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.
Weeks 1 - 3
Want to make unit changes?
Find out about the deadlines for adding or dropping units
Study: getting off to a good start
MonTRACK: advice and support for all students
At Monash, we use a timetabling system called Allocate+. It opens on Monday 25 January at 10am so you can enter your timetabling preferences.
During this time, you can:
- select a timeslot for your lectures. The earlier you do this, the better chance you’ll have of getting the times you want
- nominate preferred times for class activities such as tutorials, laboratories and practicals. It doesn’t matter how quickly you do this, as long as it's before the system closes.
Allocate+ will close on Friday 5 February at 10am so it can sort through the preferences.
On Tuesday 16 February at 10am, Allocate+ will re-open in adjustment mode so 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.
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.
Near the top right of the screen you can switch to calendar view or back to grid view.