wednesday, 2 August – 7pm-12am
Ground Floor, Union House
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Week 2 and you are already missing the holidays?
It has been a year since our last housewarming and we need things heated up again.

Come help us forget semester has gone back and save on heating bills whilst dancing all night and consuming cheap drinks.

$4 Beer, Cider, Cruisers and Ginger beer. What more do you want? How about free food, punch on arrival and great music?

Tickets are $10 and are now on sale at the UMSU Info desk on the ground floor of Union House. You will also be able to buy tickets at the free Tuesday Band & BBQ gigs on July 25 (Maddy Jane) and August 1 (Montaigne).

Hope to see you there! xoxo

Film Screening – Moana

Thursday 27, July – 4.30-6.30pm
Rowden White Library, Level 2, Union House

The friendly folk at UMSU’s People of Colour department want you to come hang for a special free screening of Moana!

Moana, Disney’s 56th animated feature film, follows the story of a powerful young woman who sets out to save her people from certain doom. Starring Auli’i Cravalho, The Rock, Nicole Scherzinger and Jemaine Clement, this is the perfect adventure to curl up and enjoy with UMSU!

Rowdy Laughter

Wednesday, 26 July – 1-2pm
Rowden White Library, Level 2, Union House

Who likes laughing until your face hurts? Everyone, good.

Now come on over to the Rowdy to catch Mudcrabs slinging their clever standup hilarity all over the place for WinterFest! Quality laughs by students, for students.