WinterFest Online

23 July, 3:00-5:00pm 


Taking place online, this event comes to life through chat rooms, prerecorded and live streaming video. Each UMSU department, as well as all Clubs and Societies will have its own Hopin booth (more on this below), so you can cruise around as you please and interact as you like — it’s up to you!

It would be kind of weird if the student union wasn’t actually run by students, right? There are a bunch of student representatives who work around the clock to ensure the activities and opportunities available to you are as fun and relevant as possible. Basically every area of uni life (and life in general) is covered by one of these departments. Hosted on Hopin (more info below) you can cruise around the virtual booths to chat with your student reps, learn more about UMSU’s departments or discover the perfect Club for you to find your new uni pals!

You can also check out a full list of UMSU’s Clubs and Societies in the ‘Get Involved’ section of the UMSU website here or check out some cool videos they’ve pulled together to give you a ‘taste-test’ here.

How to join the WinterFest Online Hopin event.

(STEP 1) Open the event link:

(STEP 2) Create a login using your UniMelb student email address, and ensure you read the Code of Conduct for participating in the event.

(STEP 3) Click ‘WinterFest Online’

(STEP 4) Click ‘Enter event’

(STEP 5) Access the event via the toolbar on the left.

You’re in! Have a ball! Browse around or use the search function to look for something specific.  Click on one of the virtual booths to join that space.


Tips for the best event experience:

  • Use Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser
  • Use your desktop or laptop rather than phone
  • Close your other apps and internet tabs if you’re experiencing lag
  • Refresh your page if you get stuck


Follow UMSU on on Facebook and Instagram to stay across important updates, free events you don’t want to miss, and the occasional spicy meme.


Got more questions? Check out all of our WinterFest FAQs here.