Principal dates 2021

Dates for Australian campuses

Exceptions

Grading and results update
In recognition of the disruption caused by COVID-19, we've made changes to grading and results for some teaching periods. This means the academic penalty does not apply to eligible teaching periods. For a full list of teaching periods and details of the changes, see the grading and results update.

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 Fri Public holiday: New Years Day (University closed)
07 Thu University reopens
18 Mon Deferred and supplementary final assessment (exam) timetable published in Allocate+: for semester two (S2-01) 2020, summer semester A (SSA-02) 2020, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2021 and November intake (NOV12) 2020
18 Mon Coursework scholarship applications: open for 2021 (round 2)
22 Fri Census date for teaching period: Monash online 1 (MO-TP1-01). Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period without incurring fees
25 Mon Allocate+ preference entry: opens 10am for semester one (S1-01)
26 Tue Public holiday: Australia Day (University closed)
29 Fri Census date for teaching period: summer semester B (SSB-01). Penalty and teaching dates vary. To check the dates for your unit, see exceptions above this table
29 Fri Census date for teaching period: summer A-semester 1 (SS-S1-01). Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period without incurring fees
February
08 Mon Allocate+ preference entry: closes 9am for semester one (S1-01)
08 Mon Deferred and supplementary final assessments (exams): begin for semester two (S2-01) 2020
12 Fri Coursework scholarship applications: close for 2021 (round 2)
15 Mon Final assessments (exams): begin for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2020, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2021 and November intake (NOV-12) 2020
15 Mon Census date for teaching period: MBA1 (MBA-TP1-01), term 1 (T1-57) and trimester 1 (T1-58). Last day to withdraw from units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
15 Mon Graduation: applications open for May in Australia
16 Tue Allocate+ adjustment: opens 10am for semester one (S1-01)
22 Mon Orientation Week: begins (dates and times vary for each campus)
24 Wed Deferred and supplementary final assessments (exams): end for semester two (S2-01) 2020, summer semester A (SSA-02) 2020, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2021 and November intake (NOV-12) 2020
26 Fri Fees due: for semester one (S1-01)
26 Fri Results: release begins (deferred and supplementary) for semester two (S2-01) 2020, summer semester A (SSA-02) 2020, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2021 and November intake (NOV-12) 2020. Most results to be released 26 Feb - 8 Mar. See results web page for details.
26 Fri Last day to add off-campus semester one (S1-01) or full-year (FY-01) units
26 Fri Orientation Week: ends
March
01 Mon Semester one (S1-01) and full-year (FY-01) begins
08 Mon Census date for teaching period: MBA2 (MBA-TP2-01). Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period without incurring fees
12 Fri Last day to add on-campus semester one (S1-01) or full-year (FY-01) units
14 Sun Graduation: applications close for April in Malaysia and May in Australia
15 Mon Allocate+ adjustment: closes 5pm for semester one (S1-01)
19 Fri Census date for teaching period: Monash online 2 (MO-TP2-01). Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period without incurring fees
22 Mon Graduation: applications open for July in Australia (Australia Awards coursework students, PhD and research masters students only) and October in Australia
31 Wed Graduate research scholarships: close for Round 1/2021 (international students)
31 Wed 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 withdraw from units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
31 Wed Last day to withdraw from semester one (S1-01) units with Withdrawn showing your academic record (exceptions apply under the grading and results update)
April
01 Thu Graduate research scholarships: open for Round 3/2021 (international students)
02 Fri Public holiday: Good Friday (University closed)
04 Sun Daylight saving ends: turn clocks back one hour
05 Mon Mid-semester break: begins
05 Mon Public holiday: Easter Monday (University closed)
06 Tue Public holiday: Easter Tuesday (University closed)
09 Fri Mid-semester break: ends
25 Sun Public holiday: Anzac Day (University closed)
25 Sun Graduation: applications close for July in Australia (Australia Awards coursework students, PhD and research masters students only)
30 Fri Census date for teaching period: full-year (FY-01), full-year (extended) (FY-32) and term 2 (T2-57). Last day to withdraw from units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
