Uni life can be complicated at first, so this site will help make it a little easier to navigate your first semester at Monash. The weeks listed here represent the twelve teaching weeks of semester. Just start scrolling to browse topics to see important deadlines to help you manage your studies each week.
At Monash, we use a timetabling system called Allocate+. Allocate+ usually opens in two modes:
- Preference entry mode
- Allocation adjustment mode.
Allocate+ will be open for semester one preference entry from Monday 17 Janaury (10am) to Monday 31 January (9am). During this time, you can nominate preferred times for all of your class activities such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practicals. It doesn’t matter how quickly you do this, as long as it's before the system closes. See Allocate+ features and functionality and how to enter your preferences.
Allocate+ will open for semester one adjustment mode from Tuesday 8 February (10am) to Monday 14 March (5pm). During this time, you can check your timetable for clashes and make changes if free timeslots are available. You also have the option of requesting a swap. The system works on a first-come, first-served basis during this time. See how to adjust your timetable.
Coming to campus
Learning and teaching in 2022
We look forward to welcoming back our student community, in line with government restrictions. We're committed to your Monash University learning experience and we intend to resume face-to-face learning from the start of semester one 2022 (Monday 28 February).
Online options will be available to students located offshore who don't intend to return to Australia and students who can't enter the state before semester starts.
We’re taking steps to ensure that our campuses remain safe study environments. This includes wearing face masks where necessary, following physical distance measures and checking in to buildings.
Should you have contracted COVID-19 within the past seven days, you’re required to follow the Victorian Government’s isolation and testing requirements before returning to class.
For details on learning arrangements and coming to campus, see what you need to do before attending campus.
Some courses have a set timetable, so some students don't have to add their class activities. You'll only be able to view the timetable, not change it – this applies to Parkville students.
Off-campus: you don't need to create a timetable if you're not attending classes.
Log into Allocate+ using your Monash username and password.
Help with creating your timetable
When you log in, your units will be listed on the left-hand side.
Each unit has activities underneath (lecture, tutorial, etc.). It's these activities that you need to allocate preferred class times.
Units with a green tick have been allocated for you by your faculty. Those with yellow have allocations pending approval. Units marked with red need to be allocated.
You need to choose each activity with a red status, and put your preferred class times in order of 1 (most preferred time) to least preferred. The system will tell you how many preferences you need to enter.
The percentage in the Preference column shows the popularity of the timeslot. It represents the number of students who have picked the timeslot out of the total number of students who can attend it.
Near the top right of the screen you can switch between grid/calendar view and list view.
Don't forget to save your preferences before moving on to the next activity. Ensure all class activities for your units have been allocated. You get another chance to change your preferred times once the system sorts then reopens for the adjustment period.