UNSW Canberra Key Dates

Here you will find important dates for UNSW Canberra students, including semester start and end dates, enrolment deadlines, public holiday compensation, examination and result dates.

 

Key Semester Dates

Summer

Event20202021
Semester CommencesMon 25 Nov 2019Mon 23 Nov 2020
First date to course enrol and class registerMon 21 Oct 2019Mon 19 Oct 2020
Drop course enrolment if failed to class registerTues 19 Nov 2019Mon 23 Nov 2020
Last day to add Summer courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline) (Any approved enrolments after this date will incur a late enrolment fee)Sun 1 Dec 2019Sun 29 Nov 2020
Payment due dateSun 1 Dec 2019 Sun 29 Nov 2020
Last day to drop courses without financial penalty (Census date)Tue 7 JanTue 5 Jan
Last day to drop courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)Tue 7 JanTue 5 Jan
Last day to drop courses without academic failure (AW deadline)Fri 31 JanFri 29 Jan
Semester endsSat 1 FebSat 30 Jan
Results release (end of grading period)Mon 17 FebMon 15 Feb

 

Semester 1

Event20202021
First date to course enrolMon 21 Oct 2019Mon 19 Oct 2020
First date to class registerMon 21 Oct 2019Mon 19 Oct 2020
Applications for S1 postgraduate study closeSun 9 FebSun 7 Feb
Drop course enrolment if failed to class registerTue 18 FebTue 16 Feb
Non-Defence Orientation DayWed 19 FebTBC
Acceptance deadlineSun 23 FebSun 21 Feb
Semester 1 CommencesMon 24 FebMon 22 Feb
Last day to add S1 courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline) (Any approved enrolments after this date will incur a late enrolment fee)Sun 1 MarSun 28 Feb
Payment due dateSun 1 MarSun 28 Feb
Last day to drop S1 courses without financial penalty (Census date)Sun 22 MarSun 21 Mar
Mid Semester BreakSat 4 - Sun 19 AprSat 3 - Sun 18 Apr
Provisional examination timetable released for S1Fri 8 MayFri 7 May
Final examination timetable releasedFri 29 MayFri 28 May
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)  Fri 12 JunSun 25 Apr
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic failure (AW deadline)N/AFri 11 Jun
Last day of teaching (UG students only)Fri 12 JunFri 11 Jun
S1 study recessSat 13 - Fri 19 JunSat 12 - Fri 18 Jun
S1 examinations (UG students only)Sat 20 - Sat 27 JunSat 19 - Sat 26 Jun
Semester 1 endsSat 27 JunSat 26 Jun
Results release (end of grading period)Fri 10 JulFri 9 Jul
UNSW Conferral of Degrees Ceremony (Sept)N/ATBC

 

Semester 2

Event20202021
First date to course enrolMon 21 Oct 2019Mon 19 Oct 2020
First date to class registerMon 18 MayMon 17 May
Applications for S2 postgraduate study closeSun 28 JunSun 27 Jun
Acceptance deadlineSun 12 JulSun 11 Jul
Drop course enrolment if failed to class registerTue 7 JulTue 6 Jul
Semester 2 CommencesMon 13 JulMon 12 Jul
Last day to add S2 courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline) (Any approved enrolments after this date will incur a late enrolment fee)Sun 19 JulSun 18 Jul
Payment due dateSun 19 JulSun 18 Jul
Last day to drop S2 courses without financial penalty (Census date)Sun 9 AugSun 8 Aug
ADFA Open DaySat 22 AugTBC
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)Sun 30 AugSun 29 Aug
Mid Semester BreakSat 29 Aug - Sun 13 SepSat 28 Aug - Sun 12 Sep
Provisional examination timetable released for S2Fri 18 SepFri 17 Sep
Final examination timetable releasedFri 9 OctFri 8 Oct
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic failure (AW deadline)Fri 23 OctFri 22 Oct
Last day of teaching (UG students only)Fri 23 OctFri 22 Oct
S2 study recessSat 24 - Fri 30 OctSat 23 - Fri 29 Oct
S2 examinations (UG students only)Sat 31 Oct - Sat 7 NovSat 30 Oct - Sat 6 Nov
Semester 2 endsSat 7 NovSat 6 Nov
Results release (end of grading period)Thu 26 NovThu 25 Nov
UNSW Conferral of Degrees CeremonyWed 9 DecWed 8 Dec
ADFA Graduation Parade DayThu 10 DecThu 9 Dec

Compensation and Military Training Dates

Compensation and Military Training Days were introduced to spread the impact of public holidays across teaching periods for undergraduate students, given the majority of holidays fall on a Monday. The table below shows each public holiday or military training day that falls within semester 1 and 2. Each event has a corresponding compensation day.  

Classes scheduled on the event day will have their class moved to the compensation day noted for that week. Consequently, classes originally scheduled on the compensation day will be lost.

Example: You have classes that fall on the Canberra Day public holiday (i.e. 9 March 2020). You will simply lose that day of teaching as the compensation day falls on 9 March. If you have classes that fall on Reconciliation Day, instead of losing that day of teaching, your timetable for the Monday will be moved to Tuesday 2 June. Classes originally scheduled for Tuesday 2 June will be lost that week.

Military Training Days are non-teaching days. Trainee Officers have military commitments on these days whilst non-military students will have a class free day.

2020

Compensation/Military Days S1 2020

EventDateCompensation day
Canberra DayMon 9 MarMonday lost
Military Training DayWed 1 AprWednesday lost
Good FridayFri 10 AprNo compensation day - occurs during Mid semester break
Easter MondayMon 13 AprNo compensation day - occurs during Mid semester break
Military Training DayThu 23 AprThursday lost
Military Training DayFri 24 AprFriday lost
ANZAC Day HolidayMon 27 AprCompensation Day: Monday 27 April classes to be delivered on Tuesday 28 April. Tuesday 28 April lost.
Military Training DayFri 29 MayFriday lost
Reconciliation DayMon 1 JunCompensation Day: Monday 1 June classes to be delivered on Tuesday 2 June. Tuesday 2 June lost.
Queen's BirthdayMon 8 JunMonday lost

 

Compensation/Military Days S2 2020

EventDateCompensation day
Military Training DayWed 19 AugWednesday lost
Labour DayMon 5 OctMonday lost
Military Training DayThu 15 OctThursday lost
Military Training DayFri 16 OctFriday lost

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