30 Fri Last day to withdraw from full-year (FY-01) units without Withdrawn showing on your academic record (exceptions apply under the grading and results update)
May
03 Mon Last day to withdraw from semester one (S1-01) units with Withdrawn showing on academic record. Units withdrawn after this date will show as Withdrawn Fail ,(exceptions apply under the grading and results update)
10 Mon Final assessment (exam) timetable published in Allocate+: for semester one (S1-01)
10 Mon Graduation: ceremonies begin at Clayton campus
10 Mon Course transfers: applications open for semester two
21 Fri Census date for teaching period: Monash online 3 (MO-TP3-01). Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period without incurring fees
28 Fri Semester one (S1-01) ends. Last day to withdraw from semester one (S1-01) units with Withdrawn Fail showing on academic record. Units cannot be withdrawn after this date (exceptions apply under the grading and results update)
28 Fri Graduation: ceremonies end at Clayton campus
31 Mon Graduate research scholarships: close for Round 2/2021 (domestic students)
31 Mon Census date for teaching period: MBA3 (MBA-TP3-01). Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period without incurring fees
31 Mon Swot Vac: begins
31 Mon Coursework scholarship applications: open for mid-year 2021
June
01 Tue Graduate research scholarships: open for Round 4/2021 (domestic students)
04 Fri Swot Vac: ends
07 Mon Final assessments (exams): begin for semester one (S1-01)
11 Fri Course transfers: applications close for semester two
14 Mon Allocate+ preference entry: opens 10am for semester two (S2-01)
25 Fri Final assessments (exams): end for semester one (S1-01)
28 Mon Allocate+ preference entry: closes 9am for semester two (S2-01)
30 Wed Census date for teaching period: winter (WS-01). Penalty and teaching dates vary. To check the dates for your unit, see exceptions above this table
30 Wed Census date for teaching period: trimester 2 (T2-58). Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period without incurring fees
30 Wed Graduation: applications close for October in Australia
July
01 Thu Graduation: applications open for December in Australia (International coursework students, PhD, research masters and some MNHS students only)
02 Fri Coursework scholarship applications: close for mid-year 2021
06 Tue Graduation: ceremonies begin at Clayton campus for PhD and research masters students
06 Tue Allocate+ adjustment: opens 10am for semester two (S2-01)
07 Wed Graduation: ceremonies end at Clayton campus for PhD and research masters students
12 Mon Results: released for semester one (S1-01)
14 Wed Course transfers: outcomes released for semester two
16 Fri Census date for teaching period: Monash online 4 (MO-TP4-01). Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period without incurring fees
19 Mon Mid-year Orientation Week: begins (dates and times vary for each campus)
19 Mon Course transfers: last day to accept semester two offers (domestic students)
21 Wed Course transfers: last day to accept semester two offers (international students)
23 Fri Last day to add off-campus semester two (S2-01) units
23 Fri Mid-year Orientation Week: ends
26 Mon Semester two (S2-01) begins
28 Wed Deferred and supplementary final assessment (exam) timetable published in Allocate+: for semester one (S1-01), summer semester A (SSA-02) 2020, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2021 and November intake (NOV-12) 2020
30 Fri Fees due: for semester two (S2-01)
31 Sat Graduation: applications close for December in Australia (International coursework students, PhD, research masters and some MNHS students only)
August
02 Mon Census date for teaching period: MBA4 (MBA-TP4-01) and trimester B (TRI-B-29). Last day to withdraw from units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
02 Mon Last day to withdraw from full-year (FY-01) units with Withdrawn showing on academic record. Units withdrawn after this date will show as Withdrawn Fail, (exceptions apply under the grading and results update)
06 Fri Last day to add on-campus semester two (S2-01) units
09 Mon Deferred and supplementary final assessments (exams): begin for semester one (S1-01), summer semester A (SSA-02) 2020, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2021 and November intake (NOV-12) 2020
09 Mon Allocate+ adjustment: closes 5pm for semester two (S2-01)
13 Fri Deferred and supplementary final assessments (exams): end for semester one (S1-01), summer semester A (SSA-02) 2020, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2021 and November intake (NOV12) 2020
