SummerFest Host Program 2019

Join a tour!

Congratulations and welcome to the University of Melbourne!  Our names are Ezra and Tim and we are the Directors of the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU)’s Host Program.

We’d like to extend you a special invitation to join a tour run by our program during SummerFest.  Our hosts – experienced students from across UniMelb’s faculties – will help you make some new friends and give you a guided tour of the campus.

Southbank campus

At Southbank, Host tours will be taking place on Southbank Carnival Day on Tuesday 19th February.   Tours will depart at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, and 2.00pm from the UMSU Marquee near the Red Shed building.  All new students are welcome!

Southbank students who need or wish to use the facilities at Parkville are also invited to join a tour of this campus on Tuesday 26th February!

Parkville campus

At Parkville, most of the Host tours will be taking place on Carnival Day on Tuesday 26th February.

Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, and Science students will be automatically assigned to a host group containing new students from your faculty in the coming days.  You should receive a text message and/or email from your Host by 5.00pm on Friday 22nd February providing instructions on what time and where to meet on Carnival Day.  If you don’t hear from them by Friday, please let us know and we’ll look into it!

If you are a student from another faculty, a postgraduate student, or get lost or arrive late on Carnival Day, never fear!  We’ll also have tours departing from the Volunteering Hub (V-Hive) on the ground floor of Union House throughout the day which you are welcome to join.  The tours will leave approximately every 30 minutes between 10.00am-2.00pm.

If you can’t make it on Carnival Day, we’ll also have tours departing from the V-Hive at 10.00am, 12.00pm, and 2.00pm on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 27th February
  • Thursday 28th February
  • Monday 4th March
  • Tuesday 5th March

Please feel free to email us at if you have any questions.  Otherwise, we look forward to welcoming you to the University of Melbourne in the coming weeks!

Other events

Don’t forget to check out the other events the Host Program will be running during SummerFest: