Academic Calendar

Here you can see the UNSW Academic Calendar. Please check the starting dates for each of your courses in the Class Timetable as they will vary depending on the teaching period. Most teaching periods fall between early March and late November, in Semesters 1 and 2. Summer Term offers a limited range of courses in December and January.

This calendar is for all students except AGSM MBA, Faculty of Medicine and UNSW Canberra.

Year20172018**2019**
Summer Term28 Nov 2016 - 13 Feb 201727 Nov 2017 - 12 Feb 2018UNSW is moving to a new academic calendar in 2019
Teaching period U128 Nov 2016 - 3 Feb 201727 Nov 2017 - 2 Feb 2018
Teaching period U1C5 Dec 2016 - 27 Jan 20174 Dec 2017 - 26 Jan 2018
Teaching recess17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 201716 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
UNSW Shutdown21 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017TBC
Teaching period U1B3-27 Jan2-26 Jan
Study period U1B, U1C28 Jan - 2 Feb27 Jan - 1 Feb
Study period U14-9 Feb3-8 Feb
Exams U1B, U1C3-7 Feb2-6 Feb
Exams U110-13 Feb9-12 Feb
Semester 127 Feb - 26 Jun 201726 Feb - 25 Jun 2018See the new academic calendar for 2019
O-Week20-24 Feb19-23 Feb
Teaching period T127 Feb - 2 Jun26 Feb - 1 Jun
Teaching period T1A6 Mar - 13 Apr5 Mar - 20 Apr
Teaching recess14-23 Apr30 Mar - 8 Apr
Teaching period T1B24 Apr - 2 Jun23 Apr - 1 Jun
Study period T13-8 Jun2-7 Jun
Exams T19-26 Jun8-25 Jun
Mid-year recess27 Jun - 23 Jul26 Jun - 29 Jul
Semester 224 Jul - 20 Nov 201723 Jul - 20 Nov 2018See the new academic calendar for 2019
O-Week19-21 Jul18-20 Jul
Teaching period T224 Jul - 27 Oct23 Jul - 26 Oct
Teaching period T2A31 Jul - 8 Sep30 Jul - 7 Sep
Teaching recess23 Sep - 2 Oct22 Sep - 1 Oct
Teaching period T2B11 Sep - 27 Oct10 Sep - 26 Oct
Teaching period T2C25 Sep - 15 Dec17 Sep - 21 Dec
Study period T228 Oct - 2 Nov27 Oct - 1 Nov
Exams T23-20 Nov2-20 Nov

** Subject to final approval

Last updated 10 February 2017

Note: Standard university teaching hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm. If you are enrolled in a class taught in non-standard hours or format (e.g. on weekends or in intensive format), you should refer to the teaching start and end dates on your myUNSW class timetable (or as advised by your course convenor) as these may differ from the standard calendar dates listed above.

What are T1, T2A, U1B etc?

Some of the dates on this page include abbreviations (such as T1, T2, U1) that refer to specific periods of teaching in each semester. These abbreviations are explained on the Teaching Periods page.


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