Life at Deakin

There's more to university life than just textbooks and lectures. At Deakin, we've got so much to offer. From making new friends and learning about your course during orientation to getting the individual support you need to do well, we've got you covered.

Your university experience

There’s a reason why we’re rated one of Australia’s top universities. On campus, we can help you get all the support you need for your course, career and general wellbeing. Join a club (we’ve got everything from anime to basketball) or hit the town with new friends – we’ll give you the low-down on where’s best to eat and shop. Get ready for a great time.

Why Deakin

Our student satisfaction ranks the highest among all the Victorian universities, and has done for the last nine years. It's thanks to everything from our first-rate teaching to our varied work placements that make us the first choice for students.

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Orientation and getting started

Nervous about starting university? There's no need to be – we've got everything in place to help you through the process.

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Student life

Away from the textbooks, there's a whole campus to explore. We'll help you find the best eateries, where to work out and which clubs and societies to join.

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Support services

We've got heaps of services for you to make the most of, from health and wellbeing support to career advice.

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Open Day 2019. A day that's all about tomorrow.

There’s only one way to choose a uni – you have to experience it for yourself.

Open Day is your chance to chat with Deakin students about their uni experience, explore your future campus, see innovative, hands-on learning in action, and have your study questions answered by course experts. Get ready to shape your future, your way.


Whether you choose to stay for a week, a trimester or a year – we have just the place for you.

Discover our on and off campus accommodation


Graduation is a celebration of all your hard work and completing your studies. Whether you're finishing your studies or showing your support from the crowd, here's everything you need to know about graduating at Deakin.

Learn more about graduations