25 Wed Results (deferred and supplementary): released for semester one (S1-01), summer semester A (SSA-02) 2020, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2021 and November intake (NOV-12) 2020
31 Tue Last day to withdraw from semester two (S2-01) units without Withdrawn showing on academic record
31 Tue Graduate research scholarships: close for Round 3/2021 (international students)
31 Tue Census date for teaching period: semester two (S2-01), semester two (extended) (S2-32) and term 3 (T3-57). Last day to withdraw from units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
September
01 Wed Graduate research scholarships: open for Round 1/2022 (international students)
10 Fri Census date for teaching period: Monash online 5 (MO-TP5-01). Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period without incurring fees
16 Thu Graduation: ceremonies begin at Clayton campus
20 Mon Final assessment (exam) timetable published in Allocate+: for semester two (S2-01)
27 Mon Last day to withdraw from semester two (S2-01) units with Withdrawn showing on academic record. Units withdrawn after this date will show as Withdrawn Fail
27 Mon Mid-semester break: begins
29 Wed Census date for teaching period: MBA5 (MBA-TP5-01). Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period without incurring fees
30 Thu Census date for teaching period: start semester two-finish semester one (S2-S1-02), start semester two-finish summer A (S2-SS-02) and trimester 3 (T3-58). Last day to withdraw from units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
October
01 Fri Mid-semester break: ends
03 Sun Daylight saving starts: turn clocks forward one hour
07 Thu Graduation: ceremonies end at Clayton campus
11 Mon Re-enrolment (timely): begins for 2022
22 Fri Semester two (S2-01) ends. Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period with Withdrawn Fail showing on academic record. Units cannot be withdrawn after this date (exceptions apply under the grading and results update)
22 Fri Full year (FY-01) ends. Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period with Withdrawn Fail showing on your academic record. Units cannot be withdrawn after this date (exceptions apply under the grading and results update)
25 Mon Swot Vac: begins
25 Mon October 12-week teaching period (OCT12) begins
29 Fri Swot Vac: ends
31 Sun Graduate research scholarships: close for Round 4/2021 (domestic students)
November
01 Mon Census date for teaching period: term 4 (T4-57) and semester 1 (northern) (S1-60). Last day to withdraw from units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
01 Mon Graduate research scholarships: close for Round 2/2022 (domestic students)
01 Mon Final assessments (exams): begin for semester two (S2-01)
05 Fri Census date for teaching period: Monash online 6 (MO-TP6-01). Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period without incurring fees
19 Fri Final assessments (exams): end for semester two (S2-01)
26 Fri Re-enrolment (timely): ends for 2022
27 Sat Re-enrolment (late): begins for 2022. A late fee applies
December
06 Mon Results: released for semester two (S2-01)
09 Thu Census date for teaching period: October 12-week teaching period (OCT12). Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period without incurring fees
10 Fri Final assessment (exam) timetable published in Allocate+: for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2021 and summer semester B (SSB-01) 2022
10 Fri Re-enrolment (late): ends for 2022
13 Mon Graduation: ceremonies begin at Clayton campus (International coursework students, PhD, research masters and some MNHS students only)
18 Sat Graduation: ceremonies end at Clayton campus (International coursework students, PhD, research masters and some MNHS students only)
21 Tue Deferred and supplementary final assessment (exam) timetable published in Allocate+: for semester two (S2-01) 2021
21 Tue Last day to withdraw from October 12-week teaching period (OCT12) units with Withdrawn showing on academic record. Units withdrawn after this date will show as Withdrawn Fail
23 Thu University closed (reopens 4 Jan 2022)
25 Sat Public holiday: Christmas Day (University closed)
26 Sun Public holiday: Boxing Day (University closed)
27 Mon Public holiday: replacement holiday for Christmas Day (University closed)
28 Tue Public holiday: replacement holiday for Boxing Day (University closed)
31 Fri Census date for teaching period: trimester C (TRI-C-29). Last day to withdraw from units in this teaching period without incurring fees
31 Fri Census date for teaching period: summer semester A (SSA-02). Penalty and teaching dates vary. To check the dates for your unit, see exceptions above this table
31 Fri SA-HELP incurred date

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