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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

2016

Summer Semester, 2016 
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, 2016
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, 2016
Weeks 1 - 7 6 June -22 July
Weeks 8 - 9 (Examination Period) 25 July - 6 August
Semester 2, 2016
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
 Monday 26 September       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)

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
March (dates to be advised) 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 4 August Results released (Winter Term)
Monday 25 September Family and Community Day
Monday 2 OctoberLabour Day
Friday 6 NovemberResults released (Semester 2)
Friday 24 NovemberResults 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.