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.

Year201620172018**2019**
Summer Term30 Nov 2015-
15 Feb 2016
28 Nov 2016-
13 Feb 2017
27 Nov 2017-
12 Feb 2018
UNSW is moving to a new academic calendar in 2019
Teaching period U130 Nov 2015-
7 Feb 2016
28 Nov 2016-
3 Feb 2017
27 Nov 2017-
2 Feb 2018
Teaching period U1C7 Dec 2015-
31 Jan 2016
5 Dec 2016-
27 Jan 2017
4 Dec 2017-
26 Jan 2018
Teaching recess19 Dec 2015-
3 Jan 2016
17 Dec 2016-
2 Jan 2017
16 Dec 2017-
1 Jan 2018
UNSW Shutdown22 Dec 2015-
3 Jan 2016
21 Dec 2016-
2 Jan 2017
TBC
Teaching period U1B4-31 Jan3-27 Jan2-26 Jan
Study period U1B, U1C1-4 Feb28 Jan - 2 Feb27 Jan - 1 Feb
Study period U18-11 Feb4-9 Feb3-8 Feb
Exams U1B, U1C5-9 Feb3-7 Feb2-6 Feb
Exams U112-15 Feb10-13 Feb9-12 Feb
Semester 129 Feb-
27 Jun 2016
27 Feb-
26 Jun 2017
26 Feb-
25 Jun 2018
See the new academic calendar for 2019
O-Week22-26 Feb20-24 Feb19-23 Feb
Teaching period T129 Feb - 5 Jun27 Feb - 2 Jun26 Feb - 1 Jun
Teaching period T1A7 Mar - 24 Apr6 Mar - 13 Apr5 Mar - 20 Apr
Teaching recess25 Mar - 3 Apr14-23 Apr30 Mar - 8 Apr
Teaching period T1B26 Apr - 5 Jun24 Apr - 2 Jun23 Apr - 1 Jun
Study period T16-9 Jun3-8 Jun2-7 Jun
Exams T110-27 Jun9-26 Jun8-25 Jun
Mid-year recess28 Jun - 24 Jul27 Jun - 23 Jul26 Jun - 29 Jul
Semester 2 25 Jul-
19 Nov 2016
24 Jul-
20 Nov 2017
30 Jul-
26 Nov 2018
See the new academic calendar for 2019
O-Week20-22 Jul19-21 Jul25-27 Jul
Teaching period T225 Jul - 30 Oct24 Jul - 27 Oct30 Jul - 2 Nov
Teaching period T2A1 Aug - 11 Sep31 Jul - 8 Sep6 Aug - 14 Sep
Teaching recess24 Sep - 3 Oct23 Sep - 2 Oct22 Sep - 1 Oct
Teaching period T2B12 Sep - 30 Oct11 Sep - 27 Oct17 Sep - 2 Nov
Teaching period T2C26 Sep - 18 Dec25 Sep - 15 Dec2 Oct - 21 Dec
Study period T231 Oct - 3 Nov28 Oct - 2 Nov3-8 Nov
Exams T24-19 Nov3-20 Nov9-26 Nov

** Subject to final approval

Last updated 29 November 2016

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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