Moving In

We are thrilled to have you join us at Mannix College! As you embark on this exciting journey, rest assured that we are here every step of the way to ensure a smooth transition into your university life. This page is your go-to resource for all the essentials you need to know before you arrive.

After you accept your unconditional offer of residency, we will email you with information that will help you to complete the following pre-arrival steps.

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Getting Started

After you accept your unconditional residency offer, we will email you with information to help you complete the following pre-arrival steps as well as any relevant deadlines.

We understand that curiosity is part of settling into a new environment, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. For quick answers to your initial questions, check out the College Handbook: it’s packed with info and might have what you need.

ACTION: Read the College Handbook.

If you’ve browsed our resources and still have queries, don’t worry! Please email us at enquiries.mannix@monash.edu. Our team is ready to assist and make your Mannix experience smooth and enjoyable.


Step 1 –  Residency Agreement

As you gear up for an amazing time with us, signing your Residency Agreement is an important milestone to complete. This document is your guide to understanding how things work at Mannix and what we expect from each other. It’s more than just a formality; it’s our way of ensuring everyone enjoys a safe, supportive, and fun living environment. You will be emailed your own personalised Residency Agreement, but here is a sample.

ACTION: Sign and submit the Residency Agreement by our deadline.

A Special Note for Our Under 18 Residents
We want to ensure you and your parents/guardians are on the same page about life at Mannix. That’s why we have a special Under 18 Residency Agreement.

ACTION for Under 18 residents: Sign and submit your Under 18 Residency Agreement  by our deadline.

Step 2 – Payment Plan

At Mannix, we understand that flexibility is key. That’s why we offer various fee payment options to suit your needs.

2024 Fees and Payment Options 

ACTION: Set up your payment plan via the online portal by our deadline.
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Step 3 – Parking Application

Mannix is proud of its commitment to sustainability, ideally located just 50 metres from the Monash Bus Interchange for easy, eco-friendly access to Melbourne. For those requiring a car, a limited number of first-year parking permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis, opening at 10am on February 2, 2024. We will email you the parking application form beforehand.

ACTION for those wanting a carpark: Complete the parking application form as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance.

Mannix has limited parking spaces. We encourage you to consider parking options with Monash University.


Step 4 – Pre-Arrival Module

Your journey at Mannix begins even before you arrive! Our mandatory pre-arrival module is designed to introduce you to the vibrant College community, its rules, and some handy tips for university success. You cannot move into your accommodation if you have not completed the module! We will email you a link to access the module.

ACTION: Complete the online module by our deadline.

You should allow 1-2 hours to complete all of the content.

If you haven’t yet, activate your Monash student account to access the module. Encounter any issues? Just email us with details and screenshots.

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Step 5 – Food, Glorious, Food!

At Mannix, we believe that food is much more than just a meal – it’s a heartwarming experience, a chance to gather, and a crucial part of your college life. That’s why our dedicated dining hall team pours love and care into preparing delicious, nourishing meals for you every day.

Everyone has unique tastes and dietary requirements, and we’re committed to accommodating yours. Whether you have specific dietary needs for health, lifestyle, or cultural reasons, our team is ready to ensure your meals at Mannix are enjoyable and suitable.

ACTION: Submit the Dietary Requirements form by our deadline.

You can resubmit the form if your dietary needs change at any point during your time at Mannix.


Step 6 – Stay connected

Before you arrive, follow our social media channels for key information and updates!

ACTION: Hit ‘follow’ on our Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages and join our online family.

ACTION: Join the private Mannix Facebook group (we will send you the link).

Plus, when you share your Mannix moments, use #mannixcollege so we can celebrate and share your experiences too!


Step 7 – Pack!

As you prepare to join us at Mannix, packing might seem daunting. But worry not! We’re here to guide you on what to bring to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable with our Resident Packing Guide.

We encourage you to bring items that add warmth and personality to your space – photos, your favourite bedspread, or indoor plants – but please be careful not to damage your room with any decorations.

Also, to ensure the health and safety of our community, please do not bring in second-hand furniture from the streets. They might be hiding bed bugs or other unwanted guests!

ACTION: Check out the Resident Packing Guide for a list of what to bring.

Join the fashion trend! Our vibrant Student Society curates and sells an array of Mannix merch perfect for showcasing your college pride. Be sure to grab your favourite items upon arrival – it’s the coolest way to celebrate your new community and flaunt your Mannix spirit wherever you are.

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Step 8 – Arrival Day (Sunday, 18 February 2024)

All new residents must arrive between 9am-1pm on this special day, and you can bring up to two friends or family. This is when your Mannix experience officially kicks off, with a warm welcome from the staff and student leaders and many essential first-day activities planned for you. We will email you a link to the booking system so you can choose an arrival time that suits you.

ACTION: Book your arrival time by our deadline.

A Special Note for Our Exchange Students
Are you an international exchange student joining us at Mannix? You have the unique opportunity to move into the College earlier, on Friday, 9 February 2024, so that you can attend essential Monash University orientation events. This also gives you extra time to settle in before the official Arrival Day.

ACTION for Exchange Students: If you wish to take advantage of this early move-in, contact the College ASAP to see if an early arrival is possible.

Step 9 – Welcome Week (Sunday, 18 – Saturday, 23 February 2024)

Welcome Week is more than just an orientation – it’s your first step into a vibrant community and an enriching university life. This special week is about helping you settle in, connect, and start your Mannix experience on a high note.

Dive Into a Week Full of Discovery and Fun

Welcome Week is your official launch into the semester, packed with a variety of information sessions and super fun events. It’s the perfect opportunity to:

  • Get to Know Mannix: Learn about your new home, the resources available, and how to make the most of your time here.
  • Build Lasting Friendships: Engage in activities specially designed to help you meet and bond with fellow residents – your future friends and supporters!
  • Ease Into University Life: Transition smoothly into your academic journey with helpful insights and tips.

We will email you the Welcome Week schedule in advance of your arrival, but you can expect it to include:

  • Mandatory training on respectful relationships, consent, safety and college life
  • Social events and activities to help you make friends
  • Opportunities to orient yourself to college, campus and Melbourne
  • Orientation to Monash University learning systems and opportunities to get ready for the semester ahead

Alcohol-Free Days (Sunday, 18 – Monday, 19 February 2024)

We respect the rights of residents over the age of 18 to consume alcohol safely as per our Alcohol Policy.  We also respect that starting life in a new environment can bring a range of emotions and challenges.

To help all participants equally enjoy a comfortable environment, the following will apply for the first two days of Welcome Week:

  • Alcohol will not be served or available at any Mannix events.
  • Alcohol consumption will not be permitted in common areas of the College.
  • Residents are encouraged not to consume alcohol at College.
  • Residents displaying signs of intoxication will meet with a student leader or staff member. Disciplinary consequences may apply.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have questions or concerns about our positive alcohol culture at Mannix, please speak to a student leader or member of staff.

ACTION: Read the Welcome Week schedule thoroughly when you receive it, and then enthusiastically embrace the week!

Your participation is key to getting the full Mannix experience. Remember, these activities are exclusively for our new residents, so take this chance to immerse yourself fully and to make new friends.

Important Reminders:

  • While we’d love to have you at all our College events, we understand that university comes first. If you have mandatory university activities, they’re your priority.
  • Only new Mannix residents and our student leaders are permitted at College during Welcome Week. This means no guests can stay with you in College during this time.  If your family is coming to Melbourne and wishes to stay nearby, there are various accommodation providers, such as ParkRoyal MCity.
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Step 10 – Room Condition Report

We want your room to be your home away from home and so it’s crucial to fill out your Room Condition Report within 48 hours of moving in. This is your opportunity to note any pre-existing conditions in your room, ensuring that everything is just as it should be. This ensures we can fix anything that needs fixing and protects you later when you apply for your bond to be returned.

ACTION: Submit your Room Condition Report ASAP and within 48 hours of moving in.

Keeping your room in good condition is part of the Mannix experience. You’re responsible for any damage, missing items or replacements needed.

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Step 11 – Embrace College life!

Now that you’ve moved in and enjoyed Welcome Week, it’s time to embrace an enriching and vibrant experience at Mannix! As you embark on this exciting journey, we’re dedicated to ensuring your time here is not just about academic growth but also personal well-being and community engagement.

To help you make the most of Mannix, check out the College Handbook: it’s packed with info and might have what you need.

College Calendar

At Mannix, there’s always something happening! We will give you a calendar for the coming semester which tells you when and where things are happening, such as:

  • Formal Dinners: Held fortnightly on Wednesdays, these are special occasions where the whole college comes together to dine, celebrate achievements, and build a sense of community. All residents must attend, but you can seek permission to miss one on occasion. See the dates.
  • Weekly StudyFests: Held weekly on Tuesdays, these offer a perfect blend of learning and socialising, these sessions help you stay on top of your studies while connecting with peers and our academic support staff.

Your Well-being: Our Top Priority

As you settle in and thrive at Mannix, your well-being remains at the heart of everything we do. We understand that transitioning to college life can be a journey filled with various emotions and experiences.

Our dedicated team is here to support your well-being and personal development. Feel free to contact them whenever you need guidance or someone to talk to. Your Resident Advisor (RA) is not just a mentor but also a friend who understands the ins and outs of college life. They’re a great first point of contact for any concerns or questions.

Dive In and Make the Most of Mannix

Participation is key! We encourage you to dive into the array of activities and events available. It’s an opportunity to make lifelong friends, learn new things, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

ACTION: Read the College calendar and make sure you’ve put all of the key events into your diary.

Remember, almost all college events and activities are exclusively for our residents.

Handbook & Policies

Mannix provides a living & learning environment in which all residents are required to act with the best interests of fellow residents in mind.

Parents & Guardians

Parents and guardians are valued members of the College community. We offer students a safe and secure place to live.

Respectful Relationships

Mannix is committed to being a safe and vibrant community characterised by respectful relationships.

Vision & Values

Mannix has a strong, proud history and is committed to being a leader among Australia’s university residential colleges.