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

Event20192020
First date to course enrolMon 22 Oct 2018Mon 21 Oct 2019
First date to class registerMon 22 Oct 2018Mon 21 Oct 2019
Applications for S1 postgraduate study closeSun 17 FebSun 9 Feb
Drop course enrolment if failed to class registerTues 19 FebTue 18 Feb
Non-Defence Orientation DayWed 20 FebWed 19 Feb
Acceptance deadlineSun 24 FebSun 23 Feb
Semester 1 CommencesMon 25 FebMon 24 Feb
Last day to add S1 courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline)Sun 3 MarSun 1 Mar
Payment due dateSun 3 MarSun 1 Mar
Last day to drop S1 courses without financial penalty (Census date)Sun 31 MarSun 22 Mar
Mid Semester BreakSat 6 - Sun 21 AprSat 4 - Sun 19 Apr
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)Sun 28 AprSun 26 Apr
Provisional examination timetable released for S1Fri 10 MayFri 8 May
Final examination timetable releasedFri 31 MayFri 29 May
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic failure (AW deadline)Fri 14 JunFri 12 Jun
Last day of teaching (UG students only)Fri 14 JunFri 12 Jun
S1 study recessSat 15 - Fri 21 JunSat 13 - Fri 19 Jun
S1 examinations (UG students only)Sat 22 - Sat 29 JunSat 20 - Sat 27 Jun
Semester 1 endsSat 29 JunSat 27 Jun
Results release (end of grading period)Fri 12 JulFri 10 Jul

 

Semester 2

Event20192020
First date to course enrolMon 22 Oct 2018Mon 21 Oct 2019
First date to class registerMon 20 MayMon 18 May
Applications for S2 postgraduate study closeSun 7 JulSun 28 Jun
Acceptance deadlineSun 14 JulSun 12 Jul
Drop course enrolment if failed to class registerTue 9 JulTue 7 Jul
Semester 2 CommencesMon 15 JulMon 13 Jul
Last day to add S2 courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline)Sun 21 JulSun 19 Jul
Payment due dateSun 21 JulSun 19 Jul
Last day to drop S2 courses without financial penalty (Census date)Sun 18 AugSun 9 Aug
ADFA Open DaySat 24 AugTBC
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)Sun 15 SepSun 30 Aug
Mid Semester BreakSat 31 Aug - Sun 15 SepTBC
Provisional examination timetable released for S2Fri 20 SepFri 18 Sep
Final examination timetable releasedFri 11 OctFri 9 Oct
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic failure (AW deadline)Fri 25 OctFri 23 Oct
Last day of teaching (UG students only)Fri 25 OctFri 23 Oct
S2 study recessSat 26 Oct - Fri 1 NovSat 24 - Fri 30 Oct
S2 examinations (UG students only)Sat 2 - Sat 9 NovSat 31 Oct - Sat 7 Nov
Semester 2 endsSat 9 NovSat 7 Nov
Results release (end of grading period)Thu 28 NovThu 26 Nov
UNSW Conferral of Degrees CeremonyWed 11 DecTBC
ADFA Graduation Parade DayThu 12 DecTBC

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.

2019

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)

 

Compensation/Military Days S2 2019

EventDateCompensation day
Military Training DayWed 21 AugustWednesday lost - 21 August
Labour DayMon 7 OctoberMonday lost - 7 October
Military Training DayThu 17 OctoberThursday lost - 17 October
Military Training DayFri 18 OctoberFriday lost - 18 October

 

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 DaySat 25 AprNo compensation day - occurs during Mid semester break
Military Training DayFri 29 MayFriday lost
Reconciliation DayMon 1 JunCompensation Day: Monday 01 Jun class to be delivered on Tue 2 Jun
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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