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 3

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

17–21 September

Key dates

Last date to withdraw without fail: Friday 21 September for standard Semester 2 subjects or year-long subjects.

Overseas study application closing date for some short-term summer programs: Sunday 23 September. Application due dates can vary. Be sure to check the due date for your program application.

Must do

Nothing urgent to do this week.You could spend your time on Tuesday rocking out to BABBA in North Court (with free food) or by boosting your employability at a Stop 1 session.

Good to know

Feeling run down? Book yourself in for a free health check so you can be in tip-top shape in time for the busy exam period ahead.

Mid-semester break

24–28 September

Key dates

University holiday:

Friday 28 September. The University will be closed for the AFL Grand Final Day public holiday.

Must do

Take care of yourself:

We know that the break can be stressful, so the University has a range of wellbeing services to support you.

Keep your belongings safe when studying on campus.

Left something behind at a library? Maybe lost property can help.

Good to know

Get ready for assignments.The Academic Skills Hub has online modules that can help improve your writing, time management and referencing skills. Self-enrol now.

Develop business skills and complement your study with Business Fundamentals. Self-enrol now into this free online course via LMS by Friday 5 October.

Week 10

1–5 October

Key dates

Graduate Study Expo:

Wednesday 3 October, 4-7pm

Must do

Check your exam timetable

Access your personal exam timetable by logging into my.unimelb and navigating to the ‘Exams and results’ section. Check the Exam dates and timetable page for more information.

Good to know

If you’re considering studying overseas attend a workshop to get help completing your application.

Week 11

8–12 October

Key dates

Subject Experience Survey is open from Monday 8 October – Sunday 28 October 11.59pm.

Mental Health Week is happening Sunday 7 October – Sunday 14 October with the theme of ‘Share the Journey'. Life is a journey- acknowledge your ups, and share your downs. Find out what's happening on campus during Mental Health Week.

Must do

Good to know

Next week is National Nutrition Week: In the busy lead up to exams and final assignments, find out ways to stay healthy during the exam period.

Travelling overseas in the summer break?

Now is the time to keep your travel health in check and get any vaccinations before you leave.

Week 12

15–19 October

Key dates

Overseas study applications closing date: Sunday 21 October for some summer short term overseas programs and Semester and Year-long Exchange commencing in Semester 2, 2019.

Subject Experience Survey closes soon: Sunday 28 October, 11.59pm

Must do

Share your subject feedback:

It’s important to reflect on your semester and pass along any feedback to your tutors, lecturers and coordinators about the subject and your learning experience.

Ensure you understand your exam timetable and what to do on exam day:

Confirm your exam location and start time, and discover exam rules, storage options and what to bring on exam day.

Good to know

Save the date! 15–21 October is National Nutrition Week. More details to come soon.