Know Your Dates - Section contents

Keep on top of key dates and reminders to ensure that you are up-to-date on the important things.

Week 1

23–27 July

Key dates

Semester 2 commences: Monday 23 July.

Employer information sessions: From 23 July until 16 August. Meet employers and hear about graduate, internship and vacation opportunities in Australia and abroad.

Must do

Decide on your subjects: Not sure about the subjects you've chosen? Get course planning advice to help find the right fit.

Check the Learning Management System (LMS) to see when your tutorials are running and prepare for relevant readings and discussion topics.

Good to know

Construction underway at Parkville: Some areas of Parkville campus near Grattan Street and Swanston Street are currently closed off to students and staff. Keep up to date with the New Student Precinct, Innovation Precinct, and Metro Tunnel projects to avoid running late to class.

Order your readers or textbooks online from the Co-op bookshop and avoid the queues, or visit StudentVIP for second-hand books.


Week 2

30 July – 3 August

Key dates

Last date to self-enrol in standard Semester 2 subject: Friday 3 August.
Find key dates for your subjects in the Handbook.

Melbourne Ideas kick-off night: Tuesday 31 July, 5.15pm. Got a great idea you’d like to bring to fruition? The Melbourne Ideas competition invites innovative students to improve the student experience and win! Find out more and register.

Must do

Check your emails: Best practice is to check your student email at least twice a week, even when you're on holidays or leave.

Good to know

Find your wellbeing services: Take care of your physical and mental health by getting to know the University's wellbeing services – from dental care to legal aid, travel insurance, counselling and more.

Download the UniSafe app for campus security contact information at your fingertips.


Week 4

6–10 August

Key dates

Class registration closes: Friday 10 August at 5pm.

Employability Week: 6–10 August
Save the date and look out for more information to come in the next few weeks.

Melbourne Ideas: Wednesday 15 August is the last day to submit your entry to the Melbourne Ideas competition. Visit the website for more information.

Must do

Finalise your timetable: Last chance to swap tutorials or lecture groups.

Good to know

Book a resume and cover letter review workshop: Register for a quick 15-minute review at Stop 1 to help support your career development.

Feel safe on campus: Everyone has the right to feel safe and supported on campus. Bullying, discrimination, and sexual assault and harassment are unacceptable. If you need help, the University’s Safer Community program is here to support you.


Week 4

13–17 August

Key dates

SSAF survey closing date: Sunday 19 August.

Have your say on how the University should spend future SSAF funds. Submit your feedback for your chance to win a prize .

Must do

Check subject key dates in the Handbook: Are you considering dropping a subject? If you stay enrolled in the subject after its census date, you will incur its fees. Don't assume 31 August is the census date, as this can vary for all subjects.

Good to know

Get skills advice from students: Check out the range of drop-in sessions run by students throughout semester where you can get help with academic writing, maths skills, or employability.

Download the Echo360 Lecture Capture app to watch or listen to your lectures on the go! Search for Echo360 in the Apple, Google Play or Microsoft app stores.


Week 5

20–24 August

Key dates

SSAF survey closing date: Sunday 19 August

Speak up about how the University will spend future SSAF funds. Submit your feedback before for your chance to win an instant camera or University merch!

Summer Short-term overseas study program applications (Round 1) close: Sunday 26 August.

Upcoming deadlines are on a rolling basis – check for your specific deadline.

Work shadowing program (WSP) applications close: Monday 20 August.

Must do

Statement of Liability

Time to check if your fee payments are all up to date. Log in to my.unimelb to manage any unpaid fees.

Good to know

Ask Alumni

Get advice and guidance from graduates who understand your experience and are working in industry.

Get help from a Peer Leader to improve your maths, stats, and academic writing skills. Drop in Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.


Week 6

27–31 August

Key dates

Student Engagement grants: Friday 31 August

Applications for a grant up to $5000 closes this week. Submit an idea to address social, economic, environmental or cultural issue in our community.

Must do

Check subject key dates in the Handbook: Are you considering dropping a subject? If you stay enrolled in the subject after its census date, you will incur its fees.

Don't assume 31 August is the census date, as this can vary for all subjects.

Good to know

Book a free 30-minute health check for a quick check up on your health.

Get ready for your first assessments. Book an academic writing workshop.

Student Connect

Whether you’re at the beginning or the end of your degree, it’s never too late to put a plan in place to get you closer to your goals.

Download the Snap Send Solve mobile app and use it to get broken IT equipment in a computer lab or study space fixed pronto.


Week 7

3–7 September

Key dates

Service of the week

Academic Skills

From one-on-one support to online resources to use at your own pace, Academic Skills can help you get prepared for assignments ahead of mid-semester break.

Good to know

Sign up for the Leaders in Community Award to recognise your extracurricular experience on your transcript.

UMSU student elections:

All students are eligible to vote for the annual student election running from 3–7 September.


Week 8

10–14 September

Key dates

SSAF grant applications (up to $250,000) close: Monday 10 September.

Submit your idea to improve the student experience.

R U OK Day: 13 September

Use this day to take the time out to care for yourself and to reconnect with others. Asking the simple question, ‘Are you ok?’ can make a world of difference.

Service of the week

Ask Alumni

Get advice and guidance from graduates who understand your experience and are working in industry.

Student Connect

Whether you're starting your career exploration, or well on the way to designing your future, Student Connect is here to help you get the most out of your time at the University of Melbourne.

Good to know

Book your specialist graduate study appointment to discuss course options, entry requirements and planning for future studies.


Week 9 onwards

Check back later for more key dates and reminders.