Here you will find important dates for UNSW Canberra students, including Summer, Semester 1 and Semester 2: start and end dates, enrolment deadlines, public holiday compensation, examination and result dates.

Summer

Event 2022 2023
Semester Commences Mon 22 Nov 2021 Mon 21 Nov 2022
First date to course enrol and class register Mon 18 Oct 2021 Mon 17 Oct 2022
Drop course enrolment if failed to class register Tue 16 Nov 2021 Tue 15 Nov 2022
Last day to add Summer courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline) (Any approved enrolments after this date will incur a late enrolment fee) Sun 28 Nov 2021 Sun 27 Nov 2022
Payment due date Sun 28 Nov 2021 Sun 27 Nov 2022
Summer On-Campus Sessions Commence Mon 6 Dec 2021 Mon 5 Dec 2022
Summer On-Campus Sessions End Thu 16 Dec 2021 Thu 15 Dec 2022
Last day to drop courses without financial penalty (Census date) Tue 4 Jan Tue 15 Jan 2023
Last day to drop courses without academic penalty (NF deadline) Tue 4 Jan Tue 15 Jan 2023
Last day to drop courses without academic failure (AW deadline) Fri 28 Jan Fri 27 Jan 2023
Semester ends Sat 29 Jan Sat 28 Jan 2023
Results release (end of grading period) Mon 14 Feb Mon 13 Feb 2023

Semester 1

Event 2022 2023
First date to course enrol Mon 18 Oct 2021 Mon 17 Oct 2022
First date to class register Mon 18 Oct 2021 Mon 17 Oct 2022
Applications for S1 postgraduate study close Sun 6 Feb Sun 12 Feb 2023
Drop course enrolment if failed to class register Tue 15 Feb Tue 21 Feb 2023
Non-Defence Orientation Day Wed 16 Feb TBC
Acceptance deadline Sun 20 Feb Sun 26 Feb 2023
Semester 1 Commences Mon 21 Feb Mon 27 Feb 2023
Last day to add S1 courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline) (Any approved enrolments after this date will incur a late enrolment fee) Sun 27 Feb Sun 5 Mar 2023
Payment due date Sun 27 Feb Sun 5 Mar 2023
Last day to drop S1 courses without financial penalty (Census date) Sun 20 Mar Sun 26 Mar 2023
Mid Semester Break Sat 2 - Sun 17 Apr Sat 8 - Sun 23 Apr 2023
Provisional examination timetable released for S1 Fri 13 May Fri 12 May 2023
Final examination timetable released Fri 27 May Fri 26 May 2023
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)   Sun 24 Apr Sun 30 Apr 2023
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic failure (AW deadline) Fri 10 Jun Fri 09 Jun 2023
Last day of teaching (UG only) Fri 10 Jun Fri 09 Jun 2023
S1 study recess Sat 11 - Fri 17 Jun Sat 10 - Fri 16 Jun 2023
S1 examinations (UG only) Sat 18 - Sat 25 Jun Sat 17 - Sat 24 Jun 2023
Semester 1 ends Sat 25 Jun Sat 24 Jun 2023
Results release (end of grading period) Fri 8 Jul Wed 12 Jul 2023
UNSW Conferral of Degrees Ceremony (Sep) Fri 16 Sep TBC


Semester 2

Event 2022 2023
First date to course enrol Mon 18 Oct 2021 Mon 17 Oct 2022
First date to class register Mon 16 May Mon 15 May 2023
Applications for S2 postgraduate study close Sun 26 Jun Sun 2 Jul 2023
Acceptance deadline Sun 10 Jul Sun 16 Jul 2023
Drop course enrolment if failed to class register Tue 5 Jul Tue 11 Jul 2023
Semester 2 Commences Mon 11 Jul Mon 17 Jul 2023
Last day to add S2 courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline) (Any approved enrolments after this date will incur a late enrolment fee) Sun 17 Jul Sun 23 Jul 2023
Payment due date Sun 17 Jul Sun 23 Jul 2023
Last day to drop S2 courses without financial penalty (Census date) Sun 7 Aug Sun 13 Aug 2023
ADFA Open Day Sat 20 Aug TBC
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline) Sun 28 Aug Sun 17 Sep 2023
Mid Semester Break Sat 27 Aug - Sun 11 Sep Sat 26 Aug - Sun 10 Sep 2023
Provisional examination timetable released for S2 Fri 16 Sep Fri 22 Sep 2023
Final examination timetable released Fri 7 Oct Fri 13 Oct 2023
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic failure (AW deadline) Fri 21 Oct Fri 27 Oct 2023
Last day of teaching (UG only) Fri 21 Oct Fri 27 Oct 2023
S2 study recess Sat 22 - Fri 28 Oct Sat 28 - Fri 3 Nov 2023
S2 examinations (UG only) Sat 29 Oct - Sat 5 Nov Sat 4 - Sat 11 Nov
Semester 2 ends Sat 5 Nov Sat 11 Nov 2023
Results release (end of grading period) Thu 24 Nov Thu 30 Nov 2023
UNSW Conferral of Degrees Ceremony Wed 7 Dec Wed 13 Dec 2023
ADFA Graduation Parade Day Thu 8 Dec Thu 14 Dec 2023

 

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.


Compensation / military days S1 2022

Event Date Compensation day
Canberra Day Mon 14 Mar Monday 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 Friday 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 Tue 9 Aug Tuesday lost
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


Compensation / military days S1 2023

Event Date Compensation day
Canberra Day Mon 13 Mar Monday lost
Military Training Day TBC  
Good Friday Fri 7 Apr No compensation (Mid Semester break)
Easter Monday Mon 10 Apr No compensation (Mid Semester break)
Military Training Day TBC  
ANZAC Day Holiday Tue 25 Apr  
Military Training Day TBC  
Reconciliation Day Mon 29 May  
Queen's Birthday Mon 12 Jun No compensation (Study week)


Compensation / military days S2 2023

Event Date Compensation day
Military Training Day Tue 8 Aug Tuesday lost
Military Training Day Wed 16 Aug Wednesday lost
Labour Day Mon 2 Oct Monday lost
Military Training Day Thu 12 Oct Thursday lost
Military Training Day Fri 13 Oct Friday lost

 

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