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

Event20212022
Semester CommencesMon 23 Nov 2020Mon 22 Nov 2021
First date to course enrol and class registerMon 19 Oct 2020Mon 18 Oct 2021
Drop course enrolment if failed to class registerMon 23 Nov 2020Tue 16 Nov 2021
Last day to add Summer courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline) (Any approved enrolments after this date will incur a late enrolment fee)Sun 29 Nov 2020Sun 28 Nov 2021
Payment due dateSun 29 Nov 2020Sun 28 Nov 2021
Summer On-Campus Sessions Commence Mon 6 Dec 2021
Summer On-Campus Sessions End Thu 16 Dec 2021
Last day to drop courses without financial penalty (Census date)Tue 5 JanTue 4 Jan
Last day to drop courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)Tue 5 JanTue 4 Jan
Last day to drop courses without academic failure (AW deadline)Fri 29 JanFri 28 Jan
Semester endsSat 30 JanSat 29 Jan
Results release (end of grading period)Mon 15 FebMon 14 Feb

 

Semester 1

Event20212022
First date to course enrolMon 19 Oct 2020Mon 18 Oct 2021
First date to class registerMon 19 Oct 2020Mon 18 Oct 2021
Applications for S1 postgraduate study closeSun 7 FebSun 6 Feb
Drop course enrolment if failed to class registerTue 16 FebTue 15 Feb
Non-Defence Orientation DayWed 17 FebWed 16 Feb
Acceptance deadlineSun 21 FebSun 20 Feb
Semester 1 CommencesMon 22 FebMon 21 Feb
Last day to add S1 courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline) (Any approved enrolments after this date will incur a late enrolment fee)Sun 28 FebSun 27 Feb
Payment due dateSun 28 FebSun 27 Feb
Last day to drop S1 courses without financial penalty (Census date)Sun 21 MarSun 20 Mar
Mid Semester BreakSat 3 - Sun 18 AprSat 2 - Sun 17 Apr
Provisional examination timetable released for S1Fri 7 MayFri 6 May
Final examination timetable releasedFri 28 MayFri 27 May
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)  Sun 25 AprSun 24 Apr
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic failure (AW deadline)Fri 11 JunFri 10 Jun
Last day of teaching (UG only)Fri 11 JunFri 10 Jun
S1 study recessSat 12 - Fri 18 JunSat 11 - Fri 17 Jun
S1 examinations (UG only)Sat 19 - Sat 26 JunSat 18 - Sat 25 Jun
Semester 1 endsSat 26 JunSat 25 Jun
Results release (end of grading period)Fri 9 JulFri 8 Jul
UNSW Conferral of Degrees Ceremony (Sep)TBCTBC

 

Semester 2

Event20212022
First date to course enrolMon 19 Oct 2020Mon 18 Oct 2021
First date to class registerMon 17 MayMon 16 May
Applications for S2 postgraduate study closeSun 27 JunSun 26 Jun
Acceptance deadlineSun 11 JulSun 10 Jul
Drop course enrolment if failed to class registerTue 6 JulTue 5 Jul
Semester 2 CommencesMon 12 JulMon 11 Jul
Last day to add S2 courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline) (Any approved enrolments after this date will incur a late enrolment fee)Sun 18 JulSun 17 Jul
Payment due dateSun 18 JulSun 17 Jul
Last day to drop S2 courses without financial penalty (Census date)Sun 8 AugSun 7 Aug
ADFA Open DayTBCTBC
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)Sun 29 AugSun 28 Aug
Mid Semester BreakSat 28 Aug - Sun 12 Sep
Sat 27 Aug - Sun 11 Sep
Provisional examination timetable released for S2Fri 17 SepFri 16 Sep
Final examination timetable releasedFri 8 OctFri 7 Oct
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic failure (AW deadline)Fri 22 OctFri 21 Oct
Last day of teaching (UG only)Fri 22 OctFri 21 Oct
S2 study recessSat 23 - Fri 29 OctSat 22 - Fri 28 Oct
S2 examinations (UG only)Sat 30 Oct - Sat 6 NovSat 29 Oct - Sat 5 Nov
Semester 2 endsSat 6 NovSat 5 Nov
Results release (end of grading period)Thu 25 NovThu 24 Nov
UNSW Conferral of Degrees CeremonyWed 8 DecWed 7 Dec
ADFA Graduation Parade DayThu 9 DecThu 8 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. 8 March 2021). You will simply lose that day of teaching as the compensation day falls on 8 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 1 June. Classes originally scheduled for Tuesday 1 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.

2021

Compensation/Military Days S1 2021

EventDateCompensation day
Canberra DayMon 8 MarMonday lost
Military Training DayThu 1 AprThursday lost
Good FridayFri 2 AprFriday lost
Easter MondayMon 5 AprNo compensation (Mid Semester break)
Military Training DayThu 22 AprThursday lost
Military Training DayFri 23 AprFriday lost
ANZAC Day HolidayMon 26 AprMonday lost
Military Training DayFri 28 MayCompensation Day: Friday 28 May classes to be delivered on Wednesday 26 May. Wednesday 26 May lost.
Reconciliation DayMon 31 MayCompensation Day: Monday 31 May classes to be delivered on Tuesday 1 June. Tuesday 1 June lost.
Queen's BirthdayMon 14 JunNo compensation (Study week)

 

Compensation/Military Days S2 2021

EventDateCompensation day
Military Training DayWed 18 AugWednesday lost
Labour DayMon 4 OctMonday lost
Military Training DayThu 14 OctThursday lost
Military Training DayFri 15 OctFriday lost


 

Higher Degree Research Dates