The annual Monash University Open Days, held at the Caulfield and Clayton campuses on the 5th and 6th of August, welcomed prospective students and their families and ignited the possibilities for exceptional Monash student accommodation at Mannix College in Clayton.
Individuals, from near and far, descended upon Mannix from diverse corners, turning it into a hub of activity. The Clayton campus boasted a ‘discussions tent,’ staffed by dedicated professionals and students, yet the true spectacle was the College itself.
Eclipsing all expectations, the day was elevated by the wonderful contribution of 50 current resident scholars who selflessly contributed their time to offer tours and advice. These generous hosts shepherded guests through the campus, articulating their own transformative experiences, thus offering an invaluable, unfiltered perspective on the Mannix way of life.
Our spirited mascot, ‘Dell’Oro,’ exuded positivity and rhythm through captivating dance moves and candid snapshots. Delectable culinary offerings, a testament to our exceptional catering team, punctuated the guided tours.
Open Day served as a conduit for firsthand interactions, a chance for visitors to engage with current students, unravelling how Mannix catalyzes personal growth and propels them towards post-university triumphs—beyond serving as a window into the college’s illustrious academic repertoire, the Open Day spotlighted its holistic educational paradigm. A vibrant celebration of Mannix College’s ongoing conquest in sculpting promising destinies and nurturing a sense of kinship within its diverse cohort.
As the day culminated, our dedicated guides, though weary-footed, basked in the radiance of over 660 visitors who graced Mannix – a historic Open Day.
A profound appreciation extends to our dedicated staff and student volunteers whose collective efforts made our Open Day so special. With deep gratitude, we acknowledge their role in paving the way for aspiring students to envisage the extraordinary voyage that beckons within the vibrant tapestry of Mannix.
Words by Rory McLeod (Rural Victoria, Bachelor of Media Communication and Bachelor of Marketing)