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

Semester 1

Event20182019
Applications for S1 postgraduate study closeWed 7 MarSun 17 Feb
Non-Defence Orientation DayWed 28 FebWed 20 Feb
Acceptance deadlineSun 4 MarSun 24 Feb
First date to course enrolN/AMon 22 Oct 2018
First date to class registerN/AMon 22 Oct 2018
Drop course enrolment if failed to class registerN/ATues 19 Feb
Semester 1 CommencesMon 5 MarMon 25 Feb
Last day to add S1 courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline)Sun 11 MarSun 3 Mar
Payment due dateSun 11 MarSun 3 Mar
Last day to drop S1 courses without financial penalty (Census date)Sat 31 MarSun 31 Mar
Provisional examination timetable released for S1Fri 20 AprWed 10 Apr
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)Sun 29 AprSun 28 Apr
Mid Semester BreakSat 5 - Sun 20 MaySat 6 - Sun 21 Apr
Final examination timetable releasedFri 1 JunFri 31 May
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic failure (AW deadline)Sun 17 JunFri 14 Jun
Last day of teaching (UG students only)Fri 15 JunFri 14 Jun
S1 study recessMon 18 - Fri 22 JunMon 17 - Fri 21 Jun
S1 examinations (UG students only)Mon 25 Jun - Fri 6 JulSat 22 - Sat 29 Jun
Semester 1 endsFri 15 JunSat 29 Jun
Results release (end of grading period)Thu 19 JulFri 12 Jul

 

Semester 2

Event20182019
Applications for S2 postgraduate study closeSun 15 JulSun 7 Jul
Acceptance deadlineSun 22 JulSun 14 Jul
First date to course enrolN/AMon 22 Oct 2018
First date to class registerN/AMon 20 May
Drop course enrolment if failed to class registerN/ATue 9 Jul
Semester 2 CommencesMon 23 JulMon 15 Jul
Last day to add S2 courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline)Sun 29 JulSun 21 Jul
Payment due dateSun 29 JulSun 21 Jul
Last day to drop S2 courses without financial penalty (Census date)Fri 31 AugSun 18 Aug
ADFA Open DaySat 25 AugSat 24 Aug
Provisional examination timetable released for S2Fri 7 SepFri 20 Sep
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)Sun 16 SepSun 15 Sep
Last day to report exam clashes for S2Fri 21 SepFri 20 Sep
Mid Semester BreakSat 29 Sep - Sun 7 OctSat 31 Aug - Sun 15 Sep
Final examination timetable releasedFri 12 OctFri 11 Oct
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic failure (AW deadline)Sun 28 OctFri 25 Oct
Last day of teaching (UG students only)Fri 26 OctFri 25 Oct
S2 study recessSat 27 Oct - Sun 4 NovMon 28 Oct - Fri 1 Nov
S2 examinations (UG students only)Mon 5 - Fri 16 NovSat 2 - Sat 9 Nov
Semester 2 endsFri 26 OctSat 9 Nov
Results release (end of grading period)Thu 29 NovThu 28 Nov
UNSW Conferral of Degrees CeremonyWed 12 DecWed 11 Dec
ADFA Graduation Parade DayThu 13 DecThu 12 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. 11 March 2019). You will simply lose that day of teaching as the compensation day falls on 11 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 Thursday 6 June. Classes originally scheduled for Thursday 6 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.

 

Compensation/Military Days S2 2018

EventDateCompensation day
Labour DayMon 1 OctoberNo compensation day - occurs during study recess
Military Training DayTue 14 AugustTuesday lost - 14 August
Military Training DayWed 5 SeptemberWednesday lost - 5 September
Military Training DayThu 13 SeptemberThursday lost - 13 September
Military Training DayFri 19 OctoberFriday lost - 19 October

 

Compensation/Military Days S1 2019

EventDateCompensation day
Canberra DayMon 11 MarchMonday lost - 11 March
Military Training DayWed 3 AprilWednesday lost - 3 April
Good FridayFri 19 AprilNo compensation day - occurs during Mid semester break
Easter MondayMon 22 AprilMonday lost - 22 April
Military Training DayTue 23 AprilTuesday lost - 23 April
Military Training DayWed 24 AprilWednesday lost - 24 April
ANZAC DayThu 25 AprilThursday lost - 25 April
Reconciliation DayMon 27 MayThursday lost - 6 June (Monday timetable)
Military Training DayFri 31 MayFriday lost - 31 May
Queen's BirthdayMon 10 JuneTuesday lost - 11 June (Monday timetable)

 

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