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Academic Calendar / Principal Dates

Principal Dates

Academic Years of 2014 to 2016

As approved by the University Council

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | Notes


Principal Dates 2014

Semester 1
Orientation10 February - 14 February
Weeks 1 - 717 February - 4 April
Week 8 (Class Free Period)7 April - 11 April
Weeks 9 - 1314 April - 16 May
Weeks 14 - 15 (Examination Period)19 May - 31 May
Winter Term
Weeks 1 - 710 June - 25 July
Weeks 8 - 9 (Examination Period)28 July - 9 August
Semester 2
Orientation4 August - 8 August
Weeks 1 - 711 August - 26 September
Week 8 (Class Free Period)29 September - 3 October
Weeks 9 - 137 October - 7 November
Week 14 - 15 (Examination Period)10 November - 22 November
Summer Semester
Weeks 1-41 December - 24 December
Class Free Period24 December - 1 January 2015
Weeks 5-92 January 2015- 6 February 2015

Dates to note:

Monday 27 JanuaryAustralia Day
Monday 10 MarchCanberra Day
March (dates to be advised)Graduation Ceremonies
Friday 18 AprilGood Friday
Monday 21 AprilEaster Monday
Friday 25 AprilAnzac Day
Monday 19 MayExamination Period begins (Semester 1)
Friday 6 June (after 3pm)Results released (Semester 1)
Monday 9 JuneQueen's Birthday
Monday 28 JulyWinter Term Examination Period begins
Friday 15 August (after 3pm)Results released (Winter Term)
September (dates to be advised)Graduation Ceremonies
Monday 29 SeptemberFamily and Community Day
Monday 6 OctoberLabour Day
Friday 24 OctoberStone Day
Monday 10 NovemberExamination Period begins (Semester 2)
Friday 28 November (after 3pm)Results released (Semester 2)

Principal  Dates 2015

Summer Semester
Weeks 1- 41 December 2014- 24 December 2014 
Class Free Period 24 December 2014 - 1 January 2015
Week 5-92 January - 6 February 
Semester 1
Orientation9 February - 13 February
Weeks 1 - 716 February - 2 April
Week 8 (Class Free Period)6 - 10 April
Weeks 9 - 1313 April - 15 May
Weeks 14 - 15 (Examination Period)18 - 30 May
Winter Term
Weeks 1 - 79 June - 24 July
Weeks 8 - 9 (Examination Period)27 July - 8 August
Semester 2
Orientation3 - 7 August
Weeks 1 - 710 August - 25 September
Week 8 (Class Free Period)28 September - 2 October
Weeks 9 - 136 October - 6 November
Week 14 - 15 (Examination Period)9 November - 21 November

Dates to note:

Monday 26 JanuaryAustralia Day
Monday 9 MarchCanberra Day
March (dates to be advised)Graduation Ceremonies
Friday 3 AprilGood Friday
Monday 6 AprilEaster Monday
Saturday 25 AprilAnzac Day
Tuesday 18 MayExaminations begin (Semester 1)
Friday 5 JuneResults released (Semester 1)
Monday 8 JuneQueen's Birthday
Monday 27 JulyExaminations begin (Winter Term)
Friday 14 AugustResults released (Winter Term)
September (dates to be advised)Graduation Ceremonies
Monday 28 SeptemberFamily and Community Day
Monday 5 OctoberLabour Day
Friday 23 OctoberStone Day
Monday 4 NovemberExaminations begin (Semester 2)
Friday 27 NovemberResults released (Semester 2)

Principal Dates 2016

Summer Semester
Weeks 1- 4                                             1 December 2015 - 24 December 2015
Class Free Period25 December - 1 January 2016
Weeks 5-94 January - 5 February
Semester 1
Orientation8 February - 12 February
Weeks 1- 715 February - 1 April
Week 8 (Class free period) 4 -8 April
Weeks 9 - 1311 April - 13 May
Weeks 14-15 (Examination Period)16 - 28 May
Winter Term
Weeks 1 - 76 June -22 July
Weeks 8 - 9 (Examination Period)25 July - 6 August
Semester 2
Orientation 1 - 5 August
Weeks 1 - 78 August - 23 September
Week 8 (Class Free Period)26 - 30 September
Weeks 9 - 134 October - 4 November
Week 14- 15 (Examination Period)7 November - 19 November

Dates to note:

Tuesday 26 January                               Australia Day
Monday 14 MarchCanberra Day
TBAGraduation Ceremonies
Friday 25 MarchGood Friday
Monday 28 MarchEaster Monday
Monday 25 April Anzac Day
Monday 16 MayExamination Period Begins (Semester 1)
Friday 3 JuneResults released (Semester 1)
Monday 13 June Queen's Birthday
Monday 25 JulyWinter Term Examination Period begins
Friday 12 AugustResults released (Winter Term)
TBAGraduation Ceremonies
TBAFamily and Community Day
Monday 3 OctoberLabour Day
TBAStone Day
Monday 7 NovemberExamination Period begins (Semester 2)
Friday 25 NovemberResults released (Semester 2)

Notes:

ACT school holidays not taken into account.

2014 public holiday dates are correct at time of printing, but may be subject to change. 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.