Principal dates 2020

Dates for Australian campuses

Exceptions

Summer and winter semester
The dates for summer and winter semester vary from unit to unit. For teaching and penalty dates, see summer and winter units.

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science
Teaching periods for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Bachelor of Pharmacy placement dates for years three and four.

Other campuses and locations

For overseas dates, see Malaysia and South Africa.

January
01 Wed Public holiday: New Years Day (University closed)
02 Thu University reopens
08 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for SA-HELP incurred in 2019
15 Wed Coursework scholarship applications: open for 2020 (round 2)
15 Wed Graduation: applications close for April in Malaysia and May in Australia (coursework students only)
15 Wed Census date for teaching period: summer semester B (SSB-01). Penalty and teaching dates vary. To check the dates for your unit, see exceptions
15 Wed Census date for teaching period: summer A-semester 1 (SS-S1-01). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
15 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2019
17 Fri Census date for teaching period: Monash Online 1 (MO-TP1-01). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
20 Mon Graduation: applications open for July in Australia (Australia Awards students only), September-October in Australia (coursework students only) and November in Malaysia (coursework students only)
22 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for SA-HELP incurred for units in 2019
27 Mon Public holiday: Replacement holiday for Australia Day (University closed)
28 Tue Allocate+ preference entry: closes 10am for semester one (S1-01)
29 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2019
31 Fri Graduation: applications close for April in Malaysia (PhD and research masters students only)
February
01 Sat Graduation: applications open for November in Malaysia (PhD and research masters students only)
05 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for summer A-semester 1 (SS-S1-01) and summer semester B (SSB-01)
12 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for Monash Online 1 (MO-TP1-01)
14 Fri Coursework scholarship applications: close for 2020 (round 2)
15 Sat Graduation: applications close for June in China (coursework students only)
17 Mon Census date for teaching period: MBA1 (MBA-TP1-01), term 1 (T1-57) and trimester 1 (T1-58). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
19 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for summer A-semester 1 (SS-S1-01) and summer semester B (SSB-01)
21 Fri Allocate+ adjustment: opens 10am for semester one (S1-01)
- Previously 4 February
26 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for Monash Online 1 (MO-TP1-01)
28 Fri Fees due: for semester one (S1-01)
- Previously 21 February. For information, please see our fact sheet
28 Fri Graduation: applications close for May in Australia (PhD and research masters students only)
March
01 Sun Graduation: applications open for July in Australia (PhD students only)
06 Fri Last day to add off-campus semester one (S1-01) and full-year (FY-01) units
- Previously 28 February. For information, please see our fact sheet
09 Mon Exams: begin for deferred and supplementary for semester two (S2-01) 2019
- Previously 3 February. For information, please see our fact sheet
09 Mon Exams: begin for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2019 and summer semester B (SSB-01) 2020
- Previously 10 February. For information, see our fact sheet
09 Mon Semester one (S1-01) and full-year (FY-01) begins (week one - online classes only)
- Previously 2 March. For information, please see our fact sheet
09 Mon Census date for teaching period: MBA2 (MBA-TP2-01). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
11 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for MBA-1 (MBA-TP1-01), term 1 (T1-57) and trimester 1 (T1-58)
13 Fri Exams: end for deferred and supplementary for semester two (S2-01) 2019
- Previously 7 February. For information, please see our fact sheet
13 Fri Exams: end for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2019 and summer semester B (SSB-01) 2020
- Previously 13 February. For information, see our fact sheet
13 Fri Census date for teaching period: Monash Online 2 (MO-TP2-01). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
23 Mon Results: released (deferred and supplementary exams) for semester two (S2-01) 2019
- Previously 21 February. For information, please see our fact sheet
23 Mon Results: released for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2019 and summer semester B (SSB-01) 2020
- Previously 2 March. For information, please see our fact sheet
25 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for MBA-1 (MBA-TP1-01), term 1 (T1-57) and trimester 1 (T1-58)
31 Tue Graduate research scholarships: close for Round 1/2020 (international students)
31 Tue Last day to add on-campus semester one (S1-01) and full-year (FY-01) units
- Previously 20 March. For information, please see our fact sheet
April
01 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for MBA-2 (MBA-TP2-01)
01 Wed Graduate research scholarships: open for Round 3/2020 (international students)
01 Wed Graduation: applications open for September-October in Australia (PhD and research masters students only)
03 Fri Allocate+ adjustment: closes 5pm for semester one (S1-01)
- Previously 27 March. For information, please see our fact sheet
05 Sun Daylight saving ends: turn clocks back one hour
08 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for Monash Online 2 (MO-TP2-01)
10 Fri Public holiday: Good Friday (University closed)
10 Fri Mid-semester break: begins
13 Mon Public holiday: Easter Monday (University closed)
14 Tue Census date for teaching period: semester one (S1-01), semester one (extended) (S1-32), semester 2 (northern) (S2-60) and trimester A (TRI-A-29). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
- Previously 31 March. For information, please see our fact sheet
14 Tue Public holiday: Easter Tuesday (University closed)
15 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for MBA-2 (MBA-TP2-01)
17 Fri Mid-semester break: ends
22 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for Monash Online 2 (MO-TP2-01)
22 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for semester one (S1-01), semester one (extended) (S1-32), semester two northern (S2-60) and trimester A (TRI-A-29)
25 Sat Public holiday: Anzac Day (University closed)
30 Thu Census date for teaching period: full-year (FY-01), full-year (extended) (FY-32) and term 2 (T2-57). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
May
06 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for semester one (S1-01), semester one (extended) (S1-32), semester two (northern) (S2-60) and trimester A (TRI-A-29)
06 Wed Course transfers: applications open for semester two
11 Mon Coursework scholarship applications: open for mid-year 2020
15 Fri Census date for teaching period: Monash Online 3 (MO-TP3-01). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
15 Fri Exam timetable published: for semester one (S1-01) in the Web Enrolment System (WES).
- Previously 11 May. For information, please see our fact sheet
18 Mon (Postponed) Graduation: ceremonies begin at Clayton campus
A new date will be pubished once confirmed.
20 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for full-year (FY-01), full-year (extended) (FY-32) and term 2 (T2-57)
28 Thu (Postponed) Graduation: ceremonies end at Clayton campus
- A new date will be published once confirmed.
31 Sun Graduate research scholarships: close for Round 2/2020 (domestic students)
June
01 Mon Census date for teaching period: MBA3 (MBA-TP3-01). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
01 Mon Graduate research scholarships: open for Round 4/2020 (domestic students)
03 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for full-year (FY-01), full-year (extended) (FY-32) and term 2 (T2-57)
05 Fri Course transfers: applications close for semester two
10 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for Monash Online 3 (MO-TP3-01)
12 Fri Semester one (S1-01) ends. For some teaching periods, the last day to discontinue a unit may be extended for students who have failed the unit.
- Previously 5 June. For information, please see our fact sheet
15 Mon Swot Vac: begins
- Previously 1 June (Malaysia) and 8 June (Australia). For information, please see our fact sheet
19 Fri Swot Vac: ends
- Previously 10 June. For information, please see our fact sheet
19 Fri Coursework scholarship applications: close for mid-year 2020
22 Mon Exams: Semester one (S1-01) remote exams begins
- Previously 8 June (Malaysia) and 11 June (Australia). For information, please see our fact sheet
24 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for Monash Online 3 (MO-TP3-01)
24 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for MBA-3 (MBA-TP3-01)
27 Sat (Cancelled) Graduation: ceremony in Suzhou, China - all faculties
30 Tue Census date for teaching period: trimester 2 (T2-58). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
July
06 Mon Census date for teaching period: winter (WS-01) and winter semester (extended) (WS-FF). Penalty and teaching dates vary. To check the dates for your unit, see exceptions
06 Mon Allocate+ preference entry: opens 10am for semester two (S2-01)
- Previously 25 May and 21, 29 June
08 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for MBA-3 (MBA-TP3-01)
10 Fri Census date for teaching period: Monash Online 4 (MO-TP4-01). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
10 Fri Exams: Semester one (S1-01) remote exams end
13 Mon Allocate+ preference entry: closes 10am for semester two (S2-01)
- Previously 22 June and 6 July
21 Tue Allocate+ adjustment: opens 10am for semester two (S2-01)
- Previously 30 June and 14 July
22 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for trimester 2 (T2-58) and winter (WS-01)
23 Thu Graduation: ceremony at Clayton campus for Australia Awards students and Doctoral candidates
24 Fri Fees due: for semester two (S2-01)
- Previously 17 July
27 Mon Results: released for semester one (S1-01)
- Previously 15 July. For information, please see our fact sheet
27 Mon Mid-year Orientation Week: begins (dates and times vary for each campus)
- Previously 20 July
28 Tue Course transfers: outcomes released for semester two
- Previously 16 July
30 Thu Course transfers: last day to accept offers for semester two
- Previously 20 July
31 Fri Last day to add off-campus semester two (S2-01) units
- Previously 24 July
31 Fri Mid-year Orientation Week: ends
- Previously 24 July
31 Fri Graduation: applications close for September-October in Australia (coursework, PhD and research masters students) and November in Malaysia (coursework students only)
31 Fri Census date for teaching period: MBA4 (MBA-TP4-01). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
31 Fri Exam timetable published: (deferred and supplementary) for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2019, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2020 and semester one (S1-01) in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
- Previously 29 July
August
03 Mon Coursework scholarship applications: open for 2021 (round 1)
03 Mon Semester two (S2-01): begins
- Previously 27 July
05 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for trimester 2 (T2-58) and winter (WS-01)
05 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for Monash Online 4 (MO-TP4-01)
10 Mon Exams (deferred and supplementary): begin for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2019, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2020 and semester one (S1-01)
11 Tue Graduation: applications close for October (coursework students only)
14 Fri Last day to add on-campus semester two (S2-01) units
- Previously 7 August
14 Fri Census date for teaching period: trimester B (TRI-B-29). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
19 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for Monash Online 4 (MO-TP4-01)
21 Fri Exams (deferred and supplementary): end for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2019, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2020 and semester one (S1-01)
- Previously 14 August
26 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for MBA-4 (MBA-TP4-01)
27 Thu Results (deferred and supplementary exams): released for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2019, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2020 and semester one (S1-01)
- Previously 26 August
31 Mon Graduate research scholarships: close for Round 3/2020 (international students)
31 Mon Census date for teaching period: term 3 (T3-57). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
31 Mon Graduation: applications close for October (PhD and research masters students only)
September
01 Tue Graduate research scholarships: open for Round 1/2021 (international students)
04 Fri Census date for teaching period: Monash Online 5 (MO-TP5-01). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
04 Fri Allocate+ adjustment: closes 5pm for semester two (S2-01)
- Previously 10, 21 and 28 August
05 Sat Graduation: applications close for November in Malaysia
- Previously 29 August
07 Mon Census date for teaching period: semester two (S2-01) and semester two (extended) (S2-32). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
- Previously 31 August
09 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for MBA-4 (MBA-TP4-01) and trimester B (TRI-B-29)
09 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for trimester B (TRI-B-29)
14 Mon Course transfers: applications open for semester one
21 Mon Mid-semester break: begins
- Previously 28 September
23 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for semester two (S2-01), semester two (extended) (S2-32) and term 3 (T3-57)
28 Mon (TBC) Graduation: ceremonies begin at Clayton campus
29 Tue Census date for teaching period: MBA5 (MBA-TP5-01). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
30 Wed Census date for teaching period: trimester 3 (T3-58). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
30 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for Monash Online 5 (MO-TP5-01)
October
02 Fri Mid-semester break: ends
02 Fri Census date for teaching period: start semester two-finish semester one (S2-S1-02) and start semester two-finish summer A (S2-SS-02). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
04 Sun Daylight saving starts: turn clocks forward one hour
06 Tue (TBC) Graduation: ceremonies end at Clayton campus
07 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for semester two (S2-01), semester two (extended) (S2-32) and term 3 (T3-57)
12 Mon Exam timetable published: for semester two (S2-01) in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
- Previously 28 September (Australia) & 21 September (Malaysia). For information, please see our fact sheet
12 Mon Re-enrolment (timely): begins for 2021
14 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for Monash Online 5 (MO-TP5-01)
21 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for MBA-5 (MBA-TP5-01), start semester two-finish semester one (S2-S1-02), start semester two-finish summer A (S2-SS-02) and trimester 3 (T3-58)
23 Fri Public holiday: Grand Final Friday (University closed)
30 Fri Census date for teaching period: Monash Online 6 (MO-TP6-01). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
31 Sat Graduate research scholarships: close for Round 4/2020 (domestic students)
November
02 Mon Census date for teaching period: term 4 (T4-57) and semester 1 (northern) (S1-60). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
02 Mon Graduate research scholarships: close for Round 2/2021 (domestic students)
02 Mon November 12-week teaching period (NOV12) begins
04 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for MBA-5 (MBA-TP5-01), start semester two-finish semester one (S2-S1-02), start semester two-finish summer A (S2-SS-02) and trimester 3 (T3-58)
04 Wed Coursework scholarship applications: close for 2021 (round 1)
06 Fri Semester two (S2-01), full year (FY-01 and FY-FF) ends. Last day to discontinue units in these teaching period before results are finalised. Units discontinued by this date will not show on academic record.
- Previously 23 and 30 October. For information, please see our fact sheet
06 Fri Course transfers: applications close for semester one
09 Mon Swot Vac: begins
- Previously 2 November
13 Fri Swot Vac: ends
- Previously 6 November
13 Fri Last day to add November 12-week teaching period (NOV12) units
16 Mon Exams: begin for semester two (S2-01)
- Previously 9 November
25 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): available on the Web Enrolment System (WES) for Monash Online 6 (MO-TP6-01), semester one (northern) (S1-60) and term 4 (T4-57)
December
01 Tue Census date for teaching period: November 12-week teaching period (NOV12). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees.
04 Fri Exam timetable published: for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2020 and summer semester B (SSB-01) 2021 in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
04 Fri Exams: end for semester two (S2-01)
- Previously 23 November
09 Wed Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN): last day to lodge dispute for Monash Online 6 (MO-TP6-01), semester one (northern) (S1-60) and term 4 (T4-57)
11 Fri Re-enrolment (timely): ends for 2021
12 Sat Re-enrolment (late): begins for 2021. A late fee applies
14 Mon (TBC) Graduation: ceremonies begin at Clayton campus
17 Thu Results: released for semester two (S2-01)
- Previously 7 December
18 Fri (TBC) Graduation: ceremonies end at Clayton campus
18 Fri (TBC) Exam timetable published: (deferred and supplementary) for semester two (S2-01) in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
18 Fri Course transfers: outcomes released for semester one
21 Mon Course transfers: last day to accept offers for semester one
21 Mon Re-enrolment (late): ends for 2021
23 Wed University closed (reopens 4 Jan 2021)
25 Fri Public holiday: Christmas Day (University closed)
28 Mon Public holiday: Replacement holiday for Boxing Day (University closed)
31 Thu Census date for teaching period: trimester C (TRI-C-29). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
31 Thu Census date for teaching period: summer semester A (SSA-02). Penalty and teaching dates vary. To check the dates for your unit, see exceptions
31 Thu SA-HELP incurred date

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