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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.

Dates by Year: 2016 | 2017 | 2018

2017

Summer Semester, 2017
Weeks 1 - 4 1 December 2016 - 24 December 2016      
Class Free Period 24 December 2016 - 1 January 2017       
Week 5 - 9 2 January - 3 February
Semester 1, 2017
Orientation 6 February - 10 February
Weeks 1 - 7 13 February - 31 March       
Week 8 (Class Free Period) 3 April - 7 April
Weeks 9 - 13 10 April - 12 May
Weeks 14 - 15 (Examination Period) 15 May - 27 May
Winter Term, 2017
Weeks 1 - 7 5 June - 21 July
Weeks 8 - 9 (Examination Period) 24 July - 5 August
Semester 2, 2017
Orientation 31 July - 4 August
Weeks 1 - 7 7 August - 22 September
Week 8 (Class Free Period) 25 September - 29 September       
Weeks 9 - 13 2 October - 3 November
Weeks 14 - 15 (Examination Period) 6 November - 18 November
Dates to note
Thursday 26 January Australia Day
Monday 13 March Canberra Day
Tuesday 11 April -13 April Graduation Ceremonies
Friday 14 April Good Friday
Monday 17 April Easter Monday
Tuesday 25 April Anzac Day
Monday 15 May Examinations begin (Semester 1)
Friday 2 June Results released (Semester 1)
Monday 12 June Queen's Birthday
Monday 24 July Examinations begin (Winter Term)
Friday 11 August Results released (Winter Term)
Monday 25 September  Family and Community Day
Monday 2 October Labour Day
Friday 6 November Examination Period begins (Semester 2)
Friday 24 November Results Released (Semester 2)

2018

Summer Semester, 2018
Weeks 1 - 4 1 December 2017 - 24 December 2017       
Class Free Period 24 December 2017 - 1 January 2018        
Week 5 - 9 2 January - 3 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 7 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
Tuesday 25 April Anzac Day
Monday 14 May Examinations begin (Semester 1)
Friday 1 June Results released (Semester 1)
Monday 11 June Queen's Birthday
Monday 23 July Examinations begin (Winter Term)
Friday 10 August Results released (Winter Term)
Monday 24 September  Family and Community Day
Monday 1 October Labour Day
Friday 5 November Examinations begin (Semester 2)
Friday 23 November Results Released (Semester 2)

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.