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

Event 2021 2022
Semester Commences Mon 23 Nov 2020 Mon 22 Nov 2021
First date to course enrol and class register Mon 19 Oct 2020 Mon 18 Oct 2021
Drop course enrolment if failed to class register Mon 23 Nov 2020 Tue 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 2020 Sun 28 Nov 2021
Payment due date Sun 29 Nov 2020 Sun 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 Jan Tue 4 Jan
Last day to drop courses without academic penalty (NF deadline) Tue 5 Jan Tue 4 Jan
Last day to drop courses without academic failure (AW deadline) Fri 29 Jan Fri 28 Jan
Semester ends Sat 30 Jan Sat 29 Jan
Results release (end of grading period) Mon 15 Feb Mon 14 Feb

Semester 1

Event 2021 2022
First date to course enrol Mon 19 Oct 2020 Mon 18 Oct 2021
First date to class register Mon 19 Oct 2020 Mon 18 Oct 2021
Applications for S1 postgraduate study close Sun 7 Feb Sun 6 Feb
Drop course enrolment if failed to class register Tue 16 Feb Tue 15 Feb
Non-Defence Orientation Day Wed 17 Feb Wed 16 Feb
Acceptance deadline Sun 21 Feb Sun 20 Feb
Semester 1 Commences Mon 22 Feb Mon 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 Feb Sun 27 Feb
Payment due date Sun 28 Feb Sun 27 Feb
Last day to drop S1 courses without financial penalty (Census date) Sun 21 Mar Sun 20 Mar
Mid Semester Break Sat 3 - Sun 18 Apr Sat 2 - Sun 17 Apr
Provisional examination timetable released for S1 Fri 7 May Fri 6 May
Final examination timetable released Fri 28 May Fri 27 May
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)   Sun 25 Apr Sun 24 Apr
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic failure (AW deadline) Fri 11 Jun Fri 10 Jun
Last day of teaching (UG only) Fri 11 Jun Fri 10 Jun
S1 study recess Sat 12 - Fri 18 Jun Sat 11 - Fri 17 Jun
S1 examinations (UG only) Sat 19 - Sat 26 Jun Sat 18 - Sat 25 Jun
Semester 1 ends Sat 26 Jun Sat 25 Jun
Results release (end of grading period) Fri 9 Jul Fri 8 Jul
UNSW Conferral of Degrees Ceremony (Sep) TBC Fri 16 Sep

Semester 2

Event 2021 2022
First date to course enrol Mon 19 Oct 2020 Mon 18 Oct 2021
First date to class register Mon 17 May Mon 16 May
Applications for S2 postgraduate study close Sun 27 Jun Sun 26 Jun
Acceptance deadline Sun 11 Jul Sun 10 Jul
Drop course enrolment if failed to class register Tue 6 Jul Tue 5 Jul
Semester 2 Commences Mon 12 Jul Mon 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 Jul Sun 17 Jul
Payment due date Sun 18 Jul Sun 17 Jul
Last day to drop S2 courses without financial penalty (Census date) Sun 8 Aug Sun 7 Aug
ADFA Open Day TBC Sat 20 Aug
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline) Sun 29 Aug Sun 28 Aug
Mid Semester Break Sat 28 Aug - Sun 12 Sep Sat 27 Aug - Sun 11 Sep
Provisional examination timetable released for S2 Fri 17 Sep Fri 16 Sep
Final examination timetable released Fri 8 Oct Fri 7 Oct
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic failure (AW deadline) Fri 22 Oct Fri 21 Oct
Last day of teaching (UG only) Fri 22 Oct Fri 21 Oct
S2 study recess Sat 23 - Fri 29 Oct Sat 22 - Fri 28 Oct
S2 examinations (UG only) Sat 30 Oct - Sat 6 Nov Sat 29 Oct - Sat 5 Nov
Semester 2 ends Sat 6 Nov Sat 5 Nov
Results release (end of grading period) Thu 25 Nov Thu 24 Nov
UNSW Conferral of Degrees Ceremony - Wed 7 Dec
ADFA Graduation Parade Day Sat 4 Dec Thu 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.

2022

Compensation/Military Days S1 2022

Event Date Compensation day
Canberra Day Mon 14 Mar Monday lost
Military Training Day Fri 18 Mar Friday lost
Military Training Day Thu 31 Mar Thursday lost
Good Friday Fri 15 Apr No compensation (Mid Semester break)
Easter Monday Mon 18 Apr Monday lost
Military Training Day Fri 22 Apr Friday lost
ANZAC Day Holiday Mon 25 Apr Compensation Day: Mon 25 April classes to be delivered on Tues 26 April. Tues 26 April lost.
Military Training Day Fri 27 May Compensation Day: Fri 27 May classes to be delivered on Thurs 26 May. Thurs 26 May lost.
Reconciliation Day Mon 30 May Compensation Day: Mon 30 May classes to be delivered on Wed 1 June. Wed 1 Jun lost.
Queen's Birthday Mon 13 Jun No compensation (Study week)

Compensation/Military Days S2 2022

Event Date Compensation day
Military Training Day Wed 17 Aug Wednesday lost
Labour Day Mon 3 Oct Monday lost
Military Training Day Thu 13 Oct Thursday lost
Military Training Day Fri 14 Oct Friday lost

Higher Degree Research Dates

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