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Semesters, Winter Term, Principal Dates

Academic calendar dates for University of Canberra students, including semester dates, class free periods, examination periods, and Australian Capital Territory public holidays.

Notes

  • School holidays not taken into account.
  • All public holiday dates are accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change.
  • For students studying in partner locations - public holidays in states other than the ACT will be applied to the respective state.
  • 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.

Dates by Year

2018

Summer Semester, 2018
Weeks 1 - 34 December 2017 - 24 December 2017       
Week 4 (Class Free Period) 25 December 2017 - 1 January 2018        
Weeks 5 - 9 2 January - 2 February
Semester 1, 2018
Orientation 5 February - 9 February
Weeks 1 - 7 12 February - 30 March       
Week 8 (Class Free Period) 2 April - 6 April
Weeks 9 - 13 9 April - 11 May
Weeks 14 - 15 (Examination Period) 14 May - 26 May
Winter Term, 2018
Weeks 1 - 7 4 June - 20 July
Weeks 8 - 9 (Examination Period) 23 July - 4 August
Semester 2, 2018
Orientation 30 July - 3 August
Weeks 1 - 7 6 August - 21 September
Week 8 (Class Free Period) 24 September - 28 September       
Weeks 9 - 13 1 October - 2 November
Weeks 14 - 15 (Examination Period) 5 November - 17 November
Dates to note
Friday 26 January Australia Day
Monday 12 March Canberra Day
March (dates to be advised) Graduation Ceremonies
Friday 30 March Good Friday
Monday 02 April Easter Monday
Wednesday 25 April Anzac Day
Monday 14 May Examinations begin (Semester 1)
Monday 28 MayReconciliation Day
Monday 4 June Results released (Semester 1)
Monday 11 June Queen's Birthday
Monday 23 July Examinations begin (Winter Term)
Monday 13 August Results released (Winter Term)
Monday 1 October Labour Day
Friday 5 November Examinations begin (Semester 2)
Monday 26 November Results Released (Semester 2)

2019

Summer Semester, 2019
Week 1 - 303 December - 21 December 2018
Week 4 (Class Free Period)24 December - 28 December 2018
Census Date04 January 2019
Week 5 - 931 December 2018 - 01 February 2019
Semester 1, 2019
Orientation 4 February - 8 February 2019       
Weeks 1 - 7 11 February - 29 March 2019        
Census Date8 March 2019
Week 8 (Class Free Period) 1 April - 5 April 2019
Week 9 - 138 April - 10 May 2019
Weeks 14 - 15 (Examination Period) 13 May - 25 May 2019
Winter Term, 2019
Weeks 1 - 7 3 June  - 19 July 2019
Census Date14 June 2019
Weeks 8 - 9 (Examination Period) 22 July - 3 August 2019
Semester 2, 2019
Orientation 29 July - 2 August 2019
Weeks 1 - 7 5 August - 20 September 2019
Census Date30 August 2019
Week 8 (Class Free Period) 23 September - 27 September 2019
Weeks 9 - 13 30 September - 1 November 2019
Weeks 14 - 15 (Examination Period) 4 November - 16 November 2019
Dates to note
Monday 28 January Australia Day (Observed)
Monday 11 March Canberra Day
TBA Graduation Ceremonies
Friday 19 April Good Friday
Monday 22 April Easter Monday
Thursday 25 April Anzac Day
Monday 13 May Examinations begin (Semester 1)
Monday 27 MayReconciliation Day
Monday 3 June Results released (Semester 1)
Monday 10 June Queen's Birthday
Monday 22 July Examinations begin (Winter Term)
Monday 12 August Results released (Winter Term)
TBA Graduation Ceremonies
Monday 7 October Labour Day
Friday 25 October Stone Day
Monday 4 November Examinations begin (Semester 2)
Monday 25 November Results released (Semester 2)

2020

Summer Semester, 2020
Week 1 - 302 December - 20 December 2019
Week 4 (Class Free Period)23 December - 27 December 2019
Census Date10 January 2020
Week 5 - 930 December 2019 - 31 January 2020
Semester 1, 2020
Orientation 3 February - 9 February 2020
Weeks 1 - 7 10 February - 27 March 2020
Census Date6 March 2020
Week 8 (Class Free Period) 30 March - 3 April 2020
Week 9 - 136 April - 8 May 2020
Weeks 14 - 15 (Examination Period) 11 May - 23 May 2020
Winter Term, 2020
Weeks 1 - 7 1 June - 17 July 2020
Census Date12 June 2020
Weeks 8 - 9 (Examination Period) 20 July - 1 August 2020
Semester 2, 2020
Orientation 27 July - 31 July 2020
Weeks 1 - 7 3 August - 18 September 2020
Census Date28 August 2020
Week 8 (Class Free Period) 21 September - 25 September 2020
Weeks 9 - 13 28 September - 30 October 2020
Weeks 14 - 15 (Examination Period) 2 November - 14 November 2020
Dates to note
Monday 27 January Australia Day (Observed)
Monday 9 March Canberra Day
TBA Graduation Ceremonies
Friday 10 April Good Friday
Monday 13 April Easter Monday
Monday 27 April Anzac Day
Monday 11 May Examinations begin (Semester 1)
Monday 1 June Results released (Semester 1)
Monday 1 JuneReconciliation Day
Monday 8 June Queen's Birthday
Monday 20 July Examinations begin (Winter Term)
Monday 10 August Results released (Winter Term)
TBA Graduation Ceremonies
Monday 5 October Labour Day
Friday 23 October Stone Day
Monday 2 November Examinations begin (Semester 2)
Monday 20 November Results released (Semester 2)

2021

Summer Semester, 2021
Week 1 - 330 November - 18 December 2020
Week 4 (Class Free Period)21 December - 25 December 2020
Census Date08 January 2021
Week 5 - 928 December 2020 - 29 January 2021
Semester 1, 2021
Orientation 1 February - 5 February 2021
Weeks 1 - 7 8 February - 26 March 2021
Census Date5 March 2021
Week 8 (Class Free Period)29 March - 1 April 2021
Week 9 - 135 April - 7 May 2021
Weeks 14 - 15 (Examination Period) 10 May - 22 May 2021
Winter Term, 2021
Weeks 1 - 7 31 May - 16 July 2021
Census Date11 June 2021
Weeks 8 - 9 (Examination Period)  19July - 31 July 2020 1
Semester 2, 2021
Orientation 26 July - 30 July 2021
Weeks 1 - 7 2 August - 17 September 2021
Census Date27 August 2021
Week 8 (Class Free Period) 20 September - 24 September 2021
Weeks 9 - 13 27 September - 29 October 2021
Weeks 14 - 15 (Examination Period)   1November - 13 November 2021
Dates to note
Monday 26 January Australia Day
Monday 8 March Canberra Day
TBA Graduation Ceremonies
Friday 2 April Good Friday
Monday 5 April Easter Monday
Monday 25 April Anzac Day
Monday 10 May Examinations begin (Semester 1)
Monday 31 MayReconciliation Day
Tuesday 1 June Results released (Semester 1)
Monday 14 June Queen's Birthday
Monday 19 July Examinations begin (Winter Term)
Monday 9 August Results released (Winter Term)
TBA Graduation Ceremonies
Monday 4 October Labour Day
Friday 29 October Stone Day
Monday 1 November Examinations begin (Semester 2)
Monday 22 November Results released (Semester 2)