Key dates - Section contents

As a student, you should always be aware of key University dates throughout the year to ensure you stay on top of your enrolment, breaks, exams and other important deadlines.

January Enrolment Lapse Date for 2016 Summer Semester Intake (for students commencing a new course in summer)   Friday 1 January  
Summer Term commences Monday 4 January - Sunday 28 February
February Orientation Monday 18 January - Friday 4 March
Enrolment Lapse Date for students commencing a new course in Semester 1 (Start Year intake) Friday 26 February
Semester 1 commences Monday 29 February - Sunday 29 May
March Last date to enrol in standard Semester 1 and Year-Long subjects Friday 11 March
Graduation ceremonies Friday 18 March - Saturday 19 March
Easter Non-Teaching Period & Universities Australia Common Vacation Week Good Friday 25 March - Sunday 3 April
April Semester 1 exam timetable published via my.unimelb Friday 29 April by 3pm
May Last date to withdraw from standard Semester 1 subjects (without incurring a fail grade) Friday 6 May
Winter Recess Monday 30 May – Sunday 24 July
SWOT Vac Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June
June Examinations Monday 6 June – Friday 24 June
Class registration opens for Graduate and Honours (Semester 2) Wednesday 29 June, 10am
July Non-teaching period & Universities Australia Common Vacation Week Monday 4 July - Sunday 10 July
Class registration opens for First Year subjects (Semester 2) Tuesday 5 July, 10am
Class registration opens for Second Year subjects (Semester 2) Thursday 7 July, 10am
Class registration opens for Third Year subjects (Semester 2) Thursday 7 July, 1pm
Results final release date Friday 8 July
Special/Supplementary Examinations Thursday 14 July - Wednesday 20 July
Orientation Mid-Year Wednesday 11 July - Friday 29 July
Enrolment Lapse Date for students commencing a new course in Semester 2 (Mid-Year intake) Friday 22 July
Semester 2 commences (12 teaching weeks) Monday 25 July - Sunday 23 October
Graduation ceremonies Wednesday 27 July - Saturday 6 August
August Last date to enrol in standard Semester 2 subjects Friday 5 August
September Semester 2 exam timetable published via my.unimelb Monday 19 September by 5pm
Last date to withdraw from standard Semester 2 and Year-Long subjects without incurring a fail grade Friday 23 September
Non-Teaching Period & Universities Australia Common Vacation Week Monday 26 September - Sunday 2 October
October SWOT Vac Monday 24 October - Friday 28 October
Examination Period Monday 31 October - Friday 18 November
Re-enrolment for 2017 Monday 17 October - Friday 9 December (midnight)
November 2017 University Timetable published Friday 25 November
December Results final release date Friday 2 December
Graduation ceremonies Saturday 3 December - Thursday 15 December
Special/Supplementary Examinations Thursday 8 December - Wednesday 14 December
January Summer Term commences Tuesday 3 January – Sunday 26 February
Class registration opens for Graduate and Honours subjects (Semester 1 and Year Long) Tuesday 24 January, 10am
Australia Day holiday Thursday 26 January
Class registration opens for Third year undergraduate subjects (Semester 1 and Year Long) Tuesday 31 January, 10am
February Class registration opens for Second year undergraduate subjects (Semester 1 and Year Long) Thursday 2 February, 10am
Class registration opens for First year undergraduate subjects (Semester 1 and Year Long) Wednesday 8 February, 10am
Orientation: Make the Most of Melbourne Monday 13 February – Friday 3 March
Enrolment Lapse Date for students commencing a new course in Semester 1 (Start Year intake) Friday 24 February
Semester 1 commences Monday 27 February – Sunday 28 May
March Last date to enrol in standard Semester 1 and Year-Long subjects Friday 10 March
Graduation ceremonies Friday 17 March – Saturday 18 March
April Easter Non-Teaching Period & Universities Australia Common Vacation Week Friday 14 – Sunday 23 April
Easter Holiday Friday 14 – Tuesday 18 April
ANZAC Day Holiday Tuesday 25 April
MaySemester 1 exam timetable published via my.unimelbWednesday 3 May, by 5pm
Last date to withdraw from standard Semester 1 subjects (without incurring a fail grade) Friday 5 May
Winter Recess Monday 29 May – Sunday 23 July
SWOT Vac Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June
June Examinations Monday 5 June – Friday 23 June
Queen’s Birthday holiday Monday 12 June
Class registration opens for Graduate and Honours (Semester 2) TBC
July Non-teaching period & Universities Australia Common Vacation Week Monday 3 July – Sunday 9 July
Class registration opens for First Year subjects (Semester 2) TBC
Class registration opens for Second Year subjects (Semester 2) TBC
Class registration opens for Third Year subjects (Semester 2) TBC
Results final release date Friday 7 July
Special/Supplementary Examinations Thursday 13 July – Wednesday 19 July
Orientation Mid-Year Wednesday 19 July – Friday 21 July
Enrolment Lapse Date for students commencing a new course in Semester 2 (Mid-Year intake) Friday 21 July
Semester 2 commences (12 teaching weeks) Monday 24 July – Sunday 22 October
Graduation ceremonies Friday 28 July – Saturday 5 August
August Last date to enrol in standard Semester 2 subjects Friday 4 August
Open Day Sunday 20 August
September Semester 2 exam timetable published via my.unimelb TBC
Last date to withdraw from standard Semester 2 and Year-Long subjects without incurring a fail grade Friday 22 September
Non-Teaching Period & Universities Australia Common Vacation Week Monday 25 September – Sunday 1 October
October SWOT Vac Monday 23 October – Friday 27 October
Semester 2 Examination Period Monday 30 October – Friday 17 November
Re-enrolment for 2018 TBC
November 2017 University Timetable published TBC
December Results final release date Friday 1 December
Graduation ceremonies Saturday 2 December – Friday 15 December
Special/Supplementary Examinations Thursday 7 December – Thursday 14 December
Christmas Holiday Monday 25 December – Tuesday 2 January (TBC)

Check the census dates

The subject census date is the date by which you can make changes to subjects without incurring a fee. Census dates are different for each subject. You can review census dates by checking the subject entry in in the University Handbook.