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Academic Calendar / Principal Dates

Principal Dates

Academic Years of 2015 to 2016

As approved by the University Council

2015 | 2016 | Notes


Principal  Dates 2015

Summer Semester
Weeks 1- 4 1 December 2014- 24 December 2014 
Class Free Period  24 December 2014 - 1 January 2015
Week 5-9 2 January - 6 February 
Semester 1
Orientation 9 February - 13 February
Weeks 1 - 7 16 February - 2 April
Week 8 (Class Free Period) 6 - 10 April
Weeks 9 - 13 13 April - 15 May
Weeks 14 - 15 (Examination Period) 18 - 30 May
Winter Term
Weeks 1 - 7 9 June - 24 July
Weeks 8 - 9 (Examination Period) 27 July - 8 August
Semester 2
Orientation 3 - 7 August
Weeks 1 - 7 10 August - 25 September
Week 8 (Class Free Period) 28 September - 2 October
Weeks 9 - 13 6 October - 6 November
Week 14 - 15 (Examination Period) 9 November - 21 November

Dates to note:

Monday 26 January Australia Day
Monday 9 March Canberra Day
March (dates to be advised) Graduation Ceremonies
Friday 3 April Good Friday
Monday 6 April Easter Monday
Saturday 25 April Anzac Day
Tuesday 18 May Examinations begin (Semester 1)
Friday 5 June Results released (Semester 1)
Monday 8 June Queen's Birthday
Monday 27 July Examinations begin (Winter Term)
Friday 14 August Results released (Winter Term)
September (dates to be advised) Graduation Ceremonies
Monday 28 September Family and Community Day
Monday 5 October Labour Day
Friday 23 October Stone Day
Monday 4 November Examinations begin (Semester 2)
Friday 27 November Results released (Semester 2)

Principal Dates 2016

Summer Semester
Weeks 1- 4 1 December 2015 - 24 December 2015
Class Free Period 25 December - 1 January 2016
Weeks 5-9 4 January - 5 February
Semester 1
Orientation 8 February - 12 February
Weeks 1- 7 15 February - 1 April
Week 8 (Class free period) 4 -8 April
Weeks 9 - 13 11 April - 13 May
Weeks 14-15 (Examination Period) 16 - 28 May
Winter Term
Weeks 1 - 7 6 June -22 July
Weeks 8 - 9 (Examination Period) 25 July - 6 August
Semester 2
Orientation 1 - 5 August
Weeks 1 - 7 8 August - 23 September
Week 8 (Class Free Period) 26 - 30 September
Weeks 9 - 13 4 October - 4 November
Week 14- 15 (Examination Period) 7 November - 19 November

Dates to note:

Tuesday 26 January Australia Day
Monday 14 March Canberra Day
TBA Graduation Ceremonies
Friday 25 March Good Friday
Monday 28 March Easter Monday
Monday 25 April Anzac Day
Monday 16 May Examination Period Begins (Semester 1)
Friday 3 June Results released (Semester 1)
Monday 13 June Queen's Birthday
Monday 25 July Winter Term Examination Period begins
Friday 12 August Results released (Winter Term)
TBA Graduation Ceremonies
TBA Family and Community Day
Monday 3 October Labour Day
TBA Stone Day
Monday 7 November Examination Period begins (Semester 2)
Friday 25 November Results released (Semester 2)

Notes:

ACT school holidays not taken into account.

2015 and 2016  public holiday dates are unconfirmed.

The University of Canberra reserves the right to periodically review the academic calendar. Any  changes to the structure of the academic calendar will generally be made with  at least one year's notice.