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 specific Teaching Period offered. 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 MBAFaculty of Medicine and UNSW Canberra.

Academic Year201620172018*
Summer Term30 Nov 2015-
15 Feb 2016
28 Nov 2016-
3 Feb 2017
27 Nov 2017-
4 Feb 2018
Teaching period U130 Nov - 7 Feb28 Nov - 3 Feb27 Nov - 4 Feb
Teaching period U1C7 Dec - 31 Jan5 Dec - 27 Jan4 Dec - 28 Jan
Christmas / New Year recess22 Dec - 3 JanTBC20 Dec - 1 Jan
Teaching period U1B4-31 Jan3-27 Jan2 Jan - 28 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 Feb*2-6 Feb
Exams U112-15 Feb10-13 Feb*9-12 Feb
Semester 129 Feb-
27 Jun 2016
27 Feb-
26 Jun 2017
26 Feb-
24 Jun 2018
O-Week22-26 Feb20-24 Feb19-23 Feb
Teaching period T129 Feb - 5 Jun27 Feb - 2 Jun26 Feb - 3 Jun
Teaching period T1A7 Mar - 24 Apr6 Mar - 13 Apr5 Mar - 22 Apr
Mid - semester break25 Mar - 3 Apr14-23 Apr30 Mar - 8 Apr
Teaching period T1B26 Apr - 5 Jun24 Apr - 2 Jun23 Apr - 3 Jun
Study period T16-9 Jun3-8 Jun2-7 Jun
Exams T110-27 Jun9-26 Jun*8-25 Jun
Mid-year recess28 Jun - 24 Jul27 Jun - 23 Jul26 Jun - 29 Jul
Semester 2 25 Jul-
22 Nov 2016
24 Jul-
21 Nov 2017
30 Jul-
25 Nov 2018
O-Week20-22 Jul19-21 Jul25-27 Jul
Teaching period T225 Jul - 30 Oct24 Jul - 27 Oct30 Jul - 4 Nov
Teaching period T2A1 Aug - 11 Sep31 Jul - 8 Sep6 Aug - 16 Sep
Mid - semester break24 Sep - 2 Oct23 Sep - 2 Oct22 Sep - 1 Oct
Teaching period T2B12 Sep - 30 Oct11 Sep - 27 Oct17 Sep - 4 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 Nov3-21 Nov*9-26 Nov

*  Subject to final approval

What are T1, T2A, U1B etc?

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