Making the transition to Melbourne
The orientation program includes welcome events, entertainment, introductory workshops and campus tours with orientation hosts who are students themselves and who are keen to provide a student perspective.
Swinburne Student and Amenities Association (SSAA)
The SSAA runs all sorts of fun sporting and entertainment activities throughout the year. The SSAA also provides support, academic advice and representation for students. The association organises events such as Orientation Week, provides student diaries and manages clubs and societies.
Clubs and societies
Swinburne has a large and diverse range of clubs and societies which are not only lots of fun but can also help you make new friends. Clubs include: The Anime Club, Film Club, Poker Club, Beach Club, “Happy” Club and even a Dirty Dozen Dramatic Club for performing arts students.
Swinburne sport at Swinergy
Swinburne's Health and Fitness Centre (Swinergy) is located on the Hawthorn Campus on the corner of Wakefield and John Street Hawthorn. Swinergy Gym is fitted out with state-of-the-art equipment and offers a wide range of programs to cater to all health and fitness needs.
Health and counselling
Each campus has its own on-campus health and counselling service. These are free, personal and confidential. The counselling service also offers assistance in areas such as stress and time management and issues about adjusting to university life.
Swinburne has a chaplain who provides spiritual support and pastoral care to students, regardless of their religious affiliation.
Swinburne Student Union (SSU)
The Swinburne Student Union (SSU) is an elected body of representatives that look after student needs and interests. It offers regular events and services including:
- Student lounges
- Student academic and advisory service (Hawthorn campus)
- The Swine newspaper
- Tabula Rasa newspaper
- 3SSR Student Radio
- Night bus services
- Student